Monday, October 25, 2010

Overlake Hosts Eastside Vitality Fair

Overlake Hospital Medical Center hosted the Eastside Vitality Community Health Fair in celebration of the hospital's 50th anniversary.

“Overlake’s Eastside Vitality fairs are now an annual tradition and we can’t think of a better way to give back to the community than to provide important health screenings and help people learn more about improving their health,” said Craig Hendrickson, Overlake’s president and CEO.

The free event featured activities for kids and adults. A variety of health screenings were offered to attendees, including bone density screenings, cholesterol and diabetes tests, blood pressure checks, stroke screenings and skin cancer checks.

Overlake staff also demonstrated the da Vinci robotic-assisted Surgical System.

Overlake's 50 year history was on display at the Vitality Fair. Attendees could also check out information booths and talk with Overlake physicians and medical experts about all sorts of medical topics. Four health seminars were offered as well, including discussions on cancer prevention and treatment, dining room options from the past 50 years at Overlake, heart health and sports medicine, featuring players from the University of Washington's football teams of the 1960s.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Overlake Hospital Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Overlake Hospital Medical Center celebrated its 50th anniversary, along with the 50th birthday of the first baby born at the hospital.

Kathy Cziprian Soule' was born on October 16, 1960 at Overlake, a few hours before the hospital formally opened its doors to the public. Kathy, the doctor who delivered her, Dr. Stewart Hilscher, and Delores Barker, the nurse who admitted her, were in attendance at the staff appreciation event and 50th birthday party at Overlake last week. Bellevue Mayor Don Davidson also spoke at the event, discussing the impact and importance Overlake has had on the Eastside community for the past 50 years.

Below are pictures from the event, as well as a clip from Kathy's interview on Evening Magazine's Friday night show, which was filmed entirely at Overlake Hospital.

Kathy, the first baby born at Overlake, and Dr. Hilscher, the doctor who delivered her.

Rose Cziprian cuddles her newborn baby, born on October 16, the first day Overlake Hospital opened its doors to the public.

Kathy and Overlake Hospital President and CEO Craig Hendrickson at the Overlake 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Overlake Hospital and Kathy on Evening Magazine on KING 5

Cashmere Molding named 19th fastest growing private company in Washington state

Cashmere Molding has received recognition once again for its innovative business strategies and success in difficult economic times. The Puget Sound Business Journal ranked Cashmere Molding as the 19th fastest growing private company in Washington state. Cashmere was one of two manufacturing companies to make the list and the only plastic injection molding company to earn a spot. Cashmere was also one of a few companies featured and profiled in PSBJ's special publication.

"Being recognized on this list is quite an accomplishment for our entire team here at Cashmere," said Greg Herlin, president and CEO of Cashmere Molding. "It is our unwavering commitment to providing competitive prices while maintaining our unmatched level of customer service that has enabled us to grow our business and create more manufacturing jobs here in Washington even during this struggling economy."

Cashmere Molding has seen an increase in sales by an average of 40 percent each year for the past five years. Even during the down economy last year, Cashmere was still able to increase sales by 31 percent. Cashmere has also been able to increase their number of molding machines, as well as hire seven new employees, all within the past year.

The Puget Sound Business Journal compiled a list of the top 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the state. The list, released last week, identifies and recognizes companies that have shot to the top of their respective industries. To be eligible for the list, companies must be privately held and headquartered in Washington; have at least $500,000 in net revenue in 2007; show an overall growth from 2007 to 2009; and agree to have their CPA confirm their net operating revenues with the Puget Sound Business Journal.

You can view the entire special publication here.
To read PSBJ's feature on Cashmere in the special publication, click here.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Watch Overlake Hospital on Evening Magazine

Overlake Hospital will be featured on Evening Magazine on KING 5 on Friday, Oct. 15. Evening Magazine host Meeghan Black went to Overlake Hospital in Bellevue earlier today to film the show which will be aired tomorrow. Below are some photos from filming. The show will air at 7 p.m. on Friday.

Overlake Hospital Medical Center is celebrating its 50th anniversary this month by throwing a birthday party for the first baby born at the hospital. Katherine Mary Cziprian was born on October 16, 1960 at Overlake, a few hours before the hospital was scheduled to open. Rose Cziprian and her unborn baby weren't able to make it across the bridge to Seattle, but luckily Overlake welcomed them and delivered baby Kathy. Kathy, who will celebrate her 50th birthday, flew in for the celebration which will take place Friday, October 15 at Overlake Hospital.

Craig Hendrickson, Overlake Hospital President & CEO, Meeghan Black, and Caitlin Hillary, Overlake Hospital Vice President of Strategy & Marketing

Meeghan Black films Friday's Evening Magazine at Overlake Hospital's main campus in Bellevue.

Monday, October 4, 2010

KOMO 4 News Coverage of the Museum of Flight's Efforts to Bring a Space Shuttle to Washington State

KOMO 4 News broadcast a report Sunday morning on the Museum of Flight's mission to bring a Space Shuttle to Washington State, featuring footage from last week's flag raising and news conference at the Space Needle in Seattle.

Marlee Ginter reported on the news conference, flag raising and the status of the Museum of Flight's quest to be awarded a NASA retiring Space Shuttle.

Parts of the speeches from Ron Sevart, Space Needle CEO, Tom Norwalk, Seattle Convention and Visitors Bureau, John Cooper, Yakima Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Dr. Bonnie Dunbar, retired astronaut and Wings Over Washington CEO were all used in the report promoting the benefits a Space Shuttle would have state-wide on tourism, the economy and education.