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Breast Health

Mammograms Made a Little Easier with New Washington State Law

Are you putting off getting a mammogram because you're worried about how much it will cost? There's good news from Washington state that might make it easier for you. As of January 1, 2024, many people with commercial health insurance* won't have to pay anything extra for important breast checks. This includes: More tests like detailed mammograms a...


Valley Recognized Once Again as a Baby-Friendly Hospital by Baby-Friendly USA

We are proud to share that Valley has once again been named a Baby-Friendly hospital after a rigorous re-designation process by Baby-Friendly USA, the organization responsible for awarding this certification in the United States. The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) is a global program that was launched by the World Health Organization (WHO...

Gynecology / Urogynecology

Facts About Fibroids

Eric Schmit, DO, OB/GYN, and Olga Valieva, DO, OB/GYN, with Valley Women's Healthcare explain what fibroids are and the various treatment options in this DocTalk video. A summary of the conversation can be found below the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZ_UnfO9vEk What are uterine fibroids? Uterine fibroids are growths that develop within t...

Pregnancy & Childbirth

TeamBirth Initiative Launches at Valley with Goal to Improve Safety and Quality Outcomes

Valley is working to address maternal health disparities and improve outcomes by facilitating collaboration between patients and caregivers in the TeamBirth initiative. What is TeamBirth? TeamBirth was developed by Ariadne Labs, which is a center for health systems innovation at Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Publi...