Seattle Children's Provider News

An Update on COVID-19 and Our Hospital Capacity

Seattle Children’s system-wide number of positive COVID-19 swabs has been approximately doubling every week for the past four weeks and is about three times higher than any other time in the pandemic. Not only are the raw numbers increasing but our positivity rate has gone from about 2% a few weeks ago to nearly 20% last week.

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Progress Update on Seattle Children’s Anti-Racism Work

A message from Seattle Children’s Executive Leadership Team

On December 9, 2021, Seattle Children’s released the first quarterly progress report on our Health Equity and Anti-Racism Action Plan. The quarterly report is part of Seattle Children’s commitment to accountability as we systematically dismantle racism within the organization. There are eight recommendations in the action plan, each with action working towards a desired outcome.

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CMEs, Conferences and Events

  • Adolescent Medicine Updates: Caring for Youth With Eating Disorders. January 22, 2022, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom. Category 1 CME presented by Seattle Children’s Adolescent Medicine: Yolanda Evans, MD, MPH; Taraneh Shafii, MD, MPH; Cora Breuner, MD, MPH; Nicole Stettler, PhD, Robyn Evans, ARNP; Crystal Cuellar, MD, MPH; Claudia Douglas, MD.
    • This course is designed to improve your clinical practice by providing diagnostic and management updates to address gaps in practice encountered in the primary care of adolescents.
    • RSVP by January 21, 2022. Learn more. Register here.

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Seattle Children’s Researchers Discover That Nanobodies Could Pack the Biggest Punch Against COVID-19 Variants and Resurgence

By Elizabeth Dimarco, On the Pulse, December 2021

When the worst pandemic of the century struck, a group of nine Seattle Children’s Research Institute’s scientists teamed up with researchers from Rockefeller University to innovate powerful tools for diagnosing and treating a virus that has claimed over 5 million lives.

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Grand Rounds: January 2022

Provider Grand Rounds

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

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Helping Patients Cope With Needle Phobia

  • “It Won’t Always Be This Way.” Helping Patients Cope With Needle Phobia
  • Help for Providers, Patients and Caregivers From Our Child Life Specialists
  • Coping With Needles Group for Patients

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New Referral Guidelines and/or Algorithms for Diabetes, Eating Disorders, Urology, Otolaryngology and Gastroenterology

Diabetes: Please Call Us When Referring New Patients With Type 1 or 2

When referring patients who are newly diagnosed with diabetes, either type 1 or 2, we ask that you please call our Provider-to-Provider Line at 206-987-7777 to speak with the endocrinologist on call.

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Learn About Caring for Gender-Diverse Youth Via Our New Telementoring Program for Providers

Gender-diverse patients face significant barriers to receiving adequate healthcare. A new Project ECHO* program from Seattle Children’s aims to increase participants’ knowledge and self-efficacy regarding best-practice care for gender-diverse youth to improve their healthcare experiences and improve access to gender-affirming care. The program is being created and led by Seattle Children’s Gender Clinic team.

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New Medical Staff, November – January 2021

Medical Providers

  • Amir Manzoor Arain, MD, Seattle Children’s, Neurology
  • Adam Nicholas Cherry, ARNP, Seattle Children’s, Hematology-Oncology
  • Sarah Bergman Lewis, MD, Seattle Children’s, Emergency-Urgent Care

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The Fast-Moving Field of Fertility Preservation: A Q&A With Dr. Tyler Ketterl

Tyler G. Ketterl, MD, MS, is medical director of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology at Seattle Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center

Learn more about our Fertility Preservation Program.

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