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Stamp Dedication at Children's Focuses on Child Health Awareness

September 06, 2005

Dedication of Child Health postage stamp and honorary ceremony for Treuman Katz, President and CEO of Children’s Hospital.

Dedication of Child Health postage stamp and honorary ceremony for Treuman Katz, President and CEO of Children’s Hospital.

Who:
OIC, Ron Kusunose; Treuman Katz, President & CEO of Childrens Hospital & Regional Medical Center

When:
September 8, 2005 at 2:15PM

Where:
Children’s Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way, Seattle, WA 98105 in the Wright Auditorium

Background:
The US Postal Service is continuing its tradition of drawing attention to important public issues by promoting children’s health. The Child Health social awareness postage stamp will be issued nationwide on September 7, 2005.

A major part of children’s health care is prevention and all children deserve adequate health care. Diseases of adulthood, such as diabetes and hypertension, often start in childhood. This ceremony brings awareness to and promotes the idea that keeping children well means caring for the future.

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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