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Published on March 11, 2014

J. Michael Marsh joins Overlake Medical Center as new President and CEO

Marsh starts new role in April


Bellevue, WA (March 11, 2014)– After conducting a national search, Overlake Medical Center’s Board of Trustees announced today the appointment of J. Michael Marsh as the medical center’s new President and CEO.

J. Michael Marsh

“We are pleased to have a progressive, visionary health care leader to guide Overlake into the future delivery of health and wellness services to the Eastside community,” said John Hayhurst, Chairman of the Overlake Board of Trustees. 

Marsh comes to Overlake from Providence Health & Services, an integrated health care system that includes 32 hospitals in five states. He has served in a number of senior executive positions during his 28-year career, including Chief Strategy Officer / Chief Operating Officer for the Washington/Montana region that included accountability for 10 hospitals, home health, hospice, skilled nursing facilities, outpatient centers and physician clinics. Most recently he served as Chief Administrative Officer for the Western Washington region that included eight hospitals, more than 1,000 employed physicians and 18,000 employees.  

“I’m excited to join Overlake and work alongside this group of amazing leaders, physicians and staff,” Marsh said. “Overlake’s emphasis on quality, customer service, and its position as an Eastside community asset were compelling reasons for me to join this team.  They treat their patients with care, dignity and understanding. They live that commitment every day.”

Marsh was chosen after Craig Hendrickson announced his retirement last summer. Hendrickson has served as the Eastside non-profit health system’s CEO since 2001. 

“Our hospital has been fortunate to have incredible leadership from the very start,” said Cecily Hall, immediate past chair of the Overlake Medical Center Board of Trustees and leader of the board’s executive search committee. “We want to thank Craig Hendrickson for his leadership, service and commitment for the past 13 years and welcome Mike to our Overlake family.”

Marsh starts on April 7, 2014.

Overlake Board of Trustees Chairman John Hayhurst and CEO Search Committee Chair Cecily Hall are available for interviews. Contact Kipepeo Brown on pager at 425.631.6611 or Lee Keller at 206.799.3805 to schedule an interview.

About Overlake Medical Center
Overlake Medical Center is a nonprofit, non-tax-supported regional medical center with a network of primary care, specialty and urgent care medical clinics throughout the Eastside. The hospital is licensed for 349 beds and offers a comprehensive range of services including cardiac care, cancer care, general and specialty surgery, women’s programs, senior care, psychiatric services and it was the first Level III trauma service on the Eastside. Overlake also participates in a wide range of community outreach activities including health fairs, free health screening events, wellness classes and wellness publications. For more information, visit

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Media Contacts

For additional information or to arrange an interview, contact Kipepeo Brown, Director of Marketing & Public Relations, 425-688-5603,, or Lee Keller, 206-799-3805,