“ We’re all adjusting and
creating a new normal.”
Grief & Bereavement Services
helped Kate Fallon and her
children deal with death.
PARKINSON’S CARE CENTER page 6
DIGITAL MAMMOGRAPHY page 8
M E S SAG E F R O M T H E C E O LEVY-FUNDED SERVICES 3
THESE NEW CARE
What is a Public Hospital District?
Evergreen Healthcare’s commitment to provide services outside the walls
THE MEDICAL STAFF
of our hospital is unique on the Eastside and contributes significantly to the
health and well-being of our community. Specialized care for the area’s
Robert Michaelson, MD
seniors, free health clinics for the uninsured and health education classes for
the entire community are just a few of the services we’re able to provide
“...If children mourn well,
Steve Brown, CEO
thanks to your support of the King County Public Hospital District No. 2 levy.
they will live well...”
Endocrinology Never heard of King County Public Hospital District No. 2? You’re probably
Anthony DeSantis, MD not alone! It’s actually Evergreen Healthcare’s rather long legal name, which dates back to the formation It was supposed to be a happy family vacation at Lake
of the District in the late 1960s. That’s when residents of northeast King County decided the best way to
provide hospital services to their growing area was by forming a public hospital district, much in the
Chelan. Then, the unthinkable happened. A motorcycle
Ronald Yeh, MD
same way a fire district or a school district provides services. The District is governed by five publicly accident left 36-year-old Scott Hanan dead, his wife,
elected Commissioners, whose duty is to make sure community health needs are being addressed.
Kate Fallon, and their two children devastated. But
Hospitalist – Adult Levy money paid to King County Public Hospital District No. 2 was instrumental in building the with support from Evergreen’s Grief and Bereavement
Meath Maeve Bowen, MD original Evergreen General Hospital, which opened in 1972. Today, the levy money is used to provide
much-needed community health services – the kinds of services not all hospitals can provide because they
program, they are putting their lives back together.
Jennifer Hines, MD
simply can’t afford them on their own. There isn’t profit in providing free vaccinations for schoolchildren
or health classes for seniors, or in helping the community’s underinsured connect with preventive care.
Hospitalist – Pediatric
But because Evergreen is owned by the community, we have a responsibility to provide these services
Vongpheth Luanghaxay, MD
regardless of their profitability. Each issue of the Evergreen Monitor magazine profiles one of these levy-
Joshua Weldin, MD
funded services, such as the story on the next page about our Grief and Bereavement program.
Soccer is a favorite
Neonatology When established in the late 1960s, King County Public Hospital District No. 2 closely followed the activity for Kate
The family enrolled in Evergreen’s “Supporting Our Children As to support from the King County Public Hospital
Evelyn Rider, MD boundaries of the Northshore and Lake Washington school districts. The area grew in 2000, when
We Grow Through Grief” program, which helps children address District No. 2 levy. Fallon and her
Laurie Williams, MD Evergreen was petitioned by the grassroots group Concerned Citizens of Duvall with a request that
their grief while also helping the surviving parent or guardian children, Meg and
Duvall be annexed to the Evergreen District so we could open a primary care clinic there. We held town “IT WAS DEFINITELY A GREAT PROGRAM”
understand how best to assist them through the grieving process.
hall meetings in Duvall to explain the costs of annexation and to make sure it was something the Cole Hanan.
Pathology The Supporting Our Children program was just
community really wanted. Convinced of the need for services and the support of the Duvall community, “Grief is such a difficult thing to talk about,” explains Evergreen
Veronica Thoroughgood, MD what Kate Fallon’s family needed. “It was good for
the annexation issue was placed on the ballot in November 2000, and received an impressive 71 percent bereavement specialist Mary Hejnal. “With young families, we want Meg (age 9) and Cole (age 7) to find out that they weren’t the only
“yes” vote. to help them normalize grief without minimizing the experience.” ones who had lost a parent,” she shares. “It helped them feel less
Then, in 2004, the District showed its support of Evergreen by passing our special levy to construct a isolated and alone. It was definitely a great program.”
Sarah McMillan, MD HELPING CHILDREN COPE WITH LOSS
new Emergency Department and Patient Facility. These much-needed facilities will open in early 2007. Since children mainly grieve through their behavior, the Supporting The healing and bonding continue even after the program ends. Both
Psychiatry Our entire community benefits greatly from the programs and services we’re able to provide, thanks Our Children program provides opportunities through games, art, Meg and Cole left with the phone numbers and e-mail addresses of
Christina Agustin, MD to the on-going support from all of you. It’s an honor and a privilege to be a part of this wonderful storytelling and movement for the children to get in touch with their new friends so they could have play dates or call them if they
community, and we thank you for your many votes of confidence during Evergreen’s nearly 35 years their feelings. “Our goal is to provide a supportive environment just want to talk.
of service to you. where the children can talk about what
Radiology It’s now been a year since Scott Hanan’s death, and his children
the death means to them,” Hejnal says.
Mohammed Quraishi, MD Warmest regards, remember the daddy who took them fishing and cheered at their
Parents meet separately from the children
soccer games. “We’re doing much better than we were doing 9 or
during the six-week program, focusing on
10 months ago,” Fallon states. “We still have days where we feel
their own healing and how they can best
kind of sideswiped. But we’re all adjusting and creating a new
Steven E. Brown, FACHE help their children grieve.
normal. I think fundamentally both Meg and Cole are going to be
Chief Executive Officer “I believe that if children mourn well, they okay. It’s a different journey than their friends will have, but it’s
will live well, and they will love well,” their path.”
Hejnal says. “It’s an ongoing process, but
ABOUT THE EVERGREEN LEVY Evergreen’s Grief and Bereavement programs are available to
every child has the innate ability to heal.
About 2.7 percent – roughly $13.2 million – of Evergreen Healthcare’s annual operating budget comes anyone who has experienced a loss through death. For more
Mary Hejnal Our group is a very good beginning for
from the levy money paid to King County Public Hospital District No. 2. Some of this money is used information, call 425.899.1077 or visit our Web site at
to pay for buildings and equipment; the rest funds innovative community health programs to meet the www.evergreenhealthcare.org.
diverse needs of the area we serve. The taxation rate for 2006 is $.31 per thousand, or $93 for a Evergreen is the only organization on the Eastside to offer these
$300,000 home. groups for children, and has been doing so for 10 years – thanks
4 C A R D I AC S E RV I C E S wOMEN’S AND CHILDREN ’S SERVICES 5
“This has added “ ...You’re going to
a lot to my life.” have this for life.”
A massive heart attack in the late 1980s hardly slowed Lisa Heising was into the 26th week of her pregnancy
John Lambson down. But four years ago, he developed when the results from a routine glucose screening
trouble walking, talking and even breathing. Lambson changed everything – she had Type 1 diabetes. She
was diagnosed with congestive heart failure – a side needed to get it under control quickly, or both her
effect of his long-ago heart attack. health and her pregnancy would be at risk.
A pacemaker Lisa Heising
has improved holds son Brogan.
When a heart has been weakened, as Lambson’s was The new generation of pacemakers are inserted using a minimally Heising’s OB/GYN referred her to the overall well-being with regular ultrasounds. Along
John Lambson’s from his heart attack, it cannot pump blood well, invasive procedure. There’s no need to open the chest and stop the diabetes management specialists at with Longthorpe, they also monitor the mother’s
quality of life. causing fatigue and breathing problems. “I couldn’t heart. “Tiny wires are inserted through the blood vessels to stimulate Evergreen’s Maternal-Fetal Medicine blood-sugar levels, kidney function, blood pressure and overall health.
walk, couldn’t talk, and I was out of breath,” Lambson the left and right ventricles,” Dr. Haynes explains. The pacemaker, Program. “Lisa came in expecting she had
Pre-conception counseling is another valuable service. “It’s extremely
says of his condition. as small as a matchbook, is tucked under the skin. Its battery lasts gestational diabetes, which occurs in 10 to
important that women with diabetes have normal blood-sugar levels
several years. “Just as other technology has gotten smaller, so have 12 percent of the pregnancies in this
His cardiologist, Dr. Bob Haynes of Eastside Cardiology Associates, and be healthy overall before they become pregnant,” Longthorpe
pacemakers,” Dr. Haynes adds. “It’s fantastic.” Every few months, country, and that it would be gone in a few
says that several diagnostic methods are available to aid cardiologists explains. “If blood glucose levels are high in the first six weeks,
the patient comes into the clinic, and a radio wave program months,” recalls Joni Longthorpe, the
in the battle against heart disease. “We look for ischemia – lack of before most women even know they are pregnant, they can have a
determines how much battery life is left or if there’s been an ARNP and Certified Diabetes Educator
blood and oxygen to the heart muscle,” he explains. “An angiogram, devastating impact on the developing fetus.”
arrhythmia or any other problem. who runs the diabetes program. “I had to
stress echocardiogram and nuclear scans are all tools that can show tell her, no, this is the real deal – you’re
Joni Longthorpe, ARNP, CDE STEADY MONITORING
us where that ischemia might be.” In Lambson’s case, an ultra- IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF LIFE going to have this for life.” Lisa Heising tested her blood sugars several times a day and gave
sound was used to diagnose his heart failure and an angiogram to John Lambson’s surgery was an immediate success. “I could tell
Type 1 diabetes runs in Heising’s family. Because pregnancy places such herself insulin injections to counteract the carbohydrates she would
determine if he had clogged arteries. the difference the minute I came out of the operating room,” he
stress on the endocrine system, it can set off the disease in people who eat. She kept a detailed diary of everything she ate, and reviewed it
remembers. That difference was even more apparent several days weekly with Joni Longthorpe. Frequent ultrasounds showed the
HIGH-TECH TREATMENT have the potential for it. Longthorpe got Heising started on insulin
later. “One week to the day after my surgery, my daughters took baby’s growth returning to a normal range. Thanks to Longthorpe’s
Lambson’s treatment, like the tools used and a nutrition program to get her blood-sugar levels under control –
me to Mount St. Helens,” he says. “The week before, that couldn’t skilled monitoring and Heising’s hard work, baby Brogan weighed a
in his diagnosis, turned out to be on the not just for her health, but for the baby’s, too. “Diabetes can affect the
have happened. If it hadn’t been so cold, I would have walked up healthy seven pounds, seven ounces at birth.
very cutting edge of medical technology. baby’s size and lung development,” Longthorpe explains. “Extremely
the mountain!” high levels of glucose can damage the baby’s nervous system.”
Dr. Haynes knew Lambson was a prime “Being a new mom is crazy – but it’s wonderful!” the 33-year-old
candidate for a biventricular pacemaker. “A decade ago, a pacemaker would have kept someone’s heart The routine screening caught Heising’s diabetes just in time. An ultra- enthuses. She’s equally excited about the care she received at
“A standard pacemaker used to be attached beating,” Dr. Haynes says. “Now, it can improve their quality of life.” sound after the diagnosis showed her baby was in the 95th percentile Evergreen. “It wasn’t just the great care and support,” she shares,
to just the right ventricle, but this new kind for size. But as Heising and Longthorpe worked together to manage “but the genuine interest everyone there had in my well-being. It
John Lambson agrees. “This,” he says, “has added a lot to my life.”
is attached to both,” Dr. Haynes notes. her diabetes, the baby’s growth pattern normalized. was just really wonderful to have.”
“It’s called resynchronization therapy, and it Sound Heart, the cardiac collaboration between Evergreen and
Bob Haynes, MD For more information on Evergreen’s Maternal-Fetal Medicine
allows the heart to squeeze out more blood Overlake Hospital, provides complete cardiac care in convenient SUPPORT FOR PREGNANT DIABETICS
Program, please call 425.899.2200. For a brochure detailing our
than a single-sided pacemaker would. It Eastside locations. For more information on the Sound Heart The diabetes management program also helps women already
Women’s and Children’s Services, please call the Evergreen Health-
also allows for better circulation.” program, call 425.899.6000 or visit www.evergreenhealthcare.org. diagnosed with diabetes to manage the stresses and demands of
line at 425.899.3000.
pregnancy. Registered dieticians assist with nutrition education and
meal planning. Perinatologists monitor the baby’s development and
6 N E U R O S C I E N C E I N ST I T U T E EMERGENCY SERVICES 7
“...You have it; “I thought she looked
you have to deal with it.” like a million bucks.”
Shelly Krishnamurta didn’t have a choice when it came Last Labor Day weekend, Rhonda Foreman was
to the diagnosis – Parkinson’s disease – that changed enjoying herself in Eastern Washington with her family
her life. But she did have a choice when it came to living and friends. Just a few days later, she would be totally
with it, thanks to the Booth Gardner Parkinson’s Care paralyzed, breathing with the help of a respirator and
Center at Evergreen. fighting for her life.
Shelly Krishnamurta Rhonda Foreman is
loves teaching about winning her battle
Open since 2000, the Center is named for former patient’s own physician. That is particularly helpful for the many During her Labor Day getaway, Foreman immunoglobulin, one of only two treatments
her native India. Washington Governor Booth Gardner, who patients who come from across the western states. The Center also developed an unusual tingling in her feet and known to help patients with Guillain-Barré against Guillain-
himself is living with Parkinson’s disease, a participates in industry-sponsored clinical trials for Parkinson’s legs. The symptoms were disturbing enough syndrome. Barré syndrome.
degenerative disease of the nervous system that increases in severity disease, and partners with the UW in Parkinson’s-related research. to send the 49-year-old Duvall resident to
Once the immediate threats to her health stabilized,
over time. Krishnamurta was one of the first to take advantage of Evergreen’s Emergency Department when
Krishnamurta was just 36 years old when she was diagnosed with Foreman was transferred to a long-term care facility to begin the
all the Center has to offer. she returned home.
Parkinson’s disease. “At first, I was bitter,” she recalls, “but then long road to recovery. Slowly the immunoglobulin attacked the
“It is the only comprehensive movement disorder center in the my father sat me down and said, ‘Shelly, you have it; you have to “She had complicated symptoms, but they Guillain-Barré syndrome, and the paralysis began to recede.
nation to have all the therapies housed under one roof,” explains deal with it.’ The Parkinson’s Care Center really helped me with didn’t point clearly to any specific cause,”
Shortly after Christmas, Foreman was admitted to Evergreen’s
Dr. Alida Griffith, the Center’s medical director, who says it offers that adjustment.” recalls emergency physician Dr. Warren
Acute Rehabilitation Unit for the intensive physical and occupa-
medical care as well as rehabilitation therapies, nutrition experts Nancy El Sonbaty, MD and Appleton. He sent her home with instructions
DRAMATIC NEW TREATMENT tional therapy she’d need to regain optimal use of her muscles.
and social workers. “Those therapies can help keep Parkinson’s Warren Appleton, MD to return immediately if the symptoms got
disabilities at bay for many years,” Dr. Griffith says. “Most of my Medication controlled her symptoms initially, but after 10 years, worse. He made a note in her chart raising Among her visitors were Dr. El Sonbaty and Dr. Appleton. “She
patients are able to live productive, active lives.” medication side effects became more troublesome. That’s when Dr. the possibility of Guillain-Barré syndrome, a rare disorder in which was not yet able to walk, but she was able to move her arms and
Griffith recommended Krishnamurta for a dramatic new treatment, the body’s immune system attacks the peripheral nervous system. feed herself,” Dr. El Sonbaty says. “I thought she looked like a
COMPREHENSIVE CARE Deep Brain Stimulation, in which a neurostimulator – similar to a
SUSPICION CONFIRMED million bucks.”
Not all symptoms of Parkinson’s disease can heart pacemaker – is implanted in the brain. It delivers electrical
be treated with medication, which is where stimulation to block the abnormal nerve signals that cause tremor Within 24 hours, Foreman began experiencing weakness in her legs.
GETTING HER LIFE BACK
the comprehensive nature of the Center is an and other Parkinson’s disease symptoms. That was enough to confirm Dr. Appleton’s suspicion that it was
After a month of intensive rehab, Rhonda Foreman was finally able
advantage. “The depression of Parkinson’s Guillain-Barré syndrome, and she was admitted to Evergreen Hospital.
to return to her home. She continues her therapy at Evergreen’s
Krishnamurta had the surgery in December. Barely a year later, she
disease doesn’t always respond to antide- Foreman lost feeling in her feet, and the symptoms gradually moved Booth Gardner Parkinson’s Care Center, which provides rehabilita-
marvels at the difference in her quality of life. Now 47 years old,
pressants,” Dr. Griffith states, “but we’re up her body. In a matter of days, she was totally paralyzed and tion for a number of neurological diseases. “This case involved the
the Bellevue resident visits schools in Western Washington to teach
also able to provide counseling and design being kept alive on a respirator in the Intensive Care Unit. Her expertise of many hospital departments, all working together to
children about her native India. “I can’t say enough about the
exercise programs. Drugs often don’t heart stopped more than once. save Rhonda and get her back to her family,” Dr. El Sonbaty says.
Parkinson’s Care Center,” she enthuses. “They know me personally
address problems with balance and gait, but “She is definitely an inspiring person.”
Alida Griffith, MD and have guided me in the right direction.” Hospitalist Dr. Nancy El Sonbaty cared for her in the ICU. “I
we can help with physical therapy.”
performed CPR and we shocked her heart several times to bring her For more information on these Evergreen services, please
For more information on the Booth Gardner Parkinson’s Care
The Center is a regional resource for both patients and physicians. back,” she recalls. Dr. El Sonbaty, in conjunction with neurologist call the Evergreen Healthline at 425.899.3000.
Center, please call 425.899.3123 or visit our Web site at
Patients can receive all of their care at the Center, or the staff can Dr. Erik Armitano, began treating Foreman with intravenous
design a care plan to be implemented under the direction of the
8 C A N C E R S E RV I C E S UPDATES FROM EVERGREEN HEALTHCARE 9
Protect Yourself Delivering
Against Flu and Pertussis on the Promise
Nobody likes getting a vaccination, but a few moments of discom- Construction of Evergreen’s new Emergency Department and Patient
fort now could prevent days of agony down the road. Facility continues on schedule, working toward an opening in early
“Cancer is a “Influenza is highly contagious, and we encourage anyone working
2007. Exterior work, including the brick panels, has been completed.
The crews are now focusing on interior work, including utilities
life-changing experience.” in important community services such as health care, police or fire
departments to be vaccinated,” explains Dr. Francis Riedo,
and the build-out of the various patient care areas.
Evergreen’s medical director for infectious disease. He also recom- Approved by voters in May 2004, the much-needed expansion
For Eunice Hostetter, it wasn’t just the cancer that mends flu shots for anyone age 65 or older, residents of nursing will ensure that Evergreen can continue to meet the community’s
changed her life – it was also her experience at homes or care facilities, and adults and children with chronic growing need for health care services. The 40,000-square-foot
diseases. In addition, anyone with significant exposure to the Emergency Department will more than double the space of the
Evergreen’s Breast Center, the first comprehensive
public, such as teachers or retail service workers, should consider current ED. The ED and Patient Facility are being constructed to
breast center to be completely digital on the Eastside. the vaccination, as well as any healthy person who simply wants withstand catastrophic events such as a major earthquake. The new
protection against the flu. eight-floor Patient Facility will have the capacity to accommodate
as many as 192 patient-care beds to replace the hospital’s original
Since infants under the age of six months cannot receive the flu
double-occupancy rooms, along with shelled space for future
vaccine, it’s recommended that families of infants, and families
operating rooms and associated support services. Three patient-care
expecting newborns, be vaccinated.
floors of the Patient Facility will be finished as part of the voter-
Pertussis, or whooping cough, is another highly contagious disease approved project. Additional space will be utilized in the future to
that is especially dangerous for infants who have not yet completed meet the needs of the community.
Eunice Hostetter their DPT (diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus) vaccination series.
Since protection wears off over time, parents and other people
co-chairs a golf
Hostetter’s first mammogram, at age 40, showed “We live in the state that has the highest incidence of breast cancer in caring for infants less than one year old should get an update of the
tournament to benefit dense breast tissue. Regular screening mammo- the country,” Dr. Carlson says. “When we improve our technology, new Tdap vaccination if it’s been more than two years since their
Evergreen. grams showed no changes until early 2003, when we can detect cancers earlier…and early detection remains our last vaccination.
Hostetter started noticing a pressure sensation in best protection.”
an area in her left breast. Your primary care provider will begin offering both vaccines this
The hallmark of the Evergreen Breast Center is combining the latest fall. The Tdap vaccine can be taken at any time; the flu vaccine
A diagnostic mammogram and ultrasound indicated a breast biopsy technology with a team approach, involving experts from across the should be received by the end of November in order to allow the
was needed, and the biopsy revealed cancer. “I still vividly remem- Evergreen cancer care program to determine the optimal course of antibody to develop before the start of flu season.
ber the call from Dr. Kara Carlson, the Breast Center’s medical treatment for each patient.
director,” she recalls. “Telling a woman that she has breast cancer For more information on these vaccines, please visit the Evergreen
A BREAST CANCER ADVOCATE Web site at www.evergreenhealthcare.org or call the Evergreen
must be so difficult – yet her manner was so calm, compassionate
and supportive. She reassured me the cancer had been caught at an “Cancer is a life-changing experience,” Eunice Hostetter remarks, Healthline at 425.899.3000.
early stage, and that I would receive excellent care at Evergreen.” “and so was my patient experience at Evergreen.” Her treatment
included surgery and chemotherapy, followed by seven weeks of Brick panels are placed on the exterior of the Patient Facility.
DIGITAL MAMMOGRAPHY radiation treatments. She participated in Evergreen’s Bosom For the latest construction information, please visit our Web site
Evergreen’s excellent care now includes digital mammography, Buddies support group, where she took strength and encourage-
Help Evergreen at www.evergreenhealthcare.org.
which Dr. Carlson says is revolutionizing breast cancer outcomes ment from other survivors.
through early detection. Shape its Future
That involvement led to a passion to do something about breast
Digital mammography takes an electronic cancer. Hostetter has participated in local cancer walks and events, Evergreen is recruiting volunteers for Did you know?
image of the breast and stores it directly on and has even co-chaired a local golf tournament, Golf Fore The
its Community Advisor Program. The
a computer for the radiologist to review. Cure, to raise money for the Evergreen Breast Center and breast Healthline is a free community service, thanks to your support
36 Advisors offer input to the Board of of the Evergreen levy. we’re available 24/7 to help you:
“It’s like using your digital camera at home cancer research.
with Photoshop or a similar imaging Commissioners on health care issues • Find a physician
Hostetter is also a tireless advocate for the importance of early
program,” Dr. Carlson explains. “You can and serve as informed ambassadors for
detection. “If just one person decides to get her annual mammo- • Register for health education classes
change the contrast of the image, brighten it
gram, it’s worth my time and energy.” Evergreen throughout the community. • Talk to a nurse about a health concern
and magnify certain areas for a closer look.
Applications and more information are
We run all the images through computer- To schedule a mammogram, please call the Breast Center at
Kara Carlson, MD
aided detection software. The technology is
425.899.1849. For a brochure detailing Evergreen’s cancer
program, please call the Evergreen Healthline at 425.899.3000.
available on the Evergreen web site at
Call the Healthline at 425.899.3000
10 C L AS S E S CLASSES 11
Register for Classes Online or by Phone
For your convenience, you may register and pay for classes 24/7 Pre-registration is required for all classes. Checks, VISA and HYPNOSIS AND SUPPORT
FOR wEIGHT LOSS
STRESS MANAGEMENT Spotlight TAkING A BITE OUT OF TMJ
online at www.evergreenhealthcare.org or by calling the Evergreen MasterCard are accepted. Refunds and rescheduling will only be Learn skills to manage stress and Is the daily grind also the nightly
Healthline at 425.899.3000, Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-7 p.m. given for cancellations two business days prior to the class. Let us Hypnosis and group support develop methods to cope. Oct. 4, Classes grind? Behavioral change expert
encourage healthy behaviors that 7-9 p.m., $10. Scott Sulak will provide informa-
know if you need special accommodations to participate. can lead to weight loss and well- tion on how self-hypnosis can help
being. Attend one class or all four SACRED ART OF DYING you unclench your jaw and stop
LESS IS MORE Richard Groves, author of The
sessions as you learn new informa- grinding your teeth. For both
tion, practice hypnosis and nourish This fun and informative class for American Way of Dying, will patients and health care providers.
PARENTING & DEALING wITH ANGER kARING FOR kIDS CPR FOR HEALTH CARE the “organizationally challenged”
yourself. Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15, address alleviating spiritual and Nov. 11, 12-3 p.m., $39.
RELATIONSHIPS Discover more effective ways to A comprehensive infant/child and PROVIDERS provides hope, tools and a dose of
Dec. 20, 7-9 p.m., $10/class. emotional distress at the end of life.
express your feelings and make adult CPR and first aid course For health care providers with CPR humor to help you clear clutter and Session for those working in health
your response a choice rather than designed especially for those who experience; includes CPR, airway enjoy an efficient environment. HYPNOTHERAPY
FOUNDATIONS: RAISING A care vocations: Oct. 6, 12-4 p.m.
a reaction. Two-part class begins care for children. Participants obstruction, barrier devices and wELLNESS SCREENING Sept. 27, 7-8:30 p.m., $10. RESOURCE FORUM
SUCCESSFUL CHILD Community session: Oct. 7, 9 a.m.-
Sept. 14, 7-9 p.m., $20. receive a CPR and first aid card use of an Automated External Includes fasting full-panel choles- 3 p.m., free. Learn how hypnotherapy can help
Essential strategies are presented valid for two years. Oct. 7, Nov. 4, Defibrillator (AED). Participants terol test, glucose, blood pressure you realize your 2007 goals. Enjoy
to help learn hands-on words and HOLIDAY COOkING:
Dec. 2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $50. receive an AHA CPR card valid and body composition screening. presentations, resources and explore
activities you can use right away PEARLS OF wISDOM QUICk & DELICIOUS EFFECTS OF SPORTS ON
for two years. Sept. 26, Oct. 10, Results will be given before you go how hypnotherapy can empower
with your child. Teach them to lis- A discussion of the physical and Get recipes, tips and demonstra- THE YOUNG ATHLETE
INFANT AND CHILD CPR 24, Nov. 14, 28, Dec. 12, home. Nov. 4, 8-11 a.m., $30. you to make healthy choices all
ten the first time, create a respectful emotional changes brought on by tions to help you make delicious A community program for athletes,
6-9:30 p.m., $55. year. Attend for an hour or the entire
atmosphere, reduce exhaustion puberty. Learn how to open com- Learn to prevent accidental inju- and nutritious holiday meals. their parents, school trainers and day. Pre-registration required.
and increase your energy. Be in munication lines, build self-esteem ries and deaths, plus CPR, chok- BLOOD PRESSURE Dec. 5, 6:30-8 p.m., $10. coaches focusing on the effects of
ADVANCED CARDIAC Jan. 6, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., free.
control while staying calm, front and celebrate the rites of passage. ing management and household SCREENING sports on young athletes, injury pre-
load expectations for clarity and For girls ages 10 to 12 and their safety information. Participants LIFE SUPPORT Complimentary drop-in blood
FINANCIAL FITNESS vention and how to be a successful
success, avoid debates and cultivate mothers. Oct. 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m., receive a CPR card valid for two For health care providers with pressure screening for those inter- athlete at home, at school and on
a positive relationship with your $10. years. Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16, advanced life-support responsibili- ested in monitoring their blood Explore financial management,
the field. Oct. 30, 6:30-9 p.m., free.
child. Oct. 26, 6:30-9 p.m., $15. Dec. 14, 6-9:30 p.m., or Sept. 16, ties. Two-part class begins Oct. 19, pressure. Third Thursday of each including reducing debt and
Oct. 14, Nov. 11, Dec. 9, 9 a.m.- Dec. 7, 4-10 p.m., $235; includes month, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., at Health increasing net worth, planning for
EMERGENCY & SAFETY adequate protection, developing
PARENTING wITH 12:30 p.m., $35. textbook. Recertification students Corners in the Evergreen Galleria.
EDUCATION only need to take second day an investment portfolio, tax-
LOVE & LOGIC reduction strategies, and savings,
COMMUNITY FIRST AID of class.
Learn techniques and skills for FREEDOM FROM ANXIETY: retirement and investment
ARE YOU SAFE?
interacting calmly and effectively For individuals who already hold FINDING DEEP PEACE options. Dec. 13, 7-9 p.m., $10. MEDITATION AND THE BRAIN YOGA FOR EVERYONE
with your children. Recommended If attacked, could you defend a current adult CPR card and need PEDIATRIC ADVANCED Learn how to transform your What happens to the brain during Unite mind, body and spirit as
for parents of toddlers through yourself? Learn simple self-defense, first aid only. Participants receive LIFE SUPPORT worries and anxieties, and connect meditation and relaxation, and you explore yoga postures and
adolescents. Four-week series personal safety tips, how to pro- CARING FOR AGING PARENTS
a first aid card valid for two years. For health care providers with to your own center of peace, how can that improve your health? breathing practices to deepen your
begins Sept. 19, 7-9 p.m.; one-day tect yourself and how to avoid Sept. 30, Oct. 28, Nov. 18, pediatric advanced life-support Examine practical solutions and
clarity, creativity and joy. Oct. 11, Explore the latest research and awareness and health. Six-week
seminar Nov. 11, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., dangerous situations. Oct. 11, Dec. 23, 1-5 p.m., $30. responsibilities. Two-part class effective strategies to help over-
7-9 p.m., $10. experience how to initiate the session begins Sept. 14, 5:30-
$50. The Parenting with Love & 7-8:30 p.m., at REI in Redmond. begins Nov. 9, 4-10 p.m., $235; come the challenges faced as your
Free. parents get older. Learn how to relaxation response. Sept. 25, 6:45 p.m., $60. Eight-week
Logic manual is available at class includes textbook. Recertification
COMMUNITY CPR BREATHING POwER prepare for housing assistance, 7-9 p.m., $10. sessions begin Oct. 24, Oct. 26,
to purchase for $12. students only need to take second
Comprehensive course that covers Discover how the amazing power health care, and financial or legal 5:30-6:45 p.m., $80.
SELF-DEFENSE FOR kIDS day of class.
adult, child and infant CPR. of breath revitalizes, empowers and issues. Sept. 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m., MOVEMENT & MEDITATION
PARENTING SkILLS TO An interactive workshop that Participants receive a CPR card enhances your ability to meet life’s $10. BEGINNING YOGA
DEVELOP RESPONSIBLE teaches safety and self-defense valid for two years. Sept. 30, WELLNESS challenges. Oct. 25, 7-9 p.m., $10. Learn to increase flexibility, gain
CHILDREN techniques. For kids ages 8 to 12. Oct. 28, Nov. 18, Dec. 23, 9 a.m.- MINDFULNESS-BASED
Sept. 23, 9-11 a.m., $10. SPA SANCTUARY STRESS REDUCTION strength and relax with the yoga
Based on her book Mentor 12 p.m., $35. SMOkENDERS: BOTANICAL GARDENING Enjoy a brief introduction to the techniques of breath, body align-
Manager, Mentor Parent, Dr. Cecile This meditation program relieves
STOP SMOkING Partner with nature to enrich your healing properties of the geography ment and self-awareness. The pace
Culp Mielenz will help you to dis- BABYSITTING BASICS pain and stress, lowers blood
COMMUNITY CPR & FIRST AID Learn step-by-step techniques that well-being. Learn how to grow and climate. Create your own spa of this class is slow and gentle.
cover how to develop responsibility Teens ages 11 to 16 learn how to pressure, improves circulation,
Comprehensive course that covers can help you break the habit. Free herbs, create a botanical garden products using salts and flower Six-week session begins Sept. 14,
in your children. Sharpen your handle emergencies and care for decreases heart disease, improves
adult, child and infant CPR, barri- introductory meeting Sept. 26, and enrich your life with nature essences. Nov. 16, 7-8:30 p.m., $10. 7-8:15 p.m., $60. Eight-week
mentoring skills, and gain insight infants and children. Includes memory and supports healing.
er devices, accident prevention and 7-8 p.m. and joy. Sept. 13, 7-8:30 p.m., $10. session begins Oct. 26, 7-8:15 p.m.,
into how your parenting style infant/child CPR basics. Sept. 23, Participants learn how to integrate
basic first aid. Participants receive $80.
predicts your children’s behavior. Oct. 7, 21, Nov. 4, 18, Dec. 2, 16, JOURNALING AS A mindfulness meditation into the
Oct. 24, 7-9 p.m., $20. a CPR and first aid card valid for IS wEIGHT-LOSS SURGERY ups and downs of daily life.
9 a.m.-3 p.m., $40. $15 discount REFLEXOLOGY HEALING PRACTICE
two years. Sept. 30, Oct. 28, FOR YOU? Introductory class includes infor- YOGA: LEVEL 1
for Infant /Child CPR class if Nov. 18, Dec. 23, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Learn about this holistic approach Translate your own history into
enrolled in babysitting class. Experts from the Evergreen mation and meditation practice; For those with previous yoga
DEALING wITH DEPRESSION $65. to stress reduction. Practice apply- learning and healing. Be the
Bariatric Center will discuss Sept. 18, 7-8:30 p.m., $10. Eight- experience. Eight-week session
Class discusses causes, symptoms, ing pressure to reflexes that corre- author of your life using guided
surgical options, postoperative week program begins Oct. 2, begins Oct. 24, 7-8:15 p.m., $80.
treatment options and resources spond to parts of the body to help meditation, journaling and atten-
follow-up, lifestyle changes, finan- 7-9 p.m., $250; includes materials
for coping with depression. Nov. 6, you relax and renew. Oct. 18, tion to the process of writing.
cial information and nutrition and Saturday retreat day (Nov. 11,
7-9 p.m., free. 7-9 p.m., $10. Nov. 29, 7-8:30 p.m., $10.
support. Oct. 11, Nov. 8, Dec. 13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.). Introductory
6-8:30 p.m., free. class or interview required.
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ExERCISE & FITNESS STRENGTH CONDITIONING NATURAL TREATMENTS FOR HOPE FOR THOSE LIVING CLASSES FOR AFTER
Resistance training improves your CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME wITH HEART FAILURE BABY’S BIRTH
MOVING wELL strength and aids with healthier
bones and joints, weight loss and
Learn the Eastern and Western
natural medical perspectives for
Enjoy a heart-healthy lunch and
learn about nutrition, exercise and
Not ready for aerobics, yoga or
dance…but you still want to
increased energy. Learn strength-
training basics you can do at home
healing and strengthening your
body to help alleviate the symp- Evergreen, Overlake Hospital
ways to relieve the depression that
often occurs with heart failure.
Parenthood Our popular weekly sessions pro-
improve your fitness, balance and vide education and support from
that are appropriate for all fitness toms of chronic fatigue syndrome. Medical Center and Cancer Lifeline Oct. 10, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., $5.
flexibility? Learn Tai Chi, QiGong’s This informative seminar pro- trained facilitators and other new
levels. Sept. 13, 7-8:30 p.m., at Oct. 19, 12:30-1:30 p.m., free. are partnering to offer comprehen-
gentle movements and imagery. vides tips on getting healthy parents. Please visit our Web site
REI in Redmond. Free. sive classes and support groups for
Two-week sessions begin Nov. 13, GRIEF & BEREAVEMENT before you get pregnant and for schedules and fees. Advance
EXERCISE & OSTEOPOROSIS cancer patients and their families.
Dec. 4, 6-7:30 p.m., $20. Pre-registration is required for all registration is required; class is
YOGA FOR wOMEN OF Visit www.cancerlifeline.org/ about the lifestyle changes
Exercise plays an important role programs; call 425.899.1077. free for babies 0-3 months old.
SUBSTANCE eastside.html for class descriptions that come with parenthood.
PILATES FOR in the prevention and slowing of and directions.
You don’t have to be thin to enjoy osteoporosis, but it can put brittle You’ll also learn about
STRESS REDUCTION BEREAVEMENT SERIES INFANT MASSAGE
yoga’s benefits. This supportive and and porous bones at further risk Evergreen’s nationally recog-
Learn the basics of the Pilates Six-week series that assists the Learn the benefits and gentle art
safe class is designed for women of for injury if done improperly. nized Family Maternity
movement system. For all ability healing of those who have lost a of infant massage to soothe your
size who want to increase energy, Learn precautions and exercises Center. Sept. 14, Jan. 18,
levels. Seven-week session begins DIABETES BASIC SkILLS loved one through death. Next baby. Appropriate for parents and
improve concentration and to help without harm. Nov. 16,
Sept. 18, 5-5:30 p.m., $49. Six- series begins Nov. 14, 12:30- 7-9 p.m., free. infants from 3 weeks to crawling.
befriend their bodies with gentle 12:30-1:30 p.m., free. For people recently diagnosed
week session begins Nov. 13, 2:30 p.m. or 7-9 p.m. Suggested Five-week series begins Oct. 21,
movement and breath awareness. with diabetes or those who need a
5-5:30 p.m., $42. donation is $30. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $80 per family.
Four-week class begins Sept. 18, refresher. Many insurance plans
Oct.16, 6-7:30 p.m., $40. will cover this class. Call
ESPECIALLY FOR WOMEN 425.899.3008 to register. SUDDEN AND FAMILY MATERNITY HYPNOBIRTHING™ STARTING SOLIDS
CANCER RESOURCE CENTER TRAUMATIC LOSS CENTER TOURS Teaches mothers and birth com- Learn how to introduce solid
TEA TIME FOR The center offers a variety of LIVING wELL wITH DIABETES Eight-week support group for Our complimentary tours will panions techniques for a safe and foods to your infant 4 to 12
BODY AND SOUL resources for cancer patients and those grieving a death by suicide, provide a quick overview of satisfying birth through guided months old. Babies welcome.
Evergreen offers a number of Information on healthy meal
their caregivers, including a lending homicide or accident. Call for Evergreen’s award-winning birth- imagery, visualization and special Oct. 3, Nov. 7, Dec. 5, 7-9 p.m.,
Learn how to prepare tea to warm classes, health screenings and choices, exercise, managing your
library of books and tapes, bro- dates of next series. Suggested ing center. Tours are also offered breathing. Five-week series begins $20/couple.
and relax you and how to release support services for seniors around diabetes and how you can receive
chures, wigs and head coverings. donation is $30. in Spanish. Oct. 18, 7-9 p.m., $125 per cou-
stress through movement and the community. To receive the the most benefit from your health
The center is located in room ple. $25 materials fee collected at
guided imagery for renewal. quarterly Evergreen Horizons care team. Food samples and HAPPIEST BABY
Green 1-241 at Evergreen Hospital the door.
Sept. 11, Oct. 26, 6-7:30 p.m., newsletter, call 425.899.2661. recipes will be available. Nov. 30, SUPPORTING OUR CHILDREN CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION Soothe your baby in minutes!
Medical Center. It’s open Mon.-
$10/class. 6-9 p.m., free. Assists the grieving parent in Our labor and birth classes realis- Open to expectant parents and
Fri., 9 a.m.-3 p.m., or by appoint- YOGA FOR PREGNANCY
HEADACHES ARE NOT DUE TO ment. For more information, call dealing with the struggles facing a tically prepare you for childbirth new parents (bring your new-
BEAUTY AND THE BREATH 425.899.2264. PARkINSON’S DISEASE grieving child. For children ages and parenthood. We offer a wide Prenatal yoga helps ease some born). Oct. 7, Nov. 14, 18, Dec. 9,
A SHORTAGE OF ASPIRIN
MANAGEMENT 6 to 12 and their parent/guardian. variety of classes for expectant pregnancy discomforts and helps 10 a.m.-12 p.m., $45/couple,
Use conscious breathing to Discover how chiropractic medi-
Call for dates of next series. families, including: Labor and mom to get in touch with her which includes a Parent Kit.
improve the quality of your life cine addresses the bones, nerves LOOk GOOD. . .FEEL BETTER Experts will discuss the latest
Donations accepted. Birth Preparation • Infant Feeding breath – a vital link to a more
and tame the beast of aging. and tissues of the spine to correct information on managing
A unique program that teaches • Postpartum • Dads Only • comfortable birthing experience.
Explore gentle movement and structural causes of headache pain Parkinson’s disease. Sept. 30, BREASTFEEDING YOUR
female cancer patients beauty Pumping While Breastfeeding • Six-week series, offered in
guided visualization. Two-week without drugs. Sept. 21, 12:30- 10 a.m.-2 p.m., free. GRIEVING, MOVING OLDER BABY AND CHILD
techniques to help restore appear- Grandparenting • Siblings. Visit Redmond, $84. Five-week series
class Sept. 28, 6-7 p.m., $16. 1:30 p.m., free. AND HEALING Education and support for moms
ance and self-image during chemo- our Web site for complete class offered at Evergreen, $70. Call
therapy and radiation treatments. ADVANCES IN Stretch your body and comfort listings and registration. Classes 425.899.3000 for schedule. continuing to breastfeed beyond
FEMALE URINARY AARP DRIVER SAFETY Nov. 13, 1-3 p.m., free. PAIN MANAGEMENT your spirit as you use yoga and fill quickly, so please register early. the first six months. Children are
INCONTINENCE PROGRAM meditation postures to help ease welcome in class. Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-
Topics discussed will include CAR SEAT SAFETY
the stress of grieving the loss of 12 p.m., $20.
A broad overview of the types of Interested in improving your driv- FATIGUE NO MORE understanding chronic pain, A DAY ABOUT BABY
urinary incontinence, potential managing flare-ups and pain a loved one. Oct. 28, 9:30-
ing skills and possibly receiving an Learn from a naturopathic physi- How do newborns look? What do
causes and methods of treatment. medications. Three-week series 11 a.m., free. CAR-SAFE kIDS BABY & FAMILY BOUTIQUE
insurance discount? This program cian how depression, Seasonal babies need? Join us for “A Day
Sept. 26, 6:30-8 p.m., free. provides eight hours of classroom begins Oct. 17, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Learn the basics of selecting and Evergreen’s Baby & Family
Affective Disorder and hormonal About Baby” and learn about
instruction and covers the effects free. using a car seat specific to your Boutique offers a variety of high-
imbalance influence fatigue treat- diapering and soothing your infant
MENOPAUSE of aging and medication on driving, infant’s or toddler’s needs. Sept. quality products to help you dur-
ment choices. Nov. 1, 7-9 p.m., $10. These free and discounted and more. Breakout topics, hands-
basic driving rules, license renewal FIBROMYALGIA UPDATE 25, Oct. 24, Nov. 29, 7-9 p.m., ing pregnancy and the first months
Information and support for on learning and baby products free.
and more. Two-part class begins classes are available to the of life with your new baby. Breast
women experiencing menopause. FATIGUE RELIEF ENCORE Explore the newest breakthroughs add to the enjoyment of this
Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Dec. 1, 10 a.m.- unique class. Sept. 30, 10 a.m.- pump rentals and bra fitting also
Topics include symptoms, hormone in research related to fibromyalgia. community thanks to the levy
3 p.m., $10. One-day class Nov. 4, This in-depth class explores how to CAR SEAT INSPECTION CLINIC available. For more information,
replacement therapy, nutrition, Oct. 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m., free. 3 p.m., $35/couple.
9 a.m.-5 p.m., $10. strengthen and support your body dollars paid to king County call 425.899.3603.
osteoporosis, exercise, sexuality Have your child’s car seat checked
and mind with specific nutrition
and developing a personal plan. Public Hospital District No. 2. EXPLORING CHILDCARE for proper installation by a certi-
and exercise suggestions to NATUROPATHIC APPROACHES
Nov. 9, 6:30-8 p.m., free. OPTIONS fied child passenger safety techni- NEw! INFANT & ME YOGA
empower you with relief and TO CHRONIC ILLNESS
cian. Advance registration is Learn soothing and energizing
renewal. Nov. 8, 7-9 p.m., $10. Explore naturopathic medicine as This class takes an in-depth look required. Oct. 7, Nov. 4, 10 a.m.- moves you can do alone or with
it relates to chronic illness and learn at various childcare options, 2 p.m., free.
including interview questions and your baby. Four-week series,
about tools to help manage your
September O c to b e r N ov e m b e r December
information on childcare costs. $56/couple. Call for dates.
illness and enhance your wellness.
s m t w t f s s m t w t f s s m t w t f s s m t w t f s Oct. 4, Nov. 15, 7-9 p.m.,
Nov. 29, 6:30-8 p.m., free.
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14 F O U N DAT I O N N E w S FOUNDATION NEw S 15
Schaake Foundation Helps Fund Grateful Patients Give Back; performance and this year Evergreen’s Rehabilitation Services
benefited from the show. Mitch Owens, an Evergreen physical
New Palliative Care Program Future Patients Benefit therapist, says “It’s fantastic to see our patients recover to the point
where they are able to contribute to the way we deliver care.”
Imagine that you or a loved one has Seven-year-old Gillian McMichael still snuggles the plush puppy she Evergreen is committed to working together to enrich the health and
received a life-limiting diagnosis. At named Sarah – a keepsake of her week-long stay at Evergreen well-being of every life we touch, and today more than 400,000
a time when decision making may Hospital four years ago. Gillian, who was hospitalized with people in northeast King and south Snohomish counties depend on
be difficult, many questions arise: pneumonia, remembers her stay at Evergreen. So does her mom: Evergreen for their health care needs. We are honored and moved
Which course of treatment do you “It’s so scary when your child is sick,” says Kim McMichael. when patients and their families support Evergreen through their
pursue? How will the disease affect “Fortunately, I was able to stay with her the whole time.” charitable giving. Gifts like those made by Gillian, Baylee and
you, your family, your job, your Maggie help us continue providing excellent health care to everyone
In the Pediatrics Unit, the McMichaels were treated like special
life? Are there professionals who in our community.
guests, and were encouraged to make themselves comfortable.
can help you sort out the answers to
Leaving for home from the hospital, they carried with them a When a former patient says, “I’d like to express my thanks to
respect and a fondness for the place that had made Gillian well. Evergreen with a gift,” we are sincerely glad. And when Gillian
Thanks to the generosity of the When Gillian and her friend Baylee Carter had a joint birthday wonders aloud if the kids are playing with the new toys in the
Schaake Family Charitable Founda- party, they asked their guests not to bring gifts. Instead, the girls pediatric playroom, the answer is a resounding “yes.”
tion, patients, families and health requested toys and games for the pediatric playroom at Evergreen.
care professionals will soon have “The care Gillian received was memorable,” her mom says, “and
access to the new Palliative Care
Service at Evergreen Healthcare.
we wanted to do something to make sure other children will have
the same positive experience during a difficult time.”
After a positive experience with the
Evergreen Hospice program, Sidne
Maggie Wagner is another grateful patient who wants to help others. New Executive Director
After the excellent care she received as an orthopedic patient with
Schaake began looking into ways Michael Friedline has joined
Evergreen’s Rehabilitation Services, she wanted to give back to
her family might give to Evergreen. the Evergreen Healthcare
those who had cared for her. Maggie, who owns a dance studio in
“I was so impressed and inspired Palliative care team members include Gerri Haynes, Redmond, always selects a beneficiary from ticket sales to a spring family as the Executive
when I met with program coordinator Dr. Connie Smith and Bonnie Letinich. Director of the organization’s
Bonnie Letinich and heard her plans charitable foundation. He
for a palliative care program,” Schaake says. The result was a comes to Evergreen after nine
founding gift of $130,000 to help develop the program. years as the Vice President for
AETNA FOUNDATION AWARDS GRANT Advancement at The Museum
PALLIATIVE CARE FROM THE TIME OF DIAGNOSIS FOR PALLIATIVE CARE PROGRAM of Flight in Seattle.
“Patients diagnosed with progressive, life-limiting conditions such
The Aetna Foundation has generously provided a $50,000 grant to Under his leadership, the
as congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,
Museum grew to over 22,000
progressive cancers and other progressive complex disorders can assist in the development of Evergreen’s new Palliative Care
member families with annual
often benefit from palliative care, which may include home case Services. The Aetna Foundation is the independent charitable and
philanthropic income of
management,” Bonnie Letinich explains. Palliative care focuses on
philanthropic arm of Aetna Inc. Founded in 1972, the Foundation $5 million. Friedline also directed the Museum’s capital campaign
enhancing quality of life, relieving pain and symptoms and helping
seeks to help build healthy communities by funding initiatives and to build a new wing, raising $50 million between 2001 and 2005.
people live as comfortably as possible for as long as possible.
promoting volunteerism that enhances the quality of life where He has worked in non-profit management for 28 years.
The role of the palliative care team will be to work with patients,
our employees and customers work and live. In 2005, Aetna and Michael lives in Shoreline with his wife and three children. In his
families and the patient’s professional health care providers to
the Aetna Foundation contributed approximately $19 million spare time, he coaches youth sports, serves in his church and enjoys
evaluate treatment options, identify support systems and assist with
nationally. Additional information about the Aetna Foundation is gardening, reading and photography.
care coordination between disciplines serving the patient.
available at www.aetna.com/foundation.
Letinich stresses that palliative care is not the same as hospice care,
Baylee Carter and Gillian McMichael
which is meant specifically for those approaching the last stage of
life. Palliative care is appropriate for any stage of serious illness,
from diagnosis throughout treatment. If you’d like to learn more about the different ways you
can support the programs and/or services of
SUPPORT EVERGREEN THROUGH YOUR WORKPLACE GIVING CAMPAIGN
Evergreen Healthcare, please contact the Foundation
at 425.899.1900. You can also make a donation online at An easy and convenient way to support Evergreen Healthcare at Evergreen Hospital or Hospice and Home Health Services.
www.evergreenhealthcare.org/foundation. is through your company’s workplace giving program this fall. Most companies will match employee contributions, which will
You can designate your gift to benefit a program or department double the impact of your gift to Evergreen.
P R I M A RY C A R E S E RV I C E S
A Good Fit for Your Health
From checkups to the common cold, from an earache to a serious disease –
your primary care provider is your partner in health throughout your
life. They will help you stay well, treat you when you get sick and refer
you to specialists when the need arises.
The Evergreen Medical Group’s seven neighborhood primary care clinics
offer a range of providers and philosophy options. Our board-certified
family practice physicians can take care of your entire family’s health
care needs – everyone from Mom and Dad to teens, toddlers and even
newborns – in the same convenient location. Parents can even schedule
their own appointments around those of their children.
Evergreen Medical Group sites are accepting new patients and our
providers would welcome the opportunity to establish a relationship
with you or any of your family members and friends. We’d love to hear
from you – just contact a clinic at your earliest convenience.
NEED A PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN? Evergreen Healthcare
The Evergreen Medical Group primary care network has sites located throughout the community for your Board of Commissioners
convenience. For office hours and directions, see our web site at www.evergreenhealthcare.org.
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FAMILY MEDICINE OF REDMOND 8299 161st Ave. NE, #101 • 425.881.8813
SENIOR HEALTH SPECIALISTS 11521 NE 128th Street, #100, Kirkland • 425.899.6800 R. August Kempf,
EVERGREEN’S TWO URGENT CARE locations are open extended hours to handle nonemergency Rex Lindquist, At Large
illnesses and injuries. Patients are seen on a walk-in basis according to severity.
REDMOND URGENT CARE 8301 161st Ave. NE, #105 • 425.883.3333 You may contact the
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