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2014-09-17 16:26:57

Fourth Clinic to Receive Certification from Leading Duchenne Organization HACKENSACK, N.J., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seattle Children's Hospital was named a Certified Duchenne Care Center by Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), the leading advocacy organization working to end Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Duchenne). Seattle Children's is the fourth center to be certified by PPMD, recognizing the hospital's dedication to improving care for people living with...

2014-09-09 08:33:22

Program aimed at improving the lives of special needs patients while reducing costs SEATTLE, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Seattle Children's announced today that it is the recipient of a $5.56 million grant from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to test the implementation of Pediatric Partners in Care (PPIC), a program aimed at improving health outcomes and reducing costs of care for disabled children with multiple medical issues. The three-year pilot program,...

2014-08-05 12:31:49

Del Beccaro will replace current CMO, Dr. David Fisher, who is retiring in October SEATTLE, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Seattle Children's announced today that Dr. Mark Del Beccaro has been appointed to the position of Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer effective Oct. 1. Del Beccaro, who currently serves as Vice President of Medical Affairs, will replace Dr. David Fisher, who is retiring. "Mark has made many significant contributions to Seattle Children's over the course of...

2014-07-03 16:22:57

First connection between a genetic event, physical features and autism SEATTLE, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A researcher at Seattle Children's Hospital and Research Institute has found a genetic identifier for autism that includes physical features that may eventually allow clinicians to identify babies who are at risk for autism before they are born. This is the first time a genetic mutation has been linked to autism. Dr. Raphael Bernier, clinical director of Seattle Children's...

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...

2013-09-03 23:22:29

In collaboration with the Office of the the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) in Washington State and Seattle Children's Hospital Foundation, the mother of an HIV positive son seeks funding from the community to create new HIV/AIDS video resources for public schools. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) September 03, 2013 Jodie Howerton of Woodinville, Washington, mother of an HIV positive son, has begun a campaign to ensure that supplemental HIV/AIDS video materials utilized in public...

2011-02-15 15:00:00

BOSTON, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hospital readmissions are increasingly viewed as an indicator of quality of care. If patients receive appropriate discharge care planning and coordinated outpatient follow-up when leaving the hospital, they should transition safely home without the need to return to the hospital. In a retrospective study of inpatient records at 37 free-standing children's hospitals between 2003 and 2008, nearly 20 percent of admissions and one-quarter of...


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