About the Organization
As the regions leading health care provider and Yakimas largest employer, we believe that by improving health, we will transform Yakima! For more than 60 years, Memorial has provided and responded to the healthcare needs of its community.
Part of the Virginia Mason Health System (virginiamason.org), Yakima-based Virginia Mason Memorial serves Central Washington's Yakima Valley and includes a 226-bed, acute-care, nonprofit, community hospital and many primary care and specialty care practices. Specialty care services include high quality cardiac care, a continuum of cancer care, hospice care, and advanced services for children with special health care needs.
To inspire people to thrive
Creating healthy communities one person at a time
Achieving health with you in new ways
Respect Accountability Teamwork Stewardship Innovation
About the Community
In Yakima youll find 300 days of sunshine each year in a city nestled in a valley surrounded by camel-colored desert hills. Youll enjoy 4 distinct seasons and endless opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. The Yakima Valley is an excellent place for families boasting outstanding public and private school options. Our central location allows for easy access to the Yakima, Columbia, and Snake Rivers, mountain and lowland lakes, abundant greenways, and scenery youll have to see to believe. Downhill and cross country skiing, world-class fly fishing, water sports, mountain biking opportunities and gorgeous hiking trails can all be found within an hours drive of Yakima. Should you choose to hit the road, Seattle, Portland, and Spokane are within a three hours drive -- close enough to enjoy without having to deal with a grid-locked life.
The region is also known as one of the finest wine-grape growing areas anywhere. Wines from Yakima Valley vineyards have developed an international reputation rivaling Napa Valley. Many of the states most prized AVAs (American Viticultural Area) are located right here. In addition to nearly 100 nearby wineries, the Yakima Valley is a craft beverage mecca with beer, cider and spirits. Drive past orchards and youll also see trees heavy with pears, apples, apricots and cherries.
Those are just some of the reasons why we choose to call Yakima home. Come discover your reasons!