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Seattle Children’s Research Institute Awarded $1.6 Million to Lead National Study on Heart Defects


Newdrug intervention could improve outcomes for infants with congenital conditions
Enterovirus D-68 Confirmed in Two Patients at Seattle Children’s Hospital


Results negative for three other children tested; parents strongly encouraged to take precautions, seek medical attention for... cont.

No Confirmed Cases of Enterovirus D68 at Seattle Children’s Hospital; Awaiting Further Test Results From CDC


Seattle Children's Receives $5.56 Million Grant from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to Pilot Coordinated Care Program


Program aimed at improving the lives of special needs patients while reducing costs


Scientists Discover Area of Brain Responsible for Exercise Motivation


Scientists Discover Area of Brain Responsible for Exercise Motivation
Dr. Mark Del Beccaro Named Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer of Seattle Children's


DelBeccaro will replace current CMO, Dr. David Fisher, who is retiring in October
New Study Helps Scientists Better Understand Why HIV Causes Life-long Infection


HIV integrating into cancer genes sustains infection 

Seattle Children’s Research Institute Appoints Chief Research Information Officer


Newposition will oversee new and existing research information technology applications
New Research Uncovers Genetic Identifier, Common Physical Traits for Autism; May Allow Clinicians to Determine Risk for Babies Still In Utero


First connection between a genetic event, physical features and autism
Dr. Thomas N. Hansen, CEO of Seattle Children's, to Retire in 2015


Board of Trustees initiates national search for replacement 

First-of-Its-Kind Pediatric Research and Funding Collaboration to Speed Development of Medications for Autoimmune Diseases


Seattle Children’s Research Institute and Kineta Launch the Alliance for Children’s Therapeutics
Kids, Teens More Likely to Wear Life Jackets if Adults Wear Them, Yet Use Remains Low Among Adults, New Studies Show


Researchers at Seattle Children’s and UW Medicine encourage more adults to be role models for kids and wear water safety... cont.

Seattle Children’s Research Institute Secures $3 million for Seattle-PAP Infant Breathing Support Invention


Grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will fund clinical trials as the device’s next step in its path to broad use
NIAID Awards $5.3 Million to Seattle Children’s Research Institute in Conjunction with Micronics for Development of Global Surveillance of Influenza Strains at Point-of-Care


TimRose, PhD, co-director of the Center for Global Infectious Disease Research, in partnership with Micronics, Inc., has been... cont.

Seattle Children’s Hospital Treats 125 Patients in January Who Lost Contracted Access Through Washington’s Health Benefit Exchange


Ailments range from craniofacial disorders to a neck mass; cost of treatments denied by non-contracted Exchange plans have... cont.

One Big KISS for Seattle Children’s Hospital Radiothon Raises $881,720


Morning show host Bender brought the stories of Children’s patients, families, staff and volunteers to their listeners across... cont.

$187.6 Million to Seattle Children’s, UW School of Law and The Salvation Army


Seattle philanthropist's trust will fund pediatric research, legal education and caring for families in need
NIH Awards $9.8 Million to Seattle Children’s for Cystic Fibrosis Research


Researchers to conduct clinical trials, manage national data coordinating center
Seattle Children’s Research Institute Appoints New Co-Directors for Childhood Infections and Prematurity Research


Seattle Children’s Research Institute announces new co-directors of the Center for Childhood Infections and Prematurity Research
Majority of Washington’s Health Benefit Exchange Insurance Plans Fail to Cover Care at Seattle Children’s; Hospital Sues Seeking Adequate Network Coverage for Children and Families


Omitting coverage for care at a facility like Children’s prevents families from accessing vital services they may desperately... cont.

Seattle Children’s, Security Properties and UW break ground on 184-unit Bridges@11th employee housing in University District


Bridges@11th will offer priority access to Children's and UW employees
Life Sciences Discovery Fund Grants $1 Million to Seattle Children’s Research Institute for Wash. Cancer Immunotherapy Initiative


BenTowne Foundation pledges additional $1 million to support project
Burnett family and Tessera give $7 million to Seattle Children’s to support lifelong services for adults with autism


Alyssa Burnett Adult Life Center will provide resources for adults with autism spectrum disorders
Seattle Children’s makes $500,000 grant to Puget Sound Bike Share


Seattle Children’s Hospital and Puget Sound Bike Share have exciting news about the future of bike sharing in Seattle.
Seattle Children’s Hospital appoints new division chief for cardiothoracic surgery


Jonathan Chen, MD, is the new co-director of Seattle Children’s Heart Center and division chief for pediatric cardiothoracic... cont.

Seattle Children’s Hospital receives designation as first Level IV neonatal intensive care unit in Washington


The Washington State Department of Health has designated the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Seattle Children’s... cont.

Franciscan Health System Opens Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Partnership with Seattle Children’s Neonatology


Seattle Children’s Hospital opens Building Hope expansion and first teen and young adult cancer unit


Cancer and critical care patients move in April 21; emergency department opens April 23
Stand Up To Cancer and the St. Baldrick’s Foundation Grant $1.86 Million to Seattle Children’s Research Institute


Dream Team of seven institutions receive $14.5 million to develop therapies for most challenging-to-cure childhood cancers
106.1 KISS FM’s “One Big KISS for Seattle Children’s Hospital Radiothon” Raises $1 Million


Boeing Family Gifts $1.5 Million to Seattle Children’s for Building Hope Expansion


Contributions will fund rooftop terrace and other expansion initiatives
Seattle Children’s Hospital Opens Clinic in Wenatchee


Seattle Children’s Wenatchee Clinic makes pediatric specialty care easily accessible to North Central Washington families
Seattle Children’s Prepares for Hospital Expansion with Pacific Northwest-themed Directional Wayfinding System


Sensory cues will help patients and families more easily navigate the hospital
Seattle Children’s Research Institute Appoints New Director for Tissue and Cell Sciences Research


Seattle Children’s Research Institute Helps Identify Causes of Sagittal Craniosynostosis


International team finds genes associated with condition that causes premature skull fusion
Combating a crisis: Global burden of preterm birth can be reduced if critical actions are taken


New surveys show research and funding is uncoordinated, lacking a cohesive agenda. Article in American Journal of Obstetrics... cont.

Innovative Research Projects Aim to Prevent Preterm Birth


Seattle Children’s Hospital to Provide Neonatal Intensive Care at Franciscan Health System Birth Centers


HHS Grants $3.6 Million for Obesity Prevention and Tobacco Control in South Seattle and South King County


Funding Awarded to Seattle Children’s Hospital, Public Health - Seattle & King County and Healthy King County Coalition... cont.

NIH Awards $12 Million for Gene Therapy Work


Seattle Children’s Research Institute, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, U Penn, UW, WSU push toward clinical trials for... cont.

Seattle Children’s Hospital Appoints Wes Wright Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer


Mr.Wright moves into his new role to support and oversee Children’s information technology and data management processes
Children's Golf Classic Raises $7M for Seattle Children's Hospital


TheFriends of Costco Guild, led by Jan Sinegal and Lynn Winters, raised $7M for Seattle Children’s Hospital at the 13th annual... cont.

Seattle Children’s Hospital Appoints Dr. Ruth McDonald to Pediatrician-in-Chief


Dr.McDonald moves into her new role to improve treatment outcomes and patient experiences throughout Seattle Children’s
Research and Philanthropy Leaders Focus Agenda on Preterm Birth— 2nd Leading Cause of Death for Children


Leaders of international philanthropic and research organizations are convening in Seattle to address the global crisis of... cont.

Study Finds New Gene Mutations that Lead to Enlarged Brain Size, Cancer, Autism, Epilepsy


Researchers shed light on molecular cause of childhood’s worst conditions as first step toward developing more effective... cont.

Seattle Children’s Research Institute Lands $1.1 Million NIH Grant for Science Adventure Lab


Access to Science Education Increased for Washington State Kids, Families
Web-based Tool Helps Parents Improve on Kids’ Asthma Treatment


Website may help curb healthcare costs, kids affected by chronic condition
Adolescents and Young Adults with Mental Health Disorders at Risk of Long-Term Opioid Use


Patients ages 13 to 24 given opioids for pain more than twice as likely to become addicted if they have mental health... cont.

Seattle Children’s Ranked 6th Among Nation’s Best Children’s Hospitals According to U.S. News & World Report


Children’s cancer, nephrology, urology and neurology/neurosurgery programs in nation’s top ten.
Seattle Children’s Names Cindy Evans Senior Vice President of Hospital Operations


New role oversees ambulatory, emergency, diagnostic, therapeutic and support services, as well as initiatives to improve... cont.

100th Patient Gets a New Heart at Seattle Children’s Hospital


5-month-old received this milestone transplant at Children’s
New Report Shows 15 Million Babies Born Too Soon Every Year; Calls for Increased Research into Prevention


Prematurity now the second-leading cause of death worldwide in children under age 5  


Researchers Pinpoint Genetic Pathway of Rare Facial Malformation in Children


Two Distinct Mutations Cause “Question Mark Ears Syndrome,” Study Finds
Zip Code as Important as Genetic Code in Childhood Obesity


Neighborhood supermarket and park proximity directly related to obesity, study finds
Seattle Children’s Names New Hospital President


Lisa Brandenburg to assume role immediately 
Seattle Children’s Hospital to Provide 24/7 Pediatric Hospitalist Services at Providence St. Peter Hospital


Children’s pediatricians will work in Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, providing care for the youngest... cont.

Resurrecting outdoor play time


Seattle Children's Dr. Pooja S. Tandon offers tips for increasing children's daily outdoor playtime
Nearly Half of Preschool Children Not Taken Outside to Play by Parents on a Daily Basis: Study


Girls less likely to play outside compared with boys
Middle School Teacher Support Lowers Risk for Early Alcohol Use


Youth with parental separation anxiety also at decreased risk
New Biorepository Opens in Seattle to Help Uncover Mysteries of Pregnancy and Childbirth


Rare combination of pregnancy specimens and data now available to scientists working to improve maternal, newborn, and... cont.

Reproductive Health Providers Should Discuss Environmental Exposure Risks with Patients


Simple recommendations help reduce harmful exposures for women
One Big KISS for Seattle Children’s Hospital Radiothon Raises $1.07 Million


106.1 KISS FM raised 1,073,427.12 for Seattle Children’s during its 11th annual “Jackie and Bender’s One Big KISS for... cont.

Seattle Children’s supporting efforts to implement universal screening for heart disease in newborns


Pulse oximetry has the potential to identify problems early and save lives
Keeping Teens Healthy and Injury-Free During the Spring Sports Season


An Eight Step Guide for Parents
Study Finds New Genes that Cause Baraitser-Winter Syndrome, a Brain Malformation


Research reveals new clues about cell function
Researchers Find Genetic Variation Associated with Type 1 Diabetes


Findings could lead to more efficient treatment, earlier detection of diabetes
New Recommendations Aim to Improve Screenings for Sudden Cardiac Death in Student Athletes


Researchers from Seattle Children’s & UW find few doctors follow American Heart Association guidelines
Seattle Children’s Research Institute Hosts “Eighth Annual Pediatric Bioethics Conference” on July 27 and 28


Healthcare leaders to address ethical complexities of balancing personal values with professional responsibilities in... cont.

$5 Million to Seattle Children’s Research Institute Accelerates Local Efforts to Cure Childhood Cancer


Children’s honors Ben Towne Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation’s gift by renaming cancer research center: Ben Towne... cont.

New Video Series from the Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Program Shows How Teens and Young Adults Talk About Cancer


The Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Oncology Program at Seattle Children’s Hospital has released a new video series on... cont.

Seattle Children’s Opens Urgent Care Clinic in Mill Creek for Children, Teens and Young Adults


Hospital’s Third Urgent Care Clinic Joins Sites in Seattle and Bellevue
Powerpuff Girls vs. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: Media Impact on Early Childhood Development


Special post by cont.

Statement on Pat Hagan’s Departure: From Thomas Hansen, MD, CEO at Seattle Children’s


Statement on Pat Hagan’s Departure
Study Uncovers Clues to What Makes Anesthetics Work


Researchers say discovery may reveal new uses of existing medications to reverse anesthesia
Seattle Children’s Hospital Gains International Recognition for its Life-Saving ECMO Program


ELSO Award Signifies Commitment to Exceptional Patient Care and Assurance of the Highest Quality Standards in ECMO... cont.

Study Finds Headaches after Traumatic Brain Injury Highest in Adolescents and Girls


Headaches more frequent in youth three months after mild traumatic head injuries compared to those with arm injuries
Study Finds Washington State Pediatricians Receiving Regular Requests for Alternative Childhood Immunization Schedules


First of its kind study examines alternative immunization schedule occurrence rates in Washington state and pediatricians’... cont.

Quest to End Premature Births Worldwide Takes Momentous Step Forward


Gates Foundation grants $20 Million to GAPPS at Seattle Children’s to engage researchers from around the world in... cont.

Study Shows New Medication Effectively Treats Underlying Cause of Cystic Fibrosis


Final stage clinical trial shows significantly improved lung function in subset of CF patients
Doctor’s Office Closed? Seattle Children’s Main Hospital Urgent Care Clinic Can Help


New Seattle Location Provides Option to the Emergency Room for Children Needing After Hours Non-Emergency Medical... cont.

$65 Million to Seattle Children’s Benefits Research, Nursing and Clinical Care


Two transformative gifts will help Children’s deliver superior patient care, and advance new healthcare discoveries and... cont.

Seattle Children’s Research Institute Appoints Stephanie Axelrod to Vice President of Community Relations


Newly created role will help build awareness of philanthropic funding needs for research
Seattle Children’s, Little People of America and Caffe Ladro to “Stand Tall for Little People” in October


Local Espresso Bar and Bakery Shrinks Logo to Kick-off National Dwarfism Awareness Month  
Child Health Leaders Announce Launch of Vax Northwest Partnership


Five-year initiative will address the growing rates of Washington State parents opting out of vaccinating their... cont.

Seattle Children’s Recommends Strategies for Reducing Childhood Obesity Rates


Insights featured in Obesity Article Series in Pediatrics
Study finds over 70 percent of suicidal teens don’t get the mental health services they need


Study suggests improved screening for suicidal tendencies by primary care providers is needed
Nation’s first all-electric-vehicle commuting program kicks off in Seattle


Metro’s electric-vehicle Metropool program debuts at Seattle Children’s Hospital
Seattle Children’s Invention Lands Major Funding with Hopes of Saving Thousands of Infant Lives Globally Each Year


Receives $2.3 million from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to complete development of affordable respiratory support... cont.

Children's Golf Classic Raises $7.1M for Seattle Children's Hospital


Tournament raises $7.1M for Children’s uncompensated care program
Caring for kids: Skagit Valley Hospital partners with Seattle Children’s Hospital for 24/7 pediatric hospitalist program


Seattle Children’s physicians will work in Skagit Valley Hospital, caring for young patients throughout the hospital
Seattle Children’s Hospital Wins Technology Award for Innovative Cloud Client Computing Approach


Implementation of Wyse Industry-Leading Zero Clients Will Improve Delivery of Care, Streamline Work and Reduce IT Costs... cont.

Seattle Children’s and Puget Sound Blood Center Open New Blood Lab


On-site at Children’s, the transfusion service blood laboratory will increase efficiencies in blood operations and improve... cont.

Exploring the Limits of Children’s Healthcare: What’s the Reality of Providing Care to All?


Leaders in the field debate ethical and policy complexities of providing healthcare to children at Seattle Children’s 2011... cont.

Seattle Children’s Opens New Center for Childhood Cancer Research


Center’s immunotherapy research may eliminate the need for surgery, chemotherapy and radiation
Studies Examine Impact of Media Use Among Youth, Recommend Preventative Measures


Researchers validate concerns with Internet addiction among college students, and the link between media use and sleep... cont.

Seattle Children’s Launches “Teenology 101” Blog for Parents and Caregivers of Teens


Blog provides insight and advice for parents navigating the teen years

Seattle Children’s Robotics Program Celebrates Five Years of Life-Changing Procedures


Five year milestone marked with Blinky the Surgeonator’s Surprise Birthday Party: cont.

Seattle Children’s Ranked 7th Among Nation’s Best Children’s Hospitals According to U.S. News & World Report


Children’s cancer, cont.

Study Finds Highest Reported Bisphenol A (BPA) Concentration in Pregnant Woman and Associated Abnormalities in Infant


Possible link between high prenatal BPA levels and neonatal neurobehavioral abnormalities; study advises pregnant women to... cont.

Seattle Children’s Hospital Celebrates Growth With Site Dedication Ceremony


First phase of expansion will open for service in 2013
Seattle Children’s Autism Center Launches Blog to Offer Perspective on Raising a Child with Autism


Blog offers a practitioner’s perspective on topics relevant to parenting a child with autism
Washington State Budget Proposal Limits Access to Healthcare


Washington state budget proposal would cut healthcare coverage for children throughout the state, including approximately $50... cont.

Seattle Children’s Expansion - One Year In


On the one year anniversary of Seattle City Council’s approval of the Seattle Children’s expansion master plan, the... cont.

iPhone app helps doctors prepare for medical emergencies


Doctors perform better with iResus app than relying on memory
Seattle Children's, MultiCare Mary Bridge Collaborate to Focus on Cardiac Services for South Sound Patients


Relationship brings together expertise from region's pediatric healthcare leaders

Setting Context: Acceptable Radiation Exposure Levels & Potassium Iodide


NOTE: The below provides information as of March 18, 2011 and is based upon the medical expertise of: radiology, environmental... cont.

Seattle Children’s Hospital Celebrates Opening of New Dialysis Unit


Milestone marked on World Kidney Day, Helping Raise Awareness for Kidney Disease
One Big KISS for Seattle Children’s Hospital Radiothon Raises $1.09 Million


Radio hosts Jackie and Bender brought the stories of Children’s patients, families, staff and volunteers to their listeners... cont.

Seattle Children’s Hospital Awarded Accreditations from Commission of Cancer and ABRET


First standalone children’s hospital in Western United States to receive ABRET EEG Laboratories Accreditation
Seattle Children’s statement on Jan. 2011 DOH findings


Seattle Children’s official statement

Editorial Highlights Need for Changes in Ethics of Biomedical Research


Seattle Children’s Research Institute bioethicists urge scientific community to address long-standing systemic... cont.

Study Suggests How Pediatricians May Improve Relationships with Patients and Their Parents


Researchers recommend strategies for physicians when relating to particularly stressed or overburdened parents
New Study Takes First Steps to Improve the Quality of Health Care for Chronically Ill Children


Data mining method helps hospitals better identify needs of their sickest patients and could reduce health care costs
Seattle Children’s Research Institute Receives $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations Grant for Innovative Global Health Research


Grant will support a Seattle Children's Research Institute global health project
Medical Director's Statement on Nov. 2010 DOH Findings


Statement by Dr. David Fisher, Senior Vice President and Medical Director
Patient Safety Day Strengthens Seattle Children’s Efforts to Improve Medication Safety


Over 550 nurses, doctors, pharmacists and staff members gathered to review and recommend immediate and future safety... cont.

Most Preschool-Age Children Get Double the Daily Recommended Screen Time


Study finds children in home-based child care get the most screen-time 

High Blood Pressure May Have Worse Affect on Younger Black Children


Research led by Joseph Flynn, MD, MS of Seattle Children’s Hospital and the University of Washington and a team of researchers... cont.

Our Dedication to Improving Patient Safety: Next Steps


As our staff and medical staff have come together in forums to discuss the recent patient safety incidents, they have shown... cont.

Seattle Children’s Serious Reportable Events Occurring Between 2004-2010


Adverse events are defined as episodes of care in which a patient is harmed, or is at risk for harm, based on medical... cont.

Medical Director's Statement from Sept. 30 Press Briefing


Statement by Dr. David Fisher, Senior Vice President and Medical Director

Seattle Children’s Adverse Health Events Occurring During a Six-Year Period (2004-2010)


Health care adverse events are defined as episodes of care in which a patient is harmed, or is at risk for harm, based on... cont.

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Names Seattle Children’s Dentist Board of Trustees Officer


Dr.Joel Berg of Seattle Children’s Hospital and the University of Washington has been named vice president of the American... cont.

Seattle Children’s Among Local Organizations to Receive Funding to Increase Healthy Choices for King County Residents



Seattle Children's receives a healthy eating/active living grant as part of the CPPW initiative.

A Look Into The Future: The First Phase of Seattle Children’s Hospital Expansion


Today, Seattle Children’s released a rendering showing what the hospital campus may look like in 2013.
Childhood Obesity Linked to Neighborhood Social and Economic Status


Seattle Children’s, University of Washington, and Group Health study 8,000 King County children
Seattle Children’s Ranked Among Best Children's Hospitals According to U.S. News & World Report


Children’s Kidney, cont.

Bruder Stapleton, MD, Voted American Pediatric Society’s President-Elect


Bruder Stapleton, MD, chief academic officer and senior vice president at Seattle Children’s and professor and chair,... cont.

Drowning Causes More Than 25% Of Unintentional Injury Deaths Among Children Throughout The World


International task force announces new guidelines for open water safety
Green programs at Seattle Children’s have diverted 30 tons of pharma waste from landfills, saved more than $350,000 and 200,000 gallons of gasoline in 2009


Expanded sustainable waste management program helps reduce impact on landfills. 

University of Washington School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics Ranked 8th in Nation


Seattle Children's Hospital is among the sites that train UW's pediatric physicians
Seattle City Council Approves Seattle Children's Hospital Expansion Plans


First phase of new beds expected in 2013

National Football League Names Seattle Children's Neurosurgeon New Co-Chair of NFL Head, Neck and Spine Medical Committee


Dr. Richard G. Ellenbogen of Seattle Children’s Hospital, Harborview Medical Center and the University of Washington School... cont.

Pediatric ALL (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia) Patients Had Similar Outcomes Regardless of Participation in Clinical Trials at Seattle Children’s


 Findings do not apply to high-risk ALL or other cancers  

One Big KISS for Seattle Children’s Hospital Radiothon Raises Nearly $937,000


KISS 106.1 raised $936,990.39 for Seattle Children’s Hospital during its 9th annual “Jackie & Bender’s One Big KISS for... cont.

Reducing 13 million preterm births, 3.2 million stillbirths critical to meeting global maternal and child health goals


A new report led by the Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth (GAPPS) identifies the enormous global impact... cont.

New Study Possibly Links Cognitive and Motor Delays with 'Flat Head Syndrome' in Young Babies


In a new study, infants averaging six months of age who exhibited positional plagiocephaly (flat head syndrome) had lower... cont.

Seattle Children’s and Laurelhurst Community Club Find Balance on Hospital Master Plan


Seattle Children’s Hospital and the Laurelhurst Community Club (LCC) announced that they have reached a settlement... cont.

Consumer Reports Blood Infections and Patient Safety


At Children’s, we take central line infections seriously and have a goal to reduce central line associated blood stream... cont.

Patient Safety - Protecting patients from errors and infections


Patient safety is at the core of our mission at Seattle Children’s Hospital and we continually strive to improve on all... cont.

Fast Food Menus with Calorie Information Lead to Lower Calorie Selections for Young Children


In a new study, the amount of calories selected by parents for their child’s hypothetical meal at McDonald’s restaurants... cont.

A Tale of Two Lives: Pediatrician Mom Blogs About Parenthood, Child Health Issues and Breaking Health News


Seattle Children’s Hospital today announced the launch of “Seattle Mama Doc”, a new pediatric health blog geared towards... cont.

H1N1 Flu Vaccine Clinic for Children and Adolescents


Children’s will offer H1N1 flu vaccines to all children between the ages of six months and 18 years. If able, parents should... cont.

Day Care May Double TV Time For Young Children, Study Finds


In a new study, the amount of television viewed by many young children in child care settings doubles the previous estimates... cont.

Common Childhood Nausea and Diarrhea Lead to Wide Treatment and Cost Disparities Across U.S.


In a new study publishing in the December issue of Pediatrics, the common childhood condition of acute... cont.

Children’s Hospital Shares Inside Look at Capacity Woes; 79 Children Diverted this Year


Children's CEO urges swift action by City Council on hospital expansion

One World 2011 Medical Conference


One significant event scheduled as part of One World 2011 is a medical conference organized by Seattle Children's Hospital,... cont.

Mobile ‘Science Adventure Lab’ Brings Science Education to Washington Schools and 5,000 Students


With microscopes aligned, pipettes poised and centrifuges ready to spin, Seattle Children's... cont.

Children's Views Hearing Examiner Denial as Unreasonable


Today Seattle’s Hearing Examiner recommended in a cont.

First Day of School Health Checklist: What every parent should know


Experts at Seattle Children’s Hospital have put together a Healthy Child Checklist to ensure that children - and parents -... cont.

Seattle Researchers to Test H1N1 Flu Vaccine


-07-23 Research Group Health Cooperative is collaborating with the University of Washington (UW) Department of... cont.

Children's Hospital Among Nation's Best According to U.S. News & World Report


U.S.News & World Report magazine placed Seattle Children’s Hospital among the... cont.

Language Use Decreases in Young Children and Caregivers When Television is On, Study Finds


In a new study, young children and their adult caregivers uttered fewer vocalizations, used fewer words and engaged in fewer... cont.

Common Autism Medication is Ineffective for Repetitive Behaviors, Study Finds


Citalopram (Celexa), a medication commonly prescribed to children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), was no more... cont.

Update from Public Health - Seattle & King County


As Public Health - Seattle & King County continues to monitor H1N1 influenza (swine flu) in... cont.

Harborview and Seattle Children's Hospital Launch Sports Concussion Program


UW Medicine and Seattle Children’s are launching a sports concussion program for children, teen and adult athletes to... cont.

Mouse Study Shows Fetal Heart Can Grow Healthy Cells to Compensate for Disease Damage


Some heart disease in humans may originate from damage in the womb, study suggests.

Doctors Perform Breakthrough Non-Surgical Heart Valve Replacement in Children with Congenital Heart Defects


One of only five pediatric hospitals in the U.S. to offer this alternative to open-heart surgery.

Seattle Children's Hospital Selects Microsoft Amalga to Help Drive Improvements in Operations, Research and Pediatric Care


Seattle Children’s Hospital has selected Microsoft Amalga, the unified intelligence system, as its data platform to provide... cont.

Seattle Children's Hospital Awarded Highest Recognition for Nursing Excellence


The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) has awarded Magnet status to Seattle Children’s Hospital in recognition for... cont.

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The 30th annual Miracle Makers fundraising special aired on KOMO 4 TV on June 6, 2014. The special takes us on a journey through the hopes, fears, victories and challenges facing patients at Seattle Children's. Cosponsored by Costco Wholesale and KOMO 4. 

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In the spirit of the holidays, patients, parents and doctors share inspirational stories of healing and hope. From surviving heart failure and a near-death drowning to battling a flesh-eating disease, witness how the impossible became possible thanks to the care patients received at Seattle Children's Hospital.

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Miracle Season, hosted by Steve Pool and Molly Shen, aired Dec. 8, 2013, on KOMO 4 TV. The annual holiday special celebrates the remarkable lives of Seattle Children's patients.

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