Seattle Growth Podcast episode 8: Healthcare System

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The eighth episode of the Seattle Growth Podcast, hosted by the UW Foster School’s Jeff Shulman, explores how Seattle’s hospitals are being affected by the city’s growth.

  • Dr. Susan Stern, head of emergency medicine at Harborview and UW Medical Centers, offers her perspective in an in-depth interview. Suzanna, an orthopedic nurse, explains the shocking way that that growth has impacted her. Paul Hayes, executive director of Harborview Medical Center, and Geoff Austin, interim executive director of UW Medical Center, outline the capacity issues and resource needs of hospitals in a booming city.

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The Seattle Growth Podcast is a 13-episode exploration of this booming city’s ongoing transformation. A new episode premieres each Monday. Prior episodes have considered Seattle’s tech boom, the challenges of buying a home and renting, homelessness, the city’s character and culture, efforts to build density, and emergency services. Upcoming episodes take on the topics of public utilities, schools, transportation, city budget and visions for the future.

The series is hosted and produced by Shulman, an associate professor of marketing and the Marion B. Ingersoll Professor at the UW Foster School of Business.