Overlake opens new Behavioral Health Unit
November 22, 2021
Bellevue, WA – Overlake Medical Center & Clinics today announced the official opening of its new Behavioral Health Unit. The new unit is the third phase of Overlake’s Project FutureCare, the health system’s campus renewal project.
“As the only hospital-based inpatient mental health program on the Eastside, investing in a new Behavioral Health Unit was a major priority,” said J. Michael Marsh, President & CEO of Overlake Medical Center & Clinics. “I want to thank the Eastside community and our donors for their support on this project. Without them, it would not have been possible.”
The new Behavioral Health Unit provides a warm and welcoming environment for patients. It features 14 inpatient adult beds, private spaces for patient and provider discussions, as well as larger common areas for group activities. The new unit makes the best use of natural light, which research has shown plays an important role in mental health care.
“We are very excited to bring this new, state-of-the art facility to the Eastside,” said Juan Avila, MD, medical director of psychiatry at Overlake. “This new unit allows us to continue caring for our patients in a relaxed, calming environment, surrounded by staff who truly care about the well-being of people and who will always be making decisions with the patients’ best interest in mind.”