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Group Health Cooperative, Bellevue, WA

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Adjacent to the existing Overlake Hospital Medical Center, Group Health's new Bellevue Medical Center is equipped to provide outpatient care and same day surgery. Also known as a  “hospital without beds", a pedestrian tunnel links the building to Overlake's South Tower which allows seamless transfer of overnight patients to an acute care setting.  The four-story, 190,000-square-foot facility was carefully planned to achieve a positive patient experience, including generous daylighting and interior finishes native to the surrounding area.


Date Completed: July, 2014

Benefits & Savings

 Sustainable elements :

·  Individual thermostats to monitor thermal comfort

·  Fully sustainable and renewable Lyptus hardwood

·  Energy efficient occupancy sensors

·  Photocells and dimming ballasts to reduce electricity

·  White EPDM roof to reduce solar heat gain

·  Ten-foot ceilings to allow more natural light in and reduce the use of artificial light

·  A complete flush of indoor air was also performed before move-in to remove contaminants from the construction process.


Seattle, Washington US
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