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Q-and-A with Kathleen Swanson, RN

Kathleen Swanson, RN

Kathleen Swanson, RN

What's the best thing about working at Seattle Children's?

The best thing is helping children with different medical problems get well and go home.

What do you like most about the work you do in the Heart Center?

Every day is different. It's very exciting and interesting work!

What makes Children's Heart Center unique?

I think we have very good leaders in the Heart Center. Anne Kinnaman, the director, is very supportive. The nursing staff and the rest of team are all are very hard-working, dedicated professionals. All the doctors are excellent and a pleasure to work with.

I also love the fact that Children's is a teaching institution — people around me are always learning.

What made you want to come to Children's?

I love kids and I wanted to work in pediatrics.

What do people say when they find out you work here?

Almost everyone I speak with has positive things to say about their personal experience or a friend’s experience with Children's.