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CEO Update

A weekly update from Yakima Valley Memorial President & CEO Carole Peet.

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11-18-21

CEO Update

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News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - December 2, 2021
Contacts: Bridget Turrell, Memorial Communications, 509-575-8116
Dustin Wunderlich, YVC Communications, 509-574-6870

Yakima Valley Memorial COVID-19 Testing Site at YVC to Remain Open Through June

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 15, 2021
Contact: Bridget Turrell, Memorial Communications, 509-575-8116

Memorial’s Ambulatory Endoscopy Clinic to Close, Procedures Continue at New Locations

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PARA PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA – 15 de Noviembre, 2021 Comuníquese con: Bridget Turrell, Departamento de Comunicaciones del Hospital Memorial, 509-575-8116

La Clínica de Endoscopia Ambulatoria de Memorial cerrará, los procedimientos continúan en nuevas localidades

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Memorial's Yakima Lung & Asthma is dedicated to providing the best and most comprehensive care to lung and asthma patients in the Yakima Valley. We have provided this care for many years at our clinic at 303 Holton Avenue. We are pleased to announce that effective November 15, 2021, we are moving to a convenient new location on the Memorial hospital campus, to become part of the newly named Yakima Valley Memorial Heart, Lung & Vascular at 406 S. 30th Ave.

Please see attached press release, in English and Spanish, for more.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 4, 2021
Contact: Bridget Turrell, Memorial Communications, 509-575-8116

MultiCare, Yakima Valley Memorial Partner to Grow Oncology Services in Central Washington

YAKIMA — MultiCare Health System and Yakima Valley Memorial announced today they are partnering to expand oncology services in Central Washington to meet the growing needs of the community. 

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PARA PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA– 4 de Noviembre, 2021
Comuníquese con: Bridget Turrell, Departamento de Comunicaciones del Hospital Memorial, 509-575-8116

MultiCare, un asociado de Yakima Valley Memorial comprometido a crecer los servicios de oncología en el centro de Washington

YAKIMA — MultiCare Health System y Yakima Valley Memorial anunciaron hoy que se están asociando para expandir los servicios de oncología en el centro de Washington para satisfacer las crecientes necesidades de la comunidad.

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Memorial's Zillah Family Medicine (ZFM) clinic will be closing, effective November 22, 2021. The clinic's sole provider, Dr. Jonathan Davenport, will transition to Memorial's Pacific Crest Family Medicine (PCFM) clinic in Yakima, where we encourage ZFM patients to join him. Dr. Davenport, a Lower Valley native, says, "I have thoroughly enjoyed practicing and serving the Zillah community and hope my patients join me at my new location. Pacific Crest Family Medicine offers many benefits patients could not access at ZFM, including multiple highly experienced providers who can provide coverage if I am out, and proximity to our acute-care hospital and all of the quality services it offers." We understand this may create an inconvenience for patients and we apologize. However, Dr. Davenport will be expanding his schedule at PCFM on certain days each week, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., in order to accommodate his patient's school and work schedules and the additional drive time.

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La Clínica de Medicina Familiar de Zillah cerrará, Dr. Jonathan Davenport se irá a la clínica Pacific Crest Family Medicine »

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Media Contact: MEDIA ALERT

Renee Kollman

reneekollman@yvmh.org For Immediate Release

503-449-1882

Community Fundraiser for Breast Cancer

Pink Beard Fundraiser launches ‘Save it or Shave it’ Campaign to raise funds

to fight breast cancer

YAKIMA, WA – October 11, 2021

DJ Blankenship is a Yakima resident whose passion for raising funds for breast cancer began three years ago because of a dare. His co-workers on the bridge crew at the Yakima County Roads Department dared him to dye his beard pink, in honor of one of their crew members whose sister had breast cancer. DJ and his wife, Renee Blankenship, have raised nearly $6,000 since then in honor of the multiple women in their lives who have fought breast cancer.

On Wednesday October 13, DJ will issue a challenge to the community to help The Memorial Foundation raise money to fund mammograms by launching a ‘Save it or Shave it’ campaign, in reference to his beard. The `Ohana mammography fund is a critical tool for providing financial aid to patients who need additional breast imaging or biopsies when initial tests indicate more tests are needed. The cost of these additional exams, even after insurance, can be a significant barrier to care. The Memorial Foundation is actively seeking donor support, as it projects $20,000 will be needed to cover costs for patients whose insurance will not cover these procedures in 2022.

Please join us as DJ announces his challenge!

Who: Erin Black, CEO, The Memorial Foundation and DJ Blankenship, Yakima resident

When: October 13, 2021 at 11:30 a.m.

Where: `Ohana Mammography Center; 1515 W Yakima Ave, Yakima, WA 98902

Contacto con los medios: ALERTA PARA LOS MEDIOS

Renee Kollman

reneekollman@yvmh.org For Immediate Release

503-449-1882

Recaudación de fondos comunitaria para el cáncer de mama El grupo de recaudación de fondos Pink Beard lanzará la campaña "Sálvala o aféitala" para recaudar fondos para combatir el cáncer de mama

YAKIMA, WA – 11 de octubre, 2021

DJ Blankenship es un residente de Yakima cuya pasión por recaudar fondos para el cáncer de mama comenzó hace tres años debido a un desafío. Sus compañeros del equipo de trabajo de puentes en el Departamento de Carreteras del Condado de Yakima lo desafiaron a pintarse la barba de rosa en honor a uno de los miembros del equipo cuya hermana tenía cáncer de mama. Desde entonces, DJ y su esposa, Renee Blankenship, han recaudado casi $6,000 en honor a las múltiples mujeres en sus vidas que han luchado contra el cáncer de mama.

El miércoles, 13 de octubre, DJ lanzará un desafío a la comunidad para ayudar a la Fundación Memorial a recaudar dinero para financiar las mamografías mediante el lanzamiento de la campaña "Sálvala o aféitala", esto en referencia a su barba. El fondo de mamografías `Ohana es una herramienta fundamental para brindar ayuda financiera a los pacientes que necesitan biopsias o imágenes de seno adicionales cuando las pruebas iniciales indican que se necesitan más pruebas. El costo de estos exámenes adicionales, incluso después del pago del seguro médico, puede ser una barrera importante para la atención. La Fundación Memorial busca activamente el apoyo de donantes, ya que proyecta que se necesitarán $20,000 para cubrir los costos de los pacientes cuyo seguro no cubrirá estos procedimientos en el año 2022.

¡Acompáñenos cuando DJ anuncie su desafío!

Quién: Erin Black, CEO, Fundación Memorial y DJ Blankenship, residente de Yakima

Cuándo: 13 de octubre, 2021 a las 11:30 a.m.

Dónde: `Ohana Mammography Center; 1515 W Yakima Ave, Yakima, WA 98902


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 29, 2021
Contact: Bridget Turrell, Memorial Communications, 509-575-8116

Yakima Valley Memorial Now Offering

Monoclonal Antibody Therapy

at COVID Assessment & Treatment Clinic

 

YAKIMA — Yakima Valley Memorial is offering a promising new treatment for high-risk COVID-19 patients at our new COVID Assessment & Treatment Clinic. Early intervention with monoclonal antibody (mAb) therapy can reduce the risk of severe illness and hospitalization for people with COVID-19 who are at high risk of developing serious illness.

It is available as a subcutaneous injection only with a provider’s referral.

Patients may be eligible if they meet the following criteria:

  • Are age 12 and older
  • Have tested positive for COVID-19 and 7 days or less have passed since symptom onset
  • Are experiencing mild to moderate symptoms of COVID-19
  • Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated OR vaccinated and older than 70 years of age
  • OR vaccinated with moderate/severe immunosuppression

Risk factors for severe illness and hospitalization with COVID-19 include:

  • Older age 65 or older
  • Obesity adults with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 35 or more, or if age 12-17, a BMI in the 90th percentile for your age and gender based on CDC growth charts
  • Currently Pregnant
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Immunosuppressive disease or immunosuppressive treatment
  • Cardiovascular disease or hypertension
  • Chronic lung diseases
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders such as cerebral palsy or other genetic or metabolic syndromes

Memorial’s COVID Assessment & Treatment Clinic (CAAT) is located at 1607 Creekside Loop, Ste. 100, Yakima. Monoclonal antibody therapy is available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mon.-Fri (except from noon-1 p.m.). Phone: 509-225-2091. The supply of mAb is limited, so it is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Patients are not able to self-schedule. Most insurance is accepted, but patients should check with their insurance carrier.

Though this treatment can help after infection, Yakima Valley Memorial and the Yakima Health District would like to remind you that vaccination and masking are the gold standards in preventing COVID-19 infection. “We are excited to have this new treatment available for COVID-19 in our community. While this treatment option is available, we must keep in mind that the best way to protect yourself in our community is to get vaccinated and follow public health recommendations to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We know that vaccines are by far the most effective measure to prevent severe illness, hospitalization, and death. It is important we all do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community.” — Dr. Neil Barg, Health Officer, Yakima Health District, and director of hospital epidemiology at Yakima Valley Memorial. 


PARA PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA– 29 de Septiembre, 2021
Comuníquese con: Bridget Turrell, Departamento de Comunicaciones del Hospital Memorial, 509-575-8116

Yakima Valley Memorial

ahora ofrece terapia con anticuerpos monoclonales en la

Clínica de Evaluación y Tratamiento COVID

YAKIMA — Yakima Valley Memorial está ofreciendo un tratamiento nuevo prometedor para pacientes con COVID-19 de alto riesgo en nuestra nueva Clínica de Evaluación y Tratamiento de COVID. La intervención temprana con terapia de anticuerpos monoclonales (mAb) puede reducir el riesgo de enfermedad grave y la hospitalización de las personas con COVID-19 que tienen alto riesgo de desarrollar una enfermedad más grave.

Está disponible como inyección subcutánea sólo con la derivación de un doctor.

Los pacientes pueden ser elegibles para este tratamiento si cumplen con los siguientes criterios:

  • Ser mayores de 12 años.
  • Han dado positivo en la prueba de COVID y han pasado 7 días o menos desde el inicio de los síntomas.
  • Están experimentando síntomas de leve a moderados de COVID.
  • No están vacunados o parcialmente vacunados O están vacunados y son mayores de 70 años.
  • O están vacunados con inmunosupresión moderada a grave.

Los factores de riesgo de enfermedad grave y hospitalización por COVID incluyen:

  • Mayor de 65 años
  • Adultos con obesidad con un índice de masa corporal (BMI) de 35 o mayor, o si tiene entre 12 y 17 años de edad, con un BMI de 90 percentil para su edad y género según las tablas de crecimiento de CDC.
  • Actualmente embarazada
  • Enfermedad renal crónica
  • Diabetes
  • Enfermedad inmunosupresora o tratamiento inmunosupresor
  • Enfermedad cardiovascular o hipertensión
  • Enfermedades pulmonares crónicas
  • Enfermedad de célula falciforme
  • Trastornos del neurodesarrollo como parálisis cerebral u otros síndromes genéticos o metabólicos.

La Clínica de Evaluación y Tratamiento COVID (CAAT) de Memorial se encuentra en 1607 Creekside Loop, Ste. 100, Yakima. La terapia con anticuerpos monoclonales está disponible de lunes a viernes de 8:00 a.m. a 5:00 p.m. (excepto del mediodía a la 1:00 p.m.). Teléfono: 509-225-2091. El suministro de mAb es limitado, por lo que está disponible por el orden de llegada. Los pacientes no pueden programar por sí mismos su cita. Se aceptan la mayoría de los seguros médicos, pero los pacientes deben consultar con su compañía de seguros.

Aunque este tratamiento puede ayudar después de la infección, Yakima Valley Memorial y Yakima Health District quisieran recordarle que la vacunación y el uso de mascarilla son los estándares de oro para prevenir la infección por COVID-19. “Estamos emocionados de tener este nuevo tratamiento disponible para COVID-19 en nuestra comunidad. Aunque esta opción de tratamiento está disponible, debemos tener en cuenta que la mejor manera de protegerse en nuestra comunidad es vacunarse y seguir las recomendaciones de salud pública para prevenir la propagación del COVID-19. Sabemos que las vacunas son, por mucho, la medida más eficaz para prevenir enfermedades graves, hospitalizaciones y muertes. Es importante que todos hagamos nuestra parte para frenar la propagación del COVID-19 en nuestra comunidad ”. — Dr. Neil Barg, Oficial de Salud, Distrito de Salud de Yakima


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 24, 2021
Contact: Bridget Turrell, Memorial Communications, 509-575-8116

Where is the Right Place To Go For My Care

During the Pandemic?

A Guide for Yakima Valley Memorial Patients

 

IF YOU HAVE A NON-EMERGENCY HEALTH ISSUE AND NO COVID SYMPTOMS:

Call Pacific Crest Family Medicine at 311 S. 72nd Ave. in Yakima for acute, non-COVID care. Same-day appointments are available. Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mon-Sat. 509-972-1215.

IF YOU WANT COVID TESTING ONLY:

Get a free COVID test at the Yakima Valley College Community COVID testing site at 810 S. 14th Ave., in the parking lot on the north side of the college. This is a walk-up site. Results back in 1-3 days. We strongly encourage appointments, but can accommodate walk-ins. Hours: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tues.-Sat. You can pre-register at https://www.wacovid19.org/yakimatesting/. Or call 2-1-1.

IF YOU SUSPECT YOU HAVE COVID and have MILD TO MODERATE SYMPTOMS and want a provider visit:

Our COVID Assessment & Treatment Clinic is at 1607 Creekside Loop, Ste. 100, Yakima. Again, this is for when you have MILD symptoms. You will get a COVID test and provider visit. Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mon.-Sun. Go to healthynowclinic.com to set up an appointment or call 509-225-4669.

IF YOU ARE COVID POSITIVE, have MILD TO MODERATE SYMPTOMS, and want a provider visit:

Our COVID Assessment & Treatment Clinic is at 1607 Creekside Loop, Ste. 100, Yakima. Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mon.-Sun. Go to healthynowclinic.com to set up an appointment or call 509-225-4669.

OR call your primary care provider. Please check with clinic staff at your provider’s office on procedures for in-clinic visits for COVID patients.

IF YOU ARE COVID POSITIVE AND VERY SICK: Go to the Yakima Valley Memorial Emergency Department at 2811 Tieton Drive in Yakima immediately.


PARA PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA– 24 de Septiembre, 2021
Comuníquese con: Bridget Turrell, Departamento de Comunicaciones del Hospital Memorial, 509-575-8116

¿Adónde debo ir para el mejor cuidado durante la pandemia?

Guía para pacientes del Hospital Memorial del Valle de Yakima

 

SI TIENE UN PROBLEMA DE SALUD QUE NO ES UNA EMERGENCIA Y NO TIENE SÍNTOMAS DE COVID:

Llame a Pacific Crest Family Medicine al 509-972-1215 en 311 S. 72nd Ave. en Yakima para recibir atención para algún problema médico agudo que no es por COVID. Hay citas disponibles para el mismo día. Horario: lunes a sábado de 7:00 a.m. a 7:00 p.m.

SI SOLO QUIERE PRUEBA DE COVID:

Obtenga una prueba de COVID gratuita en el sitio de pruebas COVID para la comunidad del Yakima Valley College en 810 S. 14th Ave., en el estacionamiento norte de la universidad. Este es un sitio sin cita previa. Resultados en 1 a 3 días. Recomendamos que haga cita, pero podemos servirle aun sin cita previa. Horario: martes a sábado de 8:00 a.m. a 3:00 p.m. Se puede registrar en: https://www.wacovid19.org/yakimatesting/. O llamando al 2-1-1.

SI SOSPECHA QUE TIENE COVID y tiene SÍNTOMAS LEVES A MODERADOS y desea una visita con un doctor:

Nuestra Clínica de Evaluación y Tratamiento COVID se encuentra en 1607 Creekside Loop, Ste. 100, Yakima. Nuevamente, esto es para cuando tiene síntomas LEVES. Se le realizará una prueba de COVID y un doctor lo verá. Horario de lunes a domingo de 7:00 a.m. a 7:00 p.m. Para programar una cita vaya al sitio: healthynowclinic.com o llame al 509-225-4669.

SI USTED ACTUALMENTE TIENE COVID, y tiene SÍNTOMAS LEVES A MODERADOS y desea una visita con un doctor:

Nuestra Clínica de Evaluación y Tratamiento COVID se encuentra en 1607 Creekside Loop, Ste. 100, Yakima. Horario de lunes a domingo de 7:00 a.m. a 7:00 p.m. Para programar una cita vaya al sitio: healthynowclinic.com o llame al 509-225-4669.

O llame a su proveedor de atención primaria. Consulte con el personal de su clínica de cabecera sobre el procedimientos para visitas en la clínica para pacientes con COVID.

SI ACTUALMENTE TIENE COVID Y ESTÁ MUY ENFERMO: Vaya inmediatamente al Departamento de Emergencias de Yakima Valley Memorial en 2811 Tieton Drive en Yakima.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 25, 2021
Contact: Bridget Turrell, Memorial Communications, 509-575-8116

State Fair Park Community COVID Test Site Shutting Down,

New Community COVID Test Site Opening at YVC

YAKIMA — As COVID cases continue to surge, Yakima needs a community testing site now more than ever. Thanks to a partnership between the University of Washington, Yakima Valley Memorial, Signal Health and Yakima Valley College, our city will get a new COVID testing site August 30. “We are pleased to do whatever we can to keep our community safe,” says YVC President Linda Kaminski.

The current community testing site at State Fair Park will be phased out August 27. COVID testing will no longer be offered there after that date.

The YVC site will be a walk-up clinic, where you park and walk up to the test site, located at 810 S. 14th Ave., in a parking lot on the north side of the college. For those unable to leave their vehicles, there will be ADA parking signs in the “patient parking” lot (see attached map) with the phone number to the test trailer. When called, volunteers will come out to cars to do the test. COVID testing will be available Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

We strongly encourage appointments, but can accommodate walk-ins. You can pre-register at https://www.wacovid19.org/yakimatesting/. The test is free of charge and open to everyone, with or without identification. We do not check immigration status, ever. If you do not have ID or do not wish to provide it, we will still test you.

Spanish-speaking staff will be available for translation.

For additional testing sites, please go to: www.YakimaTesting.org (in Spanish, it is www.YakimaPruebas.org). Individuals can also call 2-1-1 for a testing location near them.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 19, 2021
Contact: Bridget Turrell, Memorial Communications, 509-575-8116

Yakima Valley Memorial

Implores Community to Follow Governor’s Mask Mandate, Get Vaccinated as COVID Cases Surge

 

YAKIMA — Washington state is breaking new records for hospitalizations. More than 95% of the COVID hospitalizations are among the unvaccinated, according to the state Dept. of Health. Hospitals across the state are straining under this surge, and an unprecedented shortage of healthcare workers.

The Yakima Health District reported 297 new cases of COVID-19 just yesterday. “The positivity rate in Yakima County is now over 30% — the highest rate we have seen during the entire pandemic. This is extremely concerning,” says Dr. Tanny Davenport, Memorial’s Physician Executive for the Medical Group.

Yakima Valley Memorial has seen patient volumes near capacity on some days this past week. We assure you that if you come here, we will see you, but we are extremely busy. COVID patients are being admitted at the highest rate since January. We were treating 39 COVID patients yesterday. 

Increasing hospitalizations are one of the reasons Governor Inslee issued a state mask mandate yesterday, and an order requiring all public, private, and charter school employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

We support the governor’s proclamation, because masking and vaccination are THE BEST TOOLS we have against the insidious delta variant causing the current COVID surge.

We implore you to follow the new mask mandate. When the first mask mandate went into effect in June of 2020, COVID cases dropped dramatically. There was a direct correlation. While people were wearing masks and social distancing, we essentially ‘skipped’ flu season in 2020/2021, with only a small number of flu cases compared to thousands of such cases in a typical year.

The delta variant is a different animal and a far more frightening opponent than the original virus. It appears to spread even in outside situations with large crowds, like the Watershed Music Festival at the beginning of the month, when more than 25,000 fans packed the Gorge for the three-day country music festival. More than 200 COVID cases in have now been linked to it.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Bridget Turrell, Memorial Communications, 509-575-8116

Yakima Valley Memorial

Mandates Employee COVID-19 Vaccination

Amid Worsening COVID Crisis

 

YAKIMA —COVID cases are rising at the highest rate since the start of the pandemic. Yakima Valley Memorial was treating two COVID patients a day early in July, and this week we’re averaging 33. Hospitals across the state are severely strained, according to the Washington State Hospital Association. WSHA says COVID hospitalizations statewide have DOUBLED in the past two weeks, from 426 cases on July 26 to 853 cases as of August 9.

In addition to the COVID surge, Yakima Valley Memorial is seeing extremely high volumes in our Emergency Room, which treats nearly 300 patients a day. Our ER is the second-busiest in the state. Because health care facilities in the entire region are saturated, we are seeing more occasions when we must hold patients in our ER, sometimes up to 24 hours, because there is no place to transfer them for a higher level of care.

Combine that with a worsening shortage of nurses, respiratory therapists and other health care workers and we are in a crisis. This is happening in hospitals statewide, and part of the reason Governor Inslee mandated COVID-19 vaccination for all health care workers this week. Yakima Valley Memorial will follow the governor’s mandate. As the only acute care hospital in Yakima, we have an obligation to assure the health and safety of our workforce so that we can continue to serve the community.

We will require all providers, employees, volunteers, students and contracted employees to be fully vaccinated by October 18. (Full vaccination is reached two weeks after the final dose.)

Because of the unprecedented nature of this surge and staffing challenges, Yakima Valley Memorial is also changing its visitor policy. We are suspending most in-person visits to our hospitalized patients. This decision was difficult and made only after careful consideration. There are exemptions, including end of life, critical care and obstetric patients. Please see attached policy for details.

We will hold a news conference today at 12:30 p.m. outside Yakima Valley Memorial’s Marketing & Communications office to answer questions on these topics. Directions in body of email.

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About Yakima Valley Memorial

Yakima Valley Memorial is a health care system that includes Yakima’s only acute-care center, a
226-bed, nonprofit, community hospital serving Central Washington’s Yakima Valley. Yakima Valley Memorial includes primary care practices and specialty care services including high-quality cardiac care; cancer care through North Star Lodge; breast health at `Ohana Mammography Center; acute hospice and respite care at Cottage in the Meadow, winner of the Circle of Life Award from the American Hospital Association for innovative palliative and end-of-life care; pain management at Water’s Edge; an advanced NICU unit, the only place in Central Washington that offers specialty care for at-risk infants; advanced services for children with special health care needs at Children’s Village; and The Memorial Foundation, a separate 501c(3) organization that raises funds for innovative health care programs in the Yakima Valley (www.memfound.org).

Visit Memorial online at www.yakimamemorial.org or on Facebook (www.facebook.com/yakimavalleymemorialhospital), Twitter (www.twitter.com/Yakima_Memorial) or Pinterest (www.pinterest.com/yvmh).

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7-7-21

Moody's Rating: Message to the Community
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7-1-21

Moody's Upgrades Yakima Valley Memorial's Credit Outlook to Stable, Affirms Ba1 Bond Rating

Moody's Investors Service upgraded Yakima Valley Memorial's credit outlook to "stable" and affirmed its positive bond rating at Ba1. This is an incredible achievement, considering what Memorial and our community have been through recently, with the closure of Astria and the pandemic. Moody's upgrade was based in large part on Memorial's recent "Sole Community Provider" designation, acknowledging that Memorial is now the only large full-service health system in Yakima - with emergency, inpatient, outpatient and home care. Learn more »

Carole E. Peet chosen as the new CEO of Yakima Valley Memorial

After an extensive national search, Carole E. Peet has been named the new CEO of Yakima Valley Memorial. Peet, who succeeds Russ Myers, will join the YVM team Feb. 3.

Carole has an extensive background in improving the patient experience while increasing both staff and patient satisfaction. She comes to Yakima Valley Memorial from Arizona, where she served as executive vice president of Northern Arizona Healthcare and chief administrative officer of Verde Valley Medical Center. Learn more »

Yakima Valley Memorial to offer elective angioplasty services beginning January 2020

Yakima Valley Memorial is pleased to announce that the Washington State Department of Health has granted YVM a certificate of need to perform elective PCIs (percutaneous coronary intervention). YVM expects to begin offering this service in January 2020.

YVM has long been providing PCI services to patients in our community on an emergency basis, performing more than 2,200 procedures since 2001. Learn more »

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