New device at Overlake Hospital helps cure atrial fibrillation

Overlake Hospital Medical Center’s electrophysiology program is using new pressure feedback technology to increase success rates in a procedure to cure atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation is the most common type of heart arrhythmia and currently affects 2.5 million American adults. In a heart suffering from atrial fibrillation, irregular electrical signals are produced in the heart, […]

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Overlake Bandage Ball Gala Raises nearly $1 million

Overlake Medical Center‘s 2014 Bandage Ball gala and auction held on March 29 at the Bellevue Hyatt’s Grand Ballroom raised nearly $1 million to help fund a new, $15 million comprehensive, state-of-the-art cancer center. “This year’s Bandage Ball was hugely successful and exceeded our expectations,” said Molly Stearns, Overlake’s vice president of fund development and […]

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Holden Family Plays Benefit Concert to Save Washington Hall

This Saturday, the Holden Family and special guests The Teaching will perform a benefit concert for the campaign to restore and revitalize Washington Hall. Jerry Large explains in his column in today’s Seattle Times, “Washington Hall is in the midst of a rebirth, and that’s good for Seattle’s connection to its history.  The building, at 14th […]

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Sclater Architects Announces Key Promotions

Sclater Architects announced yesterday the promotions of Senior Associate Scott Kunnanz to associate principal and Architect Robert Estep to associate.  Both staff members are currently working on the Lincoln Square and Bellevue Square expansion projects in Bellevue, Wash. “This is an exciting time for our firm, with a number of major projects underway including the […]

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WGU Washington Chancellor Jean Floten on Seattle Times’ Education Lab Blog

WGU Washington Chancellor Jean Floten traveled to Austin, TX earlier this month to participate in a panel discussion on the merits of low-cost degrees at the annual SXSWedu conference. While some critics argue Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s call for the creation of a $10,000 bachelor’s degree represents the “Walmartization” of […]

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Overlake Medical Center Names New CEO

After conducting a national search, Overlake Medical Center’s Board of Trustees announced today the appointment of J. Michael Marsh as the medical center’s new President and CEO. “We are pleased to have a progressive, visionary health care leader to guide Overlake into the future delivery of health and wellness services to the Eastside community,” said […]

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Best-Selling Author Jane Green’s Book Signings to Benefit Supportive Cancer Care Awareness

The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation is hosting two events with New York Times best-selling author Jane Green early next month. Green is visiting Seattle to promote her new book, “Tempting Fate,” and will be raising funds for the Sheri & Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center in the process. The author has […]

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WGU Washington Adds New Master’s Program

Adding to its already expansive list of degree offerings, WGU Washington announced yesterday it has launched a new master’s degree program in its College of Business. The online university is now offering students the opportunity to earn a Master’s in Management and Leadership. “We’re pleased to be adding this new program,” WGU Washington Chancellor Jean […]

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WGU Graduates Earn High Ratings from Employers

100 percent of WGU graduates are prepared for their jobs, according to a recent survey conducted by Harris Interactive. The survey, which asked employers of WGU grads about alumni job preparedness and performance, revealed high levels of satisfaction with WGU alumni: 96 percent of employers surveyed said WGU graduates exceeded their expectations  97 percent rated […]

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