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Monthly Archives: August 2015



McMinnville, OR, Aug 20, 2015- Willamette Valley Medical Center today announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Surgery. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. The Joint Replacement

Week 9- Food is Good, But People are Better

My brother is getting married next Saturday!! Its so exciting but also a little stressful finishing up all the details. I am happy because this weekend is my future sister-in-law’s bachelorette party. As with any celebration, there will be a lot of food and drinks. I am determined to balance out having fun wit...h staying

Willamette Valley Medical Center would like to welcome Dr. John Young to the medical staff

John Young, MD knew he wanted a career in medicine but he didn’t decide on a specialty until medical school where he found that dermatologists were the happiest doctors he met. As a board-certified dermatologist at McMinnville’s Silver Falls Dermatology, Dr. Young treats patients for a variety of skin conditions and even trains other providers.

A Day with Daddy

This past Sunday I left the house baby free to enjoy yoga overlooking a beautiful vineyard followed by some adult conversation with a few women over some sips of wine. It was some much needed time for myself. The babies stayed home with Dad and I believe that time was much needed as well. Spending

2015 Report to the Community

Welcome Dr. Brett Johnson to our Emergency Department medical staff

Dr. Brett Johnson, Emergency Department August 11, 2015- McMinnville, OR- Willamette Valley Medical Center is pleased to announce the new addition to their medical staff, Dr. Brett Johnson, Emergency Department. “Emergency medicine is a group effort and I love being part of a team of nurses and technicians all pulling in the same

Fast Food: To Eat or not to Eat?

I had a great day with my youngest son, Thomas. We spent the morning at the Portland Zoo with many of his older cousins. He loved looking at the lions, crocodiles, and bat exhibits. The picture attached is one of Thomas enjoying the Zoo train. Due to all of the excitement with his cousins there,

Week 8 – Time is Flying…

I can't believe it’s already been 8 weeks since my surgery! Time has flown by so fast and so many changes have happened already. Not only has my body been changing, but my social life has changed as well. We are in the midst of preparing for my brother wedding in a couple of weeks

Willamette Valley Medical Center would like to Welcome Dr. Heather Abe to the Medical Staff

August 11, 2015- McMinnville, OR- Willamette Valley Medical Center is pleased to announce the joining of Dr. Heather Abe to their medical staff. She is the newest addition to Valley Woman’s Health specializing in obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Abe has come a long way to continue her career here in McMinnville. Born and raised in

It’s never how you think it will be…its BETTER

Long before I was pregnant when I envisioned myself with a baby I saw myself taking him or her everywhere with me. We would go listen to music, hang out with friends and do all the things I would normally do. What I didn't envision was having two babies in the mix. The multiplicity has

Week 6 – Noticing a Difference

I have heard it said that it takes eight weeks for people to start noticing a difference in your body when losing weight. I am on week seven and my friends, family and even acquaintances are noticing a big difference. Not only do I look thinner, but some people have told me that I carry

Sometimes, life throws you a flat tire…

Earlier in the week, I was on my home from work when I suddenly felt my car shake. Whoomp, Whoomp, Whoomp! Aw man, I know what that was! I pulled over, looked at the rear passenger tire, and confirmed that the tire was indeed as flat as a sheet of paper. I think we can

August – Prevent Dehydration

If you were like me, you might have stayed indoors this past weekend or flocked to another venue that has air-conditioning due to 100°F temperatures. Due to the excessive heat, it is even more important to stay hydrated to prevent low blood pressure, headaches, fatigue, and even heat stroke. My kids (Henry & Thomas) were


We're in the double digits of months now. Our babies are ten whole months, two away from one year!! Every month they seem to progress more and more and every day something new and exciting awaits me. Karson has really blossomed this past month, making several leaps in his developments. He's babbling much more and

Please welcome fellowship trained urologist Dr. David Staneck

Dr. David Staneck - Urologist July 23, 2015- McMinnville, OR- Willamette Valley Medical Center is pleased to announce the new addition to their medical staff , Dr. David Staneck, fellowship trained urologist. Dr. Staneck has come a long way to join our medical staff and we are thrilled for our community. Born and


Oh man! I was waiting in line at the Oregon City Transfer Station on Friday (dropping off a load of debris from my mancave project) and as I approached the check in station I rolled my window down to greet the worker. No sooner than my window rolled down, the most terrifying thing happened to

Week 4- “Sometimes the difficult things are the very best things”

This week has been a fun but difficult one. I say difficult because I've been doing so many awesome things that it's been hard to stay on plan. I got to go camping this past weekend with my family. It was hard to pass up S'mores and banana boats, but I did it. We also