Paccar has donated $1 million to Overlake Hospital Medical Center to establish the Paccar Education Center. The donation will enable Overlake to create a sophisticated 7,000-square-foot education facility to ensure Eastside residents have access to hospital care from well-trained healthcare professionals.
“Paccar has been an important supporter of Overlake for more than 20 years, helping to fund critical expansions and upgrades in our facilities to better serve our community,” said Craig Hendrickson, president and CEO of Overlake. “This donation will allow us to provide our staff essential training in a world-class facility on our campus,” Hendrickson added.
The Paccar Education Center will be used to train Overlake staff in the most up-to-date medical practices, hold clinical and administrative conferences and workshops and provide ongoing community outreach through classes and seminars. The center will be able to accommodate 330 people and includes a 156-seat auditorium and two conference rooms with high technology and integrated audiovisual systems. Design work is currently underway by local architecture firm NBBJ. GLY Construction will begin the project in the second quarter of this year.