Emergency & Trauma Center
Time is often critical in the event of an emergency. Every day, Overlake's Emergency Department treats approximately 150 people with potentially serious or life-threatening conditions. We know that your time is valuable and that's why our team works against the clock to get you the care you need.
If you are experiencing a new or worsening medical problem we are here to help right away. And, if you have questions about your medical condition we can provide answers.
In 2007 we moved into a new, state-of-the-art facility in the South Tower on the Overlake campus. We have private rooms, X-ray, CT scanning (sometimes called CAT scanning) and MRI capabilities in the ER. We are also one of a handful of hospitals in the country using the iRhythm recording device for patients with cardiac symptoms - giving patients continuous data about their heart rhythm for up to 14 days. iRhythm helps cardiologists quickly diagnose and treat cardiac patients when they come in for a follow up exam after they've been seen in the ED.
Our ER physicians have a wide range of specialists available to them 24 hours a day including:
- Additional experts.
In addition, the ER is staffed by highly trained medical professionals and 100 percent of our trauma nurses are certified for pediatric and adult care.
We are very proud of our patient satisfaction score which is consistently in the 99% range. We aim to give you the very best care in a very timely manner.
Quick Access to Your Medical History
If you've been treated in our ER before, we can pull up your past records with a click of the mouse. Our ER has used an electronic medical record (EMR) since 2005. For return patients this means you can sign-in faster. The EMR also helps our staff work more efficiently and treat you quickly, enhances the safety of prescribing and dosing medications and improves communication with follow-up doctors.
Level III Trauma Center
Overlake was the first Level III Trauma Center on the Eastside and serves as the back-up hospital to Harborview Medical Center in the event of a large-scale emergency or regional disaster. Our rooftop helicopter landing pad offers rescue teams and first responders in East King County access to our Emergency and Trauma Center. In addition, AirLift Northwest transports patients to Overlake's ER from sites throughout the state of Washington.
Whether treating your inconsolable crying child, your father with chest pain, your neighbor who fainted, or your broken leg, Overlake's ER is committed to providing prompt, compassionate and comprehensive care to our community.