Kate Webster, Leader at Seattle Children's and WSU, Will Be Remembered
Kate Webster, longtime Washington State University regent and a leader at Seattle Children’s Hospital, has passed away. She packed a lot of good work into her 92 years, including helping WSU open branch campuses. After joining the Children’s board of trustees in 1963, she became its chairwoman in 1970 and led the hospital toward its affiliation with the UW School of Medicine. Her friends describe her as a smart problem solver with a quiet and calm manner who brought people together.
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Seattle Children’s mission is to provide hope, care and cures to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Together, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Research Institute and Foundation deliver superior patient care, identify new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and raise funds to create better futures for patients.
Ranked as one of the top five children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle Children’s serves as the pediatric and adolescent academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho – the largest region of any children’s hospital in the country. As one of the nation's top five pediatric research centers, Seattle Children’s Research Institute is internationally recognized for its work in neurosciences, immunology, cancer, infectious disease, injury prevention and much more. Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Foundation works with the Seattle Children’s Guild Association, the largest all-volunteer fundraising network for any hospital in the country, to gather community support and raise funds for uncompensated care and research.
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