December 25, 2012
Swedish/Issaquah receives patient satisfaction honor
The Swedish/Issaquah emergency room was recently named a 2012 Summit Award Winner by Press Ganey Associates.
The ER received the award by achieving and maintaining patient satisfaction scores in the 95th percentile or above for at least three consecutive years. The Swedish/Issaquah team also won in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
The Press Ganey Summit Award is the health care satisfaction industry’s most coveted symbol of achievement bestowed annually. The Swedish/Issaquah ER is one of 114 health care facilities in the country to receive the prestigious honor in 2012, and one of only 101 to receive it for achieving and sustaining excellence in patient satisfaction.
Issaquah resident wins video competition
Tony Elevathingal, of Issaquah, was one of three youth award filmmaker winners in Seattle Center’s Next 50 Civic Action Month A Story Runs Through it: Neighborhood Film Project. Watch his video “Issaquah” at http://bit.ly/XrrUWe.
Providence Marianwood hires administrator, director of therapies
Providence Marianwood recently hired Chris Bosworth as its new administrator and Maricor Lim as its director of therapies.
Bosworth has more than seven years in a number of leadership and management roles. Most recently, he was the administrator and marketing manager for Willow Springs Care in Yakima.
Lim most recently worked as a facility rehab coordinator for several nursing homes in Indiana before relocating with her family to the Issaquah Highlands. She excels at working with physicians and care teams to develop individualized therapy goals for each resident and patient.
Issaquah resident wins Ballard Pokémon title
After a full day of head-to-head Pokémon Trading Card Game battles Nov. 19, Connor Lee, of Issaquah, clinched first place in the Junior Division at the Ballard Pokémon City Championships.
Along with the title and city championship trophy, Lee earned championship points, which count toward earning an invitation to the 2013 Pokémon World Championships, in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Kelly Rowley Richardson earns CCIM designation
Kelly Rowley Richardson, of Rowley Properties, was one of only eight Washington real estate professionals to earn a Certified Commercial Investment Member designation in 2013.
The CCIM designation is the highest professional certification one can earn in commercial real estate.
Kelly Rowley Richardson grew up around the family business, obtained her business degree from Drake University and, after selling in residential real estate for a few years, joined the family business in 1989. She has been leasing commercial real estate since 2005.
Issaquah resident wins blog of the year
Career Woman Inc., www.careerwomaninc.com, a Seattle-based career coaching and consulting firm founded by Issaquah’s Lisa Quast, recently received the Gold Blog of the Year award from the Stevie Awards for Women in Business.
CareerWomanInc.com also received a Bronze award in the Website of the Year category.
Fundraiser tops 10 tons, $3,000 for food banks
Eastside Fire & Rescue’s food, toy and clothing drive Nov. 23-25 netted 10 tons of donations and $3,800 in cash, all to go toward the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank and the Mount Si Helping Hand Food Bank, in North Bend.
Local youth playwrights honored
Honored at the Young Playwrights Program Celebration at ACT Theater in Seattle on Dec. 10 were seven local Eastside Catholic seventh-grade playwrights. Honored were:
Sammamish: Zach Tlachac’s “George and Wilson – Secret Agents”; Emmie Head’s “What Happened to Alex?”; Grace Jendrezak’s “Joseph the Janitor”; Nicole Cowan’s “Is He Worth It?; Blake Rogalski’s “Rapper Trouble”
Issaquah: Alex Kennedy’s “Sweeping Beauty”
Newcastle: Nick Reeve’s “Diablo Woods”
ACT Theater selects eight outstanding plays by young playwrights each year and showcases them in staged readings at ACT in the Young Playwrights Festival, which takes place in early March 2013. Tlachac’s play was chosen as one of the outstanding eight plays from the 400 submissions from area middle and high schools. For the Young Playwrights festival, he will be partnered with a professional director, dramaturg, stage manager and actors. His play will receive two performances by ACT and will also be included in the annual ACT anthology, PLAY.
Head and Jendrezak were also honored and will be produced by Seattle’s Twelfth Night Productions. Kennedy will be produced by Macha Monkey Productions.
All of these plays will be performed in Seattle in spring 2013.