Xueying Zhao

Work Location:



English, Mandarin, Cantonese




University of California San Francisco

Why I Work at ICHS:

Advanced education in general dentistry

Patient Care Philosophy:

Provide holistic oral health care to patients in the community.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I enjoy running, hiking and swimming.

Penelope Phuong Minh Ruoff

Work Location:







A. T. Still Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health

Why I Work at ICHS:

Advanced Education General Dentistry Residency Program

Patient Care Philosophy:

Do right by the patient. Take care of them. Show personal interest in all outcomes.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I dance on an intermediate coed and ladies salsa team.

Solomuna Habtu




English, Tigrinia

Year Joined ICHS:


Dental Degree:

Doctor of Dental Surgery


University of Missouri- Kansas City

Why I Work at ICHS:

I work at ICHS to have the opportunity to work with patients and staff who come from all over the world. This organization also feels like a family and I enjoy that aspect too.

Patient Care Philosophy:

I aim to provide the care, support, and education to my patients to the best of my abilities. I want them to see me as a partner in achieving and maintaining good oral health and overall well-being.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I love to watch sports (Go St. Louis Cardinals!), adventure, and travel.

ICHS Shoreline Medical and Dental Clinic wins raves as it garners third in DJC ‘Building of the Year’ contest

“A great building and fabulous management!”


“This is the most beautiful, unique and iconic buildings in the city.”


“The design itself has so much flair pairing perfectly with the soul of the twelfth man. Love it!”


These are some of the rave reviews received by our ICHS Shoreline Medical and Dental Clinic, which ranked third out of 10 candidates for Daily Journal of Commerce 2015 Building of the Year contest.


Thanks to your unflagging support, the Shoreline Medical and Dental Clinic building received 300 votes, or 9 percent of the total votes! Congratulations all around!


To read the DJC report, including all the wonderful comments, click here.

ICHS Shoreline Medical and Dental Clinic among contenders for “Building of the Year”

The ICHS Shoreline Medical and Dental Clinic is one of only 10 candidates for Building of the Year, as selected by the staff of Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce. What a great honor for the Shoreline Medical and Dental Clinic to be among these soon-to-be iconic structures in the region!

The final selection is by votes from the public, so we are asking for your support and relying on the ICHS “can-do” spirit to take us to the top!

You may get more information about Shoreline Medical and Dental Clinic and vote for Building of the Year by going to this website:  http://www.djc.com/cust/BuildingoftheYear2014/

Thank you very much for your support!

ICHS Shoreline Medical and Dental Clinic Harnesses the Sun’s Power with New Panels

International Community Health Services (ICHS) Shoreline Medical and Dental Clinic is pursuing certification as a LEED Gold “green building” with 36 photovoltaic solar panels recently installed on the building’s roof.


The solar panels will allow the facility to harness the power of the sun to generate electricity, and could lead to a reduction of the facility’s energy costs, ICHS officials said. Installation of the panels was completed on Feb. 27.


Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold buildings must meet high benchmarks demonstrating that their design, construction, and features benefit the environment.


The Shoreline Medical and Dental Clinic also supports the City of Shoreline’s forevergreen initiative, which promotes environmental sustainability in different areas, including construction of “green buildings” within the city.


“We’re very proud to be part of the City of Shoreline’s efforts to reduce its carbon footprint through energy efficiency and promotion of renewable energy,” ICHS CEO Teresita Batayola said. “When the Shoreline Medical and Dental Clinic was still in the design phase, we made a conscious decision to be an energy-efficient facility and be an active contributor to Shoreline’s forevergreen initiative.”


The 37,000-square-foot Shoreline Medical and Dental Clinic, located at 16549 Aurora Avenue North on a one-acre property, opened last September as the first non-profit community health center in Shoreline. It has 20 medical exam rooms, 10 dental chairs, and 47 parking spaces for patients.


The medical-dental facility earlier was honored with the 2014 Excellence in Masonry – Medical Merit Award from the Masonry Institute of Washington, for the building’s use of durable, sustainable, and natural construction materials.


To read the story as featured on Shoreline Area News, please visit: http://www.shorelineareanews.com/2015/03/ichs-shoreline-medical-and-dental.html


For more information about ICHS, please visit: www.ichs.com




About ICHS
Founded in 1973, ICHS is a non-profit community health center offering affordable primary medical and dental care, acupuncture, laboratory, pharmacy, behavioral health WIC, and health education services. ICHS’ four full-service medical and dental clinics — located in Seattle’s International District and Holly Park neighborhoods; and in the cities of Bellevue and Shoreline — serve over 20,000 patients each year. As the only community health center in Washington primarily serving Asians and Pacific Islanders, ICHS provides care in over 50 languages and dialects annually. ICHS is committed to improving the health of medically-underserved communities by providing affordable and in-language health care. For more information, please visit: www.ichs.com

ICHS Shoreline Clinic wins Masonry Award

The ICHS Medical and Dental Clinic won the Medical Merit Award in the Masonry Institute of Washington’s 2014 Design Awards.

“Its a beautiful new facility, and everyone at ICHS is pleased with this award,” said ICHS Operations Director Sherman Lohn. “Congratulations to our contractors who worked hard to create such a wonderful clinic.”

Those contractors are R&D Masonry, Miller Hayashi Architects, and general contractor Lease Crutcher Lewis. The Shoreline Clinic doors opened to patients Sept. 15. The official grand opening celebration was Sept. 25.

Durable, natural and sustainable materials were used to construct the clinic. The exterior has a manganese Ironspot masonry facade and exposed concrete shear walls. The building is very energy efficient, yet the interior includes large windows, high ceilings and a beautiful unique staircase.

The three-story 13,000-square foot clinic has 20 medical exam rooms and 10 dental chairs. Future plans include opening a pharmacy, and there is room for expansion on the third floor.