H&H Briefs

Naturopathic doctor unveils Vancouver supplement store

Vancouver naturopathic physician Cynthia Bye will open a vitamin and herb store June 13 at 2400 Broadway St. in Vancouver.


The supplements at Journey to Health Vitamin and Herb Store are chosen by Bye, who is a doctor trained in natural medicine. The store offers supplements, standardized herbs, chemical-free skin products and vitamins.

Legacy Salmon Creek welcomes da Vinci

Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital is now home to the newest model of the da Vinci Surgical System – the first hospital in the Vancouver-Portland metro area to have the new system.

The Vancouver hospital invested nearly $2 million in the robot, with plans to primarily treat ob-gyn and urology patients. The system allows surgeons to perform complex procedures using a minimally invasive approach, which limits trauma to the body, blood loss and faster recovery.

SWMC Foundation awards scholarships

The Southwest Washington Medical Center Foundation presented $108,000 in scholarship awards to the winners of the 2009 Southwest Foundation Health Career Scholarship May 14.

The scholarships went to 71 individuals studying  for health care careers, including Southwest Washington Medical Center employees, volunteers, adults and graduating high school seniors.

Proceeds from the two hospital gift shops funded $100,000 of the scholarship money, while two $2,500 awards were presented by Jeanne Firstenburg, executive vice president and chief operating officer of First Independent.  

Another privately-funded scholarship of $3,000 was funded by the Sarina Slaid Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Major scholarships winners included: SWMC employee Jennifer Hamblen, who won a First Independent $2,500 Scholarship; SWMC employee Jagdeep Kaur, First Independent Bank $2,500 Scholarship, hospital volunteer Dean Lee of Vancouver $3,000 Sarina Slaid Scholarship; $2,500 Hui Feng of Vancouver Junior Volunteer Scholarship; and hospital employee Stephanie Shinn, $2,500 Margaret Heins Scholarship.