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In the midst of the omicron variant surge, UW Medicine and other King County hospitals and healthcare partners issued an urgent plea to the public to help reduce pressure on hospitals so they can provide essential care for those who need it.

The call-to-action was signed by MultiCare Health System, Overlake Medical Center & Clinics, the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Seattle Children’s, Snoqualmie Valley Hospital, Swedish, UW Medicine, Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, Public Health – Seattle & King County, and the Washington State Hospital Association.

The appeal to act now ran in The Seattle Times on Jan. 23:

Ad in the Seattle Times Jan. 23, 2022 Sunday edition.

Read more on the UW Medicine Newsroom.