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Miracle Makers Broadcast - A New Look

June 09, 2005

On June 4, this year’s Miracle Makers broadcast, co-sponsored by Costco and KOMO 4 television, boasted a new look featuring wonderful patient stories, a special interview with Treuman Katz, Children’s Hospital CEO who will retire in September and a wonderful kids activity area where patients and siblings who were on the show could play.

On June 4, this year’s Miracle Makers broadcast, co-sponsored by Costco and KOMO 4 television, boasted a new look featuring wonderful patient stories, a special interview with Treuman Katz, Children’s Hospital CEO who will retire in September and a wonderful kids activity area where patients and siblings who were on the show could play.

Miracle Makers raised over $132,000 in pledges and match sponsorships for Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center. Proceeds benefit Children’s uncompensated care program, which ensures that all children in our region receive the specialty care they need, regardless of the family’s ability to pay. Pledges could also be made toward specific hospital departments.

Through the committed work of KOMO staff and more than 225 volunteers, Miracle Makers 2005 highlighted the stories of Children’s patients, families, staff and volunteers.

This year’s broadcast featured patients cared for by Children’s departments of Rehabilitation Medicine, Heart Center, Neuro surgery, Hematology/Oncology, Orthopedics, and many other hospital areas. The program also showcased the importance of nurses and other valuable staff in making Children’s a special place for Pacific Northwest children. Inspired by their stories, donors called in more than 670 pledges during the 4-hour broadcast.

This year’s show was another wonderful reflection of how much the community cares for children in this region.
~ Peggy Habegger

“In 21 years of Miracle Makers broadcasts, over millions of dollars have been raised for Children’s Hospital,” said Peggy Habegger, a Children’s Hospital Trustee and the 2005 Miracle Makers Chair.

“This year’s show was another wonderful reflection of how much the community cares for children in this region and supports the mission of Children’s Hospital. We are so very thankful to have such dedicated support from the community and from KOMO 4 TV.

KOMO 4 newscasters Kathi Goertzen and Steve Pool emceed the broadcast with help from, Mike Dardis, Denise Whitaker, Todd Johnson. DW Clark, a long-time KOMO producer served as producer.

About Seattle Children's Hospital

Consistently ranked as one of the best children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s serves as the pediatric and adolescent academic medical referral center for the largest landmass of any children’s hospital in the country (Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho). For more than 100 years, Children’s has been delivering superior patient care and advancing new treatments through pediatric research. Children’s serves as the primary teaching, clinical and research site for the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. The hospital works in partnership with Seattle Children’s Research Institute and Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation. For more information, visit http://www.seattlechildrens.org.

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