Topic: Health & Wellness

PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center Welcomes New Oncologist

Written on January 13, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

Robert Raish, MD, has joined PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center. Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 17, he will be available one day per week, typically Mondays, to treat cancer patients on the island. Dr. Raish is board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology and hematology. He has more than 25 years’ experience providing cancer care in private  Continue Reading

Fish Tacos on Friday

Written on January 11, 2017 at 5:52 am, by

Fish For Teeth Turns Tacos Into Healthy Teeth Fish for Teeth is starting its sixth year of providing dental services to those who cannot otherwise afford dental care, and we’re celebrating the same way we always do—by making a gigantic batch of Fish Tacos! The Fish for Teeth Taco Team will be making fish tacos  Continue Reading

Pertussis In SJC

Written on January 11, 2017 at 5:43 am, by

Pertussis Cases Continue in San Juan County San Juan County Health & Community Service continues to investigate new cases of pertussis (whooping cough) in the county. To date, six cases have been identified in children residing on San Juan Island. None of the children have been hospitalized. San Juan County Health & Community Services is  Continue Reading

Find Your Calm: New Year, New You

Written on January 6, 2017 at 10:36 am, by

Here’s a message from Stephanie Prima… Hello Islanders, and wishing you an auspicious New Year! For those who are feeling meltdown from the stress of the holidays, the election, and life in general, my new Move Into Mindfulness class FIND YOUR CALM: New Year, New YOU is just the antidote you’re seeking. It begins Monday,  Continue Reading

Help Wanted: Fish for Teeth

Written on January 4, 2017 at 5:43 am, by

Fish For Teeth, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing dental services to those who cannot otherwise afford dental care is looking for people to fill some volunteer positions: Clinic Manager and Clinic Support Team After five years of dedicated volunteer service, Margaret Johnson has stepped down as the coordinator of the dental clinics sponsored by Fish For  Continue Reading

Fish for Teeth Dental Van

Written on December 23, 2016 at 8:48 am, by

The Medical Teams International Dental Van is coming back to the Mullis Center on Friday, January 13th and 14th. Fish For Teeth is sponsoring this clinic to provide dental care for anyone who is financially unable to afford it. Applications may be picked up at: SJ County Health Department, The Family Resource Center The Mullis  Continue Reading

Citizens Respond to Call for Food Bank Assistance

Written on December 13, 2016 at 5:53 am, by

Town of Friday Harbor utility customers have once again shown their holiday spirit by contributing to the Harbor Life Ring program to benefit the Friday Harbor Food Bank. The Town distributed a letter in the October utility billing statement informing customers that any donations they made in November would be contributed to the Food Bank.  Continue Reading

Community Survey

Written on December 13, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

The SJI Prevention Coalition is asking for more responses to their community survey. Here they are with more… We need to move our Community Survey response rate up by December 30th! The annual Community Survey provides valuable information to the coalition as we work to prevent and reduce youth substance use and abuse! As a component  Continue Reading

Reaching the Summit, Now the Real Work Begins

Written on December 12, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

A group of local teens, their adult team advisors and chaperones made the annual trip to Yakima for the Washington State Prevention Summit. Our youth teams from San Juan Island are sponsored with grants through the San Juan Island Prevention Coalition. Our teams are Rock Solid and H.O.T.S., Jr (Helping Out Teens Society at Friday  Continue Reading

Pertussis Update and Preparing for the Holiday Travel Season

Written on December 12, 2016 at 5:34 am, by

With the three recent pertussis, or whooping cough, cases in San Juan County, and with the holiday travel season upon us, now is a good time to review you and your family’s immunization status and make sure your immunizations are up to date. Mark Tompkins, Director of San Juan County Health & Community Services, said,  Continue Reading

I Trust You

Written on December 11, 2016 at 12:54 am, by

 

2nd Annual Resolution Run and New Salish Splash!

Written on December 7, 2016 at 5:53 am, by

Island Rec invites you to take part in the Second Annual Resolution Run 5k scheduled for a 10am start on Sunday, January 1, 2017. This is a family and dog friendly fun run, that travels from Jackson Beach to Mullis, into town, up Argyle and back to Jackson Beach. NEW this year at 11:00am, when you  Continue Reading

Studio Holiday Party

Written on December 6, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

Hey everyone, Jacquelyn and Jen over here at The Studio. We wanted to let folks know that we will be hosting our Annual Holiday party this year on Thursday, December 15th from 7:oo pm to midnight. There will be live music with Browne & Beliveau followed by DJ Neon Tide. Once again we will have  Continue Reading

Pertussis Health Alert

Written on December 5, 2016 at 5:37 am, by

San Juan County Health and Community Services Issues Pertussis Health Alert Three San Juan Island children have been diagnosed with Pertussis, or “whooping cough.” San Juan County Health & Community Services is currently working with the families of these children to investigate the pertussis cases. None of the children have been hospitalized. Pertussis is a  Continue Reading

Mullis Center Serves Up Hot Lunches and Delivers Meals on Wheels

Written on December 1, 2016 at 5:55 am, by

On Monday I had lunch at the Mullis Center. Lunches are served on Mondays and Thursdays at 11:45. It’s an inexpensive hot meal, $5 for seniors $6 for everyone else (all are welcome), and it comes with a choice of beverages, salad, and desert. On the menu Monday was Hungarian goulash over noodles, a good  Continue Reading

NEW! Women’s Boxing for Fitness Classes at SJI Fitness

Written on November 30, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

BooBoo James and Shannon Miniken are now offering women’s boxing for fitness circuit training classes at San Juan Island Fitness. “These classes are for anyone, any fitness level, from the experienced athlete looking for a new challenge, to the woman who’s never done a push up,” said BooBoo James, who’s been teaching these classes for  Continue Reading

Island Air Ambulance or Airlift NW?

Written on November 28, 2016 at 5:51 am, by

Recommendation: Sign up for both med-evac services As island residents consider which of two med-evac services to pay for, the answer given unanimously at last week’s public hospital district board meeting was “Both.” Commissioner Michael Edwards likened it to wearing both suspenders and a belt, saying “not to have the support of both is folly.”  Continue Reading

Hospital Contract Is Amended

Written on November 26, 2016 at 10:10 am, by

An agreement negotiated a few weeks ago by representatives of PeaceHealth Peace Island Hospital and the Public Health District on San Juan to reduce the annual subsidy paid to the hospital by the district by $50,000 was approved last Wednesday evening by a vote of 3-2. The agreement amends the contract between the district and  Continue Reading

New Physician for PIMC

Written on November 25, 2016 at 10:33 am, by

Family Medicine physician joins PeaceHealth Medical Group in Friday Harbor Shawn Vainio, MD, recently joined PeaceHealth Medical Group Family Medicine at PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center. He is available two weeks a month to provide clinical care to patients of all ages, as well as care to patients who are hospitalized. Dr. Vainio has provided  Continue Reading

Fireside Chat

Written on November 24, 2016 at 5:56 am, by

Fireside Chats discussion focuses on feelings and emotions during the holidays PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center’s fall series of Fireside Chats continues on Thursday, Dec. 8, with the topic “The holidays are crazy: A discussion of feelings and emotions.” The chat, led by Gary Waters, MSW, Ed.S., DBH, is from 4 to 5 p.m. in  Continue Reading

Fireside Chat

Written on November 18, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

Family caregiver support offered in gathering at PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center, in conjunction with San Juan County Department of Health & Community Services, Mullis Community Senior Center and Peace Island Volunteers, invites family caregivers to participate in a Fireside Chat on Monday, November 21st, from 5:00 to 6:00 pm  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Bike-n-Brew!

Written on November 16, 2016 at 4:00 pm, by

You’ve got plenty of notice, so get this on your calendar now… The San Juan Lions Foundation in Friday Harbor is pleased to announce our next annual fundraising event: Friday Harbor Bike-n-Brew, taking place on Saturday September 23, 2017. This event brings together visitors with local islanders on a fun biking tour of the island  Continue Reading