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Published on September 05, 2012

Overlake offers free health screenings throughout September during first ever Eastside Vitality Health Month

Bellevue, Wash. — Concerned about your health? Worried your blood pressure and cholesterol might be too high? Get answers to these important health questions and receive free cholesterol, blood pressure and diabetes health screenings this September during Overlake’s first ever Eastside Vitality Health Month.

There will be Community Health Fairs held throughout September from 9 a.m. to noon on: Saturday, Sept. 15 at Overlake Medical Clinics Kirkland; Saturday, Sept. 22 at Overlake Medical Clinics Redmond; and Saturday Sept. 29 at Overlake Medical Center Main Campus in Bellevue.

“With kids going back to school and the holiday season quickly approaching, now is the time to focus on your health and make wellness a priority,” said Craig Hendrickson, Overlake’s president and CEO. “By offering important health screenings in the communities in which we work, we hope to provide people with the knowledge and awareness to prevent serious health conditions before they occur. We are committed to serving our community in the best way possible and we feel that the Eastside Vitality Health Month enables us to do just that.”

In addition, Eastside Vitality Health Month will serve as an opportunity for members of the community to familiarize themselves with the different Overlake Medical Clinics Primary Care Physicians and Cardiologists working at their local clinics. The final clinic, at the main Bellevue campus, will feature additional vascular screenings, carotid ultrasounds, abdominal aortic aneurysm ultrasounds, osteoporosis screenings, bone density screenings, target heart rate readings and body mass index readings. There will also be Overlake surgeons on hand to demonstrate the da Vinci® Surgical System and nutritionists available to discuss diabetes and tips to eating healthy.  In addition there will be tours of the Cancer Center and the Childbirth Center.

For full event details, visit www.overlakehospital.org/eastsidevitality.  

Overlake 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 349 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 it was 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, visit www.overlakehospital.org.

Funds raised by Overlake Medical Center Foundation and Auxiliaries support vital patient programs and further Overlake’s mission of Medical excellence every day.™ In 2011, Overlake launched a campaign to establish a new Heart & Vascular Center, build a new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, consolidate Cancer Center services and invest in leading-edge medical technologies and treatments to advance patient care. For more information or to donate, visit www.overlakehospital.org/support.

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Media Contacts

For additional information or to arrange an interview, contact Kipepeo Brown, Director of Marketing & Public Relations, 425-688-5603, kipepeo.brown@overlakehospital.org, or Lee Keller, 206-799-3805, lee@thekellergroup.com.