“I’ve had one bad melanoma and three other lesser melanomas over the years,”

Sonny and Linda Salsbury are of a certain age. The age before anybody knew just how harmful the sun’s rays could be. “We’re both from L.A.,” Sonny says. “We went to the beach constantly and covered ourselves with baby oil and got as dark as we could. “And, you know what? When I told my Read more about “I’ve had one bad melanoma and three other lesser melanomas over the years,”[…]

Looking for some Holiday Cheer?  Check out North Star Lodge in Yakima!

Even Santa himself popped by this week to check out the decorations for this year’s holiday open house. Everyone one is welcome: 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7. Join Santa, employees, volunteers, patients and staff for holiday music, sweet treats and fellowship. Get a photo with Santa, sing some carols and enjoy a treat or Read more about Looking for some Holiday Cheer?  Check out North Star Lodge in Yakima![…]

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![…]

Hope, healing and education

Bonnie wrote, “I have been cancer free for 7 years, thanks to the amazing staff at North Star Lodge. They made that scary time of my life much easier to deal with. Thank you so much for all your hard work.” Funding for the initiative provides a spectrum of support for cancer survivors, offering hope, Read more about Hope, healing and education[…]

Memorial Offers Community Training on Advance Directives

The Washington State Medical Association and Washington State Hospital Association have identified advance directives as a key initiative in medical care and substantial time and energy is being placed on this endeavor around our state. At Memorial, we offer general training on advance directives, and Five Wishes in particular, in one-hour sessions (45 minutes for Read more about Memorial Offers Community Training on Advance Directives[…]

Cauliflower- What’s not to love?

Cauliflower- What’s not to love? Kim McCorquodale RD, CSO North Star Lodge I find it interesting when different vegetables become the latest and greatest thing, the “food of the week” so to speak. You would have to live under a rock lately to not see all the many ways to eat cauliflower. No longer the Read more about Cauliflower- What’s not to love?[…]

Have your cake and eat it too

By Kim McCorquodale RD, North Star Lodge Nutrition Services There is a lot of temptation to try all sorts of foods and desserts this time of year, but most of us can use some healthy inspiration with the holiday season fast approaching. It is possible to make lifestyle changes that reduce our risk for cancer, Read more about Have your cake and eat it too[…]

Radiothon is this week!

In one way or another, most of us have been touched by cancer.  On Thursday, February 16th, I invite you to join me in giving hope by participating in the North Star Radiothon.  At North Star, we are committed to providing exceptional care to cancer patients and their families.  Many of you who work at other Memorial facilities have Read more about Radiothon is this week![…]