Seattle Children’s Expansion - One Year In

On the one year anniversary of Seattle City Council’s approval of the Seattle Children’s expansion master plan, the initiative is well underway and progressing as planned.


Building Hope: Cancer and Critical Care Expansion, the first phase of the expansion, is on schedule and expected to open for service in Spring 2013. Building Hope will incorporate an additional 121 new inpatient beds, including 80 single occupancy rooms for our cancer and Intensive Care Unit patients.

To see construction underway and a time lapse of progress to date, check out our Webcam: http://oxblue.com/pro/open/seattlechildrenshospital

Recent milestones include:

Children’s is working with the Seneca Group, Sellen Construction, and ZGF Architects to ensure Building Hope meets the needs of patients, families, staff, and our community. Additional space will be built out over the next 20 years, as needed.

Please check out our Construction Blog for ongoing updates on the expansion: http://construction.seattlechildrens.org/.

Additional background on Building Hope can be found here: http://www.seattlechildrens.org/buildinghope.

About Seattle Children’s

Consistently ranked as one of the best children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle Children’s serves as the pediatric and adolescent academic medical referral center for the largest landmass of any children’s hospital in the country (Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho). For more than 100 years, Seattle Children’s has been delivering superior patient care while advancing new treatments through pediatric research. Seattle Children’s serves as the primary teaching, clinical and research site for the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. The hospital works in partnership with Seattle Children’s Research Institute and Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation. For more information, visit www.seattlechildrens.org or follow us on Twitter or Facebook.