News & Events
Alzheimer’s Association Support Group Starts Meeting in March at Swedish Issaquah
Caring for someone with memory loss? Do you need information and support?
The Alzheimer’s Association family caregiver support groups provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss.
Meetings are held the third Saturday of the month, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Swedish Issaquah Campus, Women’s Center Flex Space, 751 N.E. Blakely Drive, starting in March.
Learn more by calling Helen Boyer at 301-0709.
Swedish Issaquah Announces New Partnership With Reach Out and Read Program
Swedish Issaquah Primary Care is excited to launch the Reach Out and Read program. Reach Out and Read helps children prepare for kindergarten by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together.
As part of the program, children will receive free books at well-exam visits with Swedish Issaquah Primary Care providers. In addition, a children’s reading library will be created in the practice waiting room, so families can enjoy reading together when they visit the office.
This program was introduced at Swedish Issaquah by Family Practice Physician Kathryn Tonder. “When Reach Out and Read was offered at my previous practice, I saw the benefits of introducing literacy to parents and children as part of their healthcare visits. With Reach out and Read, we encourage and track reading development, just like we celebrate other important milestones in a child’s life like walking or talking.”
The program is funded by the generosity of Drs. Guy and Carmen Hudson. Through their generosity Reach Out and Read and Swedish Issaquah are partnering together to support literacy for children. Dr. Hudson is the Executive Director for Pediatrics and Pediatric Specialties and the Chief of Staff at Swedish Issaquah.
This program is 100% donor funded. To make a donation in support of this program, click here.
About Reach Out and Read
Reach Out and Read helps Washington’s children prepare for kindergarten by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together. For more information please visit www.reachoutandreadwa.org.
Swedish Issaquah Surgeons Successfully Boarded in New Female Subspecialty, Achieving Highest Level of Urogynecology Credentialing
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.
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.
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:
Issaquah Salmon Days Festival
Issaquah Chamber of Commerce
Issaquah Schools Foundation
Issaquah/Sammamish Health Fair
Friends of Youth
Eastside Domestic Violence Program
Sammamish Chamber of Commerce
Learn About Our Green Campus
The video below highlights Swedish Issaquah's energy efficiency features and other green elements.