UPDATE: Sept. 15, 6:30 p.m.
The 7-state American Lung Association of the Mountain Pacific Region held its fundraiser. “Ride Around the Sound” Saturday, Sept. 15. Over 200 registered riders pedaled 100 miles from South Seattle Community College, or 75 from Marvista School in Des Moines. The organization helps keep kids from picking up that first cigarette, helps families dealing with lung cancer & asthma, and advocates for clean air. This is ride's the 30th year, but the first with this route. It was in the San Juan Islands in the past.
Over 200 cyclists will take part in the inaugural “Ride Around the Sound” bike ride on September 15th. A benefit for the American Lung Association in Washington, the ride features five distance options around Puget Sound, ranging from 100 miles to a family-friendly ride of under 15 miles in West Seattle. Local school Marvista Elementary will serve as the 75-mile starting location.
Burien streets that will be on the route are: 16th Ave SW; SW 107 St; 10th Ave SW; SW 116th St; 4th Ave SW; SW 152nd St; Maplewild Ave SW; SW 172nd St; and Sylvester Rd SW.
Learn how to tune up your health from the experienced health-care professionals of Burien’s medical community at the free Community Wellness Fair on Saturday, Sept. 15, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., at Burien Town Square.
The annual event provides an opportunity to learn about the newest and best in health care. You can also improve your general well-being with free health screenings, demonstrations, presentations on wellness topics, fire safety, physical fitness information, and more.
Kids are sure to have some fun with face-painting, clowning and balloon art. Information on local education programs in the health-care field will also be available.
Burien’s Community Wellness Fair is sponsored by the Burien Wellness Cluster, a partnership between local health and wellness providers, educators and city government. The overall goal of the group is to boost Burien’s economy by building on Burien’s existing wealth of high-quality health-care providers.
Seattle Met magazine has announced its top docs and Highline radiologist Peter Ory, MD is among the esteemed list of physicians. According to the magazine, over 4,500 doctors in the Seattle metropolitan area participated in the 2012 survey, with active participation from almost 40 percent of doctors practicing in King, Kitsap, and Snohomish counties, and parts of Pierce County.
Rankings were determined by algorithms that rate doctors on a 10-point scale, employing not only peer endorsements but factors such as experience, education, training, disciplinary history, fellowships, hospital privileges, and awards. The doctors that make it as part of the top doc listing’s, represent the top 4 percent of practitioners in their fields as of May 2012.
Dr Ory joined Highline in 1997 and was Medical Director of the radiology group iRAD from 2005 to 2010. He is triple board certified in, Radiology, Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. In addition, he did a neuro-radiology fellowship at UW.
Highline Medical Imaging staff is honored to work with Dr Ory and are pleased he received this prestigious recognition.
Approximately 43 million Americans suffer from arthritis and that number is expected to climb higher as our population ages. By 2020, it is estimated that 60 million people will have arthritis due to the increased number of people over 65 years of age.
Dr. Barry Bockow, a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine and a local Rheumatologist, has been selected to participate in a nationwide study for Osteoarthritis of the hip. He is one of the few MD’s selected in the entire West Coast to provide this injectable compound free to patients.
All medical visits, imaging studies and evaluations will be covered by the study and are free to the patient. For more information or an appointment, call Dr. Barry Bockow at (206) 246-7880.
Navos Mental Health Solutions announced it received a King County grant to create a community-based coalition for drug free youth in the Burien/White Center communities and has appointed communications veteran Rudy Garza as Coalition Coordinator.
Navos has been responding to the needs of people with mental illness in King County for over 40-years. Its services are targeted to those who live at or near poverty, often as a result of their mental illness. The mission of Navos is to improve the quality of life of people vulnerable to mental illness by providing a broad continuum of care.
“As part of the work we do with youth, we saw a need to address the substance abuse-related issues among youth in the Burien/White Center community said Joan Zintak, Director of Adult Services.” This five-year grant allows us to collaborate with other agencies, the private and public sector, and the community at-large to better address these issues by providing alternatives,” she added.
Over 500 cyclists will take part in the inaugural “Ride Around the Sound” bike ride on September 15th. A benefit for the American Lung Association in Washington, the ride features five distance options around Puget Sound, ranging from 100 miles to a family-friendly ride of under 15 miles in West Seattle.
Normandy Park’s Marvista Elementary will serve as the 75-mile starting location.
The event offers full support including breakfast at all starts, lunch on the course, five rest stops, detailed ride guides, and more. A delicious feast, beer and music await riders at the finish line party at South Seattle Community College. Relaxing coastal lodging is also available for participants who want to make the event a weekend getaway.
“We are thrilled to offer this amazing route with spectacular views of the Sound,” said Renée Klein, President and CEO of the American Lung Association of the Mountain Pacific. “What better way to celebrate clean air and healthy lungs than with a fun event in the beautiful outdoors?”
A groundbreaking ceremony will be held Aug. 15 at 10:30 a.m. for a 36,000-square-foot building that will house medical, dental, behavioral health and pharmacy services as well as leased space for community mental health offices.
HealthPoint Midway will open in 2013 and is expected to serve 14,000 new patients, according to a company press release.
The building is located at 26401 Pacific Hwy. S.
The YMCA of Greater Seattle received a $65,000 grant Monday, June 25 from the Community Transformation Grants Program (CTGs) to lead efforts in South King County to ensure more healthy opportunities are available to all residents, with a specific focus on increased access to African Americans and Hispanics.
The grants are part of the Community Transformation Grants program (CTGs) – a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) initiative to support public health efforts to reduce chronic diseases, promote healthier lifestyles, reduce health disparities and lower health care costs.
YMCA of the USA (Y-USA), the national resource office for the nation’s 2,700 YMCAs and one of seven national organizations to receive funding through CTGs, is re-granting the funds to 10 local Ys to deepen their efforts to implement programs and strategies that support the health and well-being of individuals in their communities.
A defining moment. An ambitious team. Seattle Children’s Home (SCH) and Navos announced June 19 that they will merge their two non- profit organizations, and effective July 1, Seattle Children’s Home will officially become part of Navos.
The combination represents a breakthrough for young people affected by mild, moderate and severe mental illness.
Since 2009 SCH and Navos have partnered to deliver inpatient and outpatient programs for the most troubled children and youth, from infancy through young adulthood, in our community.
In 2011 Navos began providing limited administrative support services for SCH. At the beginning of 2012, SCH became a member of the Navos Consortium, joining 20 peer organizations, who collaborate to provide mental health services to over 40% of the children and youth receiving treatment in King County.
Highline Medical Center Foundation is proud to announce a partnership with Car Pros Burien Nissan. With every new car purchase made Memorial Day Weekend, Friday May 25 through Monday, May 28, Car Pros Burien Nissan will donate $200 to Highline Medical Center Foundation benefiting Highline Medical Center and the health of this community.
Individuals who mention Highline Medical Center will qualify for fleet pricing, which is not available to the general public. This pricing is generally thousands off the manufacturer’s suggested retail price depending on the vehicle. Fleet pricing will allow a stream-lined, reduced price, direct buying experience for those who are eligible and participate.
Highline Medical Center Foundation and Car Pros Nissan set a goal to reach $50,000 by August of 2012. Car Pros Nissan has a huge inventory of new, used and certified pre-owned vehicles to choose from.