Overlake Medical Center Opens Mother’s Milk Depot

The Women’s Clinic at Overlake Medical Center has opened a Mother’s Milk Depot, where moms can donate their breast milk to infants in need. Overlake is one of only a few hospitals in Western Washington to offer a local donation location to mothers in the greater Seattle area. “We’re very excited to bring this new, […]

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Cardiac Survivor Celebrates Paramedics Who Came to Her Aid

Last February, Bellevue resident Heather Kelley was on her way to the Seahawks’ Super Bowl celebration at CenturyLink Field when her heart stopped. Yesterday, after nearly six months, Kelley was reunited with her paramedic rescuers for the first time during Seahawks training camp at Virginia Mason Athletic Center (VMAC). Kelley and her two daughters were […]

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Women Take Control of Breast Health at Overlake Mammo Party

Overlake Medical Center hosted a group of women at a mammography party on Thursday, July 10th. Overlake offers mammography parties to encourage women to receive annual mammograms. While most women consider annual mammogram screenings to be an unpleasant chore, mammography parties make the patient experience one women can look forward to. Each mammography party includes […]

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New WGU Washington Scholarship Helps Local Students Earn Master’s Degrees in Business

WGU Washington is offering a $2,000 scholarship to professionals looking to continue their education and professional development in business. The Master’s Degree in Business Scholarship is designed for new WGU Washington students working toward a business-related master’s degree.    “In business, a master’s degree can provide a foundation for career advancement,” said Brian Stading, president […]

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Sclater Architects share insights on Bellevue Collection Expansion

On Thursday, June 26, Alan Sclater and Craig Kasman of Sclater Architects gave a tour of the entire Bellevue Collection. Downtown Bellevue currently has eight major projects under construction, including the Lincoln Square expansion that broke ground on June 11. Many cannot imagine Bellevue being anything but the urban hub that it is today. However, […]

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Overlake Medical Center Targets Earlier Detection of Lung Cancer with Affordable Screening Alternative

Overlake Medical Center launched a new lung cancer screening program aimed to help identify lung cancer in its earlier stages. The hospital is hoping to increase the odds of surviving lung cancer with earlier detection. “Unfortunately, many patients we see are already in the later stages of lung cancer, when the chances of successful treatment […]

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Overlake Breast Cancer Program Achieves National Accreditation

Overlake Medical Center’s breast cancer program has been granted a three-year/full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). The program is administered by the American College of Surgeons. In order to get accreditation by the NAPBC, Overlake underwent rigorous evaluation processes and review of their performance. Receiving care at a NAPBC- […]

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WGU Washington’s Teacher Preparation Program Earns Top Honors

WGU Washington’s teacher preparation program has earned top honors from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ). NCTQ has ranked Western Governors University’s secondary teacher preparation program as the top program in the nation out of 2,400 programs listed in its Teacher Prep Review 2014. Additionally, the online university’s elementary teacher preparation program ranked 16th […]

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Overlake’s Strong Performance Earns S&P Ratings Upgrade

Overlake Medical Center has earned a financial ratings increase for the sixth time. They have gone from “A-” to “A” with a stable outlook from Standard and Poor’s Rating Service. CFO Gary McLaughlin presented in front of both Moody’s and S&P with new CEO J. Michael Marsh last month in San Francisco. McLaughlin said, “We […]

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WGU Washington awards degrees to a record number of graduates

Saturday, May 17th WGU Washington awarded a record number of degrees during its commencement ceremony at McCaw Hall in Seattle. Students, family members, mentors, and community supporters packed McCaw Hall to celebrate the online university’s largest class of graduates yet and recognize the university’s increasing role in strengthening the state’s workforce with career-ready graduates. WGU […]

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