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TOP NEWS & THIS WEEK’S EVENTS

  • Say Farewell to Russ: Join us Friday, March 6, from 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., on the upper deck of the Café for cake! This is your opportunity to wish Russ well in his retirement. Russ will also deliver cake to break rooms throughout the hospital for those unable to come to the Café.
  • Inspire Health Closure: Inspire Health will reopen on Monday, March 9. During the closure employees and their families can be seen at any HealthyNow clinic, including the newest HealthNow clinic at West Pavilion II on the hospital campus. You can schedule online at https://www.healthynowclinic.com or call 509-225-4669. Employee Health will remain open for all work related manners.

EVENTS, CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

What:

When:

Where:

Who May Attend?

Summary of Event:

 

Advance Directives Workshop

Wednesday,

March 11

In English:

10 a.m.

In Spanish:

2 p.m.

North Star Lodge

808 N 39th Ave., Yakima

Everyone

Five Wishes is a living will that makes your wishes known. The workshop will give participants an opportunity to go through the Five Wishes booklet and learn how to complete it. All those attending will receive a free copy of Five Wishes.

 

St. Patrick’s Day Sale in the Gift Shop

Tuesday,

March 17

VMM’s Gift Shop

Everyone!

Wear green and receive 20% off of any one item in the gift shop (the usual exceptions apply).

 

Cooking

for

One

Friday,

March 20

Harman Center

Please register with Nick Valadez at: 509-574-6746

Everyone, but registration is required!

Cooking for One is offered by VMM’s Compass Care program. In this class you will learn how to make easy, delicious, single-serving meals.

 

41st Annual Duncan Seminar: Cerebral Palsy

To Mobility & Beyond

Friday,

March 27

7:45 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Children’s Village

(via Webinar)

Register Here

Everyone

This conference is focused on important aspects of neurodevelopmental disorders and support for children with Cerebral Palsy. This seminar is geared towards a wide audience of healthcare professionals. Family members affected by this condition are also encouraged to attend.

Run for Your Life 5K

Saturday,

March 28

8:00 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.

PNWU Campus

Everyone

All age groups are welcome to participate. Following the race will be PNWU’s health fair, which will include a variety of events and tables set up by school clubs as well as food trucks.

H. Norman Hyatt End-of-Life Conference

April 2 - 4

PNWU

Contact Autumn Halloway at:

ahalloway@pnwu.edu

for more information

Students & Families

Health Care Professionals

Sessions are planned for students, health care professionals, and families. Each topic has been chosen for the audience to provide information on end-of-life issues they may face.

YouthWorks Restaurant Takeovers

&

Pageants

Through April

Various Locations

Everyone!

Come out and support your favorite school as they raise money for the 2020 YouthWorks pageants!

You can always file a safety report here or by emailing:safety@yvmh.org

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

  • A Note About Phishing Scams From IS: Check out the email scams targeting Virginia Mason in the past 30 days and learn more about how to recognize which emails are real, and which are from scammers.

NEW! Telehealth: Let us bring your Healthcare to you.

We are now offering Telehealth visits at all Virginia Mason Memorial clinics. These are typical appointments with your provider but from your home, work, or wherever is most convenient for you

Learn more about joining one of our providers for a Telehealth visit »

COVID-19 Evaluation Clinic: Our Creekside HealthyNow location is now a COVID-19 evaluation clinic. If you have cough and fever, please schedule your visit at our Creekside Location. Please list your symptoms in the reason for visit so our team is better prepared to assist you.

This location completes an evaluation to determine if you're a candidate for COVID testing. Learn more »

COVID-19 Virginia Mason Memorial Press Conference March 21

Hospital Visitor Restrictions

Visitor Restrictions Poster

Latest News

Physician Recruitment: Our Physician and Provider recruiting efforts have been modified in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. At present, we are scheduling phone calls with interested candidates, but site visits are not allowed. Also, we will not be extending contracts during the acute phase of the COVID-19 response. Please know how much we appreciate your interest in us and how much we hope to have the opportunity to consider you further for a role with VMM.

Please contact us at physicianrecruitment@yvmh.org to schedule a phone call with one of our recruiters.

Additional Spiritual Resources During COVID-19

For prayers and spiritual care requests please email CurtisMcFarland@yvmh.org

Tele-Chaplaincy

There are times when a direct face to face spiritual care conversation is not the best option (due to distance, a pandemic, patient preference). That's where Tele-Chaplaincy provides another possibility. You can request chaplain support using your personal or hospital room phone to connect confidentially with a hospital chaplain. Chaplains will listen, provide encouragement, offer help and resources, if you are part of a faith community the chaplain can help you connect with them, and, if desired, the chaplain can provide prayer.

Virtual Chaplaincy

There are times when a direct face to face spiritual care conversation is not the best option (due to distance, a pandemic, patient preference). That's where Tele-Chaplaincy provides another possibility. You can request chaplain support using your personal or hospital room phone to connect confidentially with a hospital chaplain. Chaplains will listen, provide encouragement, offer help and resources, if you are part of a faith community the chaplain can help you connect with them, and, if desired, the chaplain can provide prayer.

Elective surgeries: Based on directives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Virginia Mason Memorial is postponing elective surgeries and procedures.

Visitors to the Family Birthplace: In another protective measure, the hospital is also further limiting visitors to the Family Birth Place. Women in labor may have two visitors until the baby arrives. After the birth there may be only one visitor.

Hospital Lab Services: All out-patient lab services - including newborn screens and bilirubin collections - will now be provided at Memorial Cornerstone Medicine, 4003 Creekside Loop. Hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday and Sunday.

Hospital pharmacy: Beginning Thursday, March 19, the hospital pharmacy is closed to the public for the duration of the pandemic. The public may choose to have those prescriptions transferred to VMM's Pharmacy at Creekside or the pharmacy of their choice. The Pharmacy at Creekside, 4003 Creekside Loop, is open 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; and Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and offers walk-in or drive-through options for pickup.

Farmacia del Hospital: A partir del jueves 19 de marzo, la farmacia del hospital estará cerrada al público mientras dure la pandemia. El público puede escoger si quiere que sus recetas sean transferidas a la otra farmacia de Virginia Mason Memorial, localizada en la clínica Cornerstone o también puede elegir cualquier otra farmacia de su preferencia. La clínica de Cornerstone, está localizada en el 4003 Creekside Loop. En esta farmacia se puede recoger la medicina por la ventana y/o adentro de la clínica.

Horario: Lunes a Viernes de 8:30 a.m. a 6:00 p.m. y sábado y domingo de las 8:00 a.m. a las 4:30 pm