Overlake Medical Center is continuing its five-year expansion project, called Project FutureCare. Started in 2018, Project FutureCare will position the hospital system to continue to best serve its diverse and rapidly growing community. Project FutureCare will expand the hospital and upgrade current facilities.
The project’s cornerstone is a new, five-story, 240,000 square-foot tower, offering larger single-patient rooms that combine the space for family zones and state-of-the-art technology. The tower, scheduled to open in 2020, will feature a new childbirth center, comprising labor and delivery, emergency obstetrics, mother and baby unit, and a level III neonatal intensive care unit. The facility will include increased bed capacity in medical surgery, oncology, telemetry and orthopedics, and a new emergency department entrance to allow for improved patient drop-off and area for mass casualty incident response.
Project FutureCare is being developed in three construction phases. The first phase is the mid-2019 completion of two new operating room suites, one with hybrid OR technology and one leading-edge cardiac suite. The second phase is completion in 2020 of the tower construction. The third phase is the 2022 opening of an expanded behavioral health unit, aimed at addressing a critical need in the community. The project has been thoughtfully designed with input from patients, families and provider stakeholders to enhance the work of Overlake’s medical providers through incorporating natural light and using design elements that accentuate the beauty of our Pacific Northwest surroundings.