News & Events at Lourdes

There is always something to talk about at Lourdes. It may be new equipment, better care for patients, or a renovation for a department in the Medical Center. Many times, it’s about a new award we received. (We really are just doing our jobs.) Enjoy the news from Lourdes!

Send a note to our Healthcare Heroes!

We’re all in this together, and we would love to hear from you! ❤️ Fill out the form below to leave words of encouragement or inspiring messages for our healthcare heroes! We’ll post them around Lourdes for our healthcare heroes to read! You can also mail us letters, cards or drawings from kids to: Attention: […]

Supporting Efforts to Keep Our Community Healthy

Our community – along with communities around the world – is navigating unprecedented challenges as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread. The cycle of our lives and neighborhoods has been altered, and we are all working to accommodate an ever-changing new normal. Fear and uncertainty complicate our collective abilities to do this.   Lourdes Health […]

Send “Thanks” To Your Physician For National Doctor’s Day

Do you have a special thanks you’d like to share with one of our physicians? Share it for National Doctor’s Day! Lourdes’ Mission is an extension of the healing ministry of Jesus. And because healing is your calling…appreciation is our response. Leave a special “thank you” for your physician or provider below.

Limiting Entry Points to Lourdes Medical Center and Screening Everyone

Dear Patients and Visitors, As the situation regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, so does our hospital’s response. In addition to measures we’ve taken including restricting visitors, closing common areas, and adhering diligently to Benton Franklin Health Department and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, Lourdes is taking more precautionary steps […]

Media Statement: Novel Coronavirus (COVID–19)

Lourdes Health is committed to providing the highest quality care and ensuring the safety of our patients, employees, providers, volunteers and visitors. We are continuing to work closely with the Benton Franklin Health District and are following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ensure our hospitals are prepared with the […]

In the Mix: Why it might be time to add routine colonoscopies to your health journey

It’s a scene many of us can recall. You arrive home from school, rush to your bedroom and tune your boombox to your favorite radio station. You pop in a blank cassette tape, or one you’ve recorded over so many times before, to capture the songs you love – or the songs you hope someone […]

Eat Right, Bite by Bite: How to make good nutrition work for you

Eating healthy helps us get and stay healthy. And there’s no better time to adopt useful strategies for making good nutrition an essential part of your health journey than National Nutrition Month.® This year’s theme is “Eat Right, Bite by Bite” – a great reminder that eating healthy and responsibly doesn’t have to be a […]

Thank You!

February 29 Thank you for joining us on this 29-day journey of heart health. We hope you’ve found it helpful and that you’ve learned something about your heart that you may not have known before. Remember, heart health isn’t about a crash diet. It’s not about getting up at 5 am to run 10 miles […]

Did You Brush? The Surprising Link Between Dental Health and Your Heart

February 28 How well do you take care of your teeth and gums? Some research has shown a link between poor oral health and poor heart health. Studies have shown a link between gum disease and increased heart disease risk and that poor oral health can increase the risk of bacterial infection in your bloodstream. […]

Heart Disease: An Unwanted Heirloom

February 27 You’ve got your father’s eyes, your grandmother’s laugh, but what about your uncle’s heart disease? While many inherited traits are good, others – like heart disease – aren’t. It’s important to know how your family’s history with heart disease can affect your own heart health. If you don’t know your family’s full health […]

Five Surprising Ways to Boost Your Heart Health

February 26 You probably know that healthy eating and regular physical activity are critically important to maintaining good heart health. But there are a number of other things you can do to give your heart an extra boost that might surprise you. Laugh. Research has pointed to laughter having several benefits for your heart health, […]

Minutes Matter: Knowing the Signs Can Save a Life

February 25 When a heart attack strikes, minutes matter. Those first few minutes following a heart attack are critical in determining the short-term and long-term outcome for the patient. According to the National Institutes of Health, about half of those who die from heart attacks will die within an hour of their first symptom. Being […]

Heart Health at Any Age

February 24 Things change as we get older. How you took care of yourself in your 20s might be very different from how you take care of yourself today. That said, it’s important to understand what you should keep in mind as you age. Check out these pointers on what to remember as each decade […]

Got Kids? Give ‘Em Heart!

February 23 As a parent, there are a number of great reasons to get your kids to think of their health as a priority. And there are a number of great ways to help them do that, including regular physical activity. Creating a more active family lifestyle can be done anytime, anywhere. Family walks after […]

We Heart Dessert

February 22 How many of us want to beat a hasty path to the freezer for a few scoops of ice cream after dinner? While it’s nice to treat yourself from time to time, it’s important to keep the decadent desserts as a special treat, rather than an every-night occurrence. Luckily for your sweet tooth, […]

Sleeping Beauty

February 21 Consistently getting a good night’s sleep is one of the most beneficial things you can do for the health of your mind and body. And it’s particularly important for your heart. Even though it keeps beating after you close your eyes, it benefits from the lowered blood pressure that happens when you drift […]

Your Once-A-Year Day: Annual Screenings are Good for Your Heart

February 20 Playing an active role in your preventive health is a key factor in preventing heart disease and managing your risk factors for heart problems. And one of the best preventive health measures is your annual check-up with your primary care provider. Even if you don’t have a heart condition, it’s essential to schedule […]

Erika Wier Joins Lourdes Health as new Chief Financial Officer

(Pasco, WA)  Erika Wier, joined Lourdes as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in February, 2020.  Previously, Erika worked at Memorial Medical Center (a LifePoint hospital) in Las Cruces, New Mexico where she was Assistant CFO and served as compliance officer. During this time, she was responsible for the oversight of several departments, including case management, revenue […]

It Does That? Fun Facts About Your Hard-Working Heart

February 19 Your heart is one hard-working muscle – a fascinating, giant pump that’s working every second of every minute of every day. It’s working hard for you, so let these fun facts about your heart inspire you to work a little harder to keep it healthy. Your adult heart beats about 100,000 times a […]

How to Have a Heart-to-Heart about Health

February 18 Understanding the risk factors, signs and symptoms of heart disease can have a big impact on the likelihood of a positive outcome and a strong recovery when issues arise. Besides recognizing these in yourself, it’s also important to be able to recognize them in your loved ones and be able to comfortably discuss […]