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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...

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...

2009-09-17 17:18:00

SEATTLE, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, a 281-bed full service acute care hospital, will expand its program agreement with UW Medicine to become an integral part of the UW Medicine health system. The University of Washington Board of Regents endorsed the expanded affiliation agreement at its Sept. 17 meeting. When the final documents are completed, Northwest Hospital will become the newest entity of UW Medicine, joining the current six entities...

2009-07-28 08:00:00

ISLANDIA, N.Y., July 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CA, Inc. (Nasdaq: CA) today announced that Seattle Children's has standardized on CA's integrated infrastructure and performance management solution to help improve IT efficiency, assure business service quality and lower costs. The CA solution will help Seattle Children's achieve the benefits of Lean IT by providing proactive performance management and automated fault isolation and root cause analysis for the infrastructure that supports...


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