Seattle Children's Provider News

The Continuous Search for Advancements in Pediatric Liver Transplant

Dr. Evelyn Hsu, Seattle Children’s division chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, calls liver transplantation a miracle. “You take a kid who is basically right at the edge, almost dying. You grab them back from the jaws of death and give them a liver transplant, and they are essentially restored to life.” Her vision is to move every child off the transplant list with a 100 percent survival rate so they can live their best life. (Read: “We’re Not Just Transplanting Organs, We’re Transplanting Lives,” an incredible story about the Hurtado family and their four children who have maple syrup urine disease.)

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See What’s Inside the New Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic

Seattle Children’s Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic

Seattle Children’s Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic in the Othello neighborhood.

How can a healthcare clinic feel like a town square? Find out by taking a short virtual tour of the new Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic at Othello Square (OBCC Othello).

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Cancer Restructure Brings Region’s Pediatric Cancer Programs Under One Roof at Seattle Children’s

From: Dr. Jeff Sperring, CEO, and Dr. Mignon Loh, division chief, Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, Bone Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapies and director, Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research

We are thrilled to share that the recently announced restructure of our region’s cancer partnership and the transfer of SCCA’s outpatient Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Program to Seattle Children’s will bring all pediatric cancer and blood disorder programs under one roof at Seattle Children’s.

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CMEs, Conferences and Education Events

Breakthroughs in Pediatrics: Past Lessons, Present Controversies, Future Challenges,” July 15 and 16, 2022. 17th Annual Pediatric Bioethics Conference hosted by the Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center. Our invited speakers will be covering a compelling range of topics, from incubators to organoids and medical innovations. To learn more and to register, visit the Pediatric Bioethics Conference websiteRead full post »

Grand Rounds – May 2022

Provider Grand Rounds

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

  • May 5, 2022: Physician Advocacy: My Journey from Pediatrician to Congressional Candidate. Anne Lintzenich Andrews, MD, MSCR; Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Medical University of South Carolina.

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Special Update: Important News About Measles, COVID-19, and Our Current Hospital Capacity

From: Dr. Elaine Albert, Medical Director, Inpatient Access and Dinarte Viveiros, Vice President of Patient Care Services and Associate Chief Nurse, Inpatient and Emergency Services

Measles Mimics

  • We have had a number of patients present to our Emergency Department (ED) and Urgent Care (UC) with possible measles. While we are not seeing an increase in measles cases, an unidentified patient or family member concerning for measles can have a huge impact on our facilities.  These have caused the closures of our urgent care clinics and ED waiting rooms at times. Confirmed measles cases have resulted in exposures and the need for immunizations or immunoglobulin for patients who are unvaccinated or severely immunocompromised.
  • If you suspect measles and are sending a patient for evaluation, please call first at 206-987-8899 so we can provide a safe way to enter a room and be evaluated without impacting other patients. Please also advise the family to wait in their car and call us on arrival.

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When and Why to Request an E-Consult With the Gender Clinic: A Q&A With Dr. Gina Sequeira

Gina Marie Sequeira, MD, MSSeattle Children’s Gender Clinic now offers an e-consult service that allows providers to submit nonurgent patient-specific questions via Epic and receive a response from a Gender Clinic provider within three days. There is no charge. Dr. Gina Sequeira answers questions about what kinds of questions PCPs are asking and how to use the service.

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COVID-19 and Hospital Capacity Updates

COVID-19 Testing for the Community Is Now Available Again

Seattle Children’s is once again offering COVID-19 testing for community members age 20 and younger. A doctor’s order is needed and an appointment must be scheduled. Walk-ins are not accepted. Appointments are available 7 days a week at Seattle Children’s urgent care locations in Seattle, Bellevue, Everett, Federal Way and the Sand Point Learning Center near the hospital (drive-through; Monday through Saturday).

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New Algorithm: Return to Sports After COVID-19

Seattle Children’s has created algorithms and other clinical care resources for more than 60 health conditions, with input from PCPs. Find them online from A to Z at Algorithms and Other Clinical Care Resources for Referring Providers (seattlechildrens.org/algorithms).

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Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic Opens Second Location Near Othello Link Light Rail Station

Seattle Children’s Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic

Seattle Children’s Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic in the Othello neighborhood.

Seattle Children’s Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic (OBCC) has opened a second location in the Othello neighborhood near the Othello light rail station. Wrapped in brilliant colors and designs reflecting the heritage of local residents, OBCC Othello is dedicated to meeting the community’s growing healthcare needs in a holistic and equitable way by offering integrated medical, dental, behavioral health, physical therapy and rehabilitation, nutrition services and other specialty care all under one roof. The Othello Square location is home to numerous other family-friendly community organizations which co-exist in a vibrant new community hub.

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