Latest Seattle Children's Stories

2014-06-26 20:22:26

Board of Trustees initiates national search for replacement SEATTLE, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Seattle Children's announced today that CEO Thomas N. Hansen, MD, will retire in 2015 as part of a long-planned transition of leadership. The Seattle Children's Board of Trustees plans to initiate an extensive, nationwide search for Hansen's replacement, beginning immediately with the appointment of a Search Committee. "We are extremely grateful for Tom's leadership and dedication...

2014-03-13 23:22:56

In support of its mission to improve the health status of all children and promote the value of health and well-being for patients, families and employees, Dayton Children’s Hospital will stop selling sugar-sweetened soda and sports drinks at all of its locations, effective May 1, 2014. (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 In support of its mission to improve the health status of all children and promote the value of health and well-being for patients, families and employees, Dayton Children’s...

2014-01-21 08:29:33

Proceeds Benefit the Seattle Children's Hospital SEATTLE, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Los Angeles, January 2014 - Seahawk's Quarterback Russell Wilson and his team spent numerous days and quality time at the Seattle Children's Hospital this NFL season. His perseverance and hard work on the field inspires top performance across the nation. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140121/MN48676) Born in Port Orchard Washington and life long Seahawks fan, Pop Artist...

2011-01-26 10:00:00

SEATTLE, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- "Ten years. Thousands of lives saved." Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is using this tagline to help celebrate its official 10th anniversary. It was in January 2001 that SCCA - the patient care arm of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, UW Medicine and Seattle Children's - opened its new outpatient building and headquarters on Lake Union. The result today is the Pacific Northwest's only federally designated comprehensive cancer center. During the...

2010-10-21 15:24:00

Participants review progress of 39-month study HOUSTON, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Investigators from Texas Children's Hospital and 16 other top pediatric heart centers in North America came together in Houston to analyze results from their 39-month national clinical trial of the Berlin Heart EXCOR® Pediatric Ventricular Assist Device (VAD), a German-manufactured pediatric mechanical heart. To learn more about the study, see: http://bit.ly/bfrA1J (Photo:...

2010-09-20 10:00:00

Tickets for 'Primal Symphony' on Sale Monday, September 20 at 8:00 a.m. PST SEATTLE, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Symphony Guild today announced the artist lineup for the 2010 musical event, 'Primal Symphony,' an annual event which benefits Seattle Children's Hospital. Local artists Barcelona, American Idol runner-up and beatbox extraordinare Blake Lewis and talented singer Claire Nordstrom join some of the region's premiere music ensembles in support of the uncompensated...

2010-06-11 13:55:06

Seattle Children's, UW, and Group Health study 8,000 King County children Children in King County, Washington, are more likely to be obese if they live in socially disadvantaged neighborhoods. This is according to a team of researchers at Seattle Children's Research Institute, the University of Washington (UW), and Group Health Research Institute. Social Science & Medicine e-published the research this week in advance of printing it. The researchers found obesity most common in...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'