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Catholic Health Association Honors PeaceHealth's Rachel Lucy with Leadership Award for Commitment to Advancing the Mission of Catholic Healthcare (Photo)
PeaceHealth - 03/24/17 2:00 PM
Rachel Lucy
Rachel Lucy
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-Bellingham, WA Resident Praised for Contributing to Compassionate Care and Healing Mission-

PeaceHealth, a mission-based not-for-profit healthcare system, announced today that System Director of Learning and Development Rachel Lucy has been named one of 2017's "Tomorrow's Leaders" by the Catholic Health Association (CHA). The award recognizes high-performing and dedicated young leaders who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing the mission of Catholic healthcare. A resident of Bellingham, Wash., Lucy has been with PeaceHealth for 17 years and has time and again demonstrated her commitment to compassionate care and community involvement.

Lucy, one of ten recipients to receive the award nationally in 2017, will be recognized at the annual Catholic Health Assembly conference being held June 11-13 in New Orleans. She will also be invited to participate in an exclusive leadership formation retreat where her and her fellow honorees will come face to face with senior leaders in Catholic health ministries from across the country.

"Rachel is a bright and talented young leader who inspires those around her to achieve a deeper sense of purpose in their work -- a remarkable gift in someone," said Rosanne Ponzetti, System Vice President of Mission Services. "She has a clear sense of the PeaceHealth Mission and Values, and she helps others understand their role in seeing that vision. Her passion and commitment to being fully present brings out the best in everyone with whom she connects. The impact of her influence is a gift to Catholic healthcare and our ministry."

Lucy's philosophy is to lead by example at PeaceHealth, showing others that the PeaceHealth Mission is carried on through the compassion extended to others. She oversees programs offered through the PeaceHealth Leadership Institute, where she works to foster engagement, deepen the expression of the PeaceHealth Mission and support PeaceHealth's vision for the future. Lucy facilitates programs that draw out and honor the richness of experience and unique gifts leaders and caregivers bring in service to the PeaceHealth ministry.

"I am truly honored to receive this recognition by the Catholic Health Association. I share this honor with all PeaceHealth leaders and caregivers who I've seen bring our mission to life," said Lucy. "I've been blessed with many mentors over the years who have encouraged me to bring my gifts forward in service to our ministry and follow my calling. I feel a great responsibility to carry on, illuminating the tremendous love and compassion present in our communities."

Lucy is passionate about serving the community where she was raised and where she is raising her two young daughters. For the past four years, she has served on the Whatcom County Public Health Advisory Board. She is also a champion of the local United Way chapter and previously helped facilitate PeaceHealth's Tribal Health Experience of Care Committee. Lucy is currently working on her PhD in Healthcare Leadership and Change from Antioch University, where she received a graduate degree in Organizational Psychology, and also has a Community Health degree from Western Washington University.

About PeaceHealth:
PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit health care system with medical centers, critical access hospitals, medical group clinics and laboratories located in Alaska, Washington and Oregon. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, PeaceHealth has provided exceptional medicine and compassionate care to Northwest communities for more than a century. In 2012, PeaceHealth provided patient care to these communities through more than 78,000 inpatient admissions and almost 743,000 outpatient registrations, and 1.2 million patient encounters with the medical groups. PeaceHealth consistently receives national recognition for innovations in patient-centered care, patient safety, health care technology and cost efficiency.

Visit us online at www.peacehealth.org


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Eola Hills Wine Cellars invests in local fermentation future (Photo)
WCI - 03/24/17 12:57 PM
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Oregon winery funds experimental fermentation program

Eola Hills, first winery in the Pacific Northwest to make a commitment to our region's economic and fermentation future will be the first donor to the experimental vineyard to Clark College at Boschma Farms in Ridgefield, Washington.

Pinot Noir and Chocolate will be hosted in the "Barrel Room" of Eola Hills Wine Cellars from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 22nd. Tickets are $85. The event will feature six pairings of Pinot Noir with chocolates prepared by Fleur Chocolate and select appetizers. A colorful presentation on Clark College at Boschma Farms will be presented at 6 p.m. Total donations from this event are expected to raise between $10,000 and $20,000.

Eola Hills founder Tom Huggins realizes that the wines and breweries of the Pacific Northwest, a sustainable and environmentally friendly economic boon, needs to put down more than roots. Fermentation education and standards drawn from the expertise of the Pacific Northwest's pioneer vintners and brewers needs to be formalized. To do so takes more than education, it requires land combined with resources for curriculum development, equipment and laboratories.

Huggins also believes this event will initiate an on-going coalition of support that includes funding from wine clubs, citizens committed to a sustainable economy, and other vintners and brewers in Oregon and Washington. His dream is that the Pacific Northwest will evolve into the winery and brewery center of the United States.

Mike Sherlock of Fleur Chocolatte of Vancouver, Washington, along with Eola Hill's vintner Steve Anderson will be on-hand to talk about each pairing. The Clark County Food & Wine Society will be pouring at the event and will explain to guests how they may contribute to the future of this experimental winery. Reservations are required, tickets (and group discounts) are available: 503-623-2405, 1-800-291-6730, eolahillswinery.com.

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About Eola Hills Wine Cellars.

Three decades ago, Eola Hills founder Tom Huggins never imaged his dream of Eola Hills Wine Cellars would reach international attention. That dream is now a worldwide distributed label and Eola Hills is made up of six vineyards, over 300 planted acres, and an annual production of 93,000 cases of pinot noir and other varietals that have won international awards including Best Buy ratings year after year on their Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc. Eola Hills Wine Cellars prides itself on producing a wine of great quality and consistency year after year. For more information: www.eolahillswinery.com.


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Eola Hills Wine Cellars invests in local fermentation future (Photo)
WCI - 03/20/17 8:39 AM
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Oregon winery supports planned experimental fermentation program in the Pacific Northwest
 
Eola Hills, is possibly the first winery in the Pacific Northwest to make a commitment to our region's economic and fermentation future as an initial supporter of the proposed experimental vineyard at Clark College at Boschma Farms in Ridgefield, Washington.
 
Pinot Noir and Chocolate is of one of the winery's most popular events. Eola Hills founder Tom Huggins is giving a portion of the proceeds from 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday, April 22, event hosted in the Barrel Room of Eola Hills Winery to the college. The $84 ticket features appetizers, six pairings of Eola Hills pinot noir with the noted confections of local chocolatier Mike Sherlock of Fleur Chocolatte of Vancouver, Wash. A colorful presentation on the Boshma Farms project will be presented at 6 p.m. Renderings and Platt maps will also be in the Eola Hills Barrel Room.  The event is expected to raise significant awareness dollars for the future of fermentation education.
 
Huggins' dream is that the Pacific Northwest will evolve into the winery and brewery center of the United States. He also believes this event will spark on-going support of fermentation education that will be funded from wine clubs, citizens committed to a sustainable economy as well as other vintners and brewers in Oregon and Washington.
 
Mike Sherlock with Eola's vintner Steve Anderson will be on-hand to talk about each pairing. The Clark County Food & Wine Society will be volunteering and pouring at the event and will be on-hand to answer questions about wine, food pairing and the contribution vintners make to the local economy. Reservations are required, tickets (and group discounts) are available: 503-623-2405, 1-800-291-6730, eolahillswinery.com
 
Eola Hills founder Tom Huggins realizes that the wines and breweries of the Pacific Northwest, a sustainable and environmentally friendly economic boon, needs to put down more than roots. Fermentation education and standards drawn from the expertise of the Pacific Northwest's pioneer vintners and brewers needs to be formalized.
 
This support of Boschma Farms of Clark College will contribute building a future working and educational vineyard.

SPECIAL NOTE: Eola Hills Wine Cellars still has room reservations and events at the for the TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE August 21, 2017, and is presenting an Eclipse Wine Festival, from Aug. 18 to 21 at Eola Hills Wine Cellars. Reservations are required and tickets for rooms, free campsites and details of entertainment packages are at: www.eolahillswinery.com
 


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Organizations & Associations
Learn Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes During American Diabetes Association Alert Day
American Diabetes Association - 03/21/17 10:39 AM
Tuesday, March 28, marks the American Diabetes Association's annual Alert Day, an opportunity to sound the alarm about the prevalence and risks of type 2 diabetes by asking Americans to take the Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test. The free, anonymous risk test is available online at diabetes.org/alertday or via a printable questionnaire in English and in Spanish, and it only takes one minute to complete. By answering questions such as "Do you have a family history of diabetes?" and "Are you physically active?" participants can learn if they're at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Alert Day is sponsored locally by Northwest Kidney Centers.

The risk test reports results as a numerical score indicating low or high risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Those at a higher risk are encouraged to speak with their health care providers to learn more about how to reduce their risk or delay the onset of the disease.

"You can lower your risk for type 2 diabetes with healthy food choices, weight loss, exercise and medication, but knowing your risk is the first step," said Kelsey Stefanik-Guizlo, MPH, Manager of Community Health Strategies for the American Diabetes Association in Washington. "Today we're asking Americans to take the one-minute test to find out if they're at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, and we hope participants will share the test with friends and family."

An estimated 8 million Americans with diabetes are currently undiagnosed, with 173,000 undiagnosed in Washington specifically. In addition, 86 million American adults have prediabetes--a condition in which blood glucose (sugar) levels are higher than normal, but not high enough for a type 2 diabetes diagnosis. Nine out of 10 people with the condition don't know they have it, and prediabetes almost always precedes a type 2 diabetes diagnosis. People with diabetes are at significant risk for serious complications, including kidney failure, heart disease, stroke, blindness and lower-limb amputations. However, you can prevent or delay your risk for developing type 2 diabetes through healthy lifestyle changes.

Anyone can participate in Alert Day by taking the free Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test (in English or Spanish) at diabetes.org/alertday.

Alert Day is sponsored nationally by Quest Diagnostics Health & Wellness.

About the American Diabetes Association
More than 29 million Americans have diabetes, and every 23 seconds another person is diagnosed with diabetes. The American Diabetes Association (Association) is the global authority on diabetes and since 1940 has been committed to its mission to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. To tackle this global public health crisis, the Association drives discovery in research to treat, manage and prevent all types of diabetes, as well as to search for cures; raises voice to the urgency of the diabetes epidemic; and provides support and advocacy for people living with diabetes, those at risk of developing diabetes and the health care professionals who serve them. For more information, please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit diabetes.org. Information from both of these sources is available in English and Spanish. Find us on Facebook (American Diabetes Association), Twitter (@AmDiabetesAssn) and Instagram (@AmDiabetesAssn).


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