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Skagit Regional Health in the Community

Skagit Regional Health (SRH) is dedicated to collaboration with our communities to promote health and wellness. Below is a list of community events and engagements that some of our providers and staff participated in so far this summer. 

June 1 – Stop the Bleed

SRH trauma instructors provided a STOP THE BLEED® training course at Stilly Valley Health Connections in Arlington. This course was free and open to anyone in the community. Attendees were instructed how to recognize life-threatening bleeding and how to act quickly and effectively to control bleeding with three techniques. Ongoing classes continue to be available. Watch our events calendar for an upcoming course.

June 14 – Stilly Valley Center’s Health and Wellness Resource Fair

Kelly Boardley, Cardiac Stroke Coordinator, represented SRH at this year’s Stilly Valley Center’s Health and Wellness Resource Fair. This event features more than 50 health and wellness vendors and has an average of 200 people in attendance each year.

June 22 – Shoulder Workshop at Skagit YMC

Physical therapy at YMCA

Mark Z. Jamantoc, PT, OCS, FDM-IC, PPSC, Cert-BFR, Physical Therapist at SRH Mount Vernon Physical Therapy – YMCA, taught a shoulder workshop to coaches and trainers at the Skagit Valley Family YMCA. The workshop entailed of a quick review of shoulder kinesiology and kinematics followed by an interactive demonstration of quick assessment/screens, ideas to improve and maintain shoulder fitness and health and ways to reduce injury. There were 10-15 coaches and trainers in attendance and the workshop ran for about 1.5 hours.

June 24 - Ready, Set, Learn! Family Resource Fair

Skagit Regional Health Staff in the Community

The Ready, Set, Learn! Family Resource Fair is an event designed for families with children ages 0-5 with an opportunity for families to learn about a variety of resources serving Granite Falls and beyond.

Jet Washington-Smith, BSN, RN, TCRN and Tiffany Newman attended the event and represented SRH. They provided families with information on pediatric injury prevention and the importance of helmets. They also handed out reflective safety bands, Band-Aids and sanitizer. 

July 8 – Community Connect at Skagit Valley College

Skagit County Public Health hosted their Community Connect summer event at Skagit Valley College in Mount Vernon. Community Connect is a family-friendly event with food, games, music and booths with information about local resources available. Family medicine residentNaomi Hoyle, MD, family medicine faculty Julie Merriam, MD and medical students Alex Brandt and Amanda Skogsberg represented SRH at the event with the goal to connect attendees with our healthcare system for resources and primary care

Thank you to our community partners and Skagit Regional Health's staff for your continued dedication with providing services to our communities.