Seattle Children's Hospital http://www.kplu.org en How One Woman Learned To Face Cancer From Her 3-Year-Old Hospital Roommate http://www.kplu.org/post/how-one-woman-learned-face-cancer-her-3-year-old-hospital-roommate <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/150989930&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Nina Garkavi was feeling rotten. She was throwing up. She’d barely slept the night before. And she hadn’t managed a poop without excruciating pain in weeks.</p><p>She was halfway through six months of in-patient chemotherapy when a nurse came into her hospital room and started prepping the empty bed opposite hers. The nurse informed her, matter-of-factly, that another patient would be joining her.</p><p> Tue, 27 May 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 16826 at http://www.kplu.org How One Woman Learned To Face Cancer From Her 3-Year-Old Hospital Roommate Seattle Children's Patients At Risk Of Infection From Improperly-Cleaned Tools http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-childrens-patients-risk-infection-improperly-cleaned-tools <p>Seattle Children’s Hospital is notifying about 100 patients who could be at risk of serious infection due to improperly-cleaned medical instruments.</p><p>Hospital officials say the risk is small, but substantial enough to warrant letters and phone calls to patients who had colonoscopies using a tool called an auxiliary channel scope. Unlike standard scopes, these instruments have an extra tube that needs to be cleaned between uses.</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 22:19:08 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 12784 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle Children's Patients At Risk Of Infection From Improperly-Cleaned Tools Secret Millionaire Leaves Massive Gift to Seattle Charities http://www.kplu.org/post/secret-millionaire-leaves-massive-gift-seattle-charities <p>Three Seattle-area organizations will split a massive charitable gift of $187.6 million, thanks to one generous donor. Seattle Children’s Hospital, the University of Washington School of Law and the Salvation Army call it the biggest gift given in the state this year, and the sixth largest nationwide.</p><p>The donor is Jack MacDonald, who died in September at age 98. He inherited a fortune built by his father’s MacDonald Meats company.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 00:59:40 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 11319 at http://www.kplu.org Secret Millionaire Leaves Massive Gift to Seattle Charities Kids may take days or weeks to process news of Conn. shooting http://www.kplu.org/post/kids-may-take-days-or-weeks-process-news-conn-shooting <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Sometimes kids don’t react right away to a trauma, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need help, says a Seattle child psychiatrist in the wake of Friday’s mass shooting in Connecticut. Dr. Robert Hilt, a psychiatrist at Seattle Children’s Hospital, says we all process tragic events in different ways, and kids who learned about last week’s shooting might not say much for days or even weeks.</p> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 7383 at http://www.kplu.org