Magnificent matriarchs

May 13, 2014

Brunch celebrates moms of children with special needs

The sky was gray on a May 10 afternoon, but inside Swedish/Issaquah, where a special group of moms were treated to an early Mother’s Day brunch, it was nothing but sunshine.

Look no further than Issaquah mom Kimberley Lane’s Mother’s Day card, signed lovingly by her son Brian Galbraith with the inscription “your only son-shine.”

Photos by Christina Corrales-Toy Above, Joseph Song, a Swedish/Issaquah volunteer (right), helps Brian Galbraith put together a plotted plant as a Mother’s Day gift at Life Enrichment Options’ Mother’s Brunch May 10.

Photo by Christina Corrales-Toy
Above, Joseph Song, a Swedish/Issaquah volunteer (right), helps Brian Galbraith put together a plotted plant as a Mother’s Day gift at Life Enrichment Options’ Mother’s Brunch May 10.

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Swedish/Issaquah expands popular Holidays at the Hospital event

November 27, 2012

Last year, Swedish/Issaquah hosted a small holiday event for the public that featured a chance for children to decorate a huge gingerbread house.

It proved so popular that organizers decided to return this year Dec. 1 with a bigger blowout, Holidays at the Hospital, featuring more activities sure to appeal to all ages and become an annual tradition.

Returning is the giant gingerbread house children can still decorate, constructed by the chefs of Café 1910 and carpenters of their facilities department.

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Swedish/Issaquah hosts community arts celebration

October 30, 2012

Swedish/Issaquah is showcasing the Seattle Art Museum — and local artists — at a Nov. 1 community celebration in the medical center’s majestic lobby.

The event is meant to highlight Elles at the Seattle Art Museum. Elles showcases exhibitions and programs featuring women artists.

In addition to the Elles connection, attendees can embark on docent-led and self-guided tours highlighting Northwest women’s artwork on display throughout Swedish/Issaquah.

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Swedish/Issaquah hosts holiday open house

December 6, 2011

Celebrate the season at Swedish/Issaquah as the hospital hosts a daylong holiday open house Dec. 8.

Stop by The Shops at Swedish — the retail offerings in the hospital atrium — for holiday activities and treats. The event is from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the hospital, 751 N.E. Blakely Drive.

Celebrants can see a 7-foot-tall gingerbread house. Children can also help decorate the gingerbread house.

The restaurant at Swedish/ Issaquah, Café 1910, plans to offer free cookie decorating, plus free apple cider and hot cocoa. Enjoy free Starbucks Christmas Blend brewed coffee and 20 percent off most merchandise at the shops Lily and Pearl, Comfort & Joy, Be Well and Perfect Fit.

Storytelling for children is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Swedish/Issaquah hosts string quartet’s community concert

November 5, 2011

NEW — 6 a.m. Nov. 5, 2011

See the Sammamish Symphony String Quartet inside the airy atrium at Swedish/Issaquah during a community concert Nov. 9.

The family-friendly concert runs from 6-8 p.m. in the main lobby at the hospital, 751 N.E. Blakely Drive. The event is free and open to the public.

Listeners can browse the boutiques at The Shops at Swedish — the retail offerings in the lobby — and grab a snack at Café 1910, the health-conscious eatery on the premises. The concert attendees can stop in and meet the chefs.

Parents can receive childcare services during the concert from Adventure Kids Playcare. Call 313-7093 for reservations.

Call the Swedish/Issaquah concierge desk at 313-7913 to learn more about the concert.