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New signs are in place and move-in has begun at the new Ovedake Medical Center Issaquah. Overlake expands to all-new location Due to the growth in the Issaquah and Sammamish communities, Overlake Medical Center Issaquah is expanding its clinic operations at a new development called Overlake Center. Located at 5708 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E., the devel- opment is one of the major construction projects currently underway in the city. Overlake is the anchor tenant and other tenants will include Bartell Drugs and 24-Hour Fitness. Overlake's new facility is more than 9,500 square feet and sited near the development's south entrance on Southeast Black Nugget Road. Overlake Medical Center Issaquah includes a 24-Hour Urgent Care Clinic, primary care physician offices, an Anticoagulation Clinic, a Breast Screening Center, Women's Clinic and community education classroom. Later this summer, Overlake will be moving from its current location in the Meadow Creek Professional,, .Center where it has operated since 2003. The time was right to make the move and Overlake Center was the perfect opportunity," said Craig Hendrickson, president and CEO of Oveflake Hospital Medical Center, based in Bellevue. "We've seen a steady increase in the number of patients in Issaquah and Sammamish in the last several years and we've been looking for the best way to serve them. This new location allows us to both expand and to bring all of our services under one roof." Because the medical center is in a new develop- House Thursday, August 6, 2009 5:30 to 8 p.m. 5708 East Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E. Issaquah, WA 98029 Enjoy tours of the new Overlake Medical Center Issaquah Open Celebration OVERLAKE O Medical Center issaquah Medical excellence every day  facility, complimentary picnic dinner and giveaways, fun activities for all ages including a batting cage, speed-pitching booth, climbing wall and entertainment. Attendees will have the chance to meet former Seattle Mariner pitcher Jeff Nelson and coupons for $20 sports physicals will be given to the first 100 kids. For more information, visit www.overlakehospital.org/Issaquah. "Because people are often under a considerable amount of stress when seeking healthcare services, especially in our Urgent Care Clinic, it's important to create an environment that's as comforting as possi- ble," said David Schultz, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Overlake. "And while the look and feel of the space is very important, it's just as important to ensure efficiency and flow so that patients can receive treatment as quickly as possible." To help achieve this, a circular traffic pattern with multiple entries and exits allows patients and staff to move easily throughout the facility. Urgent Care and Primary Care have distinct entrances, reception desks and waiting rooms. Another outside entrance leads directly into the community education class- room, offering privacy, as well as weekend and evening access. Another positive change Overlake will be making at its new Medical Center Issaquah is the addition of three family practice physicians. When fully staffed, primary care doctors will provide much-needed care to individu- als and families in the growing community. Overlake ment, Overlake was able to design the facility from the plans to add the physicians this fall, providing resources ground up with patient and caregiver needs in mind. for those Urgent Care patients without a primary care Reflecting the crrent trends in healthcare design, the physician they Can turn to for follow-up care. rooms are bright and light-filled and softened with "Perhaps the most significant improvements of all curving reception desks and walls. Muted colors in are the great location and improved visibility. warm tones create an environment that's relaxed and Patients will be able to find us faster, park just out- soothing. Nature-inspired design elements are repeated side the door and get the care they need right in their in fabrics, wall coverings and flooring, own community," said Schultz.