Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital Wins National Hospital Charitable Award for Children’s Village
Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital has been awarded a national Hospital Charitable Service Award for Children’s Village, a program sponsored by the hospital that works with special needs children to offer coordinated care.
The Children’s Village works to enhance the integration of health and other services for the extremely vulnerable population of children with special health or developmental needs and their families in central Washington State. Using a model of community engagement, the program – which is housed at a facility where community partners come together to provide a broad range of needed services – provides care for more than 3,800 children annually.
The hospital received the award on Feb. 3 in Atlanta at an event featuring former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, founder of the Center for Health Transformation. Jackson Healthcare sponsors the awards.
“This program is a jewel in the community,” said Charles Evans, FACHE, chairman of the awards program. “Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital’s Children’s Village is a terrific example within the hospital community of a program that has made a real impact.”
The hospital is one of 10 winning hospitals selected from among 110 nominees.
The national awards program was created to encourage the spread of best practice charitable programs and to build a community of individuals and hospitals around evidence-based approaches to community benefit and charitable services. The hospital’s programs applied five criteria areas: community impact, innovation, collaboration, transferability and best practices.