Bellevue, Washington (January 16, 2020) — Overlake Medical Center & Clinics and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) announced today the launch of SCCA at Overlake Medical Center, an affiliation that will bring nationally- renowned cancer care to the heart of Puget Sound’s Eastside, and deliver collaborative, leading-edge treatment options to Overlake cancer patients and their families.
“A central part of our mission is to ensure people have access to the best cancer treatments as close to their community and loved ones as possible,” said Dr. Nancy Davidson, Executive Director and President of SCCA. “We are excited to combine SCCA’s world-class cancer program with the outstanding cancer care environment at Overlake to provide patients on the Eastside with the most advanced cancer care treatments provided by the best specialists.”
Through this partnership, SCCA will provide hematology/medical oncology and infusion services to Overlake’s medical oncology patients, while Overlake will continue to provide to provide the remaining complement of cancer services including radiation oncology, surgical oncology, inpatient oncology care, and ancillary services, such as imaging and physical therapy.
“Overlake is committed to innovating and collaborating with community partners in ways that advance the care we provide to the Eastside,” said Overlake President and CEO J. Michael Marsh. “This affiliation is founded on the shared values and care philosophies of the two organizations.”
As Washington’s only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center, SCCA brings together the leading research teams and cancer specialists from Fred Hutch, Seattle Children’s and UW Medicine. The organization is committed to delivering patient-centered, high-quality care through a multidisciplinary approach — one that combines cancer experts, groundbreaking treatment and comprehensive care from referrals to survivorship — in collaboration with its partners.
SCCA at Overlake Medical Center will provide services at the Overlake Cancer Center in Bellevue, a state-of-the- art facility that received a $20 million upgrade in 2017. With an established and growing system of clinics along the continuum of care, Overlake has earned national recognition for its clinical quality and safety. It is the only hospital in the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett area to be recognized by Healthgrades® in 2019 for Patient Safety Excellence.
SCCA at Overlake Medical Center will start serving patients on July 1, 2020. SCCA and Overlake will collaborate
to deploy care pathways, ensuring seamless care coordination throughout every stage of a patient’s care journey. Until then, the Overlake Cancer Center will continue to operate as it does today.
About Overlake Medical Center & Clinics
Overlake Medical Center & Clinics is a nonprofit regional healthcare system based in Bellevue serving the Eastside community since 1960. The health system includes a 349-bed hospital and a growing network of primary, urgent and specialty care clinics located throughout the region. Overlake is recognized locally and nationally for its quality of care, including perennial Leapfrog A safety ratings. Overlake offers comprehensive advanced services including
a dedicated Cancer Center, Level lll Trauma Center, Childbirth Center and Level lll NICU, cardiac, neurosciences, orthopedic and mental health services. Employing more than 3,000 people, Overlake is dedicated to its mission of compassionate care for every life we touch. Overlake provided nearly $48 million in charity care over the last three years and is committed to providing exceptional patient care and services. For more information, visit overlakehospital.org.
About Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA ) brings together the leading research teams and cancer specialists from
Fred Hutch, Seattle Children’s and UW Medicine — one extraordinary group whose sole purpose is the pursuit
of better, longer, richer lives for our patients. Based in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood, SCCA has eight clinical care sites, including a medical oncology clinic at EvergreenHealth in Kirkland, Washington; medical and radiation oncology clinics at UW Medical Center – Montlake and UW Medical Center – Northwest in Seattle, Washington, medical and radiation oncology services at SCCA Peninsula and medical oncology services at SCCA Issaquah, as well as Network affiliations with hospitals in five states. For more information about SCCA, visit SeattleCCA.org.
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