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Exploring a New Path Forward for Pediatric Cancer Care and Research

Seattle Children’s is working in partnership with Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, UW Medicine and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) to explore restructuring our longtime relationship to accelerate our shared mission of advancing diagnosis, treatment and pioneering of cures for cancer and other diseases. If the proposed restructure is finalized and approved, it will establish an adult-focused oncology program and a separate pediatric oncology program that operate collaboratively and will integrate the innovative cancer research from Fred Hutch, UW Medicine and Seattle Children’s.

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Spanish Urology Clinic

Seattle Children’s now offers an inclusive Spanish Urology Clinic for children in families that speak Spanish as their primary language. It is staffed by Dr. Nicolas Fernandez and other bilingual providers who may provide care and after-visit summaries in both English and Spanish. The clinic operates at both the Seattle hospital campus and Bellevue Clinic and Surgery Center. Telehealth visits are available for most conditions, including for the first visit, to make the clinic more accessible to families.

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Seattle Children’s Ranked Among the Best in U.S., Top 3 on West Coast

U.S. News & World Report again named Seattle Children’s among the nation’s best children’s hospitals in 2021, out of nearly 200 pediatric hospitals evaluated. Seattle Children’s is the top-ranked pediatric hospital in Washington and the Pacific Northwest, and among the top three pediatric hospitals in the Pacific region, which includes California, Hawaii, Alaska, Oregon and Washington. For more than a decade, Seattle Children’s has been nationally ranked in every area, and for 2021, 3 specialties are in the top 10 of the 10 specialties that are ranked:

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Seattle Children’s Collaborates With Bozeman Health to Support Future Expansion of Pediatric Specialty Services in Southwest Montana

Seattle Children’s is pleased to announce an exciting future collaboration with Bozeman Health to expand locally available pediatric specialty medicine and behavioral health services in Southwest Montana.

The pediatric specialties we plan to collaborate on include cardiology, general surgery, oncology, orthopedics, psychiatry and behavioral medicine and other wellness services. Seattle Children’s providers will live in Montana and see patients at Bozeman Health’s Deaconess Hospital.

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Cancer and Blood Disorders Program Poised for Accelerated Growth With Addition of Dr. Mignon Loh

Dr. Mignon Loh – New Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, Bone Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapy Division Chief and BTCCCR Center Director

Message from Dr. Leslie Walker-Harding, chair, University of Washington School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics; senior vice president and chief academic officer, Seattle Children’s

I am thrilled to announce that on Dec. 1 Dr. Mignon Loh will join the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics as division chief of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, Bone Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapy. In this role, she will provide clinical leadership at Seattle Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center and research leadership as center director of the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research (BTCCCR) at Seattle Children’s Research Institute. Loh will also serve as professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the UW School of Medicine, as well as head of the Section of Pediatric Oncology at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch). Read full post »

New Policy to Guide Seattle Children’s Engagement With Law Enforcement

Dismantling overpolicing and systems that may result in overpolicing of people of color at Seattle Children’s is critical to protecting the health and safety and minimizing trauma for Black, Indigenous and People of Color patients, families and communities. It’s one of the five pillars of our Anti-Racism Organizational Change and Accelerated EDI Plan.

Following the work in April 2021 of a multidisciplinary group that examined how Seattle Children’s engages with law enforcement, a policy has been created to guide workforce members on how and when to appropriately engage law enforcement at Seattle Children’s. Over the coming months, our related policies will be updated and our teams will receive training.

Seattle Children’s App Now Available in Spanish

The official Seattle Children’s App is now available in English and Spanish. The app, created by Seattle Children’s, helps families quickly connect to MyChart, find and contact services to support their child and family, access our interpreter services, and use turn-by-turn directions to navigate the hospital.

Families can download the app today from the Apple App or Google Play stores.

When referring your patients to Seattle Children’s, please share this information by giving them our family flyer about the new app (Spanish version).

Changes in COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Hours and Inpatient Caregiver Visitation Standards

  • The hospital campus COVID-19 vaccine clinic is now open Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., due to reduced demand.
  • Up to three caregivers can now be designated as eligible visitors for each inpatient (up from two).
  • Important note: we are still only allowing TWO caregivers to visit at a time.
  • Parents/caregivers who are fully vaccinated no longer need to be tested prior to their child being admitted to a double room.

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Sleep Center Will Move and Grow in Bellevue

Our Sleep Medicine Clinic is moving in June from its current location in Building 3 of the Overlake Medical Pavilion in Bellevue to a significantly larger new space in Building 5. The clinic will be closed from June 15 to 20 for the move.

New Address (Beginning June 21):

Overlake Medical Pavilion – Building 5

1231 116th AVE NE, Suite 385, Bellevue 98004

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Psychiatry: New Telephone Triage Line for Referring Providers

A new telephone line is now available for providers who have questions about referring to Seattle Children’s outpatient psychiatry and behavioral medicine (PBM). Providers are welcome to use it to find out what services we have available now or may have available soon and ask questions about the referral process or the status of a referral already submitted.

Outpatient psychiatry referral intake team: 206-987-2164, option 2.

The line is staffed Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Messages will be answered within 48 hours.

The phone line is also open to patients and families who have questions about our PBM services.