A report to the community about
emergency medical helicopter landings at
Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center

A summary of flight activity,
October through December 2000


Landing Location Summary


Children's Hospital
Emergency Room
UW Intramural
Field
October46
November39
December514


Patients Transported by Airlift Northwest
to Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center Helistop
October - December 2000

DATE LANDING DEPARTURE TRANSPORTED FROM AGE DIAGNOSIS (Explanations on reverse side) OUTCOMES
OCTOBER
3 6:28 am 8:13 am St. Joseph, Bellingham Newborn R/O Sepsis or Heart Disease Died 10/5
19 5:36 pm 7:06 pm Providence, Everett Infant Respiratory Failure Died 10/20
20 12:17 pm 1:22 pm Jefferson General, Port Townsend Infant Heart Arrythmia Hospitalized 3 days
24 8:50 pm unknown Medic - 16, Port Ludlow School Age Status Epilepticus with respiratory Distress Hospitalized 4 days
NOVEMBER
2 5:01 pm 5:22 pm United Affiliated, Mount Vernon Toddler Diabetic Ketoacidosis Hospitalized 6 days
8 7:18 pm 8:20 pm Olympic Memorial, Port Angeles Newborn Respiratory Distress; R/O Sepsis Hospitalized 10 days
30 12:33 pm 1:32 pm Valley Medical, Renton School Age Medication Overdose Hospitalized 2 days
DECEMBER
12 5:22 pm 6:46 pm Group Health, Redmond School Age Diabetic Ketoacidosis Hospitalized 1 day
13 1:56 pm 2:58 pm St. Peter's, Olympia Newborn Respiratory Failure from
Meconium Aspiration
Hospitalized 21 days
18 12:27 am 12:57 am Medic - 8, Federal Way School Age Near Drowning Hospitalized 16 days
20 1:00 pm 2:22 pm Medic - 12, Enumclaw School Age Status Epilepticus Hospitalized 1 day
29 6:22 pm 7:00 pm Medic - 13, Quilcene School Age Status Epilepticus Hospitalized 2 days
Note to our neighbors: A Medical Review Committee meets twice a year to review all emergency medical landings at Children's. This committee includes two representatives from the neighbor- hoods surrounding Children's, the director of the Seattle-King County Department of Public Health, two physicians independent of Children's and key medical leadership from Children's Hospital.

The committee continues to find that the vast majority of these emergency medical landings, which are based upon medical criteria, are justified. We continue to evaluate each situation to determine whether a safe alternative to the landing is available.

A report to the community about emergency medical helicopter landings at Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center/ A summary of flight activity is published quarterly by the Communications Department at Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Seattle, WA. If you have comments or questions, please call Susanne Peterson, director of Community and Government Affairs and Advocacy, at (206) 526-2125; or write her at Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, P.O. Box 5371 CH-01, Seattle, WA 98105-0371.


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