Yakima/Toppenish, Washington

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Yakima and Toppenish are surrounded by orchards and wineries, desert-like scenery in the middle of summer, covered by blankets of snow in the winter, and has somewhat normal conditions through out the rest of the year, however much drier than the west (Seattle) side of the Cascades.

If you like wine, you will love the Yakima Valley! It has many vineyards with tours, tasting rooms, and chalets. There are also many fruit stands, and some carry the local wines as well as wonderful fruits and vegetables. There are many sites to see and explore in the valley, art, scenery and nature's wonders, and if you want to run along the river right behind the hotel, you can find some pleasing views as you run.

Toppenish is known for its old town feel with old-fashioned street lamps and 69 hand painted wall murals depicting the history of the town. It is a town rich with history and culture. It has 300 days of sunshine a year, an added bonus to any trip.

Yakima-Toppenish Visiting Professor Protocol

Yakima Pediatric Associates
314 South 11th Ave.
Yakima, WA 98902
Tel: 509-575-0114
Fax: 509-575-0808

Mike Crook, MD Site Coordinator
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Jody Boggess, Administrator
Email: jody.boggess@commhealthcw.org

Site Faculty:
Jeff Bartlett
Roy Simms
Mike Crook
Kerry Harthcock

Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic
518 West First Ave
Toppenish, WA 98948
Direct Pediatrics line: 509-865-5923
Main Clinic line: 509-865-5898

Toppenish Community Hospital
502 West 4th Ave.
Toppenish, WA 98948
509-865-3105

Mark Farley, MD Visiting Professor Coordinator
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Louisa M. Beckstrand, CPMSM, Administrative Coordinator
Email: louisa.beckstrand@tch.hma-corp.com
Phone: (509) 865-1520

Aaron Grigg, MD Resident Program Coordinator
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Other Site Faculty:
Don Gargas
David Brumbaugh

Hotel reservations have been made in advance at:
Oxford Suites
1701 E. Yakima Ave./Terrace Heights Way
Yakima, WA 98901
(509) 457-9000

Audio Visual:
Yakima: If using PowerPoint, bring a laptop, Yakima has available a LCD projector for presentations. They have an overhead projector and screen for the afternoon talk if needed.
Toppenish: If using PowerPoint please bring your own laptop.

Day One:
11:30 am: Arrive at Yakima Pediatric Associates
12:00-12:30 pm: Lunch at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital
12:30-2:00 pm: Presentation (on your predetermined topic)
2:30-4:00 pm: Presentation to Family Medicine Residents.
4:30-6:00 pm: Check in to hotel, some time to relax or get in a quick winery trip.
6:00 or 6:30 pm: Relaxing informal dinner with local faculty at a Yakima restaurant.

Day Two:
07:00 am: Breakfast at Oxford Suites
07:45-07:55 am: Drive to Toppenish (21 miles)
08:00-09:00 am: Grand Rounds at Toppenish Community Hospital (same topic) (Would like handouts for participants and will copy for you)
09:00-10:00 am: Meet with Toppenish faculty & take a tour of YVFWC.
10:00 am: Return to Seattle……Thanks for coming!!!

Reimbursement: Please send receipts to Carla Salldin, A-5950. The honorarium and expense reimbursement will be sent to you.