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PARKING LOT CLOSURE:The physician parking lot near the East Entrance will be closed from Saturday, 6/9 through Friday, 6/22 for roof repairs. During this time, the overflow lot (just north of the physician lot) will be designated for Physician Parking Only. The Physician/Employee East entrance will be open with access along the south sidewalk into the building. Psychiatric 1 North entrance will also be open. View the map of the parking lot here >>We apologize for any inconvenience!

TEMPORARY CLOSURE: The new bicycle storage/locker room in the Energy Plant will be closed during roof repairs (6/9-6/22). Please contact Kate Gottlieb for alternative parking locations with coded access at 509-225-3179 or at


EMPLOYEE GIVING UPDATE:This year’s Employee Giving Campaign starts July 1. Over 1,400 votes were received for this year’s employee project fund and the project that received the most votes is the 15 West Health Center! At the end of this month, all employees will receive a campaign packet mailed to their homes with the opportunity to donate to The Memorial Foundation through 6 initiatives: Areas of Greatest Need, Children’s Health, Healthy Yakima, Cancer Care, Compass Care, or the Employee Project. Thank you for supporting programs and services right here at Virginia Mason Memorial!

NOTICE:Recycling Services will not be available June 20 – 28

FOOD FOR LIFE – Last class of the summer! Tuesday, June 26,  5:30-7:30 pm- Employees and Family members are invited to Food for Life, a class with a focus on how to create delicious meals that help you more easily achieve and maintain a healthy weight. In this two-hour class, there will be a demonstration of 6 nutritious and easy recipes. You will receive education about how you have the power to change your health destiny. You will be given class materials and will have the opportunity to sample the recipes. Learn more and sign up here >>

Sign your kiddos up for Safe Sitter! Safe Sitter is a one-day class designed for boys and girls, ages 11 to 13. Students will learn safe and nurturing childcare techniques, behavior management, and how to appropriately handle emergency situations when caring for infants and children. They will also learn infant and child CPR as well as choking child rescue, but will not become CPR-certified. Cost: $40 – Register online here >>

June 18, 25

July 9, 16, 23

Aug 13

Don’t Miss This! The third and final round of the 2018 Spark Grants Program is open – begin your application here!

Come to Downtown Summer Nights and visit VMM team members each Thursday night for free music on Front Street. DSN runs every Thursday night 6/14 – 8/16 >>

The June edition of The Picture of Health: It’s all about babies! We visit with Teresa Posada to talk about the variety of classes we offer for soon-to-be moms and dads. Then we visit with Dale Meck and his daughter, Evelyn. Dale is the facilitator of VMM’s Daddy Boot Camp and a two-time veteran of the Family Birth Place. We also chat with Kate Gottlieb and her son, Quin. Kate is a first-time mom who relied on the great care she found right where she works, at Virginia Mason Memorial! Find The Picture of Health right here:


EDUCATION FOR YOU! The KPO office offers mini-Virginia Mason Production System (VMPS) classes! These classes are optional and everyone is encouraged to sign up. See the list of classes here and register >>


Inspire Health is a “no-cost” urgent clinic available to all VMM team members (available, part time or full time status) and family members covered under one of VMM’s Health Plans

In-Clinic Prescriptions for most urgent needs (antibiotics, prednisone, Urinary pain relief, etc.). $10 copay

Easy to make an appointment. Schedule online or by phone (573-3939) up to 48 hours in advance

Think ahead and get your kids scheduled for their sports physicals now! Call the clinic to schedule so they can allow extra time for paper work

Can provide primary care until you are placed with a permanent Primary Care Provider

Don’t forget!You can view MEMO when you’re offsite here >>Keep up to date even when you’re not at your computer! You can view MEMO on all of your mobile devices!

Mark Your Calendar

Active Shooter Response Training!Next session is on June 27 from Noon – 1:30pm in the Auditorium. View the full list of session days/times here >>

2018 SMART Goal & Performance Evaluation Training Sessions:
July 11 | 3:30 – 5pm | Classroom C

Mark your calendars! The VMM Farmers Market started June 14 in the Café Courtyard! The market will occur every other Thursday through September.  
June 28, July 12, July 26, August 9, August 23, September 6, September 20 | 10am – 2pm | Café Courtyard

If you would like your news or events to be included in MEMO, or if you have questions, please contact The deadline is Tuesday at noon and the email typically goes out mid-week.

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