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April 2006 Press Releases

Children's Hospital to Participate in Initiative to Better Communicate with Patients Who Speak Limited English


Children’s has been selected as one of 10 hospitals nationwide to participate in Speaking Together: National Language... cont.

Study Suggests Surgery Is Not the Best Solution for Children Over 3 Years Old with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease


A study by researchers at Children’s suggests that some children with gastroesphageal reflux disease may not benefit from... cont.

Educational TV Has Positive Effects on Toddlers and Preschoolers


A new study suggests that educational television programs are successful in broadening young children’s knowledge, affecting... cont.

Children's Hospital Creates Research Institute, Acquires Adjoining Downtown Buildings


Taking a big step forward toward its ambitious mission to eventually eliminate all disease in children, Children’s Hospital... cont.

Children's, Kadlec Announce Partnership


Kadlec Medical Center in Richland, Wash. and Seattle Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center today announced the... cont.

Children's Hospital Receives Top Honor for Organ Donation


Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center will receive the U.S. Department of Health and... cont.

Children's Hospital Receives William O. Robertson Patient Safety Award


Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center has received the Washington State Medical Association’s William O.... cont.

Is Your Child Watching Too Much TV at Day Care?


A national survey finds that 89% of children in home-based child care settings regularly watch television at day care, an... cont.

Web-based Health Information Can Improve Health of Children


Access to high quality, customized, health information via a Web site can improve the health of children, according to a... cont.

Seattle Children's Hospital Opens a New Beach-Themed Outdoor Play Park


Today, Seattle Children’s Hospital celebrated “fun in the sun” with a new outdoor play park for patients and families.... cont.

Seventh Annual Children's Golf Classic Raises $5.5 Million for Children's Hospital


The Friends of Costco Guild, led by Jan Sinegal and Lynn Winters, raised $5.5 million for Children’s Hospital at the seventh... cont.

Auction of Washington Wines Brings in $1.9 Million


The 19th annual Auction of Washington Wines shined the spotlight on philanthropy last weekend, raising $1.9 million for... cont.

Analysis of Home Medication Use for Leukemia Outpatients Reveals Medication Errors 10% of the Time


A study conducted at Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center identified that 10 percent of outpatient children with... cont.

Stanley Stamm Children's Hospital Summer Camp Celebrates 40 Years


The Stanley Stamm Children’s Hospital Camp hosted 100 children with terminal or chronic medical conditions at its 40th... cont.

New Study Focuses on Pediatric Disability After Brain Injury


The incidence of disability in children following traumatic brain injury (TBI) will be the focus of a new study by... cont.

CPOE Studies Using Identical Technology Report Different Results


A new study published in the July issue of Pediatrics finds that the implementation of a computerized physician order entry... cont.

Increase in mandatory Screening Test for Newborns May Pose Risks


More tests may mean more false-positive results. All states require some degree of screening tests for newborns, from more... cont.

Children's Recognized for Improving the Quality of Healthcare


Qualis Health presented Children’s Hospital with the 2005 Award of Excellence in Healthcare Quality during its annual... cont.

International Conference Debates Vaccination Hesitancy and Parental Refusal


The Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics at Seattle Children’s Hospital, the nation’s first center dedicated solely... cont.

International Conference Debates Vaccination Policy in Developing Countries


The Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics at Seattle Children’s Hospital, the nation’s first center dedicated solely... cont.

High Number of Local Drownings Cause for Serious Concern


KING COUNTY, WA – So far this year, there have been more King County drownings than in all of 2005. With many more weeks to... cont.

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Seattle Children's One of Nation's Best


Children’s recognized as best pediatric hospital in the Northwest.

International Conference to Tackle Ethical Controversies in Childhood Immunizations


Debates on vaccine development, availability and policy, and the rights of parents, physicians and children to be held at... cont.

Children's Hospital Participates in New NIH Study of Rare Genetic Airways Disorders


Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center is one of four institutions participating in a new study of rare genetic... cont.

Medimmune and PIDS Present Viral Respiratory Diseases Fellowship to Seattle Children's Hospital Pediatrician


The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS), on behalf of MedImmune, Inc., will present the first annual Viral... cont.

No Strong Link Between Allergies and Early Introduction of Solid Foods in Infants


Researchers have found no consistent evidence of a relationship between most common allergies and the early introduction of... cont.

Children's Hospital Dedicates Melinda French Gates Ambulatory Care Building


Today, Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center dedicated the new five-story Melinda French Gates Ambulatory Care... cont.

Dr. Charles Cowan Receives Prestigious Duncan Award


SEATTLE - Dr. Charles A. Cowan, clinical director, Care Coordination Services at Children’s... cont.

Local Heroes Honored, Water Safety Promoted During 13th Annual April Pools Day Event


KING COUNTY, WA - Saving lives on the water was the focus of today’s April Pools Day event at the Covington Aquatics... cont.

Nation's First Pediatric Bioethics Center Names Director


Children’s Hospital in Seattle Selects Dr. Benjamin Wilfond as Director of the Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric... cont.

Children's Hospital Honors John L. Scott Foundation with Pennington Award


Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center recently presented the 2006 W.J. “Jerry” Pennington Award to the John L.... cont.

Children's Hospital Recognizes Schools Helping to Fight Heart Disease


Children’s Hospital recently presented five area schools with automated external defibrillators (AED) for their part in... cont.

''One Big KISS for Children's Hospital'' Radiothon Raises Record $1.15 Million


KISS 106.1 FM, an Infinity broadcasting station, raised $1,153,483.80... cont.

Seattle Children's Hospital Unveils $300 Million Capital Campaign - $200 Million Already Raised


Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center launched the largest capital campaign in the hospital’s history today,... cont.

DAISY Awards to Honor Extraordinary Nurses at Children's Hospital


Six nurses at Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center are being honored with the DAISY... cont.

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Overcoming the Odds: A KING 5 TV Children's HealthLink Special 0:44:45Expand

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 2013 0:57:06Expand

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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Children’s Mental Health 0:00:30Expand

Mark Fadool, clinical director of mental health services at Odessa Brown Children's Clinic, provides early warning signs of mental health issues in kids and teens and urges us all to notice the signs and act early.

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Dangers of Vaccine Hesitancy Explained in 10 Tweets
4.16.14 — ABC News

Parental decisions are the bedrock of childhood vaccination rates. While most parents turn to their pediatricians for help ... cont.

Why did Seattle Children’s Research Institute just land $5.3M?
4.16.14 — Puget Sound Business Journal

Dr. Tim Rose, co-director of Seattle Children’s Research Institute’s Center for Global Infectious Disease Research,  has ... cont.

12-year-old benefits from new heart pump at Seattle Children's
4.16.14 — KING 5 TV

Although many advances have been made in temporary heart pumps for adults, the same has not been true for children. But, that’s ... cont.