Overlake Teams with Overlake Internal Medicine Associates and Bellevue Cardiology to Open New Cardiology Clinic
Bellevue, Wash. – Overlake Hospital Medical Center recently opened Overlake Medical Clinics Cardiology, with offices in the Overlake Medical Tower on the hospital campus, in the Bellevue medical district and in Issaquah. The 13 physicians, two nurse practitioners and 27 additional staff members formerly employed at Overlake Internal Medicine Associates cardiology and Bellevue Cardiology became employees of Overlake and will continue to provide cardiology patient care services at the three clinic locations.
Over the past two years, Overlake has focused on adding new primary and specialty care clinics and expanding its employed physician network to better integrate services and better serve patients.
"Overlake and our affiliated cardiac physicians have created one of the leading cardiac centers in the Puget Sound region," said David Schultz, executive vice president and chief operating officer. "This closer alignment will allow us to further grow and develop Overlake's already exceptional cardiac program."
The hospital's future plans include development of a centralized Heart & Vascular Center on campus, bringing a wide range of related services together in one location. The Overlake Hospital Foundation is currently helping raise a portion of the funds for the $15 million project.
In addition to the cardiology clinic, Overlake's current Cardiac Center includes two cardiac catheterization labs, an electrophysiology lab, nuclear cardiology and echocardiography services and a cardiothoracic surgery clinic. Overlake performs approximately 5,200 cardiac interventions and 350 heart surgeries each year. Overlake is a recognized quality cardiac center by Blue Cross (Premera and Regence), Aetna and United HealthCare.
Overlake Hospital Medical Center is a nonprofit, non-tax-supported regional medical center with a network of medical clinics throughout the Eastside. The hospital is licensed for 337 beds and offers a comprehensive range of services including cardiac care, cancer care, general and specialty surgery, women's programs, senior care, psychiatric services and the first Level III trauma service on the Eastside. Overlake also participates in a wide range of community outreach activities including health fairs, free health screening events, wellness classes and wellness publications. For more information, log on to www.overlakehospital.org.
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