Friday, April 11, 2014

Reflections from WGU Washington Grads

WGU Washington's commencement ceremony is fast approaching and, in the lead up to the big day, the state-endorsed online university has taken a moment to ask its graduates to reflect on what it took to earn their degrees.

From parenthood to full-time employment, it seems just about every WGU grad has something else on their plate in addition to earning his or her degree.  "By going to WGU, I could get a degree the way I wanted, the way I needed, and at the pace that was right for me," said soon-to-be graduate Erica.

To read more student stories, check out WGU Washington's Blog and stay tuned for updates about next month's commencement ceremony, scheduled for May 17th at McCaw Hall!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Overlake Bandage Ball Gala Raises nearly $1 million

Overlake Medical Center’s 2014 Bandage Ball gala and auction held on March 29 at the Bellevue Hyatt’s Grand Ballroom raised nearly $1 million to help fund a new, $15 million comprehensive, state-of-the-art cancer center.

“This year’s Bandage Ball was hugely successful and exceeded our expectations,” said Molly Stearns, Overlake’s vice president of fund development and executive director of the foundation & auxiliaries. “We are eternally grateful for the continuing support of this generous community and are committed to ensuring our patients receive the best possible care here at Overlake.”

Nearly 1,000 people attended the event to raise funds for the new cancer center that will reconfigure cancer outpatient services for more seamless coordinated care, and expand integrative and supportive services for patients and their families.

The new center is part of Overlake’s ongoing efforts to enhance patient-centered care and increase the hospital’s capacity to meet the growing needs of the Eastside community.