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Our Support Team

Laura Vadman

RN, CWON

E-mail:  lovadman@hotmail.com

 

Wound/Ostomy Nurse for Seattle Cancer Care Alliance - Mon, Tue, and Thur

Wound/Ostomy Nurse for Evergreen Wound and Ostomy Outpatient Clinic - Wed

Wound/Ostomy Nurse for Rainier Clinical Consultants, Inc

  • University of Hawaii 1977- Bachelor of Science in Nursing

  • Abbott Northwestern Enterostomal Therapy Education Program - 1993

  • Board Certified Wound and Ostomy Nurse

 

Married, mother of 2 handsome young men, 3 cute dogs, and 2 lovable cats.

Enjoy outings with the 4 legged kids and cooking for friends.

Quyen Stevenson

ARNP, CWOCN

E-mail:  nursequyen@gmail.com

 

Wound & Ostomy Nurse Practitioner for the VA Seattle Hospital and UW/Valley Medical Center

  • Board certified as a family nurse practitioner and wound, ostomy & continence nurse

  • BS Exercise Science from Seattle Pacific University 1998

  • BS Nursing Pace University, NY, 2000

  • WOCN Education: Emory University 2006

  • MS Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner from Seattle Pacific University 2009

  • Started as a nursing assistant in 1994 and became a nurse in NY in 1999. Started in the field of dermatology in NY in 1999 and continued onto wound/ostomy care and have focused on this area since leaving NY in 2000.

 

Married with 2 boys Mark & Matthew, ages 8 & 10.

When not in school, I love having BBQs with family & friends, hiking in the great PNW with my family, vacationing in Palm Springs every June, playing the violin for the Eastside Symphony, and playing the piano.

 

Sue Thompson

RN, BSN, WOCN

E-mail:  sthompsonawoc@gmail.com

 

Wound and Ostomy Specialist for Evergreen Medical Center Inpatient

Visiting Nurse Service of the NW

Wound Ostomy Continence Consulting

 

  • 1988-1999 University of Washington - My career has been in Rehab Nursing at the University of Washington.  This is where my interest in wound care began.

  • 2000-2010 Visiting Nurse Service of the NW is where I expanded my nursing role to Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse in 2003 and I have never looked back.  During this time I set up the Visiting Nurse wound care program with the goal of meeting the patient’s needs while achieving mutual goals set by the nursing and rehab team. Telemedicine provided immediate consultation to a wound specialist and was a new alternative for homebound patients who were unable to make medical appointments.

  • In 2003 with my WOCN role, I worked per diem at Virginia Mason and in 2004 began per diem at Evergreen Medical Center. I continue to enjoy both the acute hospital setting and outpatient clinic where challenging wounds and ostomy teaching are a big part of my experience there.

  • 2005 I started my Wound Ostomy Continence Consulting Business. I contract privately and with Skilled Care Facilities to assess the needs of patients and evaluate the plan of care, setting a goal for successful, comfortable living.

 

In 2015 I have not changed my work arena and continue to learn something new every day.

Etsuko Whitcomb

RN, BSN, CWON

E-mail:  EWhitcomb@evergreenhealth.com

 

Wound and Ostomy Specialist for Evergreen Medical Center Inpatient

 

  • Board Certified as a Registered Nurse and Wound/Ostomy Care provider

  • Bachelors of Science from Seattle University 2001

  • WOCN Education: Emory University 2003

  • Licensed Japan Registered Nurse since 1991 

 

I had worked as an RN in Japan for 6 years and moved to the US with my two sons in 1997. My first visit to the US was in 1995, as an International Visitor to the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. It was a great experience and it made me determined to move the US. I love both cultures, Japanese and American.

I enjoy playing the guitar and the piano (beginner!)

I love sushi and ramen.

Next general meeting:

November 6, 2019

 

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