Friday, November 18, 2011

Overlake Continues Expanding Clinic Network

Overlake Hospital Medical Center is continuing to grow its network of primary care medical clinics on the Eastside with the acquisition of Issaquah Medical group, now named Overlake Medical Clinics Gilman. As part of the acquisition, Overlake has added two primary physicians and an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) to its staff. The new clinic is located at 450 NW Gilman Blvd., Suite 201 in Issaquah.

"One of our main goals at Overlake is to provide our patients with the most convenient and cost effective medical care possible," said Craig Hendrickson, Overlake's CEO. "The addition of Overlake Medical Clinics Gilman to our network means that we now have seven medical clinics throughout the Eastside, with two more opening in Redmond in 2012, offering the community unparalleled access to state-of-the-art healthcare."

The primary focus of the network of Overlake Medical Clinics is to promote health and wellness. Over the past two years, Overlake has focused on adding new primary care clinics and expanding its physician network to better serve patients in convenient locations close to where they live and work. The staff at each location works with patients to design care plans tailored to unique needs that are based on the latest, proven medical practices. Each clinic is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and is designed to provide patients with a comfortable, healing environment with short wait times and same day appointments.

Joining the Overlake staff in Issaquah will be Elizabeth Lehmann-Taylor, MD, John Henn, DO, and Keya Chisholm, ARNP.

Dr. Elizabeth Lehmann-Taylor

Dr. John Henn

Keya Chisholm, ARNP

Overlake operates six other primary care clinics throughout the Eastside, including one on the hospital campus. Two more openings are planned for Redmond in January of 2012, including an adult family medicine clinic at Redmond Town Center and an Urgent Care Clinic on Redmond Way. Those will take the Overlake Medical Clinics network to nine altogether.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Turner Construction names new leaders in expansion efforts

Today, Turner Construction announced that Dan Gemme has been promoted to vice president and general manager of Turner’s Seattle office. Incumbent, Jack Beaudoin, has been appointed as vice president and general manager to lead expansion efforts in the Vancouver, Canada region.

Gemme has nearly 25 years of experience in the construction industry including field work, business development and office management. He has served as vice president and operations manager of Turner’s Seattle office since 2010. Gemme has worked on a wide array of projects in the healthcare, higher education and commercial interiors markets. “It is an exciting time for this company as Turner continues to expand and search for new growth opportunities in the Pacific Northwest region,” said Gemme.

As part of the company’s ongoing strategy to target growth opportunities, Turner is expanding its presence in Vancouver, Canada with Jack Beaudoin leading the company’s efforts in that region as vice president and general manager. Beaudoin began his career 30 years ago in Houston as a field engineer on Texas Commerce Tower. He was named manager of the Seattle Special Projects Division in 1987 and promoted to vice president in 2000. Beaudoin’s most recent assignment was general manager of the Seattle office in 2005.

Gus Sestrap has also been named the new operations manager for Turner’s Seattle office, replacing Gemme. Sestrap has led numerous large projects since joining Turner in 1981, including the Microsoft Data Center in Quincy, Wash., Sacred Heart Hospital in Eugene, Ore., and CenturyLink Field, home of the Seattle Seahawks in Seattle, Wash.

Turner Construction was recently awarded projects with the Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Husky Stadium and Sound Transit. “These relationships show our commitment to this community and that we intend to be here for a very long time,” said Gemme.

Dan Gemme, Vice President & General Manager of Turner's Seattle office

Jack Beaudoin, Vice President & General Manager in Vancouver, Canada region

Gus Sestrap, Operations Manager for Turner's Seattle office

Enterprise Washington teams up with The 2012 Project

Enterprise Washington announced yesterday, Nov. 9, it is partnering with The 2012 Project to inspire women with experience in the private sector to run for the Washington State Legislature.   

“We are extremely excited to partner with The 2012 Project to help professional women who are interested in running for public office succeed,” said Erin McCallum, president of Enterprise Washington.

 The 2012 Project is a national, nonpartisan campaign sponsored by the Center for American Women and Politics to identify and engage accomplished women aged 45 and up from industries that are currently underrepresented in state legislatures and in Congress. Enterprise Washington is actively recruiting candidates in over 25 legislative districts in Washington state, connecting professional women who are interested in taking the next steps toward a potential candidacy with training and leadership programs, fundraising networks and political support organizations that can help them succeed.

Nationally, The 2012 Project aims to take advantage of new and open seats that will be created as a result of redistricting. Women now only comprise 17 percent of Congress and 23 percent of state legislatures. This underrepresentation of women in public office does not accurately represent a nation whose population is more than half female.

 With this new partnership, Enterprise Washington will continue to help companies and employees better understand how elected officials establish public policy, and how to become more involved in the political process.

 “There is so much talent out there in our state,” said Cathy Allen, one of Washington state’s top political strategists. “If business leaders encourage their female colleagues to run, they have a great chance of winning.”

Check out this video for more information about The 2012 Project.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Medic One Foundation funds Dispatch Academy to teach 9-1-1 dispatchers how to improve cardiac arrest survival rates

Today, Seattle Medic One and King County EMS conducted the Dispatch Academy, a program funded by the Medic One Foundation that is designed to teach 9-1-1 dispatchers how to improve cardiac arrest survival rates in their communities. The program gives antendees an in-depth, comprehensive look at the King County Dispatcher-Assisted CPR program and provides mentoring for the development of a dispatcher training program. Effective Dispatcher-Assisted CPR programs can effectively double the rate of community bystander CPR. The Dispatch-Assisted CPR programs in Seattle and King County play a critical role in our region achieving a cardiac arrest survival rate that is almost twice the national average.

The academy is being held at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Center in Burien from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.