King County Hospital District No. 4 and Overlake Medical Center Start Partnership Discussions
Hospital District enters into non-binding discussion with Overlake Medical Center
BELLEVUE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--King County Hospital District 4 and Overlake Medical Center are in preliminary discussions about developing a partnership to serve the health care needs of the Snoqualmie Valley.
“Our organization’s vision of providing exceptional quality and compassionate care to every life we touch is very much in line with Snoqualmie Valley Hospital”
On July 3, commissioners from the hospital district signed a non-binding Letter of Intent with Overlake Medical Center to pursue a potential partnership.
The Eastside organizations share a common vision to improve the health status and meet the health care needs of the Snoqualmie Valley community through enhanced primary care and hospital-based services.
“We’re charged with safeguarding the health of residents of North Bend, Snoqualmie, Fall City, Preston, Carnation and Snoqualmie Pass by providing excellent health care,” said Rodger McCollum, CEO of Snoqualmie Valley Hospital. “Overlake Medical Center’s mission to provide medical excellence every day and the hospital’s focus on quality and innovation is very much aligned with our charge as a hospital district.”
“Our organization’s vision of providing exceptional quality and compassionate care to every life we touch is very much in line with Snoqualmie Valley Hospital,” said J. Michael Marsh, CEO of Overlake Medical Center. “Both organizations are deeply focused on taking care of the health care needs of the Eastside and we both share a strong focus on quality, innovation and collaborative care.”
A potential partnership with King County Hospital District 4 seems a natural step as Overlake already serves patients from that area who are in need of expanded services not currently available in the Snoqualmie Valley.
Discussions between the two organizations are expected to continue through the calendar year and final agreements are contingent upon extensive due diligence. The organizations will file for state regulatory approval for the potential partnership later this summer through the Certificate of Need process. A final agreement is not expected until 2015.
About King County Hospital District #4 and Snoqualmie Valley Hospital
Snoqualmie Valley Hospital provides high-quality medical services and community health programs for citizens throughout Public Hospital District #4. The hospital, emergency department, clinics, specialty practitioners and regional partners work together to provide a continuum of care from comprehensive outpatient services to acute inpatient medical care, including extensive rehabilitation care. SVH is a Critical Access Hospital (CAH). More information is available online at www.SVHD4.org.
About Overlake Medical Center
Overlake Medical Center is a nonprofit, non-tax-supported regional medical center with a network of primary care, specialty and urgent care medical clinics throughout the Eastside. The hospital is licensed for 349 beds and offers a comprehensive range of services including cardiac care, cancer care, general and specialty surgery, women’s programs, senior care and psychiatric services, and it was the first Level III trauma service on the Eastside. For more information, visit www.overlakehospital.org.