Meet Laura Licea: Helping Surgical Services Soar to New Heights

Laura Licea joined Seattle Children’s in July 2023 as vice president (VP) of Perioperative and Procedural Services and associate chief nursing officer. She brings a fresh perspective and an extensive background in the operating room (OR) from her previous roles at organizations such as UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals. Licea’s goals include Seattle Children’s becoming a center […]

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How to Help Kids Sleep Better – Sleep Researcher Puts Common Misconceptions to Rest

Sleep is an important part of physical and mental health, especially in school-age children and adolescents. A well-rounded sleep schedule supports healthy brain function, maintains physical and emotional balance and reduces the risk of long-term health problems. Unfortunately, about 30% of parents say their kids are not getting enough shut-eye. While sleep challenges vary, research […]

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Back in the Race: How Seattle Children’s Helped Aisley Overcome Her Brain Tumor

In August 2020, just after her third birthday, Aisley began to experience concerning symptoms: headaches in the back of her head, a lack of appetite and vomiting.​ After a visit to her pediatrician, Aisley was sent to Seattle Children’s for an urgent neurology visit, where she passed the exam with “flying colors,” showing no signs of trouble. Still, Dr. […]

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We Grieve, Too

This article was originally published on the JAMA Network by Dr. Molly Taylor, an attending physician for Seattle Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorder Center and a researcher who runs the Biobehavioral Oncology Research Program in the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research at Seattle Children’s Research Institute. [Content warning: Please be aware this article discusses grief and loss. Support […]

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Pacific Northwest Ballet Dancers Pay Special Visit to Seattle Children’s Patients

The halls of Seattle Children’s are decked with holiday cheer after patients and families were surprised by a special visit from a group of Pacific Northwest Ballet dancers hoping to spread happiness throughout the hospital. The dancers spent time with patients, handed out holiday-themed gifts and read The Nutcracker aloud. The ballerinas also decorated ballet […]

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Family of Odessa Brown, City Leaders and Community Members Gather to Celebrate OBCC Central’s Future Home

Hundreds gathered in Seattle’s Central District neighborhood to celebrate the Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic’s (OBCC) future location on 18th Ave. S. and S. Jackson St. at a community homecoming event to learn about the services that will be provided, meet their neighbors, enjoy food from local vendors and celebrate the day with family-fun activities.

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Knox’s Heartfelt Care at Seattle Children’s Leaves Lasting Impact on Wenatchee Family

During a regular 12-week prenatal visit, Mollee Lewallen’s obstetrics appointment went from routine to worrying in a matter of seconds. “We found out that our son, Knox, had an extremely high heart rate,” she explained. “After that appointment, we went to a follow up where his high heart rates continued, so we were recommended to […]

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