Swedish Medical Center names new CEO

October 29, 2013

By Staff

Swedish Health Services recently named Anthony (Tony) A. Armada as its chief executive officer, beginning Nov. 1.

Armada is president of Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, an academic and research hospital that operates the only Level I trauma center in the northwest Chicago region.

Prior to joining Advocate, Armada served as president and chief executive officer of the Henry Ford Hospital and Health Network in Detroit, Mich. He also served as senior vice president for Kaiser Permanente’s Metropolitan Los Angeles Service Area.

Armada succeeds Swedish interim CEO Marcel Loh, who was named to his role in April following the departure of Swedish CEO Kevin Brown.


Garlic Crush to open second location locally

Bellevue’s popular fresh Mediterranean grill, Garlic Crush, is under construction in Issaquah on Gilman Boulevard and will open this month.

The cooked-to-order menu offers traditional Mediterranean and authentic Middle Eastern flavors including a variety of salads, tasters, sandwiches, gyros, kabobs and vegetarian plates.

Garlic Crush specializes in handcrafted hummus, open flame-grilled kebabs and Shawarma, marinated sliced meat stacked and grilled on a vertical spit.

The new Issaquah location, at 1620 N.W. Gilman Blvd. in the QFC Shopping Center, will offer up to 44 seats. Additional tables will be offered outside.

Garlic Crush will also cater off-site parties for up to 150 guests.

Learn more and view the menu at www.garliccrush.com.

New Wells Fargo bank branch opens

A new Wells Fargo bank opened Oct. 14 in the Issaquah Highlands, at 1527 Highlands Drive N.E.

Store Manager Francis Fong leads 12 team members who provide a complete range of financial services, including consumer and business banking, loans and lines of credit, financial investing, mortgages and insurance services. The new bank features six teller windows, an ATM, a historic mural highlighting the neighborhood’s unique history, and a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver-certified design.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.


Trophy shop backs Special Olympics

Special Olympics Washington has been chosen as Issaquah Trophy & Awards’ Q4 2013 Awards for a Cause recipient.

The vision of Special Olympics is to help bring all persons with intellectual disabilities into the larger society under conditions where they are accepted, respected and given the chance to become useful and productive citizens.

Special Olympics Washington provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with disabilities.

Issaquah Trophy & Awards will make a donation to Special Olympics Washington based on selected product purchases through the end of the year.

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