Redefining Mental Health: A conversation with Suzanne Petersen about revolutionizing pediatric mental health
Suzanne Petersen, vice president for External Affairs and Guest Services, is leading Seattle Children's strategic initiative to improve the mental and emotional health of young people in our region.
Milton Wright's childhood unfolded within Seattle Children's walls – making friends, experiencing loss and facing death more times than he can count. Today, Wright is back at Seattle Children's – not as a patient, but as an employee and a symbol of hope.
An intensive program gives young kids who are significantly impacted by autism the skills they need to engage with life.
Dr. Karen Murray leads the charge to wipe out the virus by bringing two highly effective adult drugs to infected children.
Seattle Children’s focuses on broadening the diversity of people who participate in clinical and community-based research to improve health among the underserved.
Phone-based consultations with behavioral health specialists reduced prescriptions for antipsychotic medications by 49% among children enrolled in Medicaid in Washington state.
A promising intervention arms teens and young adults with coping skills to manage stress after a cancer diagnosis and boost quality of life beyond treatment.
Neuroscience researchers at Seattle Children’s made an unusual discovery in 2016: an uncharted area of the brain necessary to breathing.
We helped show that two stem cell transplants, plus immunotherapy, significantly increased survival for children with high-risk neuroblastoma.
A surgical paradigm shift makes it possible for kids with severely restricted airways to breathe on their own.
New research at Seattle Children’s demonstrates that the Specific Carbohydrate Diet can induce clinical remission in ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.
A drug derived from sea anemone venom demonstrates the potential to suppress inflammation without the severe side effects of existing therapies.
We’re investing hundreds of millions of dollars to develop, manufacture and test cell therapies that aim to cure diseases at the source.
We’re developing unique ways to protect kids from secondary health challenges associated with a stay in the ICU.
Our High-Risk Leukemia Program leaves no stone unturned to help hard-to-treat kids win a race against time.
We’re intent on curing disorders in the developing brain – and not just treating symptoms – by ferreting out root causes.
More precise, less toxic cancer therapies aren’t a futuristic vision anymore – they’re saving kids today
Research led by Dr. Karen Murray opens the door for children to use a game-changing treatment originally developed for adults.
Complementary expertise of three Seattle organizations creates a feeding device that could save infants in low-resource areas.
Seattle Children's researchers found that the mild to moderate developmental delays that can accompany the most common type of craniosynostosis can be overcome.
Traditional medicine says what you eat doesn’t affect disease. But we’re proving that a diet can stop a lifelong disorder.
Our epilepsy monitoring unit records seizures as they occur to pinpoint their source.
A strategic gift brings together the expertise needed to better understand, prevent and treat concussions in kids and teens.
Creating the healthiest generation yet means tackling the nonmedical factors that make kids from low-income backgrounds sick.
Our researchers are helping more kids beat one of the deadliest pediatric cancers, giving new hope to patients nationwide.
People like you help turn a gee-whiz idea into a tool that promises to improve surgical outcomes for kids with brain tumors.
We’re inserting new genetic instructions into cells to develop therapies that could cure diseases once and for all.
Ethan Roberts was diagnosed with Crohn's disease just before school began. Fortunately, psychologist Dr. Carin Cunningham was on his team, ready to help him see that his life is bigger than his disease.
Our Heart Center is pushing the envelope with techniques that make heart transplants available to more children.
Surgeons at Seattle Children’s helped introduce a technology that reduces surgeries for kids with severe scoliosis – and improves their lives.
We pioneered a way to get rid of painful, disfiguring veins with less risk and almost no recurrence – using super glue.
As medicine pushes the boundaries of what can be done, Seattle Children’s bioethicists ask what is the best thing to do.
Fundraising guilds boost Seattle Children’s bottom line through fun, friendships and feel-good events.
We look at the whole picture – medical and nonmedical – to help kids from low-income and ethnically diverse families thrive.
On the journey to better treatments, clinical research studies are the bridge between new ideas and proven advances in care.
Our writing programs use professional poets to help families and staff give voice to their experience, find strength and heal.
Improving the lives of kids facing mental health issues – and their families – are key at Seattle Children’s.
We are pioneering ways to use catheters to repair complex heart problems, reduce complications and help kids recover faster.
When injuries bench kids with disabilities, a specialized team of physical therapists helps them get back in the game.
We brought a newborn screening test to Washington to catch arare disorder when babies are still healthy enough to be cured.