Birth: Jack Barry Ith Feder

September 25, 2012

Jack Barry Ith Feder

Alan and Madeline Feder, of Kirkland, welcomed their first child (and future Cougar), Jack Barry Ith Feder, on Sept. 8, 2012.

Jack was born at Evergreen Hospital, in Kirkland, weighing 7 pounds and 15 ounces and measuring 21.6 inches.

Celebrating their first grandchild are Barry and Kristi Feder, of Issaquah, and Narin and Sophal Ith, from Vancouver, Wash.

Jack’s father Alan is a 1999 graduate of Issaquah High School.

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July 31, 2012

Friends of Youth  receives $15,000 grant

Friends of Youth has been chosen by the Safeco Foundation to receive a $15,000 grant as part of the foundation’s basic services initiative. The money will go toward sheltering homeless youth at The Landing, the lone young adult shelter in east King County.

Friends of Youth provides a range of therapeutic services for youth, young adults and families, including at a location in Issaquah. Learn more at

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Swedish/Issaquah adds 80 patient beds, services

October 25, 2011

Swedish/Issaquah physicians plan to start delivering babies and performing more complicated surgeries Nov. 1, as the hospital rolls out additional services and opens 80 patient beds on the $365 million campus.

The change adds expectant mothers and intensive care unit patients to the bustling hospital months after physicians started offering routine checkups, outpatient surgical procedures and numerous other services.

The additions also mean emergency responders can transport more patients to the Swedish/Issaquah emergency room — and cut the time ambulances spend on the road to and from other Eastside and Seattle hospitals.

“It rounds out the rest of the services and makes it a fully functioning community hospital,” Kevin Brown, Swedish Medical Center senior vice president and chief administrative officer, said as the opening neared. “We’ve been doing basically everything — except if you needed to stay overnight — until this point.”

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Triplet volunteers prove three heads are better than one

September 28, 2010

Triplets Areesa, Selina and Khalil Somani (from left) divvy out who will take which dietary trays to patients at Evergreen Hospital Medical Center this summer. By Elizabeth DeVos

Many teenagers take the summer months to hang out with friends, do nothing or find a job to earn some extra money. For some teens, volunteering is a way to fill the summer months with something to do, while feeling good about themselves.

Sixteen-year-old Issaquah triplets — Areesa, Selina and Khalil Somani — volunteered at Evergreen Hospital Medical Center in Kirkland for four hours once a week throughout the summer.

“It’s really nice to feel like you’re needed somewhere,” Areesa said. Read more

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Mammography coach comes to Sammamish on Wednesdays

May 4, 2010

The Evergreen Hospital Medical Center Mammography Coach will be open 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. each Wednesday until further notice at the Evergreen Primary Care Center Sammamish, 22850 N.E. Eighth St.

The 40-foot mobile digital mammography coach contains the same digital mammography equipment used in the Breast Center at Evergreen Hospital. Patients will register in the reception area and complete a clinical history form in a relaxing environment. After changing into a gown in a private room, a mammography tech performs the exam.

The mammography images are interpreted at the Breast Center by board-certified breast radiologists. Screening mammograms are also analyzed with computer detection tools. The radiologist’s report is then sent to the patient’s primary care provider.

When patients call 899-2831 to schedule their mammograms, they will be offered the option of an appointment in the mobile coach or at the Breast Center at Evergreen Hospital. You do not need to be a patient at an Evergreen Primary Care Center to access the mobile mammography coach.

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Swedish Medical Center officials unveil hospital plans

February 3, 2009

Representatives from Swedish Medical Center have provided the City Council with a glimpse of their new 175-bed hospital and medical center in the Issaquah Highlands, a change from their previous plans.

The site will include three towers, each six to seven stories tall. The original artist’s rendition from five years ago depicted a single, five-story building. A rendering of the project is not yet available. Read more

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Washington worst in nation for emergency health care

January 5, 2009

When it comes to Washington residents’ access to emergency health care, the state gets a flunking grade.

The American College of Emergency Physicians delivered this unflattering assessment in its recently released “National Report Card on the State of Emergency Medicine,” which looks at such criteria as access to care, quality of care, safety, medical liability, public health and injury prevention, and disaster preparedness.

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