Mindful Self Compassion Training Series Begins

Community Outreach Event
Mar 8, 2018
6:00PM - 8:30PM

The Pullman Regional Hospital Center for Learning & Innovation is offering an 8-week class about Mindful Self Compassion from Rebecca Bohn, MA, MSC. Enrollment in this class includes 24 hours of instruction, experiential exercises, a workbook, meditation instruction, home practices, retreat, and other practice tools.


  • Dates: This 8-week class runs from March 8th - April 26th, 2018.
  • Time: Thursdays from 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Location: Pullman Regional Hospital Conference Rooms C/D
  • Fee: $325 - Sliding scale and scholarships available. Individual insurance plans may reimburse for the course.

For more information, or to register, please contact:

Rebecca Bohn, MA, MSC.

(509) 999-4454



Cliff Lightfoot, M.D. named new Emergency Medical Services Director for Pullman

Jan 18, 2018

Dr. Cliff Lightfoot, Emergency Medicine physician at Pullman Regional Hospital, is the new Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Director for Pullman.  As such, Dr. Lightfoot is responsible for medical oversight of quality and training with Pullman Fire EMS and serves as liaison with EMS and Pullman Regional Hospital. Earlier in his career, Dr. Lightfoot was a paramedic. He has special knowledge and training of pre-hospital care. Dr. Lightfoot also works as an Emergency Physician at Pullman Regional Hospital. 

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Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation Holds 12th Annual Gala

Jan 17, 2018

Reservations for Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation’s 12th Annual Gala, presented by Avista, are currently being accepted. The hospital’s “Elegant Affair” will be held at the SEL Event Center in Pullman on Saturday, February 3rd, 2018.

The event begins at 5:30 pm with a social and wine tasting experience featuring Washington wines, followed by a gourmet dinner catered by Fork in the Road, a program, and dancing to classic rock by Bare Wires.

In addition to raffle prizes from Wysup Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram & Imports; and Sam Dial Jewelers, three exclusive experiences will be auctioned off including a tour of the Bledsoe Family Doubleback Winery with Drew Bledsoe, a tour of the Seattle Seahawks headquarters with Mack Strong and a lunch with WSU Football Coach, Mike Leach.

Funds raised through the Gala will support the highest needs of Pullman Regional Hospital. Tickets are $125 and are available until January 20. Reservations may be made online at www.pullmanregional.org/gala, or by calling the Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation office (509) 332-2044.


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Free Oral Health Screening for Families

Community Outreach Event
Mar 3, 2018
9:00AM - 12:00PM

Event: Wellness for Life has teamed up with Lewis Clark State College Dental Hygiene Clinic to provide free oral health screening and education to young children and their parents.

When: Saturday, March 3, 2018 (9am-12pm)

Where: Pullman Regional Hospital Conference rooms A & B

Additional information: Please, RSVP by March 1, 2018 via email (Veronica.Hopwood@pullmanregional.org) or phone (509-334-4061). Provision of services and educational materials are limited. All children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. No limits on the number of children per family.

Speech Sounds Visualized App released by Pullman Regional Hospital

Jan 16, 2018

A new digital app, designed for English pronunciation training, is now available for purchase in the iTunes App store.  Developed by Speech Language Pathologist, Keri Jones, through the Center for Learning & Innovation at Pullman Regional Hospital, Speech Sounds Visualized is a first-of-its-kind web-based tool which shows the user how the mouth, tongue and throat make sounds for clear pronunciation.  Designed for both adults and children, the customizable app helps English Language learners pronounce standard American English sounds more clearly and is beneficial for accent reduction.    

“Combining the learning styles of hearing and seeing is proving to be such an effective way to teach both adults and children,” said Jones, a certified SLP with more than 18 years of experience. “An accent is something to be proud of; it’s a representation of who you are and where you come from.  However, if you feel your accent impedes your interpersonal communication, this app can help those who want to be better understood.”

“This is our mission at Pullman Regional Hospital’s Center for Learning & Innovation—to support innovative breakthroughs which change the way we provide and receive healthcare,” said Becky Highfill, Director of the Center. “This app is such an exciting solution and the culmination of great minds and a big goal.”  

Speech Sounds Visualized is the only app using a combination of x-ray images, audio recordings, and written instructions, to guide the user in forming the standard American English sounds. The innovative use of x-ray technology to capture the movements of articulation was overseen by a Radiation Health Physicist.

The app currently includes images and instruction for more than 40 sounds in the English language, along with word lists for additional practice, and advanced recording capability for immediate user feedback.

Speech Sounds Visualized can be found in the iTunes App store for $9.99.  An android version is under development. To learn more, visit the Speech Sounds Visualized web page.



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It's a Boy!

Joel Henry


Delivered by: Dr. Minudri and Janette


Ayana and Justin

Date and Time

Jan 14, 2018 1:00 AM

Weight and Length

8 pounds, 2.4 ounces 20 1/4 inches

EveryBODY Healthy Exhibit Opening at Palouse Discovery Science Center

Jan 15, 2018

EveryBODY Healthy, an interactive exhibit designed for children and families to explore wellness and the human body, will be unveiled at the Palouse Discovery Science Center. The grand opening of this exhibit is Saturday, January 20 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. as part of the Palouse Discovery Science Center Family Science Saturday.  Community is invited to attend.  This is a free event for current PDSC members, for non-members admission is $6 for children, $7.50 for adults, and $6.50 for seniors.    

EveryBODY Healthy, which is sponsored by Pullman Regional Hospital’s Center for Learning & Innovation, will be a permanent exhibit at the Palouse Discovery Science Center and will feature a new educational focus on the body, health or wellness for children periodically. 

Becky Highfill, Director of the Center for Learning & Innovation, said “we are so grateful for the opportunity to teach children about health and wellness through this fun, interactive exhibit at the Palouse Discovery Science Center.”

Click here to learn more.

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EveryBODY Healthy Exhibit Opening

Community Outreach Event
Jan 20, 2018
11:00AM - 2:00PM

Pullman Regional Hospital Center for Learning & Innovation has partnered with Palouse Discovery Science Center to create an exhibit focused on health and wellness education.


We hope you'll join us at the EveryBODY Healthy Grand Opening!

  • Date: January 20, 2018
  • Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: Palouse Discovery Science Center  - 950 NE Nelson Ct., Pullman, WA 99163


For more information, click here.



Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation Awards $7,500 in Scholarships

Jan 10, 2018

The Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation recently awarded three education scholarships to Jennifer Griffin, Frances Preston and Anatoliy Datskiy for the 2018 Spring semester. 

Jennifer Griffin and Frances Preston each received the Pullman Regional Hospital Staff Education Scholarship, which provides $2,500 to employees seeking to improve their skills and advance their education and career to benefit the patients of Pullman Regional Hospital. The scholarship is available to any employee who has been employed at the hospital for at least one year and works a minimum of twenty hours a week. Awarded funds may be used for tuition, books and school expenses.

Washington State University College of Pharmacy student, Anatoliy Datskiy is the 2018 Spring semester recipient of the Bill Gaskins Pharmacy Scholarship. The $2,500 scholarship is awarded to eligible applicants seeking to practice pharmacy in a rural environment or provide services to underserved populations. Funds may be used to assist with tuition, fees, books, travel and living expenses.

The Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation’s Governance Committee reviews and awards scholarships twice a year. Applicants are eligible to receive one Staff Education scholarship a lifetime, but may additionally apply for and receive a BSN Scholarship through the BSN Scholarship program.

Applications for 2018 Fall scholarships will be available through Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation in May of 2018.


Contact: Alison Weigley, Assistant Director of Development, Marketing & Major Gifts
Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation

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It's a Girl!

Audrey Lynn


Delivered by: Dr. Campbell and Jessica,RN


Katie and Ben

Date and Time

Jan 4, 2018 6:23 AM

Weight and Length

6 pounds,6 ounces 19 1/4 inches