News and Events

News and Events

Community Caspar Babypants Concert at Swedish/Issaquah: Friday, January 24, 10:30 AM

Join us for a special performance for friends and family of Swedish/Issaquah starring local musical favorite, Caspar Babypants.

  • Come in early and enjoy breakfast at Cafe 1910 or a warm beverage at Starbucks.
  • Meet-up with friends or invite your playgroup for a field-trip.
  • The concert will take place on the first floor in the main lobby by the fireplace.
  • All are welcome! Please join us for this free and fun event!

For more information, view the event flyer.

Holidays at the Hospital: Saturday, Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-noon

Holiday cheer awaits you and your family at the Swedish/Issaquah Holidays at the Hospital. There’s fun for everyone:

  • Attend our pancake breakfast supporting Pediatrics at Swedish.
  • Get a free photo with St. Nick and decorate a keepsake frame.
  • Have your kids bring their favorite teddy bear or doll to our “Teddy Bear Clinic” for a check-up.
  • Get your face painted by an elf.
  • Indulge in a free 8-ounce cup of freshly brewed Christmas Blend coffee.
  • Get 20-percent off distinctive boutique shopping.

For more information and a complete list of activities, view the event flyer.

Swedish/Issaquah Surgeons Successfully Boarded  in New Female Subspecialty, Achieving Highest Level of Urogynecology Credentialing

Julie LaCombe, MD

Athena Urology & Urogynecology


Lora Plaskon, MD

Athena Urology & Urogynecology



Elizabeth Miller, MD

Washington Urology & Urogynecology



Swedish/Issaquah is proud to announce that Julie LaCombe, MD; Lora Plaskon, MD and Elizabeth Miller, MD have passed the  FPMRS exam and are now successfully boarded in the specialty of Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery.

This year, 2013, marks the first year a subspecialty board in Urogynecology was offered and approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties. Historically, urogynecology has been practiced for over a decade by urologists and gynecologists who have dedicated their practice to this specialty.

Women seeking medical care with prolapse, urinary and fecal incontinence, bladder control problems and for restoring pelvic floor function, can now receive care from FPMRS physicians who are specially trained and certified in this highly sub-specialized field of medicine.

Congratulations to Drs. LaCombe, Plaskon and Miller.

September 2013

Swedish/Issaquah surgeons successfully boarded  in new female subspecialty, achieving highest level of Urogynecology credentialing. Read More

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Saturday, Dec. 7 - Holidays at the Hospital

Swedish offers a number of free or low-cost classes on vital health topics in Issaquah and on the Eastside.

See the schedule

If you have questions about classes, please call the Community Health Education Department, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 206-386-2502.


Don’t Miss Our Fall Line-up of Women’s Health Classes & Events

Whether you need gynecological care, are starting your journey through menopause or are facing a diagnosis of breast cancer, Swedish is here for you every step of the way. With our new facilities on the Eastside, we are excited to bring you these services closer to home. This fall, we are proud to offer a diverse selection of women’s health education and programs at our Issaquah and Redmond campuses. Join us for a free provider-led talk to stay informed on important health topics and continue on your path to wellness.

Pelvic Health after Childbirth and the Road to Recovery
Swedish/Issaquah: Wednesday, Sept. 25, 6-8 p.m.
Register now

The Angelina Effect: Am I at Risk for Breast Cancer?
Swedish/Issaquah: Wednesday, Oct. 9, 6-8 p.m.
Swedish/Redmond: Wednesday, Oct. 23, 6-8 p.m.
Register now

Turn Back the Clock: Nonsurgical Options to Rejuvenate Your Face
Swedish/Issaquah: Thursday, Oct. 10, 5:30-7 p.m.
Swedish/Redmond: Thursday, Nov. 7, 5:30-7 p.m.
Register now

OB Speed Dating
Swedish/Issaquah: Tuesday, Nov. 5, 6-8 p.m.
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How to Get Rid of That Pain in the Rear
Swedish/Issaquah: Wednesday, Dec. 4, 6-8 p.m.
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Registration is required for all classes. To register, visit our registration page or call 206-386-2502.

Community Sponsorships and Events


As a 501(c)3 nonprofit, Swedish is committed to improving the health of the community. We are a proud sponsor of a number of community events and agencies, including:



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