Seattle Children’s Opens the New Front Door to the Hospital

“Forest B is a critical addition to Seattle Children’s, given our region’s incredible historic and anticipated growth,” said Mandy Hansen, senior director of planning, design, and construction at Seattle Children’s. “The building gives our care teams the space they need to provide lifesaving and life-changing treatments, surgeries and procedures to even more patients in the […]

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The Forest B building on Seattle Children's Hospital campus

Seattle Children’s Opens New “Forest B” Building

New “Forest B” Building Features More In-Patient and Operating Rooms, Cancer and Blood Disorders Care Facilities and more On June 1st, Seattle Children’s opens the latest addition to the hospital campus — a building called “Forest B.”  Forest B is a project over 10 years in the making and will add an additional 310,000 square feet […]

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“We’re Not Just Transplanting Organs, We’re Transplanting Lives”

Having one child in need of a liver transplant can be tremendously challenging for a parent. Eugenia and Justino Hurtado have four. All four of the Hurtado children were born with Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD) — a rare genetic metabolic disorder in which the body is unable to break down certain parts of proteins […]

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Seattle Children’s Athletic Trainers Help High School Athletes Thrive

Did you know March is National Athletic Training Month? In recognition of Seattle Children’s incredible athletic trainers, we’re highlighting the tremendous role they play in helping athletes thrive on and off the field. Across the greater Puget Sound region, nearly 50 athletic trainers from Seattle Children’s are embedded in 42 schools from Tacoma to Woodinville. […]

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New Hip Preservation Program at Seattle Children’s Aims to Help Children and Young Adults With Hip Issues

Dr. Todd Blumberg, program director of Seattle Children’s Child and Young Adult Hip Preservation Program, has helped build a new program that is truly one-of-a-kind in the Pacific Northwest. The program offers comprehensive and complete care for children, teens and young adults with a wide range of hip conditions. Blumberg was born and raised in […]

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The Race to Save Sirish’s Brain

Sirish was a healthy, happy boy with no underlying medical conditions aside from food allergies and eczema, both of which were easily managed at home. Then one day, he spiked a fever. Initially, his mother, Jyothi, a physician who previously practiced in India, wasn’t concerned. The fever broke, and Sirish seemed to improve. About a […]

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Some Doctors Wear White Coats, Others Wear Tiaras – Dr. Klane White Is Comfortable in Both

  Dr. Klane White leads the Skeletal Health and Dysplasia Program at Seattle Children’s. He is an international expert in the care of children with mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) and skeletal dysplasia, lecturing around the globe on the orthopedic management of these conditions. In addition to being the only pediatric orthopedic surgeon in the world to serve […]

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Cutting-Edge Clinical Trials for Alagille Syndrome Help Families Find Relief from Rare Condition

When Amanda Thorlacius found out she was pregnant with a little girl, she was overjoyed. But she wondered if her daughter would inherit the same genetic condition that robbed her of a normal childhood. “Give me all the diseases in the world, but don’t give Alagille syndrome to my children,” Amanda said. Alagille syndrome (ALGS) […]

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Using Art and Music Therapy to Promote Physical and Mental Health

As part of the Child Life Department, art and music therapy at Seattle Children’s introduces different techniques to promote patients’ physical and mental health, either at patients’ bedside to assist in the art-making process or virtually in smaller groups and one-to-one sessions. Through a variety of creative materials and techniques, which can include drawing, painting, […]

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