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Postponed! 8/17 MOVIE NIGHT -- Due to the increasingly poor air quality caused by summer fires, we are postponing TONIGHT’s Inspire Employee Appreciation Movie & Awards Night at Sarg Hubbard Park. Stay tuned for a fun, family Inspire event this fall!

WIN! TWO (2) HOT SHOTS 3-on-3 Basketball Tourney entries up for grabs! Hot Shots runs August 25 & 26 in downtown Yakima! Reply to this email to claim your complimentary team entry. First come, first served.

JUST A REMINDER: Help us keep our email system running smoothly! If emailing to a large group, please use the ‘bcc’ line for email addresses. When you don’t, it clogs up the email system.

The 2018/2019 Central Washington Family Medicine Residency Program Roster is now available. Stop by Medical Staff Services if you’d like a copy.

HELP LOCAL KIDS IN NEED: Free Bikes for Kidz (FB4K) is a program that cleans and refurbishes old or unused bikes and gives them to local kids in need! 3 options for dropping off your used children’s or teen bikes!

FOR KIDS: Sports Physicals at Inspire Health Clinic - The school year is right around the corner and that means it’s time to schedule your child’s sports physical appointment. To schedule a sports physical, call Inspire Health Clinic at 509-573-3939 (Please do not schedule online – these appointments need extra time for paperwork).

  • LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS! Virginia Mason Memorial will be participating in the Yakima Airport Mass Casualty Exercise Saturday, September 15th from 7am - Noon. Seventy (70) “victims” are needed for this exercise so that Fire, EMT and Law Enforcement have an opportunity to practice their response to a large, commercial aircraft crash. Food and refreshments will be provided. For more information and to sign up online visit >>

NEW! THE PICTURE OF HEALTH: Tune in for the August edition of “The Picture of Health.” Guests this month are Dr. Tanny Davenport and his sons Jack and Henry, Joel Buffum and Mikeal Allenbaugh. We’re talking about kids and health and what parents can do to help kids get off to their best start for the school year. Now airing on YouTube, YCTV and on Hispanavision!

You could win $1000 in the Smart Dollar Build Your Future Giveaway!It’s easy. Just create your Smart Dollar account by August 28 and earn Smart Dollars from September 4 – September 30 and be automatically entered to win! Visit to sign up!

Have questions about your retirement plan? Sign up to meet with a representative from Fidelity! Call 800-642-7131 or Click here to sign up online >> PLEASE NOTE: Use Virginia Mason Medical Center in the employer box.

INTEROFFICE ENVELOPES – Please write legibly and use correct names and departments, not titles or programs. Thank you!

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

2018 SMART Goal & Performance Evaluation Training Sessions:
September 11 | 10 – 11:30am | Classroom C

Don’t forget! The VMM Farmers Market is in the Café Courtyard every other Thursday through September.  
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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