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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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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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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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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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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Physicians Replace Heart Valve with New Minimally-Invasive Procedure

Yesterday, physicians at Overlake Medical Center replaced a valve in the heart of an 87-year-old man using a game-changing, minimally invasive procedure. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a procedure that uses a catheter to replace a patient’s aortic valve with an artificial valve that greatly improves the ability of the patient’s heart to regulate […]

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Tune in to KJR this Thursday and Support The Medic One Foundation

Mark your calendars! Join us this Thursday, December 19 for the Medic One Foundation’s fundraising radiothon at King County Fire District 34 in Redmond!  KJR Seattle Sports Radio personality Dave “Softy” Mahler will be broadcasting LIVE from the fire station between 3 and 6:30 p.m. as he works to raise awareness and much-needed money to […]

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Raisbeck Aviation High School touches down at The Museum of Flight

We have liftoff! Yesterday, Oct. 17, Raisbeck Aviation High School (RAHS) celebrated its Grand Opening in truly impressive fashion. The morning’s festivities commenced when an Alaska Airlines 737-900ER dubbed “Spirit of Education” delivered over 100 students and honored guests to The Museum of Flight. Among the students on the plane was RAHS junior Alyda Sorm, […]

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