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May 9, 2013

St. Clare Hospital Opens Student Photography Exhibit

Lakes High School students work showcased

Eleven students from Lakes High School in Lakewood will have their photography work showcased in a new exhibit at St. Clare Hospital. The students are part of teacher Scott Waeschle’s beginning photography class. Students submitted photos which were then submitted to St. Clare staff to choose the final photos for the exhibit.

In the photo from left to right front row are: Kathy Bressler, President, St. Clare Hospital, Mark Martinez, Victoria Marin, Anneliese Marr, Kaitlin Turner, Joy Wilson Left to Right Back row: Ben Schneier, Scott Waeschle, Photography Teacher, Lakes H.S., Luis Alvarez, Tony Hill

“We are delighted to be able to showcase these creative works by our high school students”, said Kathy Bressler, President of St. Clare Hospital. “At St. Clare we are committed to celebrating our youth and the positive impact they have in our community.”

The photos will be on display throughout the rest of 2013. In 2014 new photos will be selected for the exhibit and rotated each year thereafter. The students will then receive their 17 x 22 framed photos as a keepsake. The general public is welcome to view the exhibit during normal hospital visiting hours which are 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily.

Franciscan Health System includes St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way, St. Clare Hospital in Lakewood, St. Elizabeth Hospital in Enumclaw, St. Anthony Hospital in Gig Harbor, Highline Medical Center in Burien; Franciscan Hospice House in University Place; Franciscan Medical Group clinics and providers in Pierce, King and Kitsap counties; and the Franciscan Foundation. Franciscan is part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), a national nonprofit health organization with headquarters in Englewood, Colo. The faith-based system operates in 19 states and includes 76 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; two community health-services organizations; two accredited nursing colleges; and home health agencies. In fiscal year 2011, CHI provided more than $612 million in charity care and community benefit, including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research. With annual operating revenues of approximately $10.5 billion, CHI is the nation’s second-largest Catholic health care system.

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