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Nominate an inspiring provider today! These awards recognize outstanding providers (physician, ARNP, PA, CRNA) who demonstrate Virginia Mason Memorial's values and contribute to the community in a meaningful way. Nominate a provider today and be ENTERED TO WIN AN INSPIRE CARD – good at the Gift Shop, Into the Brew or the Café (for those offsite, we have several different local options for you!). Click here to nominate >> Nominations close on September 27th.

Did you know that there are over 16,000 veterans in Yakima County? And many of them will need help staying warm throughout the winter. Virginia Mason Memorial will be collecting gently used coats (male/female) and socks to be given out to veterans at their annual benefit fair. Help a veteran today by dropping off coats/socks at Into the Brew, outside the Café from September 22nd – 29th OR drop your items off at the Compass Care offices on 10th Avenue.

 “The Picture of Health”: On Monday, Sept. 25, look for our television show “The Picture of Health”! That’s the day our October program about breast cancer awareness begins airing on YCTV. Guests are Carol Vanevenhoven, Service Line Director for Women and Children, and breast cancer survivor Susie Barbee, along with her husband, Jeff. Find the schedule and a link to view the program on your computer or handheld device at Look for “YCTV Current Schedule.”

Know how to respond to disasters at work, view Memorial Emergency Preparedness Policies and Procedures >>

September Is National Preparedness Month. Would You Be Ready If An Earthquake Struck Today?

COMING UP! Don’t miss the Autumn Gift Sale in the Gift Shop on September 22nd! Receive 20% off one item! There’s also a food tasting and you can enter to win a gourmet gift basket!

EDUCATION FOR YOU! The KPO office is now offering 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 >>

Join us for the 2nd Annual Virginia Mason Innovation Expo! VMM has two groups that will be recognized during the Expo! Congratulations to Lisa Martin and her team for the new Medication Administration Tray and Rose Shelton, Pam Simison and the Pharmacy team for the IV Sterile Mixing Training Hood!
Learn more about the Innovation Expo here and read about these innovative projects here.
October 18 | 11am – 4pm | Virginia Mason, Seattle – Blackford Hall

Green Team Spotlight! Meet Ron Urlacher and find out why a healthy environment is important to him >>

BE READY -- A nationwide FEMA mandatory test of the Emergency Alert System will occur on Sept. 27 , 2017 at approximately 1120 AM PDT. Learn more here >>

September Department Spotlight – Meet the Environmental Services department! We couldn’t do what we do without them! >>

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SAVE THE DATE! Upcoming class: A FRESH Approach to Weight Management – You’ll learn how eating more fresh fruits and vegetables are a great way to shed unwanted pounds and maintain a healthy weight. Stay tuned for more details.

October 11 | 12:15pm | VMM Auditorium

SMART Goal Training Sessions:
October 2 | 12-1pm | Classroom C

Need help with your Performance Evaluation? If you have questions about how to complete your self-evaluation or about the evaluation tool in general, please feel free to visit one of the following drop-in sessions:
October 2 | 1-2pm | Classroom C

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