Overlake Hospital Expands in Issaquah
January 21, 2003
Bellevue, Wash. – Overlake Medical Center is expanding its healthcare services to the city of Issaquah and Sammamish area with plans to add more services over a 20-year period and a future satellite hospital as the population continues to grow.
The decision to expand in Issaquah and Sammamish came after a 120-day study of the area. The study looked at Issaquah and I-90’s population growth for the next 10–20 years and how Overlake can have its services up and running to ensure the growing community has appropriate and convenient access to health care services.
The expansion will come in three stages. The first stage begins with Overlake Hospital Breast Screening Center opening a satellite screening center and Overlake Women’s Clinic opening a post-natal clinic for new parents on the first floor of the Lakeside Office Park, Building II. Overlake will also continue to provide its childbirth preparation courses in the Meadow Creek Office Park. Both office parks are conveniently located next to each other on East Lake Sammamish Parkway, off of I-90 and in between the Sammamish and Issaquah communities.
In addition to the hospital’s services, Overlake is partnering with Sound Health Solutions to establish a health clinic focused on high-risk individuals with obesity, also on the first floor of Lakeside Office Park, Building II. Overlake is leasing all 11,470 square feet of the first floor and 7,174 square feet on the second floor of the Lakeside Office Park, Building II and 1,262 square feet in the Meadow Creek Office Park.
“The city of Issaquah is pleased to have additional access to health care from an organization that has a well-established record of providing excellent medical care to the community,” says Ava Frisinger, Mayor of the City of Issaquah.
“Overlake will be working very closely with the communities and cities of Issaquah and Sammamish to assess the feasibility of developing clinical programs,” says Ken Graham, President and CEO of Overlake Hospital. “Future plans might include offering more primary and ambulatory care services and enhanced diagnostic capabilities as well as a future hospital. Over time, programs would expand to match community growth.”
Overlake is also working with Washington Imaging Services, LLC to bring a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine and a CT scanner to the Medical Center of Issaquah, where many Overlake medical staff members currently practice.
“Establishing and expanding current health care services in Issaquah and Sammamish is a part of an overall hospital emphasis to develop services for the increasing population along the Interstate 90 corridor,” says Graham.
Graham also stated that, the hospital is communicating with the existing tenants and owners in the Lakeside and Meadow Creek Office Parks to ensure development will benefit all parties.