Community Events and Health Talks

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.


6th Annual Preemie Party
Dr. Pat Spitale, Medical Director, NICU and Dr. Carrie Jenner, Pediatrician

Date: 6th Annual Preemie PartySaturday, November 8, 2014
Time: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: Lagerquist Conference Rooms A, B and C
St. Joseph Medical Center
1717 S. J St.
Tacoma, WA 98405

Cost: Free

More information: call 253-426-6873

The Preemie Party is a celebration for families who delivered at a Franciscan Family Birth Center over the past year and whose baby spent time in the Special Care Nursery or Level III NICU. The event provides a place for moms to re-connect with other moms and the nursing staff they met during that time. Activities include face painting, a cake walk, NICU Bingo, photography by Mom 365 and a brief presentation by Pat Spitale, MD, Medical Director, NICU and Pediatrician Carrie Jenner, MD. Food and refreshments will be provided, not to mention plenty of prizes and giveaways!