October 2016 Bulletin

Seattle Children’s Provides Influenza Vaccinations to Patients and Household Contacts

As of October 3, Seattle Children’s is providing influenza vaccinations to inpatients, outpatients and their household contacts. All inpatients, except bone marrow transplant patients, will be screened for eligibility. Outpatients will be offered the vaccination when they come to Seattle Children’s for clinic visits, and we will also offer the vaccination to Emergency Department (ED) and Urgent Care patients.

Seattle Children’s bills the insurance of patients and siblings under age 21 for their vaccinations, but provides vaccinations free of charge to adults age 21 years and older who live with a patient. All vaccinations given to children are documented in the Child Profile Immunization Registry.

The efforts of Seattle Children’s to vaccinate patients are in accordance with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to increase access to the vaccine in healthcare settings.

For questions about flu vaccinations at Seattle Children’s, email Matthew Kronman, MD, infectious diseases specialist.

Upcoming CME: PAL Program Educational Event: Mental Health for Primary Care Providers

Free Category I CME credit available.

  • Seattle, Saturday, Nov. 19 (register online)
  • Kennewick, Saturday, Dec. 3 (register online)
  • Olympia, Saturday, March 4 (registration opens in January)
  • Lake Chelan, Saturday, June 10 (registration opens in January)

For more information, visit seattlechildrens.org/PAL.

Provider Grand Rounds for October and November 2016 (CME Credit Available)

Upcoming Grand Rounds

  • Oct. 6: Pediatric Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine
  • Oct. 13: HPV and Cancer: What You Need to Know to Save a Child’s Life
  • Oct. 20: What’s New With 22q: Advances in Detection, Management and Pathophysiology of 22q11.2-Related Disorders
  • Oct. 27: Small Babies Born in Small Places With Small Resources: What Does Their Survival Require?
  • Nov. 3: Broad Consent for Research With Biospecimens and Data: Ethical and Practical Considerations
  • Nov. 10: Water Wise: Research Implications for Ways to Use Your Influence
  • Nov. 17: The Brain in Autism: Neurodevelopment and Neuropathology

For Provider Grand Rounds information, visit our website.

Watch Past Grand Rounds Online

  • Novel Treatments for Infant Leukemia: Challenge and Promise
  • The Adolescent Brain: Unique Opportunities for Health, Education and Positive Youth Development
  • Management of Brief Resolved Unexplained Events (BRUEs): Re-Thinking Apparent Life-Threatening Events (ALTEs)
  • The Eye: A Window to the Brain and Systemic Disease

For all past grand rounds, visit our video library.

New Medical Staff and Allied Health Professionals for October 2016

Medical Staff

  • Michael Banitt, MD, MHA, Harborview Medical Center, Ophthalmology
  • Robert DiGeronimo, MD, University of Washington, Neonatology
  • Anisa Ibrahim, MD, Harborview Medical Center, Pediatrics
  • Ryan Kearney, MD, Seattle Children's, Emergency Medicine
  • Catherine Kling, MD, MPH, University of Washington, Transplant Surgery
  • Lindsey Morgan, MD, Seattle Children's, Neurology
  • Jennifer Myszewski, DO, PhD, Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, Hospital Medicine
  • Krystal Ozanick, MD, Seattle Children's, Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
  • Yaniz Padilla Dalmau, PhD, Seattle Children's, Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
  • Krystle Perez, MD, University of Washington, Neonatology
  • Kelly Pham, MD, Seattle Children's, Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Douglas Russell, MD, Seattle Children's, Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
  • Jennifer Strickland, PhD, Seattle Children's, Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
  • Matthew Test, MD, Seattle Children's, Hematology-Oncology
  • Jennifer Wilkes, MD, MSCE, Seattle Children's, Hematology-Oncology

Allied Health Professionals

  • Patricia Cleary, ARNP, Seattle Children's, Otolaryngology
  • Hsiaoying Shic, ARNP, Seattle Children's, Emergency Medicine
  • Felicia Strong, ARNP, Seattle Children's, Hematology-Oncology
  • Shawn Sullivan, ARNP, Seattle Children's, Neonatology