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SJMC Winter 2014

Community Events and Health Talks

Transfusion-Free Medicine and Surgery Program: Educational Events

Transfusion FreeDate: Saturday, April 19, 2014
Time: 2 - 4 p.m.
Location: Lagerquist Conference Room
St. Joseph Medical Center
1717 S. J St.
Tacoma, WA 98405

Cost: Free

Registration: Call 253-426-6918 or 1-888-311-2655.
Seating is limited and registration is required.

The Transfusion-Free Medicine and Surgery Program at Franciscan is for patients who wish to avoid the use of donor blood during medical and surgical procedures. Transfusion-Free Mdicine and Surgery Program Join our expert team of medical professionals at two free educational seminars about transfusion-free medicine and surgery. Among the many topics discussed will be, the advantages of using transfusion-free medical techniques, common reasons why people choose transfusion-free treatment, and how to make sure your wishes are made known in an emergency situation. View the flyer.

Register buttonMarch for Dimes, March for Babies

Date:March for Babies Saturday, May 17, 2014
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Wilson High School, 1202 N. Orchard St., Tacoma, WA 98406

Cost: Free

Registration: Join the Franciscan Health System team and view our team page, visit

Take part in America's favorite walking event, and help create programs to eliminate premature birth and promote healthy babies! The march starts and ends at Wilson High School in Tacoma's north end. As a prime sponsor, stop by the Franciscan table to pick up post-walk special giveaways. Raise $50 and you will receive a FREE Franciscan Health System t-shirt!

Register buttonAdvancements in Joint Replacement
John Bargren, MD  

Date: John Bargren, MDTuesday, June 17, 2014
Time: 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: La Quinta Inn & Suites
1425 E. 27th St.,
Tacoma, WA 98421

Cost: Free

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

Are achy joints getting in the way of your daily lifestyle? Learn about the range of treatment options, including arthroscopy and total joint replacement as orthopedic surgeon, John Bargren, MD guides you through the surgical techniques and minimally-invasive options for getting you back on the road to recovery.

Register buttonWhat is My Rotator Cuff and Why Does It Hurt?
Matthew Jenkins, MD

Date: WMatthew Jenkins, MD v2ednesday, June 25, 2014
Time: 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: La Quinta Inn & Suites
1425 E. 27th St.,
Tacoma, WA 98421

Cost: Free

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

Is shoulder pain keeping you up at night or impeding the activities you love? Often times this is a problem with your rotator cuff, a group of four muscles in your shoulder. This is a common occurrence for those who are older than the age of 35, and can make it difficult to take on ordinary, everyday activities. Join us for a health talk led by orthopedic surgeon and shoulder and elbow specialist Matthew Jenkins, MD to learn about your treatment options.

Downtown on the Go, Walk Tacoma

Downtown on the Go and Franciscan Health System invite you for a stroll around Tacoma. See the schedule below. Join us for one or all!

Architecture Walk

Wednesday, May 7 (Noon – 1 p.m.)
Start: Fountain Plaza at Well Fargo on 12th and Pacific Ave. Walk with: David Boe, Principal / Boe Architects Sponsor: AHBL

UWT / Brewery Walk

Wednesday, May 21 (5:15 – 6:30 p.m.) Start: Bottom of UWT stairs at 19th and Pacific Ave. Walk with: Julie Nicoletta, UWT History Professor Sponsor: KPG Social following the walk at the Harmon Brewery & Eatery  

Tacoma’s First Neighborhood Walk

Wednesday, June 4 (Noon – 1 p.m.) Start: Woolworth Building at 11th and Broadway Walk with: Victoria Woodards, Tacoma Deputy Mayor Sponsor: Commencement Bank

Public Art Walk

Wednesday, June 18 (5:15 – 6:30 p.m.) Start: Fireman’s Park at 7th and Pacific Ave. Walk with: Elizabeth Connor, Pacific Avenue Streetscape Artist Sponsor: Spaceworks Tacoma Social following the walk at The Forum; Social Sponsor: TrueBlue, Inc.  

Family Walk

Wednesday, July 16 (Noon – 1 p.m.) Start: Children’s Museum at 15th and Pacific Walk with: Dianna Kielian, Franciscan Health System Sponsor: Tacoma Rainers

Walking Scavenger Hunt

Wednesday, August 6
Check-In at the Social Bar and Grill between 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. (bring a camera)
Walk and take public transit through downtown to find the answers to the clues! Stay for food, drinks, and prizes at the Social Bar and Grill from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Sponsor: Union Bank

More information on these walks.