BUSINESS BRIEFS: Nearly 900 vaccinated for flu during two clinics; Orthopedic seminar set

Business news items for the North Olympic Peninsula.

PORT ANGELES — At Olympic Medical Center flu clinics in Sequim on Oct. 5 and Port Angeles on Oct. 12, staff and Peninsula College nursing students administered 877 doses of flu vaccine to OMC employees and volunteers.

Rhonda Bowen, Olympic Medical Center’s safety program director; employee health and wellness coordinator Jon Critchfield; and infection control coordinator Penny Becker hosted a Beatles-themed “Penny Lane Magical Flu Clinic Tour” at OMC in Port Angeles and the Medical Services Building in Sequim.

During flu season, any staff, vendors or construction workers who cannot vaccinate or provide evidence of vaccination are required to wear a mask while on OMC premises from roughly Nov. 1 through March 31.

Orthopedic health seminar set

PORT LUDLOW — A free orthopedic health education seminar on degenerative joint pain and joint replacements will be at the Port Ludlow Bay Club, 120 Spinnaker Place, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2.

Dr. Edward Eissmann has joined the newly expanded Jefferson Healthcare Orthopedic Clinic now located on the second floor of the Emergency and Specialty Services building in Port Townsend.

The informative presentation will focus on arthritis and osteoporosis and the surgical and nonsurgical treatments available.

Eissmann’s specialty is knee joint replacement surgeries and alternatives.

He will be joined by Mitzi Hazard, manager of Rehabilitation Services and Wellness, who will present information on the continuum of care relating to Jefferson Healthcare’s Total Joint Replacement Program.

Following the presentations, the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions and speak directly with both Eissmann and Hazard.

Afterward, people are welcome to stay and enjoy light refreshments crafted by Jefferson Healthcare’s Executive Chef Arran Stark.