The Impact of Philanthropy
November 09, 2022
Overlake Medical Center & Clinics plans its operations for a July–June fiscal year. In fiscal year (FY) 2022 (July 2021–June 2022), our incredible, generous community supported Overlake with cards and letters of thanks, recommendations to friends and family, rave reviews in surveys and social media and donations of all sizes. We are so proud to work together with our Eastside community to ensure that the world-class care we provide is second to none. Here are just a few of the accomplishments you have helped make possible.
Award-Winning Maternity Care
Our new Childbirth Center, built as part of Project FutureCare, has received rave reviews from patients and staff. The spacious rooms, dedicated emergency care for pregnant patients, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and antepartum unit have augmented the outstanding care for which we are known, and experts are taking notice. Overlake was named a Best Maternity Hospital by Newsweek and a Best Hospital for Maternity Care by U.S. News & World Report. In addition, our new expanded Parent & Baby Care Center offers baby-care classes, breastfeeding support, a boutique and postpartum care.
Advanced Treatment for Coronary Artery Disease
Overlake's new Complex Coronary Therapeutics Program launched in 2022. The program is led by Robert Riley, MD, one of the few physicians in the region trained to perform an advanced, catheter-based procedure for those with complex coronary artery disease. This type of procedure is an innovative and less invasive alternative to open-heart surgery. Amy Cheney, MD, a second physician with this specialized training, has recently joined the team.
Expanded Medical Services
Overlake offers a wide range of primary and specialty care services to meet the medical needs of the community. In 2022, we added 56 new Overlake Clinics providers to our network. In addition to complex coronary therapeutics, new specialties include foregut surgery and dermatology. We've also expanded services in endocrinology, concierge medicine, neurosurgery and electrophysiology. We've added an epilepsy monitoring unit and a specialized recovery unit for outpatient orthopedic procedures.
Engaging with Our Community
In spite of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Overlake's Community Engagement team offered a robust slate of classes and support groups to serve our community. Last year, 8,100 participants took part in 820 classes, some in-person and some virtual. Activities included pregnancy, childbirth, and baby-care classes; cancer support groups; mental health first aid, weight loss surgery support; advance care planning and other topics.
Emergency Care When You Need It
Nearly 50,000 patients visited Overlake's Emergency Department (ED)—an average of 133 people every day. Our ED is a Level III Trauma Center as well as a thrombectomy-capable and primary stroke center. Overlake earned Gold Plus commendations from the American Heart Association for our top-quality care for patients with stroke and heart failure. Expert care in a wide range of specialties is available around the clock.
Community contributions have helped Overlake accomplish our mission of compassionate care for every life we touch.