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Two specialty clinics related to Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital will provide their providers in new places, and Astria Sunnyside Hospital has been acknowledged for its work in offering cornea donations.
Yakima Lung and Bronchial asthma’s clinic at 303 Holton Ave. has moved to a brand new location and will probably be a part of the newly named Yakima Valley Memorial Coronary heart, Lung and Vascular clinic at 406 S. 30th Ave.
Yakima Vascular Associates can be a part of this consolidation, which started on Monday, Nov. 15.
“We hope sufferers within the Yakima Valley will discover this consolidation of coronary heart, lung and vascular providers into one central location useful,” mentioned Carole Peet, Yakima Valley Memorial CEO. “Our aim is to make it as handy as attainable for sufferers to attain good well being.”
The brand new location presents a big affected person parking zone, proximity to Memorial’s acute-care hospital, and the area’s most superior cardiac care, Peet mentioned.
Lung and bronchial asthma providers will probably be situated on the constructing’s first ground.
Sufferers will proceed to see their suppliers from the Yakima Lung and Bronchial asthma and Yakima Vascular Associates clinics. The Lung and Bronchial asthma clinic telephone quantity stays the identical: 509-575-7653.
Yakima Valley Memorial officers additionally introduced the closure of the ambulatory endoscopy clinic at Yakima Gastroenterology Associates at 3909 Creekside Loop in Yakima.
The clinic, which has served sufferers for a few years, closed through the peak of the COVID-19 delta variant surge this summer season as its workers was redeployed to the hospital, Memorial spokeswoman Bridget Turrell mentioned in a information launch.
Throughout that point, higher endoscopies and colonoscopies have been moved to the hospital the place they could possibly be supported by working room workers.
Memorial officers determined to proceed performing these procedures on the hospital, Turrell mentioned, whereas modifying the Ridgeview Ambulatory Surgical procedure Heart at 2500 Racquet Lane to tackle a few of these instances in early 2022.
Whereas the ambulatory endoscopy clinic has closed, Yakima Gastroenterology Associates stays open and sufferers will proceed to see their common gastroenterologists on the Creekside Loop location.
Astria Sunnyside Hospital lately obtained recognition from SightLife, a nonprofit eye donor group, for its efforts to supply two cornea donations to sufferers in want of corneal transplants.
“Organ, eye or tissue donation is a sacred and vital duty for well being care organizations and suppliers to supply throughout essential moments within the lives of donors’ households and donor recipients,” mentioned Brian Gibbons, Astria Well being CEO, in a information launch.
Each Gibbons and Sarah Gillespie of SightLife’s regional workplace in Spokane famous that Astria Sunnyside and SightLife have labored collectively since 1969. SightLife is the one accredited Eye Financial institution Affiliation of America group in Washington state.
“Not like organ donation, there isn’t a ready record for a cornea transplant within the U.S.,” Gillespie mentioned. “There’s a fixed want, nevertheless, and SightLife and different USA Eye Banks can fulfill it.”
She famous there are greater than 12 million individuals worldwide who’re ready for a corneal transplant, lots of them in growing international locations with restricted well being care entry.
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