Seattle Children's Provider News

Register Today for 15th Annual Pediatric Bioethics Conference

The Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics will host the 15th Annual Pediatric Bioethics Conference July 19 to 20, at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center in Seattle. This year’s theme is “Defining Moments in Pediatric Bioethics: Future Insights From Past Controversies.” Join a distinguished group of bioethicists for challenging and illuminating presentations and discussions exploring the complex questions this topic raises. Abstracts must be submitted by May 10 and early registration pricing ends June 14. To learn more and to register, visit the Pediatric Bioethics Conference website.

Grand Rounds April 2019

Seattle Children’s holds Grand Rounds every Thursday in the hospital’s Wright Auditorium from 8 to 9 a.m. Area providers are welcome to attend.

The month ahead:

  • April 4, 2019: The Impact of Childhood Chronic Diseases on Skeletal Development: A Life Course Perspective (Resident/Fellow Research Day)

Mary Leonard, MD, MSCE – Arline and Pete Harman Professor and Professor of Medicine (Nephrology); Health Research and Policy (Epidemiology); Chair of Pediatrics, Stanford

  • April 11, 2019: High Maintenance?! Nephrological Thoughts About the Tonicity of Intravenous Fluids

Jens Goebel, MD – Professor, Pediatrics-Nephrology, University of Colorado

  • April 18, 2019: Is My Daughter a Virgin? An Ethical Analysis of a Loaded Question (Sconyers/Godfrey Ethics Lecture)

Dena Davis, JD, PhD – Professor, Bioethics; Presidential Endowed Chair in Health, Lehigh University. Case Presentation: Doug Diekema, MD, MPH; Professor, Bioethics; Professor, Emergency Medicine, Seattle Children’s. Moderator: Doug Opel, MD, MPH; Associate Professor, Division of Bioethics Department of Pediatrics, Seattle Children’s Read full post »

Video Education

Seattle Children’s videos are produced for informational, educational and knowledge-sharing purposes. Some of our recently produced videos that you may find of interest include:

We Want to Hear From You

Seattle Children’s welcomes your feedback, comments and questions. Please email us at [email protected] to communicate directly with Children’s leadership.

CME Events

The following CME Events are being held this month:

On April 25, Dr. John Dahl will be presenting on “Updates in Oto” in Everett. For more information, please contact Physician Liaison Jen Mueller at [email protected]

On April 26-27, the Autism Center will be having a workshop and Seminar that will allow for Center of Excellence (COE) certification in Vancouver, WA. For more information, please contact Physician Liaison Patti Kilburn at [email protected].

CME Events

The following CME Events are being held this month:

On March 21, Julia Crouch and Dr. An Pham will be presenting on “Caring for Transgender Patients” in the Tri-Cities. For more information, please contact Physician Liaison Kenton McAllister at [email protected].

On April 6, Pediatric Nutrition Symposium – Join us for a one-day program for healthcare providers with the most current evidence surrounding nutritional therapies for children with Inflammatory Bowel Disease, focusing on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD). Both the science behind dietary management and practical steps needed to make dietary management of IBD successful will be highlighted. Registration and program information:

On April 26-27, the Autism Center will be having a Workshop and Seminar that will allow for Center of Excellence (COE) certification in Vancouver, WA. For more information, please contact Physician Liaison Patti Kilburn at [email protected].

New Medical Staff: March 2019

Medical Providers

  • Harry Conley, MD, Radia Inc PS, Radiology
  • Reza Sadeghian, MD, MBA, MSc, Allegro Pediatrics – Bellevue, Pediatrics
  • Alysha Thompson, PhD, Seattle Children’s, Psychology
  • Leslie Walker-Harding, MD, Seattle Children’s, Adolescent Medicine


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Emergency or Urgent Care? Guide Available for Referring Providers

Seattle Children’s Emergency or Urgent Care Referral Guide (PDF) helps providers determine whether to refer a patient to Seattle Children’s Emergency Department or to one of our Urgent Care Clinics, and includes diagnostics, pharmacy and staffing information.

To refer a patient to Seattle Children’s Emergency Department or an Urgent Care Clinic, call the Communications Center at 206-987-8899.

Reminder: Seattle Children’s Addresses High Census Opportunities

Seattle Children’s is experiencing higher inpatient and ICU daily census than we have in previous years.

As the respiratory season and high-volume admission time continues, our goal is to prioritize our hospital’s inpatient capacity for children who can only receive care at Children’s, such as our transplant, oncology and children with complex chronic medical conditions.

Last year, during viral season, we diverted a significant number of patients without a comprehensive plan. This year, we began planning early to manage anticipated capacity concerns.

New pathways are in development for previously healthy children with acute illness — such as asthma, bronchiolitis and croup — who may benefit from longer observation in the Emergency Department (ED) to avoid the need for admission.

We recognize this will affect a small portion of our acutely ill patients, may result in longer ED stays and less ED capacity for incoming patients, and will return patients to the community, and your practice, who have a higher level of illness than were discharged in the past.

To assist with this process, Children’s is adding care coordination resources to arrange next-day follow up with the patient’s primary care provider/team (preferred, when available), a visit in urgent care for minor issues, a telemedicine visit in their home or a return to the ED.

When Children’s does not have capacity for all the children who need admission, patients with routine pediatric issues will be directed to local hospitals, taking the patient’s diagnosis and residence into consideration. If you have preferences in these locations, it would be helpful to let us know.

Thank you for your partnership during this time. Please send your feedback to Ruth McDonald, Vice President, Associate Chief Medical Officer.

New Medical Staff: February 2019

Medical Providers

  • Kalina Babeva, PhD, Seattle Children’s, Psychology
  • Gregory Breznican, MA, BCBA, Seattle Children’s, Psychology
  • Kerry Conant, DO, Seattle Children’s, Psychiatry
  • Benjamin Ekstrom, MD, Alaska Center for Pain Relief, Pain Medicine
  • Siu Ying Nip, MD, Seattle Children’s, Endocrinology
  • Marina Panopoulos, MD, Seattle Children’s, Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Kristina Patrick, PhD, Seattle Children’s, Neurology
  • Kathryn Preston, DDS, MS, Seattle Children’s, Dentistry
  • Shubha Setty, MD, MPH, University of Washington, Neonatology
  • Amanda Stinger, MD, MPH, Skagit Pediatrics, LLP, Pediatrics
  • Lawrence Wissow, MD, Seattle Children’s, Psychiatry
  • Brandon Woods, MD, MS, Seattle Children’s, Critical Care

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