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Reason No.{1}
In 2009 and 2010 Memorial Hospital was chosen as a Hospital of Choice by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers and was ranked in the top three nationally for Good Citizenship.

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Reason No.{2}
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Chambers.

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…Yakima locations, at local fire departments, offering Personal Floatation Devices for loan.

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Reason No.{4}
...Auxiliary Guilds have been supporting hospital initiatives and programs through Volunteer services for over 60 years.

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Reason No.{5}
Learn your "health age" with a personal health assessment at yakimamemorial.org/myhealth.

Reason No.{6}
Memorial is one of six hospitals in the state to establish an umbilical cord blood donation program.

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Reason No.{7}
Recipient of an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer - recognizing programs that strive for excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients.

Reason No.{8}
Only inpatient Psychiatry unit in Central Washington

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Reason No.{9}
Memorial Hospital is accredited as a Chest Pain Center with PCI (with Angioplasty) by the Society of Chest Pain Centers.

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A mama duck who returns to North Star Lodge each year to raise her family.

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...bilingual prepared childbirth, parenting and breastfeeding classes .

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Reason No.{12}
...interactive Health module topics on yakimamemorial.org

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Reason No.{13}
Now@Memorial: a bi-monthly bulletin of programs and events at Memorial and its Family of Services

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Reason No.{14}
North Star Lodge recognized nationally excellence by Hematology and Oncology News and Issues

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Reason No.{15}
...beds in Memorial's Newborn Intensive Care Unit. (NICU)

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Reason No.{16}
Over 700 joint procedures performed annually

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Reason No.{17}
...members of the Board of Trustees contribute to make the Yakima Valley a place that offers premier health care to all.

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Reason No.{18}
...free "Cheer Cards" available at Memorial for delivery to your family and friends during their hospital stay.

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Reason No.{19}
ABC (After the Baby Comes) Clinic.

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Reason No.{20}
...minutes is all it takes to set up caringbridge.com, a free patient Web site that gives patients and their families the opportunity to communicate news and updates about the patient with friends and loved ones via the Internet.

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Reason No.{21}
Fiesta de Salud, a bilingual health fair in Yakima’s eastside community.

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Reason No.{22}
Helping people get back to work faster at The Springs.

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Reason No.{23}
2500 of your friends and neighbors are employed by Memorial Hospital and it's Family of Services.

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Reason No.{24}
…heart and vascular classes offered each month.

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Reason No.{25}
...beds in the Emergency Department as well as triage and Annex to speed emergency care.

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…acres of campus, beautifully landscaped and cared for by a talented gardening staff.

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Reason No.{27}
Job postings and applications for employment are located online for convenience

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Reason No.{28}
The Center for Diabetes Prevention and Control offers monthly educational classes plus support groups.

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Reason No.{29}
Central Washington Genetics Program, offering genetic counseling, specialized genetic testing and diagnostic services.

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Reason No.{30}
`Ohana's nurse navigators are registered nurses who help the patient understand diagnosis and treatment options.

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Reason No.{31}
…members of our community volunteer their time and talent to serve on the board of Trustees for The Memorial Foundation.

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Reason No.{32}
Valley Imaging is the largest MRI facility in the Pacific Northwest, housing four MRIs under one roof and providing 24-hour MRI service.

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Reason No.{33}
The Otto Koreger Organizational Excellence Award honors an organization outside the field of psychological type for ethically using type to improve its business practices and the work lives of its employees. This award is presented by the Association of Psychological Type International.

Reason No.{34}
Delicious espresso drinks available in the main hall of the hospital. All proceeds go to The Memorial Foundation to support local health programs in our community.

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Reason No.{35}
…medical specialties practiced by over 300 Physicians on Memorial's medical staff.

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Reason No.{36}
Our bilingual health educator Lily Gonzalez hosts a weekly Spanish language program on KDNA, discussing healthcare topics vital to the Latino population of Central Washington.

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Reason No.{37}
A state-of-the-art bedside Medication Administration System uses computers in each patient room to dispense medication quickly and accurately.

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Reason No.{38}
Register and receive free e-health, e-pregnancy and new patient newsletters covering a variety of health and wellness topics

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Reason No.{39}
Garden Village provides care for those over age 50 with complex mental health conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease.

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Reason No.{40}
Free on-site WIFI.

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Reason No.{41}
Partnerships with colleges and universities to educate future health professionals

Reason No.{42}
Hospice and grief counseling for those facing end-of-life concerns.

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Reason No.{43}
E.M.B.R.A.C.E. Patient centered care at the award winning North Star Lodge Cancer Center.

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Reason No.{44}
Safety is a priority at Memorial. Everyone has a role in making health care safe, from physicians and health care executives to nurses and technicians.

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Reason No.{45}
STARS - education for childcare providers

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Reason No.{46}
Certified Breast Center from the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program.

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Reason No.{47}
A comprehensive award winning web site with popular features including physician directory, patient home pages, free health newsletters and an online health information library.

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Reason No.{48}
YouthWorks

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Reason No.{49}
Recycling sites.

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Reason No.{50}
Access to a stroke specialist 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through TeleStroke technology in the Memorial Emergency Department

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Reason No.{51}
Physician recruiters work to bring skilled medical professionals to Central Washington to practice.

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Reason No.{52}
Memorial’s Home Care has been named to the Homecare Elite - the top 25 percent of home health agencies in the country.

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Reason No.{53}
24 hour pharmacy in the Yakima Valley.

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Reason No.{54}
Soft comfortable chairs and lamps create an environment where one can sit peacefully overlooking the waterfall and scenery outside of the Stepping Stones library and resource center at North Star Lodge.

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Reason No.{55}
Maternal-Child Health Program, providing home visits by a community health nurse to the families of high-risk infants and children.

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Reason No.{56}
Sweet Dreams!

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Reason No.{57}
...departments in the Memorial Family of Services benefit from the services of over 311 active volunteers. These smiling, helpful volunteers have dedicated over 1 million hours to Memorial.

Reason No.{58}
Beautifully tasteful décor, providing patients and their families a warm, less stressful healthcare experience.

Reason No.{59}
Dr. Bos. Orthopedic oncologist and surgeon

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Reason No.{60}
..years ago, Memorial was started by a group of community members who wanted patients to have better care...

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Reason No.{61}
Finalist for the coveted Foster McGraw Prize for community service.

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Reason No.{62}
Over one million dollars allocated by The Memorial Foundation in 2010-2011 for programs critical to the health and well being of our community.

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Reason No.{63}
North Star Lodge Learn at Lunch series.

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Reason No.{64}
Children's Village

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Reason No.{65}
‘Ohana offers a walk-in clinic for screening mammograms on Fridays from 3 to 6 p.m.

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Convenient parking lot.

Reason No.{67}
Tomando Control

Reason No.{68}
From the area's first cobalt therapy unit in 1968 to the leading edge clinical trials of today, Memorial consistently offers the latest weapons in cancer prevention and care.

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Reason No.{69}
Memorial Café’s delicious and nutritionally balanced meal and snack options are prepared from scratch.

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Reason No.{70}
Clinical trials have made great strides in survival, quality of life and treatment of cancer patients.

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Reason No.{71}
Germ Busters!

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Reason No.{72}
Marli Parobek, Nurse Practitioner State award for Excellence.

Marli, a nurse practitioner in the Emergency Department, received the state Award for Excellence by the Amercian Academy of Nurse Practitioners, a national professional organization. The award recognizes a nurse practitioner who demonstrates excellence in practice, research, education or community affairs.

Reason No.{73}
Soarian technology, allowing physicians access to medical records and orders via portable data devices, eliminating the need for paper records, and insuring patient safety.

Reason No.{74}
The "Speak Up" program urges patients to get involved in their care.

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Reason No.{75}
Physical Therapy in a Country Pond.

Reason No.{76}
Top 100 Hospital in USA for Community Values.

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Reason No.{77}
Puppets as Advocates!

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Reason No.{78}
Safe Sitter.

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Reason No.{79}
HomMed at-home health monitoring.

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Reason No.{80}
High quality early learning center for children of Memorial employees.

Reason No.{81}
Patients are discharged in the morning, allowing time to get medications and equipment before returning home.

Reason No.{82}
Vascular health screenings offered by the Institute for Heart and Vascular Health

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Reason No.{83}
The comfort of having a family member stay overnight with you in the hospital when appropriate... especially in the Family Birthplace.

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Reason No.{84}
JCAHO accreditation is a nationwide seal of approval that indicates a hospital meets high performance standards. Memorial Hospital’s accreditation shows that our commitment to quality healthcare and services and our continuous improvement process is of high quality.

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Reason No.{85}
…mammograms weekly at `Ohana, Memorials Mammography Center

Reason No.{86}
Memorial provides specialty medical services and outreach clinics in Ellensburg and Sunnyside.

Reason No.{87}
Employees contributed over $80,000 to the United Way in 2010.

Reason No.{88}
The labyrinth, located at Children's Village, a contemplative sanctuary for centering your thoughts.

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Reason No.{89}
Warmly intimate labor and delivery rooms are a soothing source of comfort for expectant parents as they welcome the birth of their child.

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Reason No.{90}
Hospice and grief counseling for those facing end-of-life concerns.

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Reason No.{91}
The Gift Shop at Memorial offers quality gifts and flowers for delivery to family and friends during their hospital stay.

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Reason No.{92}
Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For in America.

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Reason No.{93}
Memorial's Hospitalist program provides patients and families access to hospital-based physicians for questions regarding their healthcare.

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Reason No.{94}
Water's Edge, Memorial's Pain Relief Institute offers much needed care to pain sufferers.

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Reason No.{95}
Complementary Medicine. Healing- emotional, psychological and spiritual.

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Reason No.{96}
Rapid response team.

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Reason No.{97}
American Hospital Association's national NOVA Award for Memorial's leadership role in creating Children's Village.

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Reason No.{98}
Caring Faces, Healing hands

Reason No.{99}
One of the Best Companies to Work For in Washington State, presented by the Washington CEO magazine.

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Reason No.{100}
Planning for our community's future healthcare needs.

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Why You Can Count On Memorial