Harborview Farmer's Market
Harborview Medical Center has its own farmer's market that typically runs from July through October. The market is held on Ninth Avenue in front of Harborview Hall on Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. or until sold out. The farmer’s market is run by Clean Greens, a nonprofit organization focused on bringing fresh, healthy produce to the Central District. Produce is grown on a 22-acre farm in Duvall, Washington and includes bok choy, beans, spinach, peppers, kohlrabi, peas, radishes, tomatoes, tomatillos and beets. Payment for produce can be made with cash, EBT, or debit/credit card.
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Harborview Signs Health Food Initiative Pledge
Harborview Nutrition and Foodservices strives to provide our patients and customers with healthy, sustainable foods. We have long served rBGH-free milk and Fair Trade coffee and we work with local vendors whenever possible. In an effort to make a public commitment to best practices, we have signed the Healthy Food in Health Care Pledge. This Healthy Food in Health Care Pledge is a framework that outlines steps to be taken by the healthcare industry to improve the health of patients, communities and the environment.
HMC Dietitian Lindsey Hays, RDN, CD honored as Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year
The Washington State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (WSAND) has selected Lindsey Hays as its 2013 Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year (RYDY). The purpose of the annual RYDY award is to recognize the competency and activities of a young dietitian in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, while also encouraging continual member participation in Association affairs.
Lindsey works in cardiac intensive care and neurospecialty acute care at Harborview Medical Center. She is also active in the community working as the camp nutritionist for REACH Ministries which serves children who have life-threatening illnesses and their families. Lindsey is a mentor and tutor for nutrition students at Seattle Pacific University and a preceptor for dietetic interns at Harborview. Working to ensure quality patient care, Lindsey designed, implemented and presented at the WSAND 2012 Annual Conference a quality-improvement project looking at the length of time G-tubes were used for enteral feeding.
In addition to her numerous work and community contributions, Lindsey is the newsletter co-editor for WSAND, and served as secretary for the WSAND Board. “An outstanding role model for our future professionals“ is how Lindsey is characterized by a letter of recommendation. “She is the ideal recipient for this award as she exhibits all of the qualifications desired for this honor.”
Lindsey was honored at the 2013 WSAND Annual Conference on April 15, 2013. A list of award recipients is published in the September issue of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is also highlighted on the Washington State Academy’s website and in the newspaper. Congratulations, Lindsey!
HMC expands ranks of Certified Dietitian Educators
Congratulations to Andrea Unger, RD, CDE, one of our current inpatient clinical dietitians, for becoming a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) in May 2013. Harborview now employs four Certified Diabetes Educators that provide diabetes nutrition education to our patients. The CDE certification requires a minimum of 2 years of professional practice experience, 1000 hours of diabetes self-management education experience, 15 hours of diabetes continuing education and a certification exam.