"Thank you, and please know that I am forever grateful for the work you do for children and their families. You were a Godsend and a blessing in shaping my twin granddaughter's lives and enabled them to have a secure and confident future that could have been otherwise without your wise counsel and treatments. Keep up the good work."
- Ester Huey
With the support of our generous community, Children's Village, a regional integrated center for children with special health-care needs and their families, multiple service providers and services are able available all under one roof. The comprehensive family-centered organization aims to meet each child’s need for individualized care with over 35 kinds of specialized services. There are medical specialty clinics, developmental evaluations and collaborative diagnostic clinics, dental services, occupational, physical and speech therapy, mental health counseling, education services, behavioral intervention and nurse home-visiting programs. The village also offers a comprehensive parent and family support program called Parent to Parent.
- 77 patients seen throughout the year in the Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinic.
- 4,064 specialty clinic encounters at Children's Village with specialists from Seattle Children's Hospital and Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrician. This includes developmental and behavioral diagnoses, cardiology, neurology, gastroenterology, orthopedics, and neurodevelopmental therapies.
- 3,825 visits to pediatric speech therapy, 1,423 visits for physical therapy and 1,804 visits for occupational therapy.
- Therapy services processed 232 orthotic orders, compared to 132 in 2017.
- "Let's Talk Socks" program offered specialized socks for children with specialized ankle and foot orthotics.
- Helping connect families through a primary vendor to provide 132 pieces of equipment to children.
- Pediatric therapists were able to obtain $353,339 worth of equipment for families in our community through a $10,000 initial donor investment.
- 1,025 individuals received support through social activities, which includes support groups, parent matches, sibling workshops, group events, and one zone recreation through the Parent to Parent Program.
"The first time I saw my daughter, I was stunned and speechless. The vision I had in my mind of what my first days as a mother would be, were anything but this. I was scared, I didn't know what to do. Thank you to the nurses, doctors and staff for providing the best care and helping our family navigate all the uncertainty. I can't imagine not having a NICU right here in our community. They saved my daughter's life and for that I am forever grateful."
- A Yakima NICU mom
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
The gift of growing up. From updated equipment in Memorial's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to early diagnosis and treatment of special needs, your support helps to ensure the more than 400 vulnerable babies served each year in the NICU reach their fullest potential. As Central Washington's only NICU, specialty care is available for at-risks infants. More than a third of those treated were not anticipated to need the extra care and skilled nursing available at Memorial. Your donations truly make a difference in these tiny lives.
Few things are more frightening to parents than having a child in the hospital. Yakima Valley 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. Yakima Valley Memorial's pediatric unit is a highly specialized, self-contained department dedicated to the medical care and treatment of infants and children.The Pediatrics Department treats children and youth 17 and under for a variety of health concerns while providing support to their families. Last year the department cared for 1,300 patients.
Memorial Hospital opened in 1950 and the first baby was born the next day. Yakima Valley Memorial has developed one of the most comprehensive and sophisticated maternity care programs in Washington. Since 1950, there have been over 140,000 births, averaging 2,500 births each year!