Overlake Hospital Medical Center raised a record $1.1 million for a new heart and vascular center at its Bandage Ball fundraising gala last Saturday.
“This year’s Bandage Ball was a wildly successful event and we are thrilled a sold out crowd from all over the region helped raise a record amount for our new heart and vascular center, which will truly enhance Overlake’s level of care,” Molly Stearns, Overlake’s vice president of fund development and executive director of the foundation and auxiliaries, said in a news release. “We are committed to this community and this is a concrete way to improve our services and elevate our patient’s experience.”
Scheduled to open this fall, the David and Shelley Hovind Heart & Vascular Center will enable the hospital to unite its testing and therapeutic services in one location. More details from Overlake:
The new Heart and Vascular Center is Overlake’s response to a growing demand. Heart disease is most prevalent among men and women over the age of 65, and on the Eastside, this population is expected to grow 30 percent over the next five years.
The new facility will be 19,200 square feet. It will offer larger rooms for procedures both before and after surgery, and will have two electrophysiology suites, two cardiac catheterization labs, a hybrid catheterization lab/operating room, a vascular intervention radiology suite and a dedicated entrance with drive-through access.
The Heart and Vascular Center is named for David and Shelley Hovind, who donated $1 million to Overlake Hospital Foundation to help fund the new facility.