April is Minority Health Month
April is Minority Health Month
springing into action


National Minority Health Month seeks to build awareness about the disproportionate burden of premature death and illness in people from racial and ethnic minority groups. It encourages action through health education, early detection, and control of disease complications.


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KCMS President Dr. Michelle Terry was recently interviewed in a series about "Inspirational Black Men and Women in Medicine."

Dr. Terry shares "5 Things You Need To Create A Successful Career In Medicine" and discusses various other topics. Read the full interview by clicking the button below.

KCMS Board Member Ellen Passloff, MD, was featured on the "Women, Life, and Science" Podcast.

Dr. Passloff speaks about how pediatric medicine is evolving, the issues they are tackling post-pandemic, and the new concerns that keep coming up. Dr. Passloff's episode is titled "The Current View: A Pediatric Physician's Window." Listen to the full episode by clicking the button below.

Congratulations to KCMS Board Member Erin Bauer, MD. 

Dr. Erin Bauer received this year’s Norman B. Gaylis, MD, Clinical Research Award.
Along with this award, Dr. Bauer also received a generous Community Practice Innovation Award from the Rheumatology Research Foundation to support the work that the doctors in the Rheumatology and Pulmonary departments are doing at VMMC.
The research focuses on improving lung cancer screening rates amongst eligible rheumatoid arthritis patients. 

Congratulations to KCMS Board Member Ian Smith, DO!

Ian Smith will graduate with his medical degree in June and was recently matched into a 1-year preliminary surgery internship at the University of Washington (UW), and will then complete a diagnostic radiology residency at the University of Southern California (USC) & LA County Hospital.

Dr. Smith received an undergraduate and master's degree in biochemistry from Western Washington University and is finishing his final medical school months at the Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences in Yakima, WA. As a KCMS board member, Ian strives to highlight issues important to patients, medical students, and trainees across the northwest.


Tim Iwuoha

A new KCMS member, Tim is a 3rd-year medical student at the Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences-College of Osteopathic Medicine. He was born and raised in Seattle, WA, and attended the University of Washington, where he received his bachelor's degree in public health.
This past fall, Tim spoke at the KCMS Community Foundation Gala. At this event, he presented a speech about his upbringing and how scholarships allowed him the opportunity to pursue higher education while encouraging members to donate to the KCMS-CF URiM Scholarship fund.

Zannah Herridge-Meyer, MD

Zannah is another new KCMS member! Dr. Herridge-Meyer grew up in Olympia, WA, in a family of small business owners. She holds a BA in International Studies and Pre-Medicine from the University of San Francisco and a Master’s in Public Health from George Washington University. She returned to the PNW to attend medical school at the University of Washington and is currently a resident of the Swedish First Hill Family Medicine program.
She is passionate about the unique intersection of public health and medicine to support projects and policies that address health disparities for marginalized communities. Zannah is looking forward to joining KCMS to work alongside diverse medical professionals to build and strengthen partnerships with local organizations and advocate for the needs of patients and the community.

KCMS Sharing Building Information

KCMS has an excellent working relationship with the leasing agents at Cushman Wakefield, who have filled the KCMS building with mission-appropriate tenants and even helped sponsor the KCMS-CF Gala. The Cushman Wakefield has another medical building available for lease in Redmond. 

New Medical Building Listing in Redmond

Renton's new medical office building listing is across the street from Valley Medical Center. It is an updated building (formerly occupied by Pacific Medical Centers) with suites ranging from 690sf to 8,700sf.
If you or anyone you know would have an interest in renting, don't hesitate to get in touch with brandon.burmeister@cushwake.com  

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