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Meet the Medical Directors of Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic: Dr. Kari Sims

A three-part series featuring the medical directors at OBCC focused on integrating care and building community together

Kari Ann Sims, DDS, MSD

This is part two of a three-part series. Last week, Dr. Kenisha Campbell was featured. Next week, On the Pulse introduces Dr. Christen Manangan.

When Dr. Kari Sims walks through the clinic doors of Seattle Children’s Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic (OBCC) everyday, she’s inspired by the patients and staff.

“I knew OBCC was a special place,” Dr. Sims said. “I was thrilled to have the opportunity to stay at OBCC after residency.”

Dr. Sims joined OBCC as a University of Washington pediatric dental resident and later came on board as a per diem dentist in 2014. She was appointed the dental director of OBCC in 2019 as the new Othello clinic location was taking root. From vision boards to seeing the doors open for the first time, Dr. Sims viewed it as a tremendous gift to be a part of the project and help make an impact on how the clinic would come to fruition.

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Meet the Medical Directors of Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic: Dr. Kenisha Campbell

A three-part series featuring the medical directors at OBCC focused on integrating care and building community together

Kenisha Natalie Campbell, MD

This is part one of a three-part series. Next week, meet Dr. Kari Sims and Dr. Christen Manangan.

Dr. Kenisha Campbell is the medical director of Clinical Operations at Seattle Children’s Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic (OBCC) and is one of the three leaders dedicated to providing equitable pediatric care to current and future generations.

As medical director of OBCC’s two locations in the Central District and Othello Square, Dr. Campbell is passionate about improving the standard of care and quality of life of the broader community, especially vulnerable populations.

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Seattle Children’s Sickle Cell Disease Program Expands and Seeks to Diversify Care for Patients

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a group of blood conditions that affect hemoglobin, the part of red blood cells that delivers oxygen to cells in the body. In the United States, most people with SCD are of African or Hispanic heritage. However, the disease can affect anyone, especially people of southern European, Middle Eastern or Asian Indian heritage.

Seattle Children’s and Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic (OBCC) team have been treating patients with SCD for more than two decades. In that time, many lessons have been learned and as a result a new integrated Center of Excellence has been created for the care of patients with SCD at the hospital campus and at OBCC Othello, led by the Cancer and Blood Disorders Center and OBCC. As part of this Center of Excellence, a roadmap of program enhancements are in place to make progress towards improving and growing the Seattle Children’s Sickle Cell Disease Program to better serve patients with SCD and their families.

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Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic Leader Awarded 2022 Physician of the Year by AAIP

Shaquita L Bell, MD of Seattle Children’s Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic

Dr. Shaquita Bell, Senior Medical Director of Seattle Children’s Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic (OBCC), has been awarded 2022 Physician of the Year by the Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP) for her longstanding commitment to the individual and collective health of Indigenous and multi-racial children and impact within her community.

The distinguished award was presented to Dr. Bell ahead of the AAIP’s Annual Meeting and National Health Conference which brings together healthcare professionals, policy makers and community tribal members to discuss the pressing health concerns of American Indian/Alaska Natives across the nation.

 

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Pediatric Infectious Disease Doctors Answer Parent’s Most Common Questions about Vaccines Under 5

Children between the age of 6 months and 4 years old are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. For families who have long awaited the opportunity to vaccinate this age group, it’s a sigh of relief.

“It provides another layer of protection that we have been seeking for a long time now,” parent Michael Bamshad told KOMO news while attending Seattle Children’s vaccine clinic with his 4-year-old daughter Marlowe. “Everyone else has had the opportunity to get vaccinated and now it’s time for kids under five.”

For other parents with babies and toddlers, many are wondering what side effects to look out for with smaller children who cannot yet verbalize how they feel post-shot.

To help answer the most common vaccine questions, Dr. Surabhi (Sara) Vora, an Associate Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and an Infectious Disease Physician at Seattle Children’s and Dr. Janet Englund, a Professor of Pediatrics and Infectious Disease Specialist at Seattle Children’s shared some expert insight.

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Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic Othello: Artist Spotlight Part 5

A five-part series highlighting the local artists commissioned to contribute original artwork to the new clinic 

This is part five of a five-part series. 

 

On March 7, 2022, Seattle Children’s new Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic (OBCC) opened the doors to begin serving patients from a second location in the Othello Square complex. In order to deepen the connection with the area, some 21 artists from the local community who are Black, Latinx or Indigenous were commissioned to contribute more than 30 pieces of original artwork in the new building. Using the guiding principles of art that would support health through nature, celebrate inclusiveness, cultivate wonder and joy, and celebrate and honor history, artwork was carefully selected and placed throughout the clinic to enrich the space. Take a journey below through the special artwork showcased throughout the clinic. 

 

Rae Akino 

Inner Child #1, 2019; Inner Child #2, 2019 – located on the exterior

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic Othello: Artist Spotlight Part 4

A five-part series highlighting the local artists commissioned to contribute original artwork to the new clinic 

This is part four of a five-part series. Tune in each Friday to see more of our featured local artists. 

 

On March 7, 2022, Seattle Children’s new Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic (OBCC) opened the doors to begin serving patients from a second location in the Othello Square complex. In order to deepen the connection with the area, some 21 artists from the local community who are Black, Latinx or Indigenous were commissioned to contribute more than 30 pieces of original artwork in the new building. Using the guiding principles of art that would support health through nature, celebrate inclusiveness, cultivate wonder and joy, and celebrate and honor history, artwork was carefully selected and placed throughout the clinic to enrich the space. Take a journey below through the special artwork showcased throughout the clinic. 

 

Erin Shigaki  

Usagi と Kitsune (Rabbit + Fox), 2021 – located in a Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Playroom

My parents made books exciting and essential for my sisters and me. We were luckily immersed in both American and Japanese children’s tales. In Japanese lore, both rabbit and fox exhibit a range of qualities from kind and selfless, to mischievous and sometimes misguided. My piece is about these complexities within each of us. Regardless, we all deserve bountiful adventures, dreams, and lives. 

 

 

 

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Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic Othello: Artist Spotlight Part 3

A five-part series highlighting the local artists commissioned to contribute original artwork to the new clinic 

This is part three of a five-part series. Tune in each Friday to see more of our featured local artists. 

 

On March 7, 2022, Seattle Children’s new Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic (OBCC) opened the doors to begin serving patients from a second location in the Othello Square complex. In order to deepen the connection with the area, some 21 artists from the local community who are Black, Latinx or Indigenous were commissioned to contribute more than 30 pieces of original artwork in the new building. Using the guiding principles of art that would support health through nature, celebrate inclusiveness, cultivate wonder and joy, and celebrate and honor history, artwork was carefully selected and placed throughout the clinic to enrich the space. Take a journey below through the special artwork showcased throughout the clinic. 

 

Vikram Madan 

World Tree, 2021 – located in exit stairway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The tree is a metaphor for shelter and community, a gathering place for ‘birds’ of different kinds. Birds, like humans, often make long migrations, which highlight not just their tenacity, but also their fragility and resilience. This artwork uses birds and trees to celebrate diversity, neighborhood, and welcoming community spaces.” 

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Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic Othello: Artist Spotlight Part 2

A five-part series highlighting the local artists commissioned to contribute original artwork to the new clinic 

This is part two of a five-part series. Tune in each Friday to see more of our featured local artists.

On March 7, 2022, Seattle Children’s new Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic (OBCC) opened the doors to begin serving patients from a second location in the Othello Square complex. In order to deepen the connection with the area, some 21 artists from the local community who are Black, Latinx or Indigenous were commissioned to contribute more than 30 pieces of original artwork in the new building. Using the guiding principles of art that would support health through nature, celebrate inclusiveness, cultivate wonder and joy, and celebrate and honor history, artwork was carefully selected and placed throughout the clinic to enrich the space. Take a journey below through the special artwork showcased throughout the clinic.  

 

Ari Glass 

Path to the Golden Age, 2021 – located in the dental waiting room

“Behold! This artwork serves as a continuation of the mural on the Othello Safeway I painted in collaboration with Craig Cundiff and Henry Luke. Guided by the Sun, endemic species of birds, flowers and animals reflect the people and cultures historically present in Othello. This mural was painted to reverberate a spirit of well-being and engage visitors in modes of play, rest, and discovery.” 

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Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic Othello: Artist Spotlight Part 1

A five-part series highlighting the local artists commissioned to contribute original artwork to the new clinic 

This is part one of a five-part series. Tune in each Friday to see more of our featured local artists. 

On March 7, 2022, Seattle Children’s new Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic (OBCC) opened the doors to begin serving patients from a second location in the Othello Square complex. In order to deepen the connection with the area, some 21 artists from the local community who are Black, Latinx or Indigenous were commissioned to contribute more than 30 pieces of original artwork in the new building. Using the guiding principles of art that would support health through nature, celebrate inclusiveness, cultivate wonder and joy, and celebrate and honor history, artwork was carefully selected and placed throughout the clinic to enrich the space. Take a journey below through the special artwork showcased throughout the clinic. 

Addie Boswell

The World’s Welcome, 2021 – located in the waiting room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Designed to be welcoming for all, the waiting room has vibrant colors and nooks that function as ‘front porches.’ What if one of those front porches let the outside in? I started my mural as a window looking out into the neighborhood, but found an open door was even better. It is a beautiful day in Rainier Valley, and our heroine is ready to step out and join it.” Read full post »