Announcements

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Special Update: Palivizumab (Synagis) Administration Ends Friday, March 4, 2022

From: Vidya Chande, MD and Esther Park, PharmD, Chairs of Pharmacy & Therapeutics (P&T) Committee, Seattle Children’s

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An Update on COVID-19 and Our Hospital Capacity

March 2, 2022: We are continuing to see declines in COVID-19 cases in the community.  The number of patients admitted to Seattle Children’s for COVID-19 has fallen to below 10 for the first time since December 2021.  The overall inpatient census fell over mid-winter break but is expected to rise to high levels again.  We continue to see very high numbers of patients needing mental and behavioral health care.  The numbers of patients with RSV continues to be low.  We have not seen any significant influenza activity.

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The Brain-Gut Connection: Helping Children with Chronic Gastrointestinal Issues

Seattle Children’s is excited to welcome Dr. Hannibal Person to the Gastroenterology and Hepatology team. With expertise in general psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, and pediatric gastroenterology, his focus is on building an interdisciplinary program at Seattle Children’s to help children suffering from chronic gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation and pain.

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Introducing the Child and Young Adult Hip Preservation Program

Seattle Children’s Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Department is pleased to announce the Child and Young Adult Hip Preservation Program. This new program offers comprehensive, multidisciplinary care from birth to young adulthood with a focus not only on addressing kids’ existing hip problems but also on preventing hip problems from occurring during childhood.

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Spanish Language Services Are Growing

Seattle Children’s is increasingly offering more services in Spanish with the goal of improving access to care for Spanish-speaking families in the regions we serve.

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Grand Rounds – March 2022

Provider Grand Rounds

Year-round on Thursdays from 8 to 9 a.m. Learn more.

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An Update on COVID-19 and Our Hospital Capacity

From: Dr. Brianna Enriquez, Medical Director of Emergency Management and Dr. Elaine Albert, Medical Director, Inpatient Access

Washington state:

  • This has been a very challenging few months in the pandemic, as the omicron variant led to all-time highs in COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations and deaths.

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Meet Dr. Mignon Loh: Seattle Children’s New Leader of Cancer and Blood Disorders Care and Research

Seattle Children’s recently named Mignon Loh, MD, the new leader of Cancer and Blood Disorders Care and Research

Meet Dr. Mignon Loh

Seattle Children’s is thrilled to introduce Dr. Mignon Loh as our new leader of Cancer and Blood Disorders Care and Research. Dr. Loh joins us from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Benioff Children’s Hospitals, where her titles included Chief of Pediatric Oncology. Her vision: Keep Seattle Children’s at the leading edge of pediatric cancer and blood disorders care, while building on our research progress to make Seattle Children’s a driving force behind more advances that cure children worldwide.

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Improving Timely EMS Treatment for Kids With Seizures: The PediDOSE Study

Seattle Children’s is participating in a new clinical trial in collaboration with King County Emergency Medical Services (EMS): the Pediatric Dose Optimization for Seizures in EMS (PediDOSE) study. In 2022, we will begin enrolling patients at Seattle Children’s over a period of four years in this multicenter, stepped-wedge design trial to compare paramedic-administered conventional and standardized dosing of midazolam for pediatric seizures in the out-of-hospital setting.

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CMEs, Conferences and Events

  • Practical Pediatrics for the Primary Care Provider. February 5, 2022, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (virtual). Category 1 CME. Learn more. Register now.
  • Pediatric Mental Health CME Event hosted by the Partnership Access Line. February 26, 2022, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (virtual). Learn more. Register now.

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