“ I’m anxious to
get back to my life.”
Evergreen’s team approach
helped Sherilynn Prichard
beat colorectal cancer.
HOSPICE SERVES BOTH
PATIENTS AND FAMILIES
SAVES MOTHER AND BABY
ME S SAG E F R O M T H E C E O CA NCER SERVICES 3
THESE NEW CARE
Your Feedback Makes
THE MEDICAL STAFF
Everybody likes to know when they do well – whether it’s good grades
Andrew Turella, MD
on a report card, compliments on an amazing dinner or a pat on the
back from the boss. We’re no different at Evergreen...but just as
“I just thought,
Emergency Medicine Steve Brown, CEO
importantly, we also like to hear about the things that could be
improved – because that’s how we learn and how we get better.
‘I gotta get through this.’”
Terry Mengert, MD
Patients and visitors to Evergreen can provide feedback through a number of avenues – by phone Sherilynn Prichard never thought she’d learn to ride a
Family Practice or letter, in person or via our Web site. When that feedback points out problems, our Patient
Stephanie Baker, MD
motorcycle. Then again, she never thought she’d battle
Relations staff works with department managers to make improvements.
Stage III colorectal cancer at the age of 37 – and win.
Gastroenterology The community’s input is also extremely valuable in our long-range planning, because what we
think is important might not be what YOU think is important. We regularly conduct telephone With the coordinated care she received from Evergreen’s
Russ Arjal, MD
surveys and focus groups to gauge the community’s feelings about our programs and services. Every cancer program, she’s got a new lease on life.
Hospitalist – Adult three years, we survey the community regarding their health status and health habits. This data
Michelle Gordon, MD helps us pinpoint the area’s biggest health needs so we can design programs to address those needs.
Elizabeth Schultz, MD We also invite community leaders to provide input into our three-year strategic planning process.
Christopher Slatore, MD We are also involving more and more community members on various advisory boards. We call
them “patient-family advisors,” and there are nearly 50 of them currently providing feedback and
Hospitalist – Pediatric insight into Evergreen services. A good example is our Evergreen Neuroscience Institute Patient-
Mikelle Bassett, MD Family Advisory Council. This group – made up of patients, caregivers and Community Advisors – Sherilynn Prichard
meets monthly to discuss how to make the institute’s services as user-friendly as possible for
OB/GYN When she first started having symptoms last fall, Prichard chalked they’re too young or they couldn’t possibly have cancer – much like
patients dealing with stroke, MS, Parkinson’s and other movement disorders. The group is also
Kent Davis, MD up the constant diarrhea and bloody stools to stress – after all, she Sherilynn Prichard did. But he stresses that survival rates dramati-
involved in the final design of the institute’s space in the new DeYoung Pavilion to make sure it is
Susan Eagan, MD had a newborn and was going through a divorce. But after living cally improve the sooner cancer is found and treated.
usable, soothing and easily accessible for our patients.
with the symptoms for eight months, she visited her primary care
Prichard will continue taking an oral dose of chemotherapy for six
Otolaryngology Last – but certainly not least – is our group of dedicated Community Advisors. You can read more physician who recommended a colonoscopy. The diagnosis came
months, and she’ll have regular checkups for two years. If no trace
Lisa Mulligan, MD about their valuable contributions on page 9 and view a list of our current advisors below. In our back as Stage III cancer.
of cancer is found after that, she’ll be in remission.
area, Evergreen is unique in inviting this level of feedback on a regular basis from private citizens.
“I was in shock. I never in a million years would have guessed
Pain Management READY TO MOVE ON
Bottom line – everything we do at Evergreen is all about the community and about the people who cancer,” she remembers. “I didn’t know how to feel. I just thought,
David Hou, MD So much has changed for this mother
look to us to take care of them. That’s a very big deal to us, and thanks to your input and feedback, ‘I gotta get through this.’”
Jason Kim, MD of three since her diagnosis of rectal
we’re able to offer the best health care whenever you or your family should need us.
BEATINg THE ODDS cancer that she sometimes doesn’t
Pediatrics Warmest regards, Fortunately, Prichard was a candidate for presurgical chemotherapy recognize the woman in the mirror.
Robin Graham, MD (also known as neoadjuvant chemotherapy) and radiation treatment. While she’s still dealing with the side
Dr. Timothy Carlos of the Cascade Cancer Center at Evergreen over- effects of her current regimen,
Podiatry Sherilynn Prichard says she’s also
Steven E. Brown, FACHE saw her chemotherapy regimen. “My role was to shrink Sherilynn’s
Ilona Barlem, DPM ready to move on. “I’m able to play
Chief Executive Officer tumor to prepare for surgery,” he explains. She also received
Serge Barlem, DPM with my kids,” she says. “I’m starting
radiation therapy under the supervision of Dr. Michael Hunter.
to feel like a normal person again.” Michael Hunter, MD and
Radiology The six weeks of chemotherapy and radiation were grueling, with Timothy Carlos, MD
David Alexander, MD 2008 COMMUNITY ADVISORS a range of side effects that forced her to stop working. But the Yet her cancer has left a lasting
Edwards Lee, MD treatment worked. During the operation to remove the portion of impression. “I’m anxious to get back to my life,” she says. “But I
Bothell David Anderson • Sherry Anderson • Evelyn Gaylord • Christine Griffiths • Steve Holland rectum that contained the cancer, surgeon Harry Kahn found no have a different outlook now. Maybe I got cancer so I could help
Brandon Liu, MD
• Barbara Horn • Larry Peeler • Virgil Snyder Duvall Robin Akkerman Kenmore Linda trace of malignancy. Prichard had beaten the odds. “I was told that others with cancer down the road. I’m doing things I always
Holman • Shirley Lam Kirkland Don Bartleson • Irina Bolotin • Don Duncan • Eunice Hostetter • only 5 percent of people in my situation see the results that I did,” wanted to do, like learning to ride a motorcycle. I could have lost
Kathy Iverson • Shelley Kloba • Charles Morgan • Arthur Mussman • Christopher Nokes • Teddy she exclaims. “That means I beat 95 percent of the population!” my life, so now it’s time to live.”
Overleese • Nancy Remak • Patty Tucker Redmond Connie Adams • Chuck Brockway • Shirley
Ferguson • Carol Garing • Tim McLaughlin • Judith Simpson • Lee Steventon • Carla Ruiz • “It wasn’t an easy course of treatment,” Dr. Carlos says, “but it Visit the Evergreen Web site at www.evergreenhealthcare.org/
Sheryl Wilkins Sammamish Emily Hutchison • Lynanne Lewis Woodinville Lori Dey • turned out so well for her.” He notes that many people, with screen/colorectal for the American Cancer Society’s screening
Steve Engstrom • Karen Holt similar symptoms, may ignore them or brush them off by thinking guidelines for colorectal cancer.
4 O RT H O P E D I C S E RV I C E S H OSPICE SERVICES 5
“I was fighting through the pain – “It’s like helping
trying to be a tough guy.” a family member.”
Weight lifting has always been a passion for Lynnwood “There’s just no way we could have gone through this
resident Curtis Doyle. But three years ago, while – emotionally, physically, medically – without the sup-
attempting an aggressive squat with weights, he was port of Evergreen Hospice. They made it possible for
overcome with pain in his right hip. Cynthia to remain at home.”
Curtis Doyle Eileen Hebert with a
photo of her sister,
“I was very active and never had any problems before,” Doyle, cartilage and shaved down the excess bone. “These procedures used Eileen Hebert is talking about the people workers, trained volunteers to help with chores or
then 42, says. “I heard a ‘pop’ and knew I had done something to be done by dislocating the hip to complete the surgical work and she describes as “angels on earth” – the read to patients, bereavement services. We provide Cynthia McCrary
right away.” relocating it,” he says. “There’s no question today’s procedure, men and women of Evergreen Hospice who the medical equipment and work with physicians
done adequately, is significantly less traumatic to the joint.” helped her beloved sister, Cynthia McCrary, and pharmacists on medications.”
Doyle walked out of the gym that day, “but I was fighting through the
and their family, after a devastating
pain – trying to be a tough guy,” he remembers. “When Dr. Angelo Less trauma means less pain and less recovery time, benefits that To experience the full benefit of hospice care, Evergreen Hospice
diagnosis of terminal melanoma, the
had me rank my pain on a scale of one to 10, I was a nine.” Doyle experienced. “After the surgery, Dr. Angelo asked me how I suggests families contact them as early as possible. Spangler points
deadliest form of skin cancer.
felt. I told him I didn’t feel anything,” he recalls. “I wasn’t trying to out that many families struggle on their own before getting hospice
be tough – there was just no pain. I had zero pain!” McCrary was just 48 years old when she involved. “I think it’s comforting for people to have somebody
Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Angelo wasn’t surprised. “Instead died at her home last September – a single come in and take over,” she says. “They can just enjoy their family
of having the ball of the thigh bone fit smoothly into the hip cup, PAIN-FREE AND ACTIVE
Sarah Spangler, RN mother with two young-adult daughters. member and not have to worry about all the other stuff.”
Curtis had an overgrowth of bone leading to impingement of the A mechanical engineer, Curtis Doyle was back on the job the next Hospice nurse Sarah Spangler met the
ball and socket,” he explains. “This led to day and eager to resume his active lifestyle. “I was on crutches for “No matter what the problem was, or what the challenge was, or
McCrary family as they were just beginning their journey, a time
the gradual tearing of the labrum, a ring nine days and then did six weeks of physical therapy,” he says. what the question was, they were there,” Hebert recalls. “It made
that can be overwhelming. “The patient and the family must first
of protective cartilage that provides a rim Today, with Dr. Angelo’s approval, Doyle runs two-and-a-half miles all the difference in the quality of Cynthia’s life, and it gave her a
take in such a terrible diagnosis, and then figure out what to do,”
around the cup, which distributes force and and does a total weight workout every day. He also swims. great deal of peace knowing she was supported by these angels all
she explains. “Most people have no idea what to expect as they
‘cushions’ the joint.” the way along her journey. They were simply wonderful.”
“I tell patients who’ve had this surgery to not regularly pursue a help someone they love die with dignity at home.”
The bone overgrowth problem is called a high-impact sport,” Dr. Angelo cautions. “Be user-friendly. Play soccer “PART OF OUR FAMILY”
Spangler is part of a home hospice care team that has special
femoro-acetabular impingement, and it was or softball on grass fields. If running is really a passion, cross-train expertise in managing the physical, emotional and spiritual needs Hospice help is available by phone 24/7, and in person as often as
a preexisting condition that might not have with cycling, swimming – something without the impact load on of terminally ill patients and their families. The team has one goal – necessary. Spangler visited Cynthia McCrary once a week in the
caused Doyle problems for years. But the the hip.” to bring comfort to those facing a life-limiting illness while beginning, then daily toward the end. “You get so close to them; it’s
deep squat immediately crushed and tore supporting their loved ones preparing to say goodbye. like helping a family member,” she says.
That commonsense approach has paid off for Doyle, who remains
Richard Angelo, MD the labrum and caused intense pain,
pain-free and as active as ever. “By six months after surgery, I was Eileen Hebert agrees. “We consider the hospice people to be part of
necessitating surgery. A LEARNINg ExPERIENCE
able to do everything I could do in high school!” our family now,” she says. “I want to help get the word out about
“The act of dying is a learning experience for families,” Spangler
Dr. Angelo employed a now-standard minimally invasive technique what hospice is and how it works, so hopefully other families will
For more information or a referral to an Evergreen-affiliated notes. It’s something that Eileen Hebert quickly recognized. “I didn’t
to repair Doyle’s hip, creating four quarter-inch incisions in the make the choice that will allow their loved ones to stay at home.”
orthopedic surgeon, call the Evergreen Healthline at 425.899.3000 even know what we were going to need,” she says.
front side of the hip, through which he removed the damaged
or visit our Web site at www.evergreenhealthcare.org. For more information about Evergreen Hospice services, please
That’s where Evergreen Hospice comes in. “Hospice provides just
visit our Web site at www.evergreenhealthcare.org.
about everything,” Spangler explains. “We have bath aides, social
6 C A R D I AC S E RV I C E S WOMEN’S A ND CH IL D REN’S SERVICES 7
“You really have to “All of us were involved
help this man.” to keep them safe.”
What would prompt a prominent Chilean cattle Sometimes it takes an entire hospital to save a mother
rancher to travel more than 7,000 miles to seek medi- and her baby. In Kelly McClure’s case, it took
cal treatment? For Eduardo Engler, it was the search to Evergreen specialists from maternal-fetal medicine,
find a cure for atrial fibrillation – a debilitating heart oncology, endocrinology, hematology and cardiology
condition that was about to ground him. to solve her medical mystery.
Eduardo Engler Kelly McClure
with husband Josh
Atrial fibrillation is a heart rhythm disturbance caused by abnormal He had the procedure in 2005 and remained in the Kirkland area for At 33 weeks into her pregnancy, McClure’s were intertwined. Every time the baby would move
electrical signals in the heart. The heart races; if not treated, it can follow-up care from Dr. Rodrigues’ experienced staff, lead by nurse blood pressure began shooting between and press on the tumor, the resulting adrenaline rush and daughters
lead to stroke. Engler is passionate about flying, and the condition practitioner Mary Hall. “Proper monitoring is critical to the optimal extreme highs and lows. She was carefully would send McClure’s heart rate racing. But there Kylie and Ashtyn
was threatening the renewal of his pilot’s license. short- and long-term success of the procedure,” Dr. Rodrigues stresses. monitored, then admitted to the Critical was one piece of good luck. Instead of being in the
“There can be issues afterward, and we need to be there to adjust Care Unit at Evergreen Hospital at 35 weeks normal vertical position in the uterus, McClure’s baby was lying
Engler’s episodes began in his mid-50s. He tried all kinds of medica-
medications and offer reassurance – and often hold their hands.” with an initial diagnosis of preeclampsia – in a horizontal, or transverse, position. “That saved their lives,”
tions, but nothing seemed to help and the episodes grew more
a potentially life-threatening condition that Dr. Kline says, “because it reduced the amount of contact the baby
frequent. So Engler’s in-laws began researching possible surgical Once Engler returned home to his ranch in Osorno, Chile, Dr.
causes high blood pressure. But that didn’t had with the tumor.”
options in the Los Angeles area, where they lived. They also checked Rodrigues remained in touch with him and his Chilean physicians
explain the fluctuation between high and
with national leaders such as the Mayo Clinic and Johns Hopkins. via e-mail, continuing to guide his aftercare. Engler experienced no To prepare her for surgery, McClure was put on medication to block
low blood pressure.
They found that one surgeon’s name kept coming up – Dr. Derek further episodes, and he returned to the cockpit. the receptors to the hormone secreted by the tumor. She was observed
Carolyn Kline, MD
Rodrigues of Eastside Cardiology Associates in Kirkland, Washington. Dr. Carolyn Kline, a maternal-fetal medicine by a team of specialists who monitored her pregnancy, her blood
Dr. Rodrigues has now performed well over 100 left atrial ablations.
specialist, was part of the team that found the answer – two tumors pressure fluctuations and her cancer, and she received 24-hour
PIONEERINg TREATMENT His program is one of the most experienced in the state and shows
– a cancerous one in McClure’s intestinal tract, and a rare and very nursing care. At 37 weeks, she was finally ready for a very delicate
So Engler flew 7,000 miles to meet with Dr. Rodrigues, who, along long- term success with atrial fibrillation patients. He routinely sees
dangerous one called a pheochromocytoma (pheo), which was C-section using a full abdominal incision. Dr. Kline and surgeon
with his Sound Heart colleague Dr. Alan Heywood, had been patients from around the state.
sitting directly on top of McClure’s uterus. Michael Towbin cradled the uterus during delivery so it wouldn’t
perfecting a surgical treatment for atrial fibrillation. It involves touch the tumor. After obstetrician Theresa Tsang delivered the baby,
“I’M jUST HUMBLED.”
threading a catheter through the blood vessels in the leg up to the LIFE-AND-DEATH SITUATION
In spring 2008, Eduardo Engler returned to Kirkland – this time to Dr. Towbin took over and removed both tumors.
heart. Then Dr. Rodrigues ablates, or The cancerous tumor would have to be dealt with, but it was the pheo
thank Dr. Rodrigues personally for the surgical expertise that gave
knocks out, the areas of the heart where tumor causing McClure’s immediate health crisis. “When pushed “SHE WAS PERFECTLY HEALTHY.”
him back his active lifestyle. “It changed my life,” the now 62-year-
the abnormal electrical signals are coming upon, the pheo tumor secretes a powerful hormone that acts like Remarkably, baby Ashtyn was unharmed throughout the grueling
old Engler told him with a grateful smile.
from. The procedure is performed at our adrenaline on the body, causing the spikes in blood pressure,” ordeal. “She was perfectly healthy,” Kelly McClure remembers.
Sound Heart partner hospital, Overlake How did that make Dr. Rodrigues feel? “I’m just humbled,” he said, Dr. Kline explains. “She was never affected by anything – she was a trooper.”
Hospital Medical Center. “It’s a challenging and then recalled the first time they met. “I thought, ‘my goodness…
“In cases of preeclampsia, the right thing to do is deliver the baby “The baby did unbelievably well,” Dr. Kline agrees, “and Kelly did
procedure to do well, and not without risk,” you really have to help this man because he’s come all this way. We
early to relieve the high blood pressure,” Dr. Kline continues. “Had beautifully. Things could easily have gone badly, but it was a real team
he cautions, “but it can be life-changing for are going to find a solution for him.’”
we not diagnosed the pheo tumor, the pressure of a normal C-section effort across many hospital departments. All of us were involved to
those active individuals who simply don’t
For more information on Sound Heart – the cardiac collaboration on the tumor would have triggered a massive release of the hormone keep them safe around the clock, and it probably saved their lives.”
want to live at a subpar level.” That’s exactly
between Evergreen and Overlake hospitals – please call that likely would have killed Kelly.”
what Eduardo Engler was looking for. For more information on Women’s and Children’s Services at
Derek Rodrigues, MD 425.899.3000.
While the tumor had nothing to do with her pregnancy, the two Evergreen, visit our Web site at www.evergreenhealthcare.org.
8 NEUROSCIENCES YOUR EVERGREEN L EVY D OL L A RS AT WORK 9
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. In this
continuing series, we highlight some of the programs made possible by your levy support.
“It was like sleeping Community Advisors Help
with Darth Vader!” Evergreen Shape Its Future
Rick Thomas was first diagnosed with obstructive How do a banker, a community volunteer and an executive
assistant help determine the health care services offered by
sleep apnea (OSA) 15 years ago. He would stop Evergreen Healthcare? As members of Evergreen’s Community
breathing while he slept, causing him to wake up Advisor program, they provide input on health care issues to
Evergreen and its publicly elected Board of Commissioners.
frequently during the night – leaving him dead tired
The advisors attend monthly educational sessions where they
during the day.
learn about health care issues facing the community and about
Evergreen programs and services to address those issues.
Advisors are also involved in various committees and task
forces. Banker Chuck Brockway was one of three advisors who
served on Evergreen’s strategic-plan steering committee along
with Evergreen administration and medical staff leadership. Community Advisors Eunice Hostetter, Christine Griffiths and Chuck Brockway
Rick Thomas “The highlight for me was the planning retreat, and seeing our
months of hard work come together to form the 2009-2011 plan,” Brockway says. “That
Thomas was treated with a machine called CPAP – for Continuous OSA is one of the most prevalent forms of sleep disorders. Patients included tough decisions about which services to fund.”
Positive Airway Pressure. A mask over his nose forced air through come to the center for a consultation that includes a comprehensive Recruiting New Members
Community volunteer and breast cancer survivor Eunice Hostetter is serving on the oncology
his nasal passages and into his throat, holding his throat open so medical history and a review of their symptoms. Based on that, Each fall, Evergreen recruits new members
advisory board, where she is able to give input regarding Evergreen’s cancer services. “I was
that he could breathe normally and sleep through the night. a patient may be recommended for an overnight diagnostic for the Community Advisor program.
able to be a voice for more lymphedema services to meet patient demand,” she explains,
sleep study. Advisors serve three-year terms, and they
The CPAP worked, but it had its downside. “and Evergreen responded by expanding staffing to meet the community’s needs.”
“The mask was uncomfortable to wear and That was the case for Rick Thomas, and his sleep study confirmed must live in the Evergreen district, which
Christine Griffiths, an executive assistant, decided to become an advisor after completing
the machine was quite noisy,” he shares. severe sleep apnea. Dr. Su prescribed a new-generation CPAP encompasses Bothell, Duvall, Kenmore,
her cancer treatment at Evergreen. She is currently serving on the patient advisory board
“My wife said it was like sleeping with machine that was a vast improvement over the model Thomas had Kirkland, Redmond, Woodinville, part of
for the Evergreen Neuroscience Institute. “We meet monthly to discuss plans for the
Darth Vader!” Another drawback was the used the first time. “The manufacturers of CPAP machines are Sammamish and portions of unincorpo-
institute’s facility that’s being built in the new DeYoung Pavilion,” she says. “We’re making
CPAP’s lack of portability. “We are part of making good strides in getting the masks more comfortable,” Dr. Su rated northeast King County. Applications
sure the new building will best accommodate patients dealing with Parkinson’s and MS.”
a group that does medieval reenactments, notes. “The devices themselves are also much smaller and much are available online at www.evergreen-
which is basically 15th-century camping. quieter.” Thomas is also using a more comfortable nasal pillow Community Advisors are also ambassadors, representing Evergreen at community events healthcare.org or by calling 425.899.2664.
We’d be camping two or three days a week, instead of the face mask. as well as getting feedback about Evergreen from their friends, neighbors and colleagues. Applications are being accepted through
as often as 30 weeks a year, and I’d have to This feedback is shared at the monthly meetings with Evergreen administrators and the Oct. 17.
Henry Su, MD “LIKE NIgHT AND DAY” Board of Commissioners. “We write everything down and follow up, and then get the
struggle without the CPAP.”
Perhaps best of all for Rick Thomas, the new-generation CPAP answer back to the particular advisor so they can close the loop,” explains Evergreen CEO
Thomas eventually gave up on the CPAP, and found his concentra- machines can be used with battery packs – perfect for the camping Steve Brown. “The advisors take their job very seriously…as do we. I’m just so delighted
tion and energy level lapsing due to poor sleep. He had to stand up trips that are such a big part of his life. “It’s been a remarkable ABOUT THE EVERgREEN LEVY
that we have them. See page 2 for a list of the Community Advisors.
in meetings just to stay awake. He worried about dozing off while change – like night and day,” he enthuses. “My energy level is so Roughly $14.1 million of Evergreen
driving. He knew he needed to do something, so this past April, he much better, I’m staying way more focused, and I’m even getting a Healthcare’s 2008 budget is funded
came to the Evergreen Sleep Disorders Center looking for help. good night’s sleep when I’m camping!” by regular levy money paid to King
Did you know?
“AS DANgEROUS AS DRIVINg DRUNK” Evergreen’s Sleep Disorders Center, which opened in 2003, is County Public Hospital District No. 2.
Healthline is a free community service of Evergreen Healthcare.
“Studies show that driving when you’re sleepy can be as dangerous accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), Some of this money is used to pay for
We’re available 24/7 to help you:
as driving drunk,” says Dr. Henry Su, the medical director of meaning it has met or exceeded the AASM’s standards for care. buildings and equipment; the rest
• Find a physician
Evergreen’s Sleep Disorders Center. “In addition, recent studies funds innovative community health
For more information on the Sleep Disorders Center, please call • Register for health education classes
have shown that OSA is associated with high blood pressure, heart • Talk to a nurse about a health concern programs to meet the diverse needs
425.899.4280 or visit our Web site at www.evergreenhealthcare.org.
disease and stroke.” of the area we serve. The taxation rate
Call the Healthline at 425.899.3000 for 2008 is $.27 per thousand, or $81
for a $300,000 home.
10 W ELL N E S S I N T H E C O MMU N I T Y UPDATES F ROM EVERGREEN H EA LTH CA RE 11
We’re all familiar with the old adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
While Evergreen Healthcare is here to take care of your disease treatment needs, we believe it’s preferable to Considering Spine Surgery?
prevent disease whenever possible, or to catch it at its earliest, most treatable stages. Is neck, arm, back or leg pain keeping
In this continuing series, we’re providing prevention tips and disease screening information that you can use to stay healthy. you from living an active life? Spine
surgery might be the answer to regaining
your mobility and reducing your pain.
Evergreen Hospital’s neurologic and
Influenza OTHER TIPS TO LESSEN YOUR RISK
Avoid close contact.
orthopedic spine surgeons are at the
forefront of advanced spinal surgery
Stay away from crowds during flu season. Avoid close contact with
techniques, including minimally invasive
It’s never too early to start people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from
surgery, artificial disc replacement and
thinking about the upcoming flu others to protect them from getting sick, too.
motion preservation. Under appropriate
season and how to best protect
Clean your hands. circumstances, spinal surgery may be a viable option for people
yourself and your family. There’s
Washing your hands often will help protect you from viruses and who are tired of the pain and limitations caused by injury, arthritis
not a whole lot that medicine can
bacteria. Use an alcohol-based gel if you don’t have access to water. or just wear and tear on their spine. DeYoung Pavilion Update
do to treat the flu once you have
it, but there are several things you Clean shared surfaces frequently. Join our surgeons for a free seminar on spine surgery options, and Construction continues on the five-story DeYoung Pavilion, which will be home to
can do to lower your chances of Viruses can live on surfaces such as phones and keyboards for learn about Evergreen’s comprehensive spine program that guides the Evergreen Neuroscience Institute, medical offices, underground parking and a
getting the flu in the first place. several hours. you from pre-op preparation through surgery, recovery and Sound Transit hub. The building is scheduled to open in Spring 2009.
physical therapy. Please call 425.899.3000 to reserve your seat.
“The single best way to prevent Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
the flu is to get vaccinated each This prevents germs from entering your body.
fall,” explains Dr. Francis Riedo,
Evergreen’s medical director for
Cover your mouth and nose.
Thursday, October 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Evergreen Hospital Are You Prepared
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or Emergency
infectious disease. “In general,
anyone who wants to reduce their
sneezing. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your
Refreshments will be served
For a Disaster? Readiness Fair
elbow. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.
chances of getting the flu should Disaster can strike suddenly and leave us Saturday, Nov. 1
Francis Riedo, MD
get vaccinated, but it is highly
recommended that those who are at high risk of having serious flu
Eat a nutritious diet.
A well-nourished immune system is better able to fight off infections.
CarePages Help Patients without power for days. Whether it’s an 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
earthquake, a ferocious storm or a
complications get an annual vaccination.” Those groups include:
Stay active. Stay Connected manmade disaster, we need to be ready to Free
• All children 6 months to 18 years of age Regular exercise boosts the immune system. People who exercise survive on our own for up to several days.
We know that emotional support from family and friends is impor-
• All children 6 months to 8 years of age (who should receive two may still catch a virus, but they often have less-severe symptoms Evergreen’s Emergency Readiness Fair will provide all the information
tant to a patient’s healing and well-being. That’s why Evergreen
doses of vaccine if they have not been previously immunized) and may recover more quickly. you need to prepare and protect your family during an emergency.
employees and physicians have donated the funds to make
• Persons 2 to 64 years of age with chronic medical conditions such You can even purchase disaster kits and learn how to prepare your
SYMPTOMS CarePages available to our patients.
as heart or lung disease, kidney disease or diabetes, or who are pet for a disaster.
Primary symptoms of influenza are fever, fatigue, aches and pains,
on long-term aspirin therapy CarePages are private, personalized Web pages that allow patients
chills and cough. The flu is usually at its worst for three to four Bring your family, friends and neighbors, and be better prepared for
• Persons 65 years of age or older to share updates with family and friends, receive messages of
days, though recovery can take seven to 10 days. the next emergency.
• Residents of long-term care facilities encouragement and support, read stories and tips, and meet others
• All pregnant women (at any stage of pregnancy) If you get the flu, stay home! You are still contagious, and you’ll in similar situations. The pages are easy to build – and they’re free!
• Health care personnel who provide direct patient care
• Household contacts and out-of-home caregivers of children less
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Evergreen Facilities To Go
See a doctor if you develop any of the symptoms listed below, as it
than 6 months of age
Your primary care provider will begin offering the flu vaccine this
may be a sign that the influenza has developed into something more
FAMILY HEALTH AWARENESS DAY
Tobacco-Free on Nov. 20
serious, such as pneumonia.
fall. It should be received by the end of November in order to allow For years, Evergreen has provided a tobacco-free campus except for
Saturday, Nov. 1 • 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. • Free
the antibody to develop before the start of flu season. • Difficulty breathing designated, outside smoking areas. We’re now pleased to announce
• Persistent fever that effective Nov. 20, all Evergreen facilities will be totally tobacco
• Vomiting or inability to keep fluids down This hands-on event will help families take charge of their health free. There will be no smoking on the grounds or outside any of our
• Painful swallowing through healthy lifestyle choices. Attend free “mini” health classes primary care clinics. There will be no smoking in cars on campus or
• Persistent coughing and demonstrations, visit the health and resource fair, and in our parking garages. Smokers will need to utilize the public
DO YOU NEED A PHYSICIAN REFERRAL? • Persistent congestion and headache participate in CPR Saturday. sidewalks that ring the campus.
The road to wellness begins with regular medical checkups. The Activities will include cholesterol and glucose screenings ($5 charge), We feel that as the leading provider of health care services in our
Evergreen Healthline’s free physician referral service can help nutrition education, activity booths for the kids, immunization
community, we have a responsibility to provide a healthy environ-
you connect with a primary care provider in your neighborhood. information and much, much more!
ment for patients, visitors and employees.
Call 425.899.3000 and press “1.” Registration is required for CPR Saturday and the screenings.
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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 FOR WEIGHT LOSS
Forums and LIVING WELL WITH DIABETES
online at www.evergreenhealthcare.org/classes. You may also call MasterCard are accepted. Refunds and rescheduling will only be Information on healthy meal
the Evergreen 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 Discover the many ways that Learn about Chinese medicine, Resource Fairs choices, heart disease, managing
hypnosis can encourage healthy herbs and acupuncture and what your diabetes, and how you can
know if you need special accommodations to participate. behaviors that lead to weight loss. to expect when you visit a doctor receive the most benefit from your
Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 19, of Chinese medicine. Sept. 29, 7- DEFINING YOUR CANCER health care team. Nov. 6, 6:30-
Dec. 10, 7-9 p.m., $10, plus $15 8:30 p.m., $10. SURVIVORSHIP 9 p.m., free.
materials fee to instructor. Our annual Cancer Survivors Day
PARENTINg & PARENTING SKILLS TO INFANT AND CHILD CPR ADVANCED CARDIAC explores essential guidelines for
RELATIONSHIPS DEVELOP RESPONSIBLE Learn to prevent accidental injuries LIFE SUPPORT eNDINg INSOMNIA: A DRug- survivorship, such as finding FAMILY HEALTH
CHILDREN and deaths, plus CPR, choking For health care providers with WeIghT-lOSS SuRgeRY: FREE SOLUTION FOR SLEEP meaning in your life after cancer, AWARENESS DAY
In this class based on her book management and household safety advanced life-support responsibili- IS IT RIGHT FOR YOU? Learn the latest techniques, includ- detecting recurrence, understand- This hands-on event will help
Mentor Manager, Mentor Parent, information. Participants receive a ties. Two-part class begins Oct. 16, Experts from the Evergreen ing self-hypnosis, to fall asleep fast ing the role of genetics, and making families take charge of their health
Improve your family relationships
Dr. Cecile Culp Mielenz will help CPR card valid for two years. Dec. 11, 4-10 p.m., $235; includes Bariatric Center will discuss surgi- and sleep deeply and restfully all small changes for a healthy life. by discovering tips for making
by discovering the unresolved
you discover how to develop Oct. 11, Nov. 8, Dec. 13, 9 a.m.- textbook. Recertification students cal options, postoperative follow- night long. Oct. 1, 7-9 p.m., Survivors, families and friends are healthy lifestyle choices. Attend
issues that might be blocking the
responsibility in your children. 12:30 p.m., or Oct. 16, Nov. 20, only need to take second day up, lifestyle changes, financial $10, plus $15 materials fee to welcome. Lunch and refreshments free mini-health classes and dem-
flow of love, understanding and
Sharpen your mentoring skills and Dec. 18, 6-9:30 p.m., $40. of class. information and nutrition support. instructor. are included. Sept. 20, 8 a.m.- onstrations, visit the health and
communication. One-day class
gain insight into how your parent- Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12, Dec. 10, 4 p.m., free. resource fair and participate
begins Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Nov. 22,
ing style predicts your children’s COMMUNITY CPR 6-8:30 p.m., free. FREEDOM FROM ANXIETY: in CPR Saturday. Activities will
Dec. 13, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., $50. PEDIATRIC ADVANCED
behavior. Oct. 14, 7-9 p.m., FINDING DEEP PEACE include cholesterol and glucose
Comprehensive course that covers LIFE SUPPORT HEALTHIER HEART FAILURE
$25. Book available for purchase screenings ($5 charge), nutrition
PEARLS OF WISDOM adult, child and infant CPR. For health care providers with STRESS AND YOUR Learn how to transform your Enjoy a heart-healthy lunch and
at class. education, activity booths for the
Participants receive a CPR card pediatric advanced life-support WAISTLINE worries and anxieties, finding and get updates on heart failure,
A discussion of physical and kids, immunization information
valid for two years. Oct. 11, 25, responsibilities. Two-part class Discover how stress affects your connecting to your own center of healthy nutrition and the effects of and much, much more!
emotional changes brought on by
MANAGING DEPRESSION Nov. 8, 29, Dec. 27, 9 a.m.- begins Nov. 13, 4-10 p.m., $235; eating pattern and choices. Oct. peace, clarity, creativity and joy. humor and attitude on the heart.
puberty. Learn how to open com- Registration is required for CPR
THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS 12 p.m., $40. includes textbook. Recertification 23, 7-8:30 p.m., $10. Dec. 3, 7-9 p.m., $10. Oct. 7, 12-2:30 p.m., $5.
munication lines, build self-esteem Saturday and the screenings. Nov.
and celebrate the rites of passage. Explore the complex causes, symp- students only need to take second 1, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., free.
For girls ages 10 to 12 and their toms and dynamics of depression; COMMUNITY FIRST AID day of class. EATING ON THE RUN POETRY AND HEALING
mothers. Oct. 6, 7-9 p.m., $10. learn skills and attitudes that can
For individuals who already hold a Do you know how to make the Discover healing in the poetry of
provide relief during the holidays.
current adult CPR card and need WELLNESS healthiest food choices at fast food others and in the process of being
Dec. 10, 7-9 p.m., free.
FOUNDATIONS: TOOLS FOR first aid only. Participants receive a restaurants? Participants learn a poet in your own life. Enjoy YOGA FOR WOMEN OF BEGINNING YOGA
RAISING A SUCCESSFUL first aid card valid for two years. STRENGTH CONDITIONING practical tips and strategies to guided meditation, writing oppor- SUBSTANCE
EMERgENCY & SAFETY Oct. 11, 25, Nov. 8, 29, Dec. 27, make nutrition work regardless tunities and sharing a poem that Learn to increase flexibility, gain
CHILD IN A “ME” WORLD
1-5 p.m., $40. Resistance training improves your of a hectic lifestyle. Sept. 25, 7- reflects your experience and These classes are designed for strength and relax with the yoga
Explore five key foundational EDUCATION
strength and aids with healthier 8:30 p.m., $10. inspires healing for you. Dec. 8, 7- women of size who want to relax techniques of breath, body align-
basics that will enhance your bones and joints, weight loss and and improve balance, flexibility ment and self-awareness. The pace
child’s success and teach them to COMMUNITY CPR & FIRST AID 8:30 p.m., $10.
SelF-DeFeNSe FOR KIDS increased energy. Learn strength- and fitness through gentle mindful of this class is slow and gentle.
make the right choices. You’ll also Comprehensive course that covers training basics you can do at home WELLNESS SCREENING movement and breath awareness. Six-week sessions begin Sept. 16,
An interactive workshop that
gain strategies to increase respect adult, child and infant CPR, barrier that are appropriate for all fitness Includes fasting full-panel choles- THE SANDWICH GENERATION: Each class welcomes beginning Oct. 28, 5:30-6:45 p.m., $65.
teaches safety and self-defense
and compassion and cultivate a devices, accident prevention and levels. Oct. 20, 7-9 p.m., $10. terol test, glucose, blood pressure COPING WITH CAREGIVING and returning students. Sept. 15,
techniques. For kids ages 8 to 12.
positive relationship with your basic first aid. Participants receive and metabolic syndrome screening, Are you sandwiched between your 24, Oct. 22, Nov. 17, Dec. 1,
Nov. 22, 9-11 a.m., $10. STRESS REDUCTION YOGA
child. Oct. 8, 6-9 p.m., $30. a CPR and first aid card valid for and Framingham Risk Assessment. aging parents and your children? 7-8:15 p.m., $10.
SMOKENDERS: STOP Move with the flow of yoga,
two years. Oct. 11, 25, Nov. 8, 29, SMOKING Results will be given before you go Learn to develop techniques and
PERSONAL SAFETY breath and awareness to decrease
DEALING WITH ANGER Dec. 27, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $75. home. For an appointment, please build skills that make caregiving MOVING WITH THE FLOW
Could you defend yourself if Learn step-by-step techniques that call 425.899.2660. $30. more effective and less stressful. stress, increase relaxation and
Discover more effective ways to can help you break the habit. Free Yoga movement and awareness develop a mindful connection to
needed? Learn simple techniques Explore coping mechanisms, how
express your feelings and make CPR FOR HEALTH CARE introductory meeting Sept. 22, practices partner with your body your body and spirit. Six-week
that will help you to protect to take care of yourself, and local
your response a choice rather than PROVIDERS 7-8 p.m. INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE and emotions to reduce the pain sessions begin Sept. 18, Oct. 30,
yourself and ensure your personal resources that are available to
a reaction. Two-part class begins For health care providers; includes and suffering that can accompany 5:30-6:45 p.m., $65.
safety. Nov. 10, 7-9 p.m., $10. What is it? Why is it so popular? assist you in this juggling act.
Nov. 5, 7-9 p.m., $20. CPR, airway obstruction, barrier health and emotional challenges.
HYPNOSIS FOR SMOKING Learn how you can benefit from Oct. 2, 7-9 p.m., free.
devices and use of an Automated integrative medicine and support Four-week series begins Oct. 16,
BABYSITTING BASICS CESSATION MEDITATION RETREAT
PARENTING WITH LOVE & External Defibrillator (AED). healthy choices for body-mind- 7-8:15 p.m., $45.
LOGIC: TIPS & TOOLS Teens ages 11 to 16 learn how to Participants receive a health care Learn how hypnosis can make the spiritual well-being. Sept. 22, MOVEMENT & MEDITATION Enjoy a day of relaxation and
handle emergencies and care for provider CPR card valid for two transition from smoker to non- 7-8:30 p.m., $10. renewal in a peaceful local setting
A wonderful refresher class or an YOGA FOR EVERYONE
infants and children. Includes years. Oct. 18, Nov. 15, Dec. 6, smoker more comfortable and as we share and support each other
introduction for those who are MOVING WELL WITH
infant/child CPR basics. No CPR 9 a.m.-12 p.m., or Oct. 14, 23, natural, with fewer side effects. Unite mind, body and spirit as with meditation, gentle movement,
new to the Love and Logic tech- ASK AND TELL CHINESE MEDICINE
card issued. Oct. 4, 18, Nov. 1, 15, Nov. 11, Dec. 11, 6-9:30 p.m., $60. Oct. 29, Nov. 5, 7-9 p.m. $10, plus you explore yoga postures and silence, learning and discovery.
niques. For parents of toddlers
Dec. 6, 20, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $40. $15 $15 fee to instructor for materials. Learn how to collaborate with Learn how to use Chinese medi- breathing practices to deepen your Beginners and returning meditation
through adolescents. Oct. 21, 7-9
discount for Infant /Child CPR your health care team to incorpo- cine’s seasonal focus to improve awareness and improve your health. students are welcome. Sept. 20,
p.m., $25. Workbook is available
class if enrolled in babysitting class. rate the benefits of integrative your health, concentration and Six-week sessions begin Sept. 16, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., $55. Bring a sack
for purchase at class for $12.
medicine on your wellness journey. flexibility with gentle movement Oct. 28, 7-8:15 p.m., $65. lunch.
Nov. 20, 7-8:30 p.m., $10. and meditation. Oct. 6, 7-8:30 p.m.,
O c to b e r N ov e m b e r December $10.
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26 27 28 29 30 31 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 28 29 30 31 ADDITIONAL CLASS INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT WWW.EVERgREENHEALTHCARE.ORg/CLASSES
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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MINDFULNESS PRACTICE CHOLESTEROL AND WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW YOGA DURING PREGNANCY CAR SEAT INSPECTION CLINIC
AND SUPPORT GROUP DIABETES SCREENING ABOUT STROKE Learn deep relaxation for comfort Have your child’s care seat checked
Strengthen your formal and infor-
mal meditation practice in a group
Screening will include fasting full-
panel cholesterol test and glucose
Find out about preventable risk
factors and steps you can take to
Pondering in pregnancy, childbirth and
beyond. Six-week series, $90.
for proper installation by a Certified
Child Passenger Safety Technician.
context. The heart of each session
is meditation practice; sharing
screening. Results will be given
before you go home. You must
prevent strokes. Learn stroke signs
and symptoms along with crucial
CANCER LIFELINE AT
Parenthood Classes available at Evergreen or
in Redmond. Call 425.899.3000
Advance registration is required.
Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., free.
and discussion contribute to register for time slot. Nov. 20, first response to these signs. for schedule or visit our Web site
the healing focus. Two-week 12:30-2:30 p.m., free. Oct. 15, 6:30-8 p.m., free. Evergreen and Cancer Lifeline are Planning for a pregnancy? at www.evergreenhealthcare.org.
CLASSES FOR THE
sessions begin Sept. 25, Nov. 3, partnering to offer comprehensive Learn all that Evergreen has
7-8:30 p.m., $25. ENTIRE FAMILY
SEASONAL AFFECTIVE HEADACHE MANAGEMENT classes and support groups for to offer, including choices for BABY CARE
DISORDER An informative discussion about
cancer patients and their families. prenatal care and our numer- DADS ONLY
ESPECIALLY FOR WOMEN Discover why the lack of sunlight the causes, diagnosis, management Ongoing support groups for cancer
ous programs for follow-up A DAY ABOUT BABY Expectant fathers meet with a
can cause some to experience and treatments related to headache patients and their families include
care and support. You’ll also Hands-on learning and breakout facilitator to discuss fatherhood,
fatigue, weight gain and altered problems. Dec. 9, 7-8:30 p.m., Bosom Buddies, Colorectal, Care-
MENOPAUSE topics cover diapering, bathing, labor and birth, experiences and
sleeping habits and how you can $10. givers, Touched by Cancer and tour our nationally recognized
Information and support for soothing your baby, baby carriers expectations. Oct. 14, 7-9 p.m., $25.
improve your mood with medical Reclaiming Your Life. Fall programs Family Maternity Center. and newborn characteristics.
women experiencing menopause;
options and light therapy. Dec. 18, include Exercise and Energize with Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Nov. 29, Dec. 20,
covers symptoms, hormone LOOK GOOD . . . FEEL BETTER Nov. 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m., free. EXPECTING A GRANDBABY?
12:30-1:30 p.m., free. the Lebed Method, Gentle Yoga, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., $75/couple. Does
replacement therapy, nutrition, A unique program that teaches
Qigong Sitting Meditation, Ikebana not include information about Tour the maternity center and
osteoporosis, exercise, sexuality female cancer patients beauty
and Nutrition. To view program feeding your baby. learn about infant care plus ways
and developing a personal plan. HEALTH CHALLENgES techniques to help restore appear-
to support the new family. Oct. 24,
Sept. 24, 7-9 p.m., $10. ance and self-image during chemo- descriptions and a class schedule
PREPARINg FOR BABY FAMILY MATERNITY 7-8:30 p.m., $25 each/couple.
EATING WELL WHEN YOU therapy and radiation treatments. and to register for programs, visit INFANT FEEDING AND
URINARY INCONTINENCE DON’T FEEL LIKE IT Nov. 10, 1-3 p.m., free. To register, www.cancerlifeline.org or call PUMPING
please call 1.800.227.2345. NEW! WHAT KIND OF PARENT Take a 20-minute tour of AFTER YOUR BABY IS BORN
A broad overview of the types of Learn how to deal with low appe- 800.255.5505. Learn about the feeding phases of
DO YOU WANT TO BE? Evergreen’s award-winning Family
urinary incontinence, potential tite, taste changes and digestive Maternity Center. Children, baby’s first year of life as defined
Find your parenting ‘voice’ and by the American Academy of PAReNT-BABY ClASSeS
causes and methods of treatment. discomfort during times of illness. NEUROLOGICAL EXERCISE attending with parents, welcome.
discover how to implement the Pediatrics. Also learn the basics of
Oct. 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m., free. Participants will learn how to use GROUP Call 425.899.3000 for schedule Our popular weekly sessions pro-
parenting practices you desire for breastfeeding, pumps and feeding
food to stabilize weight, minimize Gentle stretch and strength CONSIDERING SPINE or visit our Web site at vide education and support from
your family. Two-day workshops baby while away. Sept. 11, Oct. 14,
discomfort and restore feelings of exercises for patients affected by SURGERY? www.evergreenhealthcare.org trained facilitators and other new
ESPECIALLY FOR OLDER begin Oct. 4, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Nov. 12, Dec. 11, 7-9 p.m.,
strength and well-being. Oct. 27, neurological disorders such as Join our spine surgeons to learn to register. Free. parents. Advance registration is
ADULTS and Dec. 6, 1-3:30 p.m. $50 each/ $35 each/couple.
7-9 p.m., $10. Parkinson’s, stroke and multiple about Evergreen’s comprehensive required; call 425.899.3000 or visit
Evergreen offers a number of sclerosis. Four-week sessions spine program that guides you our Web site for the schedule. Class
classes, health screenings and SPANISh-SPeAKINg TOuR is free for babies 0-3 months old.
LOWDOWN ON HIGH begin Sept. 29, Oct. 27, Nov. 24, from pre-op preparation through CHILD CARE OPTIONS
support services for seniors around 12:45-1:45 p.m., $20. surgery, recovery and physical BRINGING BABY HOME Tour the Family Maternity Center
the community. To receive the free CHOLESTEROL with a Spanish-speaking guide. Learn how to choose the type of
therapy. Oct. 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Learn how to cope with the normal child care best suited to your fami- STARTING SOLID FOODS
Evergreen Horizons newsletter, Get the facts on the role of choles- adjustments of becoming a family Features classroom discussion
PARKINSON’S free. ly’s needs and budget. Provides Learn practical and research-based
call 425.899.2661 or e-mail: terol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides and while keeping your relationship time. Offered monthly, 7-9 p.m.
Horizons@evergreenhealthcare.org. their effects on your health. Learn COMMUNICATION GROUP Call 425.899.3000 for dates. Free. an overview of in-home daycare, information on the healthy feeding
intact during the early baby years. commercial daycare, nanny and
simple techniques to lower choles- Monthly program for Parkinson’s gRIEF & BEREAVEMENT of solid foods for babies and
This is a research-based and tested au pair care, plus the ins and outs
terol. Nov. 18, 6:30-8 p.m., $10. patients to practice speaking with Pre-registration is required for all toddlers. Quiet, arm-held babies
AARP DRIVER SAFETY program of The Gottman Institute. PREPARINg FOR of hiring students or family child
increased loudness in a relaxed programs; call 425.899.1077. welcome. Recommended for par-
PROGRAM For pregnant couples, couples with LABOR & BIRTH care providers. Sept. 20, Nov. 19,
environment with others who have ents of infants 4-12 months of age.
DIABETES BASIC SKILLS new babies, and those who are 7-9 p.m., $35 each/couple.
Interested in improving your driving movement disorders. Oct. 1, Oct. 7, Nov. 4, Dec. 2, 7-9 p.m.,
For people recently diagnosed with BEREAVEMENT SERIES thinking of starting a family. Quiet,
skills and possibly receiving an Nov. 5, Dec. 3, 1-2:30 p.m., $5. Register early for our popular $25 each/couple.
diabetes or those who need a arm-held babies welcome. Two-day
insurance discount? This program Six-week series that assists the Labor & Birth Basic Series for HAPPIEST BABY ON
refresher. Many insurance plans workshops begin Oct. 4, Dec. 6,
provides eight hours of classroom healing of those who have lost a first-time parents. Ideally, you THE BLOCK
will cover this class. Call PARKINSON’S TELEHEALTH 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., $125 /couple.
instruction and covers the effects loved one through death. Next will want to register to attend
of aging and medication on driving, 425.899.3008 to register. View live, interactive educational Soothe your baby in minutes! For BABY AND FAMILY BOUTIQUE
series begins Nov. 13, 12:30- during your 5th-8th month of
basic driving rules, license renewal talks designed to help patients and PELVIC HEALTH CLASS expectant parents and new parents The Baby & Family Boutique
2:30 p.m. or 7-9 p.m. Suggested pregnancy. Visit our Web site at
and more. Two-part class begins families improve their knowledge (bring your newborn). Fee includes features baby clothing, infant
SUCCESS WITH HEART donation is $30. Learn techniques to minimize pain www.evergreenhealthcare.org/
Nov. 7, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; one-day of Parkinson’s disease. Sept. 15, a CD and VHS/DVD. Sept. 20, carriers, breastfeeding clothing
FAILURE during your pregnancy and birth. childbirth for complete class
class Oct. 4, Nov. 8, Dec. 6, Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Dec. 15, 2- Nov. 15, Dec. 13, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.; and supplies. Breast pumps are
Learn about the disease, self- SUPPORTING OUR CHILDREN Special attention to the pelvic floor descriptions.
9 a.m.-5 p.m., $10. 3:30 p.m., free. Oct. 7, 7-9 p.m.; Dec. 2, 6:45- available for rent or purchase. Our
management skills, medications to muscles also helps to optimize 8:45 p.m. $60 each/couple.
Assists the grieving parent in helpful and knowledgeable staff
improve symptoms and quality of healing after the birth and prevent HYPNOBIRTHING
dealing with the struggles facing a provides complimentary, profes-
HEALTHY DIGESTION life, and tasty low-sodium cooking. PARKINSON’S WELLNESS problems that may arise later.
grieving child. For children ages Use guided imagery, visualization CAR-SAFe KIDS sional bra fitting with no appoint-
Two-part class begins Nov. 4, 1- SERIES Sept. 9, Nov. 11, 7-9 p.m., $20
Learn key points to restore 6 to 12 and their parent/guardian. and special breathing for a safe ment necessary. The Boutique is
2:30 p.m., $5 per class. The Booth Gardner Parkinson’s each/couple. Learn the basics of selecting and
digestive function and help your Call for dates of next series. and satisfying birth. Five-week located inside the Breastfeeding
immune system to fight off offend- Care Center presents an informa- using a car seat specific to your
Donations accepted. series begin Sept. 23, Nov. 4. Center at Evergreen Hospital,
ing pathogens and invaders. tional lecture on healthy nutrition family’s needs. May be attended
$135/couple plus $25 materials Coral Suite 320, and is open
Oct. 16, 12:30-1:30 p.m., free. for Parkinson’s patients and on during pregnancy or whenever
fee collected at first class. Mon.-Sat., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
issues of intimacy. Sept. 26, 12- choosing a new car seat. Sept. 23,
Oct. 22, Nov. 20, 7-9 p.m., free. For more information, call
2:30 p.m., free. 425.899.3603.
ADDITIONAL CLASS INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT WWW.EVERgREENHEALTHCARE.ORg/CLASSES TO REGISTER FOR A CHILDBIRTH CLASS OR FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL THE EVERGREEN HEALTHLINE AT 425.899.3000 OR VISIT OUR
YOU CAN REGISTER ONLINE, OR CALL THE EVERGREEN HEALTHLINE AT 425.899.3000 • MONDAY - FRIDAY, 7:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M. WEB SITE AT WWW.EVERgREENHEALTHCARE.ORg/CHILDBIRTH. REGISTER EARLY DURING PREGNANCY, AS CLASSES FILL QUICKLY.
PR I MA 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 through-
out your life. Your provider will help you stay well, treat you when you
get sick, and refer you to specialists when the need arises.
The Evergreen Medical Group’s seven neighborhood primary care
clinics offer a range of providers and philosophy options. Our board-
certified family practice physicians can take care of your entire family’s
health care needs – everyone from Mom and Dad to teens, toddlers and
even newborns – in the same convenient location. Parents can even
schedule their own appointments around those of their children.
Evergreen Medical Group sites are accepting new patients, and our
providers would welcome the opportunity to establish a relationship
with you or any of your family members and friends. We’d love to hear
from you – just contact a clinic at your earliest convenience.
NEED A PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN? Evergreen Healthcare
The evergreen Medical group primary care network has sites located throughout the community for your Board of Commissioners
convenience. For office hours and directions, see our Web site at www.evergreenhealthcare.org.
CANYON PARK 1909 214th St. SE, Suite 110 • 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 St., #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.-8 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 evergreenhealthcare.org
Hours: M-F 3-7:30 p.m. / S-S 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
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