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Breast Health

The Breast Center at Valley Medical Center—Celebrating 20 Years of Caring for Our Community Like Family

Following a community survey of patients, physicians, staff and area leaders more than 20 years ago, the idea of a comprehensive breast center was born to support unfilled needs in our community. On Nov. 26, 2001, Valley’s Breast Center first opened its doors to provide mammography, diagnostic imaging, breast procedures and bone density services al...


The Fight for Equity in the World of Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding

By Sarah Davis, Supervisor, Kent Clinic The fight for health equity begins at day one and includes one of the most basic building blocks of life, feeding. While the act of feeding one's baby is often mistakenly perceived as simple, breastfeeding/chestfeeding is a great feat. Research strongly supports the act of breastfeeding, which provides benefi...

Gynecology / Urogynecology

Valley Midwives: Providing Lifetime Women’s Wellness Care

Content derived from the "How Valley Midwives Provide Lifetime Women's Wellness Care" DocTalk by Certified Nurse Midwife, Laurie Rodenberg. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dv38Ucj8xhI 0:22 | What is a midwife? What types of training and skillset is involved?A Certified Nurse Midwife is typically a registered nurse who works in labor and delivery fo...

Pregnancy & Childbirth

Valley’s Win in Local Cord Blood Donation Competition Helps Increase Community Supply, Saves More Lives

Umbilical cord blood is a simple and safe way to make the birth of a child into someone else's second chance. Cord blood contains special blood-forming cells that can be used as a life-saving transplant for patients suffering from many diseases like leukemia or sickle cell anemia. Valley Medical Center partners with Bloodworks Northwest to offer fr...