Our South Tower opened in 2007. This five-story, 104-bed facility has been built with one goal in mind: to meet the needs of our rapidly growing Eastside community. It brings physicians and staff closer to patients, keeps families together and part of the care team and creates a healing environment with carefully planned details inside and out.
Discover what’s inside
- 1st Floor – Emergency & Trauma Center.
- 2nd Floor – Operating Rooms.
- 3rd Floor – Critical Care Unit.
- 4th & 5th Floors – Patient Rooms.
1st Floor – Emergency & Trauma Center
Located on the ground floor, the Emergency & Trauma Center is the first Level III trauma center in the eastern Puget Sound region. Our new Emergency Department allows us to care for more patients, in an efficient and sophisticated environment.
- The patient drop-off area in the front is covered, with convenient parking nearby.
- An open and light-filled lobby with wood accents, an aquarium and comfortable seating look out on a soothing landscape. All this helps patients “de-stress” and begin the healing process.
- Organized in an “H” pattern, the floor plan allows caregivers to work efficiently and to quickly open more treatment rooms to accommodate patient needs.
- All treatment rooms are large enough for family members to be in the room with the patient at all times.
- Two designated rooms are devoted to caring for stroke and heart attack patients.
- New, powerful 64-slice CT scan and x-ray rooms are strategically located on the unit for quicker diagnosis and treatment.
2nd Floor – New Operating Rooms
Eastside residents turn to Overlake for almost every kind of surgery, from minor orthopedic procedures to the most complex open heart surgeries, joint replacements, neurosurgery and bariatric surgery.
- We have increased surgical capacity by adding a total of six new Operating Rooms, two of which feature image-guided surgical equipment used in a growing number of procedures.
- Our unique perioperative care space is also being increased in size. In this area all necessary services are taken to the patient who can be accompanied by family members right up until they are rolled into the operating room.
- Innovation and growth allows us to meet the demand for surgical services, to improve patient experience and enables Overlake to retain and attract top-rated physicians, surgeons and nursing staff.
3rd Floor – Critical Care Unit
The new Critical Care Unit combines intensive care and coronary care to provide better treatment for the most critically ill patients. This innovative facility is designed with the unique needs of older adults in mind, improving the clinical environment, reducing infections and providing optimal care for patients.
- All Critical Care rooms are private and have a ceiling mounted equipment boom allowing the bed and equipment to be easily moved.
- Rooms are filled with natural light and have space for a family member to stay overnight. Wireless Internet is available campus-wide so family members can work and stay in touch with friends and relatives while still being close to a loved one.
- The nurse station is right outside of the room. This keeps the care-giving team (and medical records) close at hand.
- All corridors and the family lounge area are open and light-filled with wood and natural accents, looking out on views of mountains to the east and west.
4th & 5th Floor – Private Patient Rooms
The region is growing rapidly. In fact, population on the Eastside is expected to hit 650,000 in just a few short years. Overlake’s new South Tower is designed to meet our area's need for more hospital beds and services.
- The South Tower has 104 hospital beds, 85 percent of which are completely private.
- These private rooms are organized for efficient clinical care and to encourage family support for patients with a ‘zone’ especially for family and another for the caregivers.
- Many rooms are acuity adaptable. This adaptability will allow us to care for larger numbers of more seriously-ill patients, which could happen in a mass casualty or disaster, such as an earthquake.
- Indirect light, natural lighting and soft, Pacific Northwest color palette used for paint and décor contributes to a healing environment.
An underground 350-car parking facility is available, and a pedestrian passageway connects Overlake to the new Group Health Bellevue Medical Center, located adjacent to the hospital campus.