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“ We're all adjusting and creating a new normal.”


									                                                                 Fall 2006

                                 “	We’re	all	adjusting	and		
                                 		creating	a	new	normal.”
                                            Grief & Bereavement Services
                                            helped Kate Fallon and her
                                            children deal with death.


                                                                   M E S SAG E F R O M T H E C E O                                                                                                        LEVY-FUNDED SERVICES                                                                        3

                                                          What is a Public Hospital District?
                                                          Evergreen Healthcare’s commitment to provide services outside the walls
                                                          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
     Bariatric Surgery
  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
      Plastic Surgery
                             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
                                                                                                                                                                           most families.”
                             to pay for buildings and equipment; the rest funds innovative community health programs to meet the                                                                                
                             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                 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
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                                                                               “...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
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                                                                                                                                                             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 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
       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
                               absolutely amazing.”
                                                                                  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
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     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 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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                                                                                                                                                                                   YOU CAN REGISTER ONLINE, OR CALL THE EVERGREEN HEALTHLINE AT 425.899.3000 • MONDAY - FRIDAY, 7:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.
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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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            PARENT-BABY SERIES
     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                                                    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
                                                                                                  HEALTH CHALLENGES
                                                    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
                                                    ESPECIALLY FOR
     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
                                                    OLDER ADULTS
     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.
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                                                                                                                                          Nov. 29, 6:30-8 p.m., free.
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     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
     your questions?
                                                                                                                                                                    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.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Foundation Gets
     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
     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.
                                                                                                                  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
                                                                                                                    Al DeYoung,
CANYON PARK 22010 17th Ave. SE, Suite F • 425.488.4988 DUVALL 14720 Main St. NE, #109 • 425.788.4889                Bothell /Duvall /Woodinville
KENMORE 18208 66th Ave. NE, #200 • 425.485.6561 REDMOND 8301 161st Ave. NE, #308 • 425.882.5020                     Jeanette Greenfield, At Large
SAMMAMISH 22850 NE 8th, #103 • 425.898.0305 WOODINVILLE 17000 140th Ave. NE, #101 • 425.481.6363
                                                                                                                    Rebecca Hirt, Kirkland/Kenmore
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
Hours: M-F 9 a.m.-9 p.m. / S-S 9 a.m.-5 p.m.                                                                        Commissioners by e-mail at
WOODINVILLE URGENT CARE 17000 140th Ave. NE, #101 • 425.488.2273                                          
Hours: M-F 3-8:30 p.m. / S-S 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

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