808 North 39th Avenue,
Yakima, WA 98902 Map this address

(509)574-3400 Fax: (509)249-4458

Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Pharmacy

North Star Lodge has its own pharmacy on-site, with licensed pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who specialize in the mixture of chemotherapy drugs.

This allows us to provide our cancer patients with specialty medications that aren't available from other pharmacies in the area. The pharmacists provide medication information and work with the patient's care team to help manage any unwanted side effects of medications to ensure they are as effective and safe as possible.

An expansion project in 2016 resulted in 1680 square feet of additional pharmacy space to meet the newest requirements of sterile medication preparation and monitoring. Our new sterile admixture work space allows the pharmacy staff to segregate and manipulate "hazardous" medications differently from our "non-hazardous" medications through a dedicated "hazardous" IV mixing hood and a dedicated "non-hazardous" IV mixing hood.

We continue to provide the highest level of quality products to our patients, while at the same time keeping safe our clinical personnel that are involved with the preparation and administration of these products.

Announcements

Mask Requirements

To minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19, Virginia Mason Memorial (VMM) would like to remind all patients and visitors that masks are REQUIRED at all VMM facilities, including our clinics.

To conserve supplies, we request that all patients and visitors bring masks to their appointments. A limited number of reusable cloth masks, made by community members, will be available if you need one.

We also strongly encourage all community members to wear masks when in public &emdash; this is one of our best tools to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

What are we doing to keep cancer patients safe during COVID-19?

  • Screening every patient for COVID-19 symptoms outside North Star Lodge
  • Segregating suspected COVID-19 patients on a separate floor
  • Giving chemo and radiation treatment at the end of the work day to anyone with COVID-19 or post-COVID-19 infection to ensure patient safety and to allow for the space to be sanitized
  • Sending all patients with COVID-19 symptoms for immediate screening
  • Creating safe distancing between chemo chairs
  • Conducting televisits in parking lot for patients needing technical assistance in the use of clinic iPads
  • Increasing hydration and supportive care to reduce ED and hospital visits
  • Putting in place same-day symptom management visits
  • Providing masks to all visitors to the building
  • Ensuring all staff working with patients wear masks
  • Reducing the number of patients and staff in the clinic to ensure social distancing