Virginia Mason Memorial Surgical Services
The Surgi-Center at Memorial
Address: West Pavilion 1, 3003 Tieton Drive
Call: (509) 576-0123
Fax: (509) 573-3902
Memorial Surgery Center at Ridgeview
Hours: Mon-Fri 6:45 - 4 p.m.
Address: Racquet Lane, Suite 150, Yakima, WA 98902
Call: (509) 249-3910
Fax: (509) 573-9527
Call: (509) 249-3910
Fax: (509) 573-9527
Virginia Mason Memorial has seven operating suites and provides both minimally invasive and traditional surgical procedures in a number of specialties. We offer in-patient procedures, for patients who will remain overnight for their recovery, a post-anesthesia care unit and same-day surgery.
Ambulatory surgery does not require overnight hospitalization and is sometimes called outpatient or same-day surgery. Qualified patients are in reasonably good health, have passed certain screening tests and recovery care can be provided at home. Virginia Mason Memorial operates two ambulatory surgery centers:
- The Surgi-Center at Memorial is located on the main floor of West Pavilion I and performs 15 to 20 outpatient surgeries daily, in the four surgical suites. A tunnel underneath 30th Avenue provides access for medical care teams to move seamlessly between the Surgi-Center and main campus operating rooms, as well as providing excellent patient transport capability between the two facilities.
- Memorial Surgery Center at Ridgeview has 2 operating rooms, a pre op area, 3 procedure rooms, and 2 recovery areas and is fully staffed with registered nurses and surgery technicians.
Our goal is to provide you with the best medical care and open communication is important to achieving this goal. If you have any questions about your care, we encourage you to speak up, ask questions of your care team, or voice any concerns you may have while in our care.
How to prepare for your pre-admission appointment
Prior to the day of your surgery, it is important for us to communicate with with you to obtain your medical history and give you instructions to prepare you for your surgery and post hospital care. Your surgical healthcare team will decide how your interview will be conducted, based on your medical criteria and scheduled procedure.
What you can expect during your pre-admission appointment
Your appointment will take around 1 hour. During this time a nurse will take your medical history, give you instructions to prepare for the day of surgery and answer your questions/concerns. Additional diagnostic tests will be performed at this time if needed. A family member or friend is welcome to join you for this appointment if you wish.
You will be given a Surgery Patient Handbook that will explain in detail the experiences you might expect as well as itemized lists and questions for you to consider.
Before your Surgery
You may have physical limitations for a few days after you get home, we ask that you prepare by arranging for a ride and someone available to help you at home for the remainder of the day. If you anticipate additional home care services, what arrangements have you made for additional healthcare services? For example, have you made arrangements for obtaining medications, a walker or wheelchair, having a nurse or caregiver visit you at home, or help with restoring your strength and mobility with physical therapy?
Preparing for Surgery
The location and time of your procedure is coordinated by your surgeon's office. Please arrive on time as instructed. Occasionally the location of your surgery may be rescheduled. If this occurs, your surgeon's office will notify you in advance of the change of location.
Upon your arrival, a nurse will complete your admission process to ensure your safety as well as answer your questions. You will meet with an anesthesiologist prior to your procedure, unless you are scheduled to receive local anesthesia or moderate sedation. At least one family member will need to remain in the waiting area to receive updates and be available to talk to the doctor following your procedure.
After Your Surgery
Following surgery you will be taken to the recovery room. Nurses will monitor your vital signs, pain and nausea levels and will give you appropriate medicine. Our goal is to make you as comfortable as possible, please tell us how you are feeling. If you are being discharged home after surgery, we will plan to send you home from the recovery room. We will invite a family member to come in and give instructions to both of you. Our goal is to provide you with a healthy environment. If you are spending the night as an in-patient, we will look out for your safety and ensure you feel clean and comfortable.
What to expect at discharge and after
More specific instructions will be given to you at the time of your discharge. Please ask questions if you need additional clarification or information. One or two days after your discharge, you will receive a phone call from a nurse to ask you how you are doing and answer any questions you may have.
COVID-19 News & Announcements
New! June 23: Going Home after Birth during the COVID-19 Pandemic
New! June 23: Volver a casa después de dar a luz durante la pandemia de COVID-19
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.
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
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 »
We have reduced the number of Physician and Provider positions we are recruiting for in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Should you be interested in possible employment with Virginia Mason Memorial, please contact us at email@example.com. We are actively reviewing our staffing needs and new positions are being approved for posting. We appreciate your interest in us and hope to have the opportunity to consider you for a role with VMM.
Additional Spiritual Resources During COVID-19
Chaplains at Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital provide care for every patient regardless of their personal beliefs or non-beliefs. For support, assistance, prayers, and all other spiritual care requests, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the spiritual care office: (509) 575-8035
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. Calls are confidential. Chaplains will listen, provide encouragement, offer help and resources, and if desired, offer prayer. If you are part of a faith community a chaplain can help you connect with them.
Without regular visits from family and friends a stay in the hospital can be even more challenging. One of our newest offerings, Virtual Chaplaincy using Zoom, helps make connections. By contacting the Spiritual Care team at the email or phone number above you can request a Zoom meeting. Family and friends throughout the Yakima Valley, from the four corners of the state, from across the country and even internationally, are meeting with patients via Zoom to offer their love and support. Due to the popularity of this option scheduling and frequency may, at times, be limited.
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.
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