PacMed and Overlake Surgery Center Announce Joint Venture

Pacific Medical Centers and Overlake Surgery Center announced today that they have entered into a joint venture to provide better access to care for patients in need of outpatient surgical procedures.

Overlake Surgery Center is now owned in equal parts by PacMed, Overlake Hospital and individual physicians. The facility provides outpatient surgical procedures, colonoscopies and pain management services.

“We are excited to partner with Overlake Surgery Center, giving PacMed patients access to a convenient and efficient facility for outpatient procedures,” said Dr. Vik Dabhi, CMO of Pacific Medical Centers. “Quality care delivered at Overlake Surgery Center aligns with PacMed’s standards and will be a new resource for patients.”

The facility, which has been in operation since 2000, is Medicare certified and accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). These endorsements ensure that Overlake Surgery Center meets or exceeds standards set for patient care, record keeping, environmental safety, administration and professional development.

“Overlake’s team approach to delivering healthcare works well with PacMed’s coordinated care philosophy, and we look forward to working together to provide patients with high-quality, efficient and compassionate care,” said Wendy Taylor, Executive Director of Overlake Surgery Center.

Overlake Surgery Center, with its 98 percent patient satisfaction rate, is an efficient and high-quality alternative to an outpatient facility at a hospital. The facility’s staff works together on a daily basis, to increase efficiency and provide better coordinated care to patients.

“This arrangement supports PacMed’s ability to impact the way healthcare is organized, delivered and paid for by providing the appropriate level of care for the procedure, without the potential delays and higher costs of a hospital setting,” added PacMed's CEO.

PacMed’s specialty care providers will serve patients at Overlake Surgery Center in the areas of podiatry, orthopedics, otolaryngology, urology, gynecology, pain management, gastroenterology and general surgery. The facility is located in the Overlake Medical Tower in Bellevue, Washington.

About Pacific Medical Centers

Pacific Medical Centers is a private, not-for-profit, multi-specialty healthcare network of nine locations with 150 primary and specialty care providers. Its nine locations are in the Puget Sound neighborhoods of Beacon Hill, Canyon Park, Federal Way, First Hill, Lynnwood, Northgate, Puyallup, Renton and Totem Lake. Pacific Medical Centers serves patients with commercial insurance, retired military and their families, family members of active-duty personnel, as well as the underserved in our community.

About Overlake Surgery Center

Founded as a joint venture between Eastside physicians and Overlake Hospital in 2000, Overlake Surgery has provided care for over 100,000 patients. With easy access to I-405, I-90 and SR-520, Overlake Surgery Center is conveniently located on the campus of Overlake Hospital. Overlake Surgery Center is contracted with most insurance plans, including many on the Washington Healthcare Exchange Plans.