Editorial — Please honor veterans for their service

November 4, 2014

It’s that time of year again, time to celebrate and remember veterans at ceremonies across the area.

But the men and women who served or died in military service to their country should be remembered and honored all year.

Members of our military are still fighting and dying in remote areas all around the world.

Here are ways you can keep the spirit of Veterans Day going:

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Editorial

May 27, 2014

Many people came out to celebrate and remember veterans at ceremonies across the area on Memorial Day.

But the men and women who served or died in military service to their country should be remembered and honored all year.

Members of our military are still fighting and dying in remote areas all around the world.

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Providence Marianwood celebrates 445 years of artistic experience

May 20, 2014

‘Bouquet,’ by 87-year-old Elsie Johnston, is one of the paintings in the Providence Marianwood show ‘Ageless,’ on display until May 31. Contributed

‘Bouquet,’ by 87-year-old Elsie Johnston, is one of the paintings in the Providence Marianwood show ‘Ageless,’ on display until May 31. Contributed

Providence Marianwood has a new show hanging in its gallery. “Ageless” features five local artists ranging in age from 87 to 92. Between them, the artists have 445 years of creative living.

The artists are all women. Their media include collage and oils, and their subjects include animals, nature and whimsy.

The oldest is Mary Tanji, 92. She came to love art late in life and began painting only five years ago.

“I love the freedom of creating or representing an object,” she said.

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Providence Marianwood opens laundry service to Tent City

December 17, 2013

By Greg Farrar Kevin Beasley (left) begins to fold blankets as Alan Evans empties one of the three industrial clothes dryers Dec. 13 at Providence Marianwood.

By Greg Farrar
Kevin Beasley (left) begins to fold blankets as Alan Evans empties one of the three industrial clothes dryers Dec. 13 at Providence Marianwood.

As a resident of Tent City 4, Alan Evans knows the importance of keeping a clean, warm blanket to make it through the wet and cold winter months.

“I used to do my blankets myself in downtown Issaquah,” said Evans, who’s been living in Tent City for the past four months.

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Providence Marianwood hosts car wash fundraiser

July 25, 2013

NEW – 6 a.m. July 25, 2013

Providence Marianwood is hosting a car wash from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 27 to raise money to buy blanket warmers to keep frail residents comfortable during the winter.

A minimum suggested donation for each car wash is $10.

Free popcorn will be offered with each car wash.

Hot dog lunches, treats and beverages will also be available for sale.

Tickets are available in advance at the front desk at Marianwood, 3725 Providence Point Drive S.E. Call 391-2800.

Providence Marianwood hosts car wash fundraiser

July 23, 2013

Providence Marianwood is hosting a car wash from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 27 to raise money to buy blanket warmers to keep frail residents comfortable during the winter.

A minimum suggested donation for each car wash is $10.

Free popcorn will be offered with each car wash.

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Providence Marianwood hosts 
‘Spring Approaches’ show

March 26, 2013

Three Issaquah institutions — Providence Marianwood skilled nursing home, the artEAST artists’ group and UP Front Gallery — are joining forces to bring artwork to the community.

The current show in the Marianwood gallery, entitled “Spring Approaches,” features work by artists from the UP Front Gallery in Issaquah. It is co-sponsored by Providence Marianwood and artEAST.

Issaquah artist Heidi Rose is showing several portraits of buildings from the local area. With watercolor, pen and ink, and pencil, Rose captures the remarkable and extraordinary beauty of seemingly common and everyday sights from the surrounding community — a red barn, a historic building and a chapel are among her subjects.

Contributed The dog portrait above is by Janis Smith. At top right is the Hailstone Feed Store by Heidi Rose. At bottom right is art by Erika Carter.

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The dog portrait above is by Janis Smith. At top right is the Hailstone Feed Store by Heidi Rose. At bottom right is art by Erika Carter.

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Tricks and treats

March 5, 2013

Taryn the dog bowls for joy at Marianwood

By Lillian O’Rorke Joey Iversen, a Sammamish animal trainer, receives a high-five from Taryn, a deaf miniature Australian shepherd dog, during a program of tricks and petting therapy Feb. 28 for residents at Providence Marianwood nursing home.

By Lillian O’Rorke
Joey Iversen, a Sammamish animal trainer, receives a high-five from Taryn, a deaf miniature Australian shepherd dog, during a program of tricks and petting therapy Feb. 28 for residents at Providence Marianwood nursing home.

With a thrust of her black shiny nose, Taryn rolls a six on a large, soft die and wins the game of 21 she’s been playing against the residents of Providence Marianwood.

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Who’s News

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.

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Providence Marianwood expands number of transitional care beds

August 7, 2012

Providence Marianwood, in Issaquah, is adding beds to serve patients transitioning from a hospital to their homes.

The facility has expanded from 29 to 57 transitional care beds, an increase to 50 percent of the building.

Operated by Providence Health & Services, Marianwood is the only not-for-profit skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility in the Issaquah/Sammamish area. Learn more at www.providencemarianwood.org.

The move to increase transitional care beds came from an increase in demand for short-stay, post-hospitalization skilled nursing and rehabilitation.

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