Cancer Care at Virginia Mason Memorial continues to be an emergent need across the Yakima Valley

Cancer Care at Virginia Mason Memorial continues to be an emergent need across the Yakima Valley. Annually, North Star Lodge sees more than 1,200 new patients and more than 5,000 unique patients. On a typical day, there are an average of 300 patients who visit North Star Lodge.  With the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic Read more about Cancer Care at Virginia Mason Memorial continues to be an emergent need across the Yakima Valley[…]

Removing barriers to cancer care

Oftentimes, cancer patients have financial barriers that can derail their treatment. Jesus, a patient at North Start Lodge, recently experienced such a barrier. Before he could begin his cancer treatment, he first had to undergo a dental procedure with the University of Washington. During this same season of his life, Jesus’ mother passed. While meeting Read more about Removing barriers to cancer care[…]

The Oncology Care Model

North Star lodge is one of only three practices in Washington state participating in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) Oncology Care Model (OCM). The cancer center hopes that participation in this demonstration project will result in positive changes in cancer-care delivery. Participation in this project will result in positive changes and ensure Read more about The Oncology Care Model[…]

Support Local Healthcare on #Giving Tuesday!

By choosing to support The Memorial Foundation, you are choosing to support local healthcare programs and services. Our donors have achieved amazing feats in local healthcare and touched countless lives as a result of their generous support. Cancer Care Supporters of North Star Lodge and cancer care have made it possible for patients like Ron Read more about Support Local Healthcare on #Giving Tuesday![…]

Advancing Cancer Care in Our Community

Cancer is one of life’s uncertainties. All too often, a cancer diagnosis comes out of nowhere and sends the patient’s world into a total upheaval. During these trying times it is important that the patient, as well as their loved ones, be provided as much comfort as is possible to guide them towards a quick Read more about Advancing Cancer Care in Our Community[…]