Overlake Medical Center Foundation Raises Record Amount at Annual Community Lunch

  Overlake Medical Center Foundation Raises Record Amount at Annual Community


Business Wire

BELLEVUE, Wash. -- November 21, 2012

On Monday, Nov. 19 Overlake Medical Center Foundation hosted their 14^th
annual Community Partners Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue featuring
keynote speaker, Alan Mulally, president and CEO of Ford Motor Company. The
annual event drew a crowd of 750 corporate partners and community leaders and
raised a record $400,000, nearly double the amount raised in 2011.

“I believe this shows the strength of our commitment to the eastside community
we serve and their interest in keeping this a thriving, community-supported
hospital,” said President and CEO Craig Hendrickson. “It was also exciting to
welcome Mr. Mulally here to describe his turnaround of Ford, without
government assistance, much the same as Overlake operates -- without any
taxpayer support but instead through the generosity of the community which we
proudly serve every day.”

As part of his remarks, Mulally fielded questions from the Overlake community
on topics ranging from Ford’s turnaround to operating in a rapidly changing
business environment. He recalled his early days at Ford facing losses of over
$17 billion in 2006 and talked in detail about what he did to achieve the
“highest profit in the company’s history,” and without any government
assistance. He spoke of pulling teams of people together to work
collaboratively and in a transparent way as the root of Ford’s success,
similar to the operating mindset of Overlake Medical Center.

Foundation Executive Director Molly Stearns said she was gratified with the
outstanding show of support from the community. “The dollars raised will be
directed to Overlake’s Ensuring Excellence Fund for programs and services
across Overlake’s broad network of care -- helping our patients and families
manage their health with the latest technologies and medical advances, a
superb medical staff and high-quality, compassionate care.”

If you are interested in learning more about this event or pictures for use,
please contact Lee Keller at 206-799-3805, lee@thekellergroup.com, or Kipepeo
Brown at 425-688-5603, kipepeo.brown@overlakehospital.org.

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Kipepeo Brown, 425-688-5603,
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Lee Keller, 206-799-3805
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