Overlake Medical Center’s $20 million cancer center officially opened just before National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. The construction overhauled the first and second-floors inside the existing Bellevue-based hospital. Features include a dedicated Cancer Center entrance with a single check-in area with valet service or easy access to parking, consultation rooms where the physicians come to you, on-site financial services, a wig room and beauty classes, and an infusion “party room” where patients can visit with others while receiving treatment.
The services are in addition to other treatments, including radiation oncology, medical oncology, breast surgery, nutritional oncology, genetic counseling, survivorship, and psychosocial oncology, among others.
“A cancer patient’s difficult journey involves a myriad of testing, diagnosis, treatment, and support,” said Cancer Center Medical Director Kristi Harrington. “It requires the patient and his or her family to navigate hospitals; make multiple appointments; coordinate transportation to, from, and between different doctors’ offices — all of which is time-consuming, physically painful, and exhausting. Our goal is to eliminate this unnecessary stress by streamlining the process and coordinating care in one central location.”
The center is among others planned for Overlake throughout the next several years as part of its ProjectFutureCare campus expansion. Next on the project list is a new Childbirth Center, Mom and Baby Care Center, an expanded Behavioral Health Unit, as well as a new campus entry. overlakehospital.org