All Events and Health Talks

Register buttonSolutions for Heart Arrhythmias
Nathan Segerson, MD

Date: TNathan Segersonhursday, May 12, 2016
Time: 6-7 p.m.
Location: Harrison Medical Center - Silverdale
Garden Room
1800 Northwest Myhre Road
Silverdale, WA 98383

Cost: Free

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

If your heart races or skips a beat, leaving you dizzy, nauseated or more, you may feel concerned. What do these palpitations mean and how do you know when it's time to seek care? Join our free talk with an expert to learn about irregular heartbeats, such as atrial fibrillation, and what they mean. Board-certified in cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology, Nathan Segerson, MD, will discuss the common causes of irregular heartbeats and when you should seek treatment, along with information about the latest treatment options.


Path to Healthy Living: Home-Style Nutrition
with Cynthia Lair

Date: Saturday, May 14, 2Cynthia Lair016
Time: 10 a.m.-noon
Location: Smalling Family Education Room
St. Anthony Hospital
11567 Canterwood Boulevard Northwest
Gig Harbor, WA 98332

Cost: Free

Registration: Register by email or call toll-free 1-866-200-2383.

Learn how cooking at home can be relaxing and rewarding. Find out which foods to emphasize and why moderation is a winning strategy. Cooking your own meals affords you the peace of mind that comes with having control over the type and quality of ingredients in your meals. Put love into your food. Cook at home. Food demo included!

More information


Register buttonTotal Joint Replacement: Knees
Gregory Brown, MD, PhD

Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2016Gregory Brown
Time: 6-7 p.m.
Location: St. Joseph Medical Center
Lagerquist Room B
1717 South J Street
Tacoma, WA 98405

Cost: Free

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

If walking downhill is your nemesis, and stairs are your foe, it might be time to consider joint replacement. Knee lock-ups and sleeping with a pillow between your knees are no fun. And there's no reason to keep suffering. Join board-certified orthopedic surgeon, Gregory Brown, MD, PhD, who will discuss common knee issues resulting from orthopedic conditions and sports injuries, when you should seek care, and information about the latest treatment options.


Register button2016 ASMBS Walk from Obesity & Fitness Fun Run

Date: Saturday, June 11, 2016
ASMBS 2016Time: 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: Ft. Steilacoom Park
8714 87th Avenue Southwest
Lakewood, WA 98498

Cost: Free

Registration: Sign up online

Support St. Francis Hospital by attending the 2016 ASMBS Walk from Obesity and Fitness Fun Run!

The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Foundation’s Walk from Obesity is the only national walkathon that brings attention to the disease of obesity by raising awareness in communities all over the country. The Walk from Obesity also provides educational materials regarding obesity and the treatment options available.

St. Francis Hospital is hosting a Walk from Obesity this June and needs your help to reach our goal of raising $10,000. This is a great way to recognize our patients, family members and friends who have chosen to fight obesity, change their lives and be as healthy as possible.