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Pediatrics

Virginia Mason Memorial is home to the designated pediatric unit in Central Washington. Comprising 14 patient rooms, each equipped to support up to two patients, the ultimate goal is to provide each patient with an individual, age-appropriate setting.

Few things are more frightening to parents than having a child in the hospital. Virginia Mason Memorial's team of pediatricians and nurses understand these concerns and focuses its efforts on providing individualized, comprehensive medical care in a unit that is designed with the child and family in mind. Virginia Mason Memorial's pediatric unit is a highly specialized, self-contained department dedicated to the medical care and treatment of infants and children.

Our goals include:

  • Decreasing fear
  • Helping the parent(s) and child cope
  • Involving parent and child in developing an individual plan of care
  • Encouraging family participation in patient care

The staff shares a common philosophy and commitment to providing outstanding care to our patients. All pediatric department registered nurses are certified in pediatric advanced life support and/or neonatal resuscitation.

Located on the third floor, the pediatric unit is designed in every way to provide care in a very child-friendly atmosphere; the unit is designed to be welcoming and friendly to children of all ages—newborn to adolescent.

The moment a visitor steps through the doors, they begin to notice the many details that make the unit a special place for children. From the tropical fish tank to the rocking horse, to the colorful wall art, each of these details is aimed at making a child's stay as enjoyable an experience as possible.

Understandably, most parents prefer to be near their child during a hospital stay; we make every effort to encourage and welcome a family presence. In fact, our rooms are designed with this in mind. And while circumstances may not allow a parent to be there all the time, parents are welcome to come and go as needed.

Family friendly

All rooms in pediatrics are family friendly. There is a window seat/bed in each room to allow a family member to stay should they wish. All rooms have a message center, providing a space for visitors, families and friends to leave notes, drawings, etc., for their loved ones. Patient rooms also have a TV/VCR and more than 200 video movies are available by request.

To keep children entertained and occupied, the department has a playroom filled with toys, which may also be used at the patient's bedside. Children who enjoy video or screen games may select from Nintendo and Playstation consoles, which are available for patient use. For mealtimes there is a nourishment room provided for families who are more comfortable eating together.

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COVID-19 News & Announcements

Mask Requirements

To minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19, Virginia Mason Memorial (VMM) would like to remind all patients and visitors that masks are REQUIRED at all VMM facilities, including our clinics.

To conserve supplies, we request that all patients and visitors bring masks to their appointments. A limited number of reusable cloth masks, made by community members, will be available if you need one.

We also strongly encourage all community members to wear masks when in public this is one of our best tools to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

UPDATED! May 26: New Visitation Policy

As a response to the current community situation with COVID-19, we are suspending most in-person visits to our hospitalized patients. The decision to suspend hospital visits was difficult and made only after careful consideration.
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Prescription Home Delivery

We now offer home delivery for your prescription medications.

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Visitors to Generations OB/GYN

As part of our continuing efforts to focus on patient safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, Generations has changed its visitor policy.

No visitors will be allowed for clinic visits, with the only exceptions being:

1 Visitor will be allowed for the first OB appointment
1 visitor will be allowed at the 20 week anatomy ultrasound

Visitors to the Family Birthplace

Women in the Family Birthplace may have one visitor.

Telehealth: Your questions answered

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 »

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 spiritualcare@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.

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