Alumna group seeks book donations for local child patients

September 17, 2013

Members of the Bellevue-Eastside Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women Alumnae Club will be in the lobby of the Issaquah campus of Swedish Medical Center collecting new or gently used books for children Sept. 25.

The event is a continuation of a project the group, whose fraternity’s philanthropy is literacy, started last year.

“About a year ago, we got together and decided we need a project that helps our local community,” said Claire Cahill, a member of the group.

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Team Survivor hosts free fitness classes

September 10, 2013

Join Team Survivor Northwest at Swedish/Issaquah for free fitness classes for female cancer survivors. “Active Women/Healthy Women” is from 6-7 p.m. Wednesdays starting Sept. 18.

The class, which is filled on a drop-in basis, will focus on building strength, but will also include stretching and cardio.

Team Survivor Northwest, a Seattle-based nonprofit, was started by Dr. Julie Gralow in 1995 when some of her patients asked her to supervise their triathlon training.

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Swedish hospital eyes 2014 expansion

August 13, 2013

City planners expect to finalize a Swedish/Issaquah development agreement to expand the hospital in October.

Executives introduced plans to convert 28 acres adjacent to the existing hospital into an additional facility this past spring. To accomplish the goal, Swedish seeks the establishment of a new development agreement that will allow the addition of 150,000 square feet to 180,000 square feet in the form of a new multi-use building.

Talks with the city continued during the Aug. 6 Urban Village Development Commission meeting. City planners and Swedish leaders had hoped to come to an agreement by the end of the summer. However, the timeline has since shifted, according to city Development Services Land Development Manager Lucy Sloman.

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Speak out for Alzheimer’s rights Aug. 5

July 9, 2013

Come to Swedish/Issaquah from 9-11 a.m. Aug. 5 to participate in a town hall meeting with the Alzheimer’s Association, Western and Central Washington State Chapter.

The meeting’s goal is to highlight and solicit feedback on public policy initiatives, including the National Alzheimer’s Plan, which touches on issues such as caregiver support, expanding research and public awareness. All public input will be recorded and used to inform the association’s work in advancing public priorities for the community.

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Issaquah Swedish to expand infant facilities

June 25, 2013

On July 8, Swedish/Issaquah will open its new Level II Nursery, which will provide specialized treatment to babies born up to 34 weeks early. Previously, doctors transferred premature newborns born at Swedish/Issaquah to hospitals with more facilities, such as Swedish/First Hill in Seattle.

Construction will continue on the nursery after the opening, expanding the facility from the initial eight rooms to 15 rooms by 2014.

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Birth: Ace Edward Nierenberg

February 12, 2013

Ace Edward Nierenberg

Jason and Hayat Nierenberg welcomed son Ace Edward to their Sammamish home on Jan. 22, 2013.

Ace Edward Nierenberg

Ace Edward Nierenberg

Ace was born at Swedish/Issaquah, weighing 7 pounds, 7 ounces and measuring 20 inches. Read more

Wells Fargo is latest Issaquah Highlands tenant

February 2, 2013

NEW — 2 p.m. Feb. 2, 2013

Wells Fargo is the latest announced tenant for the long-planned Issaquah Highlands retail center, Grand Ridge Plaza.

San Francisco-based Wells Fargo plans to open a 2,600-square-foot branch at Highlands Drive Northeast and Northeast Federal Drive by September.

Customers can expect to see “green” features in the business, such as energy efficient light fixtures, water-saving plumbing fixtures, and sustainably grown and harvested wood materials.

The company also announced plans to open 15 to 20 outposts throughout the Puget Sound region in the next five years.

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Swedish/Issaquah welcomes first baby born in 2013

January 8, 2013

Luz Maria Mazariegos, a first-time mother and Issaquah resident, holds the first baby born at Swedish/Issaquah in 2013, 8-pound, 1-ounce Adrien. Contributed

Swedish/Issaquah welcomed the first baby born at the hospital in 2013 at 3:33 a.m. Jan. 1.

Luz Maria and Enrique Mazariegos, first-time parents and Issaquah residents, welcomed a baby boy, Adrien.

Adrien weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce, and measured 20.5 inches. Dr. Maria Holmes, obstetrician-gynecologist at Issaquah Women’s Clinic, served as the delivering physician.

The Shops at Swedish and the Starbucks in the Swedish/Issaquah lobby donated a newborn gift basket to the Mazariegos family.

The hospital’s Childbirth Center delivered 960 babies last year.

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Local family welcomes first baby born at Swedish/Issaquah in 2013

January 3, 2013

Luz Maria Mazariegos, a first-time mother and Issaquah resident, holds the first baby born at Swedish/Issaquah in 2013, 8-pound, 1-ounce Adrien. Contributed

NEW — 10 a.m. Jan. 3, 2013

Swedish/Issaquah welcomed the first baby born at the hospital in 2013 at 3:33 a.m. Tuesday.

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Issaquah fire station, hospital earn honors for energy efficiency

January 1, 2013

Issaquah is a hub for energy efficiency, after a fire station and a hospital in the city earned top honors in the same national competition for engineering and technology.

Eastside Fire & Rescue Station 72 and Swedish/Issaquah garnered first-place ASHRAE Technology Awards — a top recognition for innovative building design.

EFR Station 72 opened in 2011 as the most energy-efficient fire station on the planet. Swedish/Issaquah opened in July 2011, after planners spent years developing a “practical ‘green’” facility to dramatically reduce energy consumption.

ASHRAE — or the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers — plans to bestow the awards on honorees in January at a conference in Dallas. The organization announced the recipients Nov. 9.

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