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October 4, 2011

By Staff

Overlake hires physician at Issaquah clinic

Overlake Hospital Medical Center recently hired Dr. Jennifer Edwards as a new primary care physician at its Issaquah clinics.

Edwards is a board-certified, family-practice physician.

Before joining Overlake, she worked as a core faculty member at Mercy Redding Family Practice Residency Program in Redding, Calif.

Edwards earned her medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine and completed her residency at the Shasta-Cascade Family Practice Residency Program, which is affiliated with the University of California-Davis.

Edwards has a special interest in women’s and infants’ care.

Fire chief completes executive fire officer program

Eastside Fire & Rescue Chief Lee Soptich has successfully completed the Executive Fire Officer Program sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, United States Fire Administration and the National Fire Academy.

The intensive program is designed to provide senior fire officers with a broad perspective regarding various facets of fire administration and provides fire service officers with the expertise to succeed in today’s challenging environment.

The four course program — “Executive Development,” “Executive Analysis of Community Risk Reduction,” “Executive Analysis of Fire Service Operations in Emergency Management” and “Executive Leadership” — required a written applied research project to demonstrate application of course theory and concepts to real-life situations within the student’s own organization.

Each of the projects was evaluated through a formal process, and progression through the program was contingent on achieving specific milestones.

The program spans a four-year period and a certificate of the entire program is awarded only after successful completion of the final research projects.

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