Bariatric Surgery Support Groups
These groups provide ongoing support and information for Group Health members who have been approved for bariatric surgery and for those who have had the weight-loss surgery.
You must be a Group Health member to attend; there is no fee. Contact the social worker listed with each group to confirm dates and times. Groups are open to all past and approved bariatric patients, unless otherwise noted.
If you want program information or help finding a group, call Julie Grimm, RN, at 425-502-3454.
Bellevue Medical Center
Two support groups meet at Bellevue:
"Back on Track" group
For patients who are at least 2-years post-op and struggling with weight loss or weight maintenance.
Fridays, 9-11 a.m. Next meetings: April 3, May 1
Interested? E-mail us at email@example.com with your name, surgery date, and how to contact you.
General support group
3rd Wednesday of the month, 6:30-8:15 p.m.
Contact: Julie Grimm, 425-502-3454
Everett Medical Center
4th Wednesday of the month, 6-8 p.m.
Level 2, conference rooms C, D, E
Contact: Valerie Morgan, 206-619-7264, firstname.lastname@example.org
or Le Anne Cooper, 425-771-9258, email@example.com
Federal Way Medical Center
1st Wednesday of the month, 6-8 p.m.
Conference room 2
Contact: Joyce Taute, 253-922-2426 firstname.lastname@example.org
Olympia Medical Center
2nd Wednesday of the month, 6-8 p.m.
2nd floor conference room
Contact: Larry Gwinn, email@example.com
Seattle Capitol Hill Campus
2nd Wednesday of the month, 6:15-8:15 p.m.
South Building, Room A91-A92
Contact: Phil Hasenkamp, 206-947-1977, firstname.lastname@example.org or
Caroline Marsh, 206-364-0908, email@example.com
Silverdale Medical Center
3rd Thursday of the month, 6-7:30 p.m.
Main entrance conference room
Contact: Theresa Adams, 360-710-5673, firstname.lastname@example.org
or Vicki Ramsey, email@example.com
Tacoma Medical Center
4th Tuesday of the month, 6-8 p.m.
1st floor, Rooms 2 and 3
Contact: Toni Franklin at 253-383-6199