Swedish hosts physical therapy workshop

June 3, 2014

Physical therapist Mark Bromberg offers a workshop for patients with multiple sclerosis at 9:30 a.m. June 11 at Swedish/Issaquah, 751 N.E. Blakely Drive.

Bromberg, who operates Snoqualmie Physical Therapy, will offer solutions for the challenges of balance and gait that hinder the everyday activities of patients with multiple sclerosis.

He also will provide simple exercises to offset the impact of the neurological condition to members of the No Whiners MS Support Group.

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Swedish hosts physical therapy workshop

June 3, 2014

Physical therapist Mark Bromberg offers a workshop for patients with multiple sclerosis at 9:30 a.m. June 11 at Swedish/Issaquah, 751 N.E. Blakely Drive.

Bromberg, who operates Snoqualmie Physical Therapy, will offer solutions for the challenges of balance and gait that hinder the everyday activities of patients with multiple sclerosis.

He also will provide simple exercises to offset the impact of the neurological condition to members of the No Whiners MS Support Group.

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To the Editor

May 20, 2014

Mother’s Brunch

Thanks to all who helped put on special event

Christina Corrales-Toy truly captured the feeling of Life Enrichment Options’ second annual Mother’s Brunch — the feeling of comfort and acceptance that many families with children with special needs don’t always feel — in her recent story on the event.

This event, celebrating the moms of children with developmental disabilities and all that they do, is a particularly appropriate event for LEO and the Tavon Center to collaborate on as both local organizations were started by moms of children with special needs.

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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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Soccer club partners with Swedish/Issaquah

April 15, 2014

Swedish/Issaquah announced a new partnership with the Issaquah Soccer Club Gunners, making it the youth soccer organization’s title sponsor.

As part of the agreement, Swedish will provide team uniform kits, medical support for events and tournaments, and organize education programs for parents and coaches on important topics such as youth sports injury and prevention, and concussion awareness.

“We are impressed by the commitment of ISC Gunners to introduce young athletes to sports while instilling the virtues of teamwork, discipline and fitness,” Dr. Rayburn Lewis, Swedish/Issaquah’s chief executive, said in a news release.

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Legacy quilt goes to comfort recoveries

April 1, 2014

A rare quilt made by famous Issaquah resident Beryl Baxter was gifted late last year to a foundation that helps women battling cancer.

JoAnne Matsumura obtained the quilt from Baxter’s estate and then donated it to Northwest Hope and Healing. The nonprofit organization then raffled it online through its website, and Matsumura matched the funds raised.

Contributed This Beryl Baxter quilt was donated to Northwest Hope & Healing and raised more than $3,610 for Puget Sound-area women diagnosed with breast or gynecological cancer.

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This Beryl Baxter quilt was donated to Northwest Hope & Healing and raised more than $3,610 for Puget Sound-area women diagnosed with breast or gynecological cancer.

Baxter, born in 1912, was a member of the Bush and Wold families, pioneering clans of the Issaquah Valley. The Quilt Lady, as she was called, made more than 100 quilts by hand. On average, she made one quilt per month during her heyday, all displaying diverse patterns and exact hand stitching. She died in 1999.

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Local psychologist to address MS support group

March 4, 2014

Clinical psychologist Dr. Maria Elena Lara will be the guest speaker at the March 12 meeting of the Multiple Sclerosis Support Group.

Lara will discuss how people living with degenerative neurological diseases can still lead full, rewarding lives at the 9:30 a.m. meeting at Swedish/Issaquah, 751 N.E. Blakely Drive.

It’s a philosophy that will likely resonate with the support group members that have nicknamed themselves the “No Whiners.”

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Swedish/Issaquah hosts health care insurance sign up Feb. 24

February 22, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Feb. 22, 2014

Patients, their families and the community are invited to a Affordable Care Act Health Insurance sign up from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 24 at Swedish/Issaquah, 751 N.E. Blakely Drive.

If you cannot attend, call 206-386-6996 to set up an appointment.

Hospital builds a reputation in Issaquah

February 21, 2014

Reputation. The success of any institution or business relies heavily upon its ability to solidify its reputation within the community. Sell the best widget or provide the best service and the reputation will follow. Somewhere within the halls of the Swedish/Issaquah is a wall that is filling fast with the awards and accolades earned from its growing reputation as one of the best patient care facilities in the nation.

When the facility officially opened after the completion of Phase 1 on Nov. 1, 2011, it didn’t take long before its emergency room received a 2012 Summit Award for patient satisfaction.

Then, in December 2013, Swedish/Issaquah was named one of The Leapfrog Group’s Top Hospitals in the nation, providing the highest quality of patient care in a survey of more than 1,300 hospitals.

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Swedish/Issaquah names new chief executive

February 18, 2014

Dr. Rayburn Lewis, Swedish/Cherry Hill chief operating officer, has been named the new chief executive of Swedish/Issaquah.

He began work in his new role Feb. 10 and replaced retiring Swedish/Issaquah Chief Executive Chuck Salmon.

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