UW Medicine offers the latest therapies for premature infants in our Level IV and III neonatal intensive care units, located at UW Medical Center and Valley Medical Center. Also provided are specialized pediatric gynecology, neurosurgery, and trauma services. Located at Harborview Medical Center, UW Medicine operates the only Level I pediatric trauma center in the Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho (WWAMI) region.
In May 2011, Gretchen Pitkin delivered triplets at UW Medical Center's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The three babies were in the NICU for various lengths of time, one for 100 days. They are now 15 months old and are thriving. Watch their amazing story.
UW Medical Center's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is one of our greatest prides.
Dr. Rich Ellenbogen provides an overview of and treatment options for Chiari Malformation and Syringomyelia.
New innovative research projects aiming to prevent premature birth have been announced by the Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth (GAPPS), an initiative of Seattle Children's.
This curriculum is designed primarily for inpatient providers (physicians and nurses) of early care to injured children. It has been specifically designed as a resource to allow providers in adult-designated trauma centers and pediatric-designated trauma centers in Washington state to meet the "Pediatric Education Requirement" (PER) developed by the Washington State Emergency Medical Services and Trauma System, and defined in Washington Administrative Code (WAC 246-976-700). However, the curriculum is also of potential value to all pediatric trauma care providers, both in the inpatient and prehospital settings.
Abdominal trauma remains a leading cause of mortality in all age groups. A systematic approach should be taken when assessing the trauma patient.
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When children who suffer from traumatic brain injuries come from low-income households with limited English proficiency, there can be significant barriers in getting them the care they need.
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