All Articles in the Category ‘Announcements’

Major Expansion of Alyssa Burnett Adult Life Center Will Promote Lifelong Learning for More Adults With Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Disabilities

Seattle Children’s Alyssa Burnett Adult Life Center (ABC) held its grand reopening on March 28, 2022, just shy of its eight-year anniversary. The expanded Center will host significantly more classes and activities, grow its staff, deepen vital community partnerships and widen its range of services to include mental and behavioral health.

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Expanded Phlebotomy Hours at Regional Clinics

Seattle Children’s regional clinic laboratories in Everett, Bellevue and Federal Way have expanded their open phlebotomy hours effective Monday, March 28, 2022 to Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Main campus phlebotomy hours are still weekdays from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and weekends and holidays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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Big Wins for Kids in 2022 State Legislative Session

We are pleased to report that Seattle Children’s and its allies came away from the 2022 Washington state legislative session with a number of important achievements.

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Grand Rounds

Provider Grand Rounds

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

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Special Update: Changes to Dermatology Referrals and Other News


Seattle Children’s Dermatology will continue to accept new referrals. However, due to the high demand for appointments and long wait times in excess of 6 months, we are making several changes to our Dermatology referral policies to ensure we are able to see patients in a timely manner.

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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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