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May 6, 2014

St. Clare Hospital to Display New Works by Student Photographers

Lakes High School students work showcased

Lakewood - Eleven students from Lakes High School in Lakewood will have their photography showcased as part of an exhibit at St. Clare Hospital entitled “Contributing Toward Creating a Healthy Community”. This is the second year that St. Clare Hospital has partnered with Lakes High School to display the student’s work.


From L to R: Kathy Bressler, President St. Clare Hospital, Katelynn Houseman, Tanner Speranza, Hailey Gilmour, Mikayla Lundeen, Annelisa Short, Scott Waeschle, Lake HS Photography Teacher, Jordin Pierce, Jonah Hjelm

The students are part of teacher Scott Waeschle’s commercial photography class. Students submitted photos based on one simple concept: simplicity. The lesson Waeschle stressed was to get close to the subject and eliminate any distraction. The images selected exemplify the concept of getting as close as possible. Images were then submitted to St. Clare staff to choose the final photos for the exhibit.

“This exhibit reinforces and celebrates the quality work and creative efforts of these students,” Waeschle says. “Having their works displayed at St. Clare Hospital provides a professional venue that adds authenticity to the student’s learning experience and takes their work beyond the classroom into the real world.”

“We are delighted to be able to continue to showcase the creative works of these outstanding, young members of our community,” said Kathy Bressler, President of St. Clare Hospital. “At St. Clare we are committed to celebrating our youth and the positive impact they have within our community.”

The photos will be on display through April 2015. In 2015 new photos will be selected for the exhibit. The students will then receive their 17 x 22 framed photos as a keepsake. The general public is welcome to view the exhibit, located in the hallway from the main entrance to the Emergency Department, during normal hospital visiting hours which are 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily.

Franciscan Health System includes St. Joseph Medical Center, Tacoma; St. Francis Hospital, Federal Way; St. Clare Hospital, Lakewood; St. Elizabeth Hospital, Enumclaw; St. Anthony Hospital, Gig Harbor; Highline Medical Center, Burien; Harrison Medical Center and Harrison HealthPartners, Kitsap and Olympic peninsulas; Franciscan Hospice House, University Place; Franciscan Medical Group clinics and providers, Pierce, King and Kitsap counties; and the Franciscan Foundation. Franciscan is part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), a nonprofit, faith-based health system formed in 1996 through the consolidation of four Catholic health systems. One of the nation’s largest health systems, Englewood, Colo. –based CHI operates in 18 states and comprises 87 hospitals; 24 critical access facilities and other facilities that span the inpatient and outpatient continuum of care. In fiscal year 2013, CHI provided more than $762 million in charity care and community benefit, including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research.

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