'Ohana Mammography Center
Monday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm, Tuesday - Friday 7:30-5:30pm
Address: 1515 W. Yakima Ave., Yakima, WA 98902
Scheduling: (509) 574-3863
Fax: (509) 249-5319
'Ohana, a word found in both Japanese and Hawaiian cultures, was chosen as the name for our Mammography Center to honor the women of our community and represents the "extended family" of Virginia Mason Memorial's breast health services.
At 'Ohana, Memorial's Mammography Center, we offer a supportive and caring environment along with the most advanced digital technology available. 3 D (breast tomosynthesis) mammography allows us to provide our patients with the highest quality of care in the prevention and early detection of breast cancer.
Early detection remains a woman's best defense in the battle against breast cancer. Like all cancers, breast cancer develops when abnormal cells in the body change and grow out of control. When problematic breast tissue cells are diagnosed early, the prognosis for cure is extremely high.
Although mammography is the foundation of 'Ohana's services, additional diagnostic and support services are offered in the same beautiful facility. 'Ohana offers a communication link for women to access doctors, diagnosticians, counselors, and other health professionals regarding their breast health.
- Tomosynthesis - 3D mammography (breast tomosynthesis) is an exciting advancement in breast cancer screening shown in clinical studies to be better than conventional 2D mammography alone. It shows breast tissue in thin layers, like pages in a book, helping doctors dismiss falsely suspicious areas and find breast cancer earlier.
- Screening Mammography
- Cyst Aspiration
- Breast Health Education
- Diagnostic Mammography Ductography
- Financial Counseling
- Diagnostic Breast Ultrasound
- Core Biopsy
- Breast Care Coordination
- Gift Shop: Proceeds from sales benefit vital community health programs through The Memorial Foundation
Guidelines for Early Detection
Studies show that a woman's best defense against breast cancer is a monthly breast self-exam. Pick a day each month, maybe the day of your birthday, and take the time to perform your breast self-exam. Download Breast Self Exam brochure ».
To ensure the best protection against breast cancer,
- Perform regular breast self-exams (beginning at age 20) so you know the normal feel of your breasts and know how to recognize changes.
- Discuss your risk for breast cancer with your doctor to decide when to start regular mammograms or read about current Breast Screening Guidelines ».
Walk In Clinics
'Ohana offers walk-in clinic hours for screening mammograms on Fridays from 2:30 to 5:00 p.m. No appointment in necessary—just bring the name of your primary care physician with you. Patients will be seen in the order of arrival. Spanish interpreters are available.
Tell us about your visit...
Our nurse navigators are registered nurses who are certified breast health examiners knowledgeable in breast diseases. They help the patient understand her diagnosis and treatment options so she can work with her health care provider to determine the best course of treatment for her. Our navigators are an invaluable educational and emotional supporter for the patient and her family.
Courtney Lombardi, ARNP
Education: Master’s of Science in Nursing, Adult Gerontology Primary Care, School of Nursing, Vanderbilt University, 2017; Bachelor of Arts, Spanish Language, Florida State University.
What inspired you to choose medicine? I was a patient and I saw what it was like to be in the system. I had a nurse who was really kind to me in a very difficult situation. She inspired me to be that advocate for the patient.
Why did you choose your specialty? I like the relationship with patients my specialty affords.
What is your philosophy of care? My No. 1 nursing value that I bring to every patient is patient autonomy. The patient’s decision is their decision. I’m there to be a partner with them.
What do you like about Yakima? I like hiking and being outside. I like the farmers markets and anything outdoors, really.
What do you like to do outside of work? I like to spend time with my family, go on hikes with my dog.
'Ohana: I will be navigating women through their breast concerns, helping them through the process at 'Ohana and introducing them to a navigator at North Star, if that is needed. I want them to think of me as a friend that they can talk to who has a lot of knowledge and expertise in this area.
Breast Cancer Support Group
2nd Wednesday of each month at 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
'Ohana, Memorial's Mammography Center. 1515 W. Yakima Ave, Yakima Betsy Medrano, RN, Certified Nurse Navigator, and breast health expert will lead discussion on a variety of topics related to breast cancer. Support group is open to all women with breast cancer, from diagnosis to remission.