Hospitals recognized for newborn screenings

September 3, 2015

The Department of Health Newborn Screening Program recognized several Washington State hospitals for exemplary performance in meeting timeframes to collect newborn screening blood samples. The hospitals are:
  • Three Rivers Hospital
  • Walla Walla General Hospital
  • Cascade Valley Hospital
  • Mid-Valley Hospital
  • Mason General Hospital
  • Northwest Hospital
It is crucial that all newborns are screened for genetic disorders in a timely manner and that parents are given the results as soon as possible. Hospitals and health care providers play an essential role in collecting the blood samples for these screenings. Congratulations to these hospitals on their excellent work. More information on the Newborn Screening Program is available here. (Zosia Stanley)


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