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NEW: Upcoming Conversations on Faith, Culture and Patient Care The Chaplaincy and Patient Experience departments are launching a series of discussions on various faiths, cultures, and patient care in a health care setting. Knowing our patients' cultural and religious beliefs, and the reasons supporting these beliefs helps eliminate disparities in the delivery of quality care for all patients. Please join us on Monday, April 23 at Noon in the Auditorium for the first discussion in this series. Imam Jamal Hamdan from the Islamic Center of Yakima will be discussing the foundations of the Islamic faith and how to best treat and care for Muslim patients. Click here for more info >>
April 23 | Noon-1pm | VMM Auditorium

7 SESSIONS LEFT! I’M IN team member/volunteer forums with CEO Russ Myers have started! View the full schedule here >>

Virginia Mason Memorial has received four awards this year from Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care >>

FARMERS MARKET VENDORS NEEDED -- Interested in, or know someone who would like to be a vendor at our Farmers Market? View the online Vendor Guidelines and Vendor Application for more info.

Have questions about your retirement plan? Fidelity will be holding meetings on the main campus as well as some offsite locations. View the full schedule and register online for your appointment >>

Inspire Health Clinic is closed and will re-open Monday, April 23.  Employee Health will remain open for work related health matters.

Healthcare Career Scholarship applications are available! $1,000 scholarships are available to children of VMM employees or current student volunteers and who are accepted by an accredited college or university and pursuing a career in the health care field. Application deadline is May 11, 2018. For more information or for an application please contact Volunteer Services at 509-575-8053.

Do you know a Healthcare Hero? Any VMM team member can be nominated! To nominate a coworker click here >>

Would you like to see your department featured in our monthly Department Spotlight? Fill out this form to nominate your team >>

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 >>

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

EARTH DAY! Stop by the Café and get more info on VMM’s sustainable initiatives, pick up an Alternative Transportation Guide, and find out when the Farmers Market is starting. You can also bring excess office supplies for the launch of the new Office Supply Exchange coming in May! And don’t forget to bring your reusable drink container and get 25 cents off your drink at Into the Brew!

April 20 | 11:00am-1:30 pm | Outside of the Café

TAKE A TOUR OF THE NEW VMM BIKE/SHOWER/LOCKER ROOM JUST OUTSIDE THE HELIPAD! View location map here >> Join us on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 for our grand opening!. Bike to work or join us from 7:00am-9am for a tour of the facility, access information, guidelines, COFFEE, FRUIT, BREAKFAST bars, free bike check, bike to work routes, giveaways and raffles. Indoor bike security and storage to keep your bikes out of the weather. Amenities include: Showers with private changing room, blow dryers, clean towels, ironing boards, irons, starch and free weights. Questions? Contact Kate Gottlieb

Food for Life: Come and learn more about how foods fight diabetes and how you can keep your heart healthy! Offered at no cost. Register online here >>
April 24 | 5:30 – 7:30pm | Nourish Wellness, 3105 Summitview Avenue #C Yakima

Active Shooter Response Training! Next session is on April 25 from Noon – 1:30pm in the Auditorium. View the full list of session days/times here >>

Prescription Drug Take Back Day -- VMM is hosting the National Prescription Drug Take Back day in partnership with the Yakima Police Department. Drop off your used, unused, expired prescriptions and medications on the day of in the parking lot at VMM Cornerstone Medicine. Help us prevent prescription drugs from entering our water supplies and landfills. If you have any questions, please call: 509-225-3179.
April 28 | 9am – 1pm | Cornerstone Medicine

2018 SMART Goal & Performance Evaluation Training Sessions:
May 2 | 10:30am – 12pm | Classroom B

Mark your calendars! The VMM Farmers Market starts on June 14 in the Café Courtyard! The market will occur every other Thursday through September.  
June 14, 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 allisonarnett@yvmh.org. The deadline is Tuesday at noon and the email typically goes out mid-week.

Try to solve the new Formula Cube! It works exactly like a Rubik's Cube but it is only $2, from China. Learn to solve it with the tutorial on rubiksplace.com or use the solver to calculate the solution in a few steps.

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