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Seattle Children's Hospital CEO discusses new Federal Way clinic

From left to right: Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell, Seattle Children’s South Sound clinic Director Katherine Flynn, Seattle Children’s Hospital CEO Thomas E. Hansen, M.D., King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer, and Highline Community College President, Jack Bermingham Wednesday morning at Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club.  - Courtesy photo
From left to right: Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell, Seattle Children’s South Sound clinic Director Katherine Flynn, Seattle Children’s Hospital CEO Thomas E. Hansen, M.D., King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer, and Highline Community College President, Jack Bermingham Wednesday morning at Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club.
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Wednesday morning, King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer hosted the CEO of Seattle Children’s Hospital, Dr. Thomas Hansen, at his monthly Good Eggs Breakfast at Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club in Federal Way.

At the meeting, Dr. Hansen discussed the specialty care Seattle Children’s South Sound clinic in Federal Way will offer. He also discussed how he is working closely with the hospital’s board members, physicians, and staff, as well as the community, to significantly expand the hospital’s clinical and research capabilities. This expansion will enable Seattle Children’s to continue providing the growing region with the specialized services it needs.

“Seattle Children’s is leading the way in research and treatment from childhood Lupus to pulmonary and cardiovascular care; we are lucky to have this world-class facility opening in our South King County community,” said von Reichbauer. “Dr. Hansen understands the need to follow where his patients live, and I am pleased to welcome Seattle Children’s new clinic to South King County.”

Dr. Hansen joined Seattle Children’s Hospital in October of 2005 as CEO, and also serves as a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Under his leadership, Seattle Children’s has been rated by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best children’s hospitals in the nation, and has ranked among the top five hospitals in National Institutes of Health funding for pediatric research.

Councilmember von Reichbauer hosts a breakfast each month for local political, business, and education leaders as a way to promote regional dialogue and unity. These breakfasts encourage leaders to think about various issues of great importance to the diverse and evolving constituencies of South King County.

 

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