Skip to main content

Search
For Media

Press Releases

|

Seattle Children’s Expansion - One Year In

April 05, 2011

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.

Latest News

Teen Patient Gives MTV-Style Tour Of Seattle Children's Hospital
7.11.14 — Evening Magazine

A local teenager is using the “MTV Cribs” show format to show off an unlikely place: Seattle Children’s Hospital. This is the ... cont.

Seattle Scientist Trying To Disrupt HPV, Which Hacks Your Cells To Cause Cancer
7.11.14 — KPLU Radio

Most sexually-active people will pick up human papillomavirus at one time or another, and it’s very dangerous for a small ... cont.

Doctor’s Advice: How to enjoy the hot weather safely
7.11.14 — Q13 Fox

Dr. Tony Woodward, medical director of emergency services at Seattle Children’s, discusses how to enjoy the hot weekend weather ... cont.