Community Events and Health Talks

Register buttonPalpitations, Pains and Prevention - What You Need to Know
J. Francisco Yuvienco, MD

DateFrancisco Yuvienco, MD: Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Time: 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: St. Clare Hospital
Classrooms A and B
11315 Bridgeport Way S.W.,
Lakewood, WA 98499

Cost: Free

Registration: Register online or call toll-free 1-888-825-3227
Seating is limited and registration is required.

If you’ve felt fluttering in your chest or unexplained arm pain, have a family history of heart disease or simply worry about your heart, please join our free talk. J. Francisco Yuvienco, MD, will demystify common heart issues and share advice for reducing risk factors and better managing your heart health.

With special interest in preventive cardiology, heart failure, heart valve disease and other conditions, Dr. Yuvienco offers expert care to patients at both St. Joseph Medical Center and St. Clare Hospital. He is board certified, fellowship trained and committed to the highest standard of cardiovascular care and patient satisfaction.


Register buttonRelief For Your Nagging Back Pain
Vickie Luttrell, ARNP

Date: Vickie Luttrell, ARNPWednesday, November 5, 2014
Time: 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Tacoma Country & Golf Club
13204 Country Club Dr. S.W.
Lakewood, WA 98498

Cost: Free

Registration: Register online or call toll-free 1-888-825-3227
Seating is limited and registration is required.

Is nagging back pain slowing you down? Most of us will have some level of back pain during our lifetime as a result of an injury from an accident or overuse. Join us for a free health talk as Vickie Luttrell, ARNP from the CHI Franciscan Spine Center will discuss the basic anatomy and function of the back, common back problems, and treatments ranging from massage to physical therapy in order to manage and overcome your pain.


Blood Management Awareness Week

Transfusion FreeDate: November 3 - 7, 2014
Locations: St. Joseph Medical Center, St. Anthony Hospital, St. Clare Hospital and St. Francis Hospital

If you are anticipating having surgery and are interesting in learning more about blood management prior to surgery, talk to your physician or surgeon, or call Franciscan Transfusion Free Medicine at 253-426-6918; toll free at 1 (888) 311-2655 or visit our online resources.


Register buttonWashington Nurse of the Year Event

Date: TKathy Bresslerhursday, November 20, 2014
Time: 8 - 10:30 a.m.
Location: Meydenbauer Center,
11100 N.E. 6th Street,
Bellevue, WA

Cost: $50

Registration: Register online
Seating is limited and registration is required.

Washington Nurse of the Year is an awards event that brings together the healthcare community to recognize nursing excellence and achievement throughout the state of Washington in areas of research, education, quality patient care, innovation and leadership. Awards will be presented to the most outstanding nurse within each category. Kathy Bressler, RN, President of St. Clare Hospital will serve as the Event Chair.