April 09, 2018

Overlake Emergency Department to Add Capacity and Bolster Services | April 9, 2018

Hospital’s annual Bandage Ball to raise funds, awareness of Overlake emergency services’ importance to Eastside

Bellevue, Wash. – (April 9, 2018) – The Overlake Medical Center Foundation & Auxiliaries will hold its annual Bandage Ball gala and auction on April 21, 2018, to raise funds and awareness about the critical role Overlake’s emergency department has in serving the growing Eastside community.

Overlake’s 40-room emergency department (ED) treated more than 45,000 people in 2017. Patients who visited Overlake ranked the ED in the top 5 percent of hospitals nationwide when asked if they would recommend it to others.  This year’s Bandage Ball proceeds will benefit Overlake’s emergency services, including facility improvements, state-of-the-art equipment and support for ongoing staff training.

“Nearly all conditions in healthcare are time-sensitive for achieving good outcomes,” said Eric Shipley, MD, Overlake emergency department chairperson. “Whether it is heart attack, stroke, sepsis or trauma – the quicker you receive those lifesaving therapies, the better your outcomes will be for that specific disease process.” Overlake provides leading-edge emergency medical care in specialties ranging from neurosurgery to cardiac surgery to orthopedic trauma.

“The singular thing that people think about needing from their local hospital is access to the highest quality emergency services possible,” said Overlake President and CEO J. Michael Marsh. “Overlake offers comprehensive emergency services and state-of-the art equipment and techniques for those in need of immediate care.”

The Bandage Ball will be held at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue on Saturday, April 21.  Considered one of the Eastside’s premiere social events, the Bandage Ball is expected to gather more than 850 community leaders.  First held in 1960 to celebrate Overlake Memorial Hospital’s opening, the Bandage Ball raised more than $1.1 million in 2017.

Reporters interested in interviewing J. Michael Marsh or Eric Shipley should contact Hilary Benson at hilary.benson@overlakehospital.org.