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SEATTLE – (Oct. 30, 2017) – Virginia Mason will sponsor free health talks about bladder and bowel-control issues, titled “Dealing with a Pelvic Health Problem? You Are Not Alone,” on Wednesday, Nov. 8, in Federal Way, and Thursday, Nov. 9, in Seattle.

The Nov. 8 presentation begins at 5 p.m. at the Virginia Mason Federal Way Medical Center, 33501 First Way South. Speakers include Kathleen Kobashi, MD; Una Lee, MD; Alvaro Lucioni, MD; and Diana McFarlane, PA-C.

Kathleen Kobashi

The Nov. 9 event starts at 5 p.m. in the Volney Richmond Auditorium at Virginia Mason Lindeman Pavilion, 1201 Terry Ave., Seattle. Presenters will be Drs. Kobashi, Lee and Lucioni; Susan McCormick, MD; and Lesley Weinberg, PT.

Topics to be discussed by these experts include managing overactive bladder and urinary incontinence; preventing and treating pelvic organ prolapse; and treatment options for various bowel conditions.

Seating is limited, so register today for these free talks by calling (206) 341-0360 or visiting


About Virginia Mason Health System
Virginia Mason, founded in 1920, is a nonprofit regional health care system based in Seattle that serves the Pacific Northwest. In the Puget Sound region, the system includes 336-bed Virginia Mason Hospital; a primary and specialty care group practice of more than 500 physicians; regional medical centers in Seattle, Bainbridge Island, Bellevue, Federal Way, Kirkland, Issaquah and Lynnwood; Bailey-Boushay House, the first skilled-nursing and outpatient chronic care management program in the United States designed and built specifically to meet the needs of people with HIV/AIDS; Benaroya Research Institute, which is internationally recognized for autoimmune disease research; and Virginia Mason Institute, which trains health care professionals and others from around the world in the Virginia Mason Production System, an innovative management methodology for continually improving quality, safety and efficiency. Virginia Mason online:

Virginia Mason Health System also includes Virginia Mason Memorial, a 226-bed hospital serving the Yakima Valley in central Washington since 1950. Memorial online:

Media Contact:
Gale Robinette
Media Relations Manager
Virginia Mason Health System
(206) 341-1509


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