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ST. Anthony HOSPITAL AND THE OTHER SERVICES OF FRANCISCAN HEALTH SYSTEM

Better care, thanks to your neighbors

Could a robot help you

lose weight? See page 6

Breast cancer:

Mammograms save lives!

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Calendar of Events Franciscan Health System • FALL 2012


3 PRIMARY CARE Clinics to be re-branded with the trusted Franciscan name

5 HEALTH CARE IN YOUR COMMUNITY Partnership to bring Franciscan and PeaceHealth together

5 PROSTATE CANCER Men, ask your doctor about prostate cancer screening

6 WEIGHT LOSS Robotic-assisted weight loss surgery comes to the South Sound

7 PATIENT FAMILY ADVISORY COUNCIL Better care, thanks to your neighbors

8 BREAST HEALTH Ladies, keep current with breast cancer screenings

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Find your new health care professional today! ELLEN HU, MD MARK BEHNAM, MD KAREN NELSON, MD ASHLEY MUSKUS, CNM, ARNP Obstetrics/Gynecology ›› Franciscan Women’s Health Associates (253) 627-0666 314 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, Suite 400, Tacoma Leah Inman, do Internal Medicine ›› Franciscan Medical Clinic (253) 858-9192 6401 Kimball Dr. N.W., Suite 201, Tacoma LYNNE CLARK, MD General Surgery ›› Franciscan Surgical Associates (253) 752-8882 6002 North Westgate Blvd, Suite 150, Tacoma

HAROON P. ANWAR, MD Bariatric Surgery ›› Franciscan Center for Weight Management (253) 944-2080 34509 Ninth Ave. S., Suite 203B, Federal Way PAWEENA THOOPHOM-TRAN, MD Pediatrics ›› Franciscan Medical Clinic (360) 825-6511 3021 Griffin Ave., Enumclaw

Health! online ›› WWW.FHSHEALTH.ORG

Know your health risks! ›› When it comes to health conditions and diseases, early detection is key. Get insight into your health risks at www.knowmyhealthrisk.org. The assessments are simple, quick—and may just keep you healthy!

Sign up for free health talks ›› Interested in attending? Get more information or register by visiting the Franciscan website at www.FHShealth.org/classes or calling 1-888-825-3227 toll-free.

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SUSAN JOHNSON, MD, FACOG Gynecology ›› Franciscan Women’s Health Associates at St. Francis (253) 838-3695 34503 Ninth Ave. S., Suite 330, Federal Way

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Primary care

Franciscan: A name you can trust Franciscan Primary Care clinics get new name When a facility has the name Franciscan you know you will receive the compassionate expert care you expect. This is why Franciscan Janis Fegley, DO Medical Group, a part of Franciscan Health System, recently made a name change to all of its primary care clinics, including family medicine, internal medicine and pediatric clinics. All 15 primary care clinics became Franciscan Medical Clinic in July, said Janis Fegley, DO, Franciscan Medical Group primary care division chief. “Having a common name links us,” she said.“We did a comprehensive brand study in the community and found that our patients didn’t realize that, in many cases,

Great care in your area: Franciscan Medical Clinic – Gig Harbor Formerly Gig Harbor Medical Clinic (253) 858-9192 Franciscan Medical Clinic – Port Orchard Formerly Port Orchard Medical Clinic (360) 874-5900

our clinics were part of the Franciscan family. Patients told us that this was important to them and helps them identify that they have access to a complete range of high-quality health care services. Naming is one way to show that connection.” Franciscan Medical Group offers patients a network of doctors and professional providers, in more than 100 clinics, who specialize in a variety of medical fields including heart and vascular, weight loss surgery, women’s health, neurology, orthopedics and sports medicine.Yet, it is family medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics that are typically the front door into the extensive offerings Franciscan provides. “Your primary health care provider is usually the person who will refer you to

a specialist for care,” Dr. Fegley said. Primary care physicians and providers focus on preventive medicine, treating chronic diseases such as diabetes, providing care for the flu, cuts, scrapes and annual wellness exams, as well as helping patients get the right care at the right time. “With primary care clinics located across the South Sound we wanted to make them more prominent and identifiable,” she said, adding, “Being Franciscan Medical Clinic makes it easier for patients to find us and access the resources they need in their community.”

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Franciscan Health System is making it easier to get exceptional care for your heart by bringing our specialists together into the following practices:

Your heart is a pump. And like many mechanical pumps, it runs on electricity. The atria, or heart’s upper chambers, are where the electrical impulses that stimulate your heart’s pumping action begin, explained Franciscan Heart & Vascular Associates cardiac electrophysiologist Amrit Guptan, MD, FACC, FHRS. The lower chambers — the ventricles — pick up the signal and do the pumping. Too many or too few electrical signals can be dangerous, said Dr. Guptan. “With too few, your heartbeat slows. On the other hand, too many, or an ‘electrical storm’ of signals, may cause your heart to stop; a condition called cardiac arrest or sudden death,” he said, stressing the importance of seeing your doctor if unusual symptoms occur.

Franciscan Heart & Vascular Associates Franciscan Cardiology Associates have joined the Franciscan Heart & Vascular Associates in order to provide more convenient care in Tacoma, Gig Harbor and Federal Way. Franciscan Vascular Associates Northwest Vascular Center in Federal Way and Auburn will become Franciscan Vascular Associates which provide services in Tacoma, Gig Harbor, Federal Way, Auburn, Lakewood and lab services in Enumclaw. Franciscan Cardiothoracic Surgery Associates St. Joseph Cardiothoracic Surgeons will become Franciscan Cardiothoracic Surgery Associates. Franciscan offers a full array of board-certified cardiologists and heart, lung and vascular surgical specialists who provide the quality of care that our patients expect. From prevention and testing to diagnosis and surgery, our physicians are the leaders in cardiac care throughout the South Sound.

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Franciscan offers the latest heart rhythm disorder treatments including advanced cardiac ablative therapies. Typically minimally invasive, ablation involves inserting a catheter into the heart through a needle puncture and using either hot or cold energy to eliminate the abnormal electrical firing. “This procedure in most instances is essentially curative. Patients require no medication afterwards,” said Dr. Guptan. Cryoablation is a newer procedure using extreme cold which is a safer, better tolerated, state-of-the-art treatment now available to our patients at St. Joseph Medical Center.

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New partnership to bring Franciscan and PeaceHealth together In August, plans were announced for Franciscan Health System to become part of a new, larger health system through a partnership between our parent organization Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Vancouver, Wash.-based PeaceHealth. The partnership will enable Franciscan and PeaceHealth to improve access to services, increase the quality of care

and reduce costs. Both Franciscan and PeaceHealth share similar missions and values. The integrated health system will combine seven CHI hospitals in Washington and Oregon (including all of Franciscan’s hospitals and programs) with nine PeaceHealth hospitals in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. The new organization will blend together over time and will

include nearly 26,000 employees and about 950 employed physicians. Recently Franciscan and Burien’s Highline Medical Center also announced a possible affiliation. Over the next several months Franciscan and Highline will continue to evaluate the benefits of an alliance. For up-to-date information on this exciting news visit www.FHShealth.org.

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month! The walnut-sized prostate, which encircles a man’s urethra (tube connecting to the urinary bladder), can cause big problems — like prostate Keith Schulze, cancer. But the United MD States Preventive Services Task Force has called routine prostatespecific antigen (PSA) screening into question because of risks associated with unnecessary cancer treatment, such as incontinence and impotence. However, other health care organizations, including the American Cancer Society, still support PSA testing.

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Franciscan Medical Group urologist Keith Schulze, MD, strongly encourages PSA screening for men ages 50 and older. Men ages 45 and older should be screened if they are African-American or prostate cancer runs in their family. “In the 1980s, 50 percent of men diagnosed with prostate cancer had cancer that had already spread outside the prostate,” said Dr. Schulze with Franciscan Urology Associates. “With PSA testing, that number has decreased significantly. To not test is taking a huge step backwards.”

Be sure to schedule screening right away if you notice any of these potential warning signs: • Trouble urinating • Frequent or interrupted urination • Blood or pain while urinating or ejaculating • Chronic pain in the back, hips or pelvis

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These symptoms can signal less-urgent prostate problems, but should still prompt a call to your doctor. If treatment is needed, Franciscan’s leading-edge treatments help save lives and preserve continence and sexual function. These include nerve-sparing, minimally invasive surgical removal of the prostate, often using a roboticassisted technique, as well as radioactive “seed” implantation and external radiation therapy to help shrink tumors and kill cancer cells. Cryotherapy, a technique that freezes prostate tissue, is also available.

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Robotic-assisted weight loss surgery comes to the South Puget Sound Recent research has shown bariatric (weight loss) surgery not only reduces unhealthy excess weight, it can also reverse medical conditions such as type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. Now, Franciscan Center for Weight Management located at St. Francis Hospital is offering a new option: robotic-assisted bariatric surgery. It’s a minimally invasive technique, performed by a board-certified surgeon, who uses the daVinci® Surgical System.

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“Robotic-assisted bariatric surgery allows us to perform better, more precise procedures for patients,” said Troy Houseworth, MD, a board-certified general surgeon specializing in bariatric surgery at St. Francis Hospital. That’s because the system is equipped with a hi-def, 3D camera that offers surgeons a more detailed view of the area they’re operating on than any other minimally invasive procedure. What’s more, the robot’s instruments have even greater range of motion than the human wrist — they can rotate 360 degrees inside the patient’s body. “This allows us to be even more accurate with our movements,” added Dr. Houseworth.

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Surgeons currently can perform roboticassisted bariatric surgery for sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass — two different bariatric procedures that reduce the size of the stomach so you feel full on less food. People who’ve had bariatric surgery in the past and require a surgical revision may also be candidates for robotic-assisted surgery. “At Franciscan we offer bariatric surgery patients a variety of different procedures, including robotic-assisted surgery,” said Dr. Houseworth. “Your surgeon will help you determine which is best for your body, health and lifestyle.”

Dr. Houseworth using the daVinci® robot during a recent gastric bypass procedure.

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In the fast-paced world of health care, we strive to stay mindful of how our care looks and feels to patients and their families. That’s why St. Anthony Hospital and Franciscan Medical Group formed the Patient Family Advisory Council to provide an ongoing and fresh perspective on what it’s like to be a patient in our care. The Council invites past patients and families to share their impressions directly with hospital and clinic leadership. Members include patients and family members from the community, and Franciscan staff at all levels.

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what they saw, heard and felt. They revised an after-visit summary to give patients a greater understanding of their diagnosis and next steps, such as medications and follow-up visits.“The receptivity and openness on the part of the staff is very rewarding,” Ray said. A retired truck parts salesman, Ray also served the company as a quality examiner.“If there’s anything I learned from that experience,” he said, “it’s that you may think you’re good, but until you get feedback, you really don’t know that.With the Councils, Franciscan is showing dedication and

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Breast health

Get screened for breast cancer—

it can save your life! You’ve heard the statistic before: One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. So chances are you know someone who has been affected by the disease and you may be wondering what you can do to stay cancer-free. One of the most important things you can do is to get screened. “If you develop breast cancer, the earlier it’s detected, the easier it is to treat,” said Linda Pai, MD, surgeon with Franciscan Surgical Associates – Gig Harbor. “In fact, women with stage 1 breast cancer can have a greater than 90 percent five-year Get your survival rate.” ! ay tod ram og The American mamm St. Anthony Cancer Society (ACS) recomMammography Clinic 70 21 053 3) mends annual (25 !  me lco we mammograms Walk-ins starting at age 40. If you have a family history of the disease or other risk factors, your doctor may suggest starting mammograms earlier. The ACS recommends clinical breast exams every three years for women in their 20s and 30s and annually for women age 40 and older. It’s also important to do monthly breast self-exams to know what’s normal for your body so that you would know if something felt unusual and should be checked out by your physician, Dr. Pai added. Putting patients first

When you choose the St. Anthony Mammography Clinic, you will receive the most knowledgeable, experienced and compassionate staff along with leading technology. If your mammogram shows an abnormality, you may be called to have a second clarifying mammogram or your doctor may recommend a biopsy. Every patient and every lump is different, so the diagnostic tests a person receives vary and may include an ultrasound or an MRI. 8

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If a patient’s tests come back positive for breast cancer, Susan Nixon, RN, cancer nurse navigator at Franciscan, calls patients soon after they receive the diagnosis.“They’re always so thankful for that phone call,” she said. As a nurse navigator, Susan guides patients through all the steps in their breast cancer treatment plan so that they know what to expect. “They often feel overwhelmed and afraid, and I try to alleviate a lot of their fears and answer all of their questions,” Susan said. She is also there with many patients before they undergo surgery. “Sometimes seeing a familiar face or hearing a familiar voice can make them feel like everything is going to be OK,” she said. Seamless and comprehensive care

Franciscan surgeons perform different surgical procedures for treating cancer including lumpectomy (removing the tumor and some tissue around it) or mastectomy (removing the entire breast).“For women who elect to have a mastectomy, we work alongside plastic surgeons who reconstruct the breast either during the same procedure or in a later one for better cosmetic outcomes,” Dr. Pai said. Patients may also undergo chemotherapy before or after surgery, depending on the Assess and type and size of their identify your risk for tumor. Women who have a breast cancer using our lumpectomy often receive online screening tool at radiation to eliminate www.FHShealth.org/ microscopic cells that may BreastAware. remain after the surgery to reduce the likelihood of the cancer coming back. “At St. Anthony, we take a multidisciplinary approach to treating breast cancer,” Dr. Pai said. “Surgeons, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists are all on-site.We have a collaborative, close-working relationship to ensure women receive appropriate, comprehensive care in a timely fashion.”


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Cancer care

Hope and support for lung cancer patients At Franciscan Health System, no patient faces a lung cancer diagnosis alone. We offer cancer nurse navigators, support Debbie Hellers, programs, a lung nodule RN, BSN, OCN clinic and online tools to help patients who are concerned about lung cancer. Cancer nurse navigator Debbie Hellers, RN, BSN, OCN, works closely with patients, families and a multi-disciplinary care team. Because every patient is different, she customizes her approach for each individual. Debbie can help patients understand medical terminology about diagnosis and treatment. To ease fear and anxiety, she

can accompany you as an advocate to office visits and treatment sessions. She can help find transportation to treatments, support groups, nutrition support, social workers and more. Debbie also listens to concerns and helps find ways to address them. “I can provide you with reliable websites or other supportive information and resources,” she said.

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Quitting smoking

If you smoke, quitting will lower your chances of developing lung cancer and improve your chances of recovery. But quitting can be difficult.We offer an effective smoking cessation program which is one of the most successful in the state — our Freedom From Tobacco support group.This free support group meets weekly at our hospitals. For locations and times, call (253) 223-7538.

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Prestigious award given to Franciscan surgeon Franciscan Health System’s chest and lung surgeon, Baiya Krishnadasan, MD, FACS, and St. Joseph Medical Center were recently designated a daVinci® Surgeon/Site Thoracic Epicenter for robotic surgery. Dr. Krishnadasan and St. Joseph are only the third thoracic surgeon/site in the United States — and the only one in the West — to earn this distinction. Dr. Krishnadasan, medical director of thoracic surgery for St. Joseph Cardiothoracic Surgeons in Tacoma, is commended for his highly advanced skills while performing complex, minimally invasive surgeries using the daVinci® robot, primarily for patients with lung cancer. “Dr. Krishnadasan has really changed the playing field for thoracic oncology in the Pierce County area,” said Medical Director of Oncology Frank Senecal, MD, FACP, MBA. “His focus on the patient, by bringing all the crucial 10

specialties and support staff together for the individual patient, has done a great deal to optimize care and outcomes. His technical expertise in robotics is now being recognized and fortunately will allow many physicians and patients to benefit from his experience,” added Dr. Senecal. “I am grateful to have such a colleague in our oncology program.” As part of the Epicenter designation, Dr. Krishnadasan teaches thoracic surgeons from hospitals around the country to use the robot during chest and lung surgeries. He also sees patients from all over the west coast who are in need of his advanced surgical skills. More than 2,500 patients have had robotic surgery at St. Joseph Medical Center, a minimally invasive technique that often means patients experience less pain, less blood loss, a smaller incision and quicker healing than with traditional open surgery.

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Creating a Healthy Harbor, one success story at a time! Vivacious and fit at 52, Laureen Lund participated in the “6 Weeks to a Healthier You” series sponsored by St. Anthony Hospital this past spring. “I’ve always struggled with my cholesterol,” she said. “After a winter of eating popcorn and renting videos, it was back up over 300. After I started moving again and eating better, my cholesterol plummeted — it dropped to 174 in just six weeks! I also lost 11 pounds. I couldn’t be happier.” Building a healthy community

Shared success: ”6 Weeks to a Healthier You” with Joe Piscatella Collectively 150 attendees reported: • Avg. weight loss: 9 pounds • Ability to cope with stress: Improved 25% • Exercise: Increased 48% What can our classes and events do for you? Check out the calendar starting on page 13.

The marketing director for the City of Gig Harbor, Laureen is passionate about helping to create a Healthy Harbor. “We live in nature’s health club,” she said. “We have lots of access to the water, and now we have our own hospital.There are so many elements that come into play to create a healthy community — the arts, good schools and a healthy economy,” she added. “It’s even about getting people to talk to their neighbors.That to me is what makes a healthy place to live.” You can do it — really!

Participating in “6 Weeks to a Healthier You” is just one of the more recent ways Laureen has focused on her own health. Although always active, she had an epiphany about four years ago. “I had this thing in my brain that said, ‘I can’t do that,’” she explained. “Then my assistant signed us up for a sprint triathlon — and I did it! Since then, my whole mindset has changed.” Today, Laureen participates in charity cycling events and half-marathons. Now empty-nesters, Laureen and her husband have made a commitment to grow healthier together. “With the kids grown, I do a lot less laundry and a lot more cycling. We don’t live forever. I’m gonna have fun!” www.FHShealth.org

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Joint replacement David Locey is back to the activities that he loves.

Happy campers Joint Camp keeps joint replacement patients informed and inspired on the road to recovery.

Thanks to the Joint Camp program, people having a joint replacement at St. Anthony Hospital know what to expect before, during and after their surgery. The program is extremely successful and innovative; and it was the first of its kind in this area. Patrick Vaughan, MD, an orthopedic surgeon with Gig Harbor Orthopaedic Surgeons, says the program helps people who are undergoing hip or knee replacement. They attend classes before their procedures and more group sessions afterwards. “Joint Camp is all about learning how to get around with this new joint,” Dr.Vaughan said. “The patients watch educational videos, listen to talks, observe exercises by the therapists and then put this information to use with their new joint.” Camp participants are divided into small groups so they can support each other through each step of the process. They often make new friends, too. “They didn’t push, yet they made me want to push myself,” said camp participant David

Locey. He had both knees replaced at St. Anthony. During camp, knee replacement patients learn how to stretch their legs to regain motion. Those with hip replacements also learn Patrick to take proper precautions. Vaughan, MD Patients typically go home in two or three days, but the benefits of the camp experience last for years. Patients hold reunions and even wear Joint Camp T-shirts to doctor appointments. “The support was amazing,” said David. He’s back to sailing and is even thinking about skiing.

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Health Resources & Events F ranciscan H ealth S ystem

ST. JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER 1717 S. J St Tacoma • (253) 426-4101

ST. FRANCIS HOSPITAL 34515 Ninth Ave S Federal Way • (253) 944-8100

ST. CLARE HOSPITAL 11315 Bridgeport Way S.W. Lakewood • (253) 985-1711

ST. ELIZABETH HOSPITAL 1455 Battersby Ave Enumclaw • (360) 802-8800

ST. ANTHONY HOSPITAL 11567 Canterwood Blvd N.W. Gig Harbor • (253) 530-2000

Most programs and classes are free, but many require registration. For more information, call the number listed.

EVENTS »» Annual Plateau Health & Wellness Expo Join us for free blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose and osteoporosis health screenings provided by Franciscan Medical Clinic – Enumclaw staff. Other services include cardiac risk assessments, flu shots (limited supply), lessons in emergency preparedness, exercise demonstrations, massage and financial health resources. Children’s events include performances by Dance It Up!, Reptile Man, bike and car seat safety and more! Sat., Oct. 6 • 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. ENUMCLAW High School, 2929 McDougall Avenue

»» Susan G. Komen Lunch for the Cure Please join us for the 11th Anniversary Lunch for the Cure® - an annual fundraising luncheon and educational event where community members gather to make a powerful statement in the fight against breast cancer. To register, visit www.KomenPugetSound.org Thurs., Oct. 4 • 12 - 1:30 p.m. TACOMA Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center, 1500 Broadway

»» Tools for the Journey – Living with Cancer This free workshop, facilitated by a licensed professional, is offered to anyone who has been affected by cancer. Learn practical strategies for how to live fully despite the challenges of cancer. Attendees will receive information about self-care, as well as other helpful resources. Activities include: group sharing, breathing techniques, stress reduction, healthy snacks and more. For more information or to register, call (360) 898-2363. Tues., Oct. 9 • 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. GIG HARBOR St. Anthony Hospital, Milgard Medical Pavilion, Smalling Family Education Center

»» Look Better, Feel Better Look Good…Feel Better group programs are

offered nationwide in comprehensive cancer centers, hospitals, American Cancer Society Offices and other community settings. In these sessions, trained Look Good…Feel Better volunteer beauty professionals teach women how to cope with skin changes and hair loss using cosmetic and skin care products donated by the cosmetic industry. The free cosmetic kits provided at these groups enhance all complexion types. Women also learn ways to cope with hair loss with the use of wigs, scarves and other accessories. Fourth Tuesday of every month • 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. TACOMA St. Joseph Medical Center, 1717 S. J St., Ground Floor, Oncology Conference Room

»» Cancer Research Study To better understand ways to prevent cancer, the American Cancer Society is recruiting men and women across the US and Puerto Rico for a landmark new research study – Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). Enrollment is being made possible in partnership with Franciscan Health System at St. Joseph Medical Center, St. Francis Hospital and St. Anthony Hospital, September 15 - 27, 2012. Individuals may choose to participate if they are willing to make a long-term commitment to the study (which involves completing follow-up surveys periodically over the next 20-30 years), are between the ages of 30 and 65 years old and have never been diagnosed with cancer. For more information, visit www.cps3Seattle.org, call 1-888-604-5888 or e-mail erin.sheahan@cancer.org.

»» A Moment of Remembrance Join us for a special ceremony for families and friends of Franciscan Hospice and Palliative Care who lost a loved one this past year. Bring a photo to share at the memory table. A brief reception will follow this lovely

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event. Free valet parking. To register or to get more information, please call us at (253) 534-7000. Thurs., Dec 6 • 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. TACOMA St. Joseph Medical Center Chapel, 1717 South J St.

»» Living Better with Kidney Disease St. Joseph Nephrology Services offers a free, three-hour quarterly class to help people with kidney disease better understand their condition, learn ways to help preserve kidney function and live better. This class is taught by a registered dietitian, pharmacist and social worker who all have experience in kidney disease and dialysis needs. To register or for more information, call 1-888-825-3227. Wed., Nov 7 • 2:30 - 5:30 p.m. TACOMA St. Joseph Medical Center (room will be noted upon registration)

»» 7th Annual HOPE Conference on Parkinson’s Join us for the largest Parkinson’s gathering in the Northwest and the largest one-day event of its kind in the country. Hear about the latest advances in Parkinson’s research and care and interact with exhibitors who have products and services to help people live better with Parkinson’s disease. Sat., Nov. 7 Hilton Seattle Airport and Conference Center, 17620 International Boulevard, Seattle

HEALTH TALKS: Orthopedic »» New Innovations in Arthritis Treatment If you suffer from arthritis, this seminar may open the doors to relief for you. You will learn about what non surgical and surgical options are available to help get you moving more freely again. Free! To register call 1-888-825-3227. GIG HARBOR Wed, Sept 26 • 6 - 7:30 p.m. w/ Robert Yancey, MD, Best Western Wesley Inn www.FHShealth.org

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Health Resources & Events, continued from page 13 »» Achy Knees and Hips No More — Exploring Knee or Hip Replacement When you hurt, from injury, arthritis or another issue, your quality of life suffers. Learn about current options for treating knee and hip pain as well as what new techniques orthopedic surgical experts use to help you get back to your active lifestyle! Free! To register call 1-888-825-3227. LAKEWOOD Call for date and location • Relief for Your Knees w/ Steven Teeny, MD LAKEWOOD Thurs, Sept 27, 6 - 7:30 p.m. • Relief for Your Hips w/Joshua Johnston, MD, Tacoma Golf and Country Club

»» Advancements in Joint Replacement — Live Free of Pain If you’re living with persistent hip or knee pain, you likely dream of what it would be like to be pain-free. Come hear a leading orthopedic surgeon talk about the latest developments in joint replacements, as well as what non surgical options are available to you. Free! To register call 1-888-825-3227.

ENUMCLAW Wed, Nov 14 • 6 - 7:30 p.m. w/David Bishop, MD, St. Elizabeth Hospital TACOMA Wed, Nov 7 • 6 - 7:30 p.m. w/Matthew Jenkins, MD, St. Joseph Medical Center FEDERAL WAY Thurs, Nov 1, 6 - 7:30 p.m. w/ Richard Gray, MD, Best Western Evergreen Plus

HEALTH TALKS: Heart »» Arrhythmia and Your Heart — Don’t Miss a Beat Do you ever feel like your heart flutters or is skipping beats? Join Franciscan Electrophysiologist Amrit Guptan, MD, FACC, to learn more about your heart’s electrical system, what to know about arrhythmia and when to see a doctor. Free! To register, call 1-888-825-3227. Thurs, Oct 18 • 6 - 7:30 p.m. TACOMA Best Western Tacoma Dome Hotel

»» Understanding Heart Valve Issues Please join us to hear from heart valve experts Cardiologist Scott Werden, DO, FACC, and Cardiac Surgeon Craig Hampton, MD, FACS, as they explain a variety of heart valve issues, including aortic and mitral valve prolapse and stenosis. Learn about managing these conditions as well as how you can be diagnosed in one day at Franciscan’s specialty Heart Valve Clinic. To register, call 1-888-825-3227. Thur, Nov 15 • 6 - 7:30 p.m. GIG HARBOR St. Anthony Hospital, Milgard Medical Pavilion, Smalling Family Education Center

»» Heart Healthy Nutrition Series Four-week series on heart-healthy eating topics, including meal planning, food labels, eating out and portion control. To register and for more information, please call 1-888-825-3227.

Women’s Health »» Lumps, Leaks or One Hot Mess? Ladies, this evening is designed just for you. Whether you’re wondering about menopause and hormones, suffer from painful periods or know the location of every restroom in town, this is your opportunity to bring your questions and learn more about the range of treatment options available from Franciscan’s women’s health experts. Call 1-888-825-3227 to register – seating is 14

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limited. You can even get your annual mammogram before the event at the Mammography Clinic! Thur, Oct 11 • 6 - 7:30 p.m. GIG HARBOR St. Anthony Hospital, Milgard Medical Pavilion, Smalling Family Education Center

»» Shop for an OB Doc Planning a pregnancy or currently pregnant and seeking an obstetrician? Tour the family birth center and spend some one-on-one time with OB physicians who will be on hand to answer your questions at this facilitated event. Learn about the advantages of choosing our family birth center including high-risk pregnancy expertise, breastfeeding support, family education options and more! Open to women and their partners. Receive a free gift just for attending. Register by calling 1-888-825-3227 or at FHSHealth.org and click on ‘classes and events’ FEDERAL WAY Tues, Sept. 25 • 5:30 p.m. tour the family birth center; 6 - 7 p.m. event St. Francis Family Birth Center, 34509 Ninth Ave S. ENUMCLAW Wed, Dec 5 • 5:30 p.m. tour the family birth center; 6 - 7 p.m. event St. Elizabeth Hospital, 1455 Battersby Ave.

SUPPORT GROUPS »» Defibrillator Support Group A brief health talk and support for those living with an ICD or pacemaker. Light appetizers. Call (253) 426-6709 to register or for more information. Tues, Sept. 18 • 6:30 - 8 p.m. TACOMA St. Joseph Medical Center, Ground Floor, Lagerquist Conference Rooms A & B.

»» Grief Support Are you dealing with the death of a spouse, parent, child or other loved one? Does it feel as if the sadness will never lift, or that you are isolated from friends and family? While everyone experiences loss differently, grief that is expressed and experienced within a supportive environment has the power to heal. You are not alone. Join us for free! 1st & 3rd Wed • 1 - 2:30 p.m. ENUMCLAW St. Elizabeth Hospital, Cedar Room, 1455 Battersby Ave.


»» Caregivers Support Group Caregiving is an act of kindness, love and loyalty. It is also an act that can drain one’s batteries, involving numerous practical decisions and emotional hurdles. If you are the primary caregiver for an aging, declining or ill individual, join us. Find out about valuable resources, education and tools for coping with the challenges of caregiving while receiving understanding support from other caregivers. Join us for free! 1st & 3rd Thurs • 1 - 2:30 p.m. ENUMCLAW Enumclaw Public Library

»» WomenHeart of Pierce County This group is for women who are heart attack survivors, are at risk for heart disease or want to learn more. WomenHeart is the only national organization dedicated to advancing women’s heart health through advocacy, community education and patient support. E-mail or call TinaBlackett@FHShealth.org or call (253) 426-4456 for more information. Last Thurs of the month • 5 - 7 p.m. TACOMA St. Joseph Medical Center, 1717 S J St.

WEIGHT LOSS »» Weight Loss Surgery — Learn the Facts Join this FREE seminar to learn your surgical options at the Franciscan Center for Weight Management, a designated Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Registration is required. Please go to www.FranciscanWeightLoss.org or call 1-888-825-3227. Free support groups also available. Call 1-800-823-6525.

»» Healthy Solutions A medically supervised weight loss program, Health Management Resources® incorporates healthy shakes and entrees, intensive lifestyle education and follow-up with emphasis on long-term weight maintenance. Free orientation. Call 1-800-823-6255 for more information. FEDERAL WAY St. Francis Center for Weight Management, 34509 Ninth Ave S, Suite 310

FAMILY EDUCATION For more information about our family education classes and to register online, please visit www.FHShealth.org/ChildBirthClasses or call 1-888-825-3227.

»» Childbirth Preparation Three Franciscan hospitals offer childbirth preparation classes. Topics include pregnancy comfort measures, labor and birth including variations and interventions and postpartum. $125/couple or free with Provider One/DSHS card.

»» Family Birth Center Maternity Reception and Tour Be prepared for your upcoming delivery with preregistration, a tour of the birth center and tips for going home with your baby. FREE! Registration is required. »» Teen Childbirth Preparation Pregnancy preparation specifically addressing the unique needs of young people 19 and under. $60/couple or free with Provider One/ DSHS card.

»» Protecting Your Pelvic Floor Franciscan physical therapists, specialists in pelvic floor muscle training, offer techniques to strengthen and protect your pelvic floor muscles during pregnancy and the birth process. Class fee includes an exercise kit. $50. »» Breastfeeding Preparation Covers basic breastfeeding initiation tips and accessing postpartum lactation resources. $50/couple.

»» Conscious Fathering Dads-to-be discuss priorities, life adjustment, fears, problem solving, partnership and basic infant care. $50/couple.

»» Newborn Preparation A resource for parents preparing for discharge after delivery. This one-time class includes topics such as postpartum care of mom and baby, hints for adjusting to new roles, basic newborn care and resources. $50/couple. »» Infant Massage Fun, relaxing 3-hour class designed to nurture the bond between parents and babies. $60 for parents and baby.

»» CPR/Child Safety Learn basic resuscitation and how to make your home safe for children. $50/person, $90/couple.

»» Safe Sitter Babysitting training for adolescents. Discusses many topics including how to handle emergencies. $75.

»» Free Car Seat Safety Check Is your child’s car seat installed correctly? Certified technicians will show you how to install your car seat according to national safety guidelines. First Tuesday of each month. 5:30 - 7 p.m. St. Francis Hospital Medical Office Building B 34509 9th Ave S, front entrance, no registration required. For more information, please call (253) 426-6253.

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