Because of our people, Seattle Children’s is recognized as a leading teaching, research and specialty center at the forefront of pediatric care.

Our goal is to be the country’s #1 children’s hospital. We seek quality people with the right skills. We look for team players who want to work at the top of their skill level and continually improve the care we provide.

We are proud to receive awards and recognition. They recognize the high-quality care we give our patients and families and the supportive work environment we provide.

Join us in shaping the future of pediatric care.

Ranked #5 in the Country by U.S. News & World Report

2016 US News Honor Roll

U.S. News & World Report ranked Seattle Children’s No. 5 in the country among the nation’s very best children’s hospitals for 2016–17.

It is an honor to be selected for the 24th consecutive year. We are the only pediatric medical center in Washington to be ranked.

Magnet Designation

Ancc Magnet Status

Seattle Children’s is the only children’s hospital in the Northwest to be designated as a Magnet organization.

We received this recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center in 2008 and again in 2013.

Magnet hospitals go through a rigorous re-designation process every four years.

Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality

Leader in LGBT Healthcare EqualityThe Human Rights Campaign Foundation has named Seattle Children's Hospital​ as a Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality. The Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) is the national LGBTQ benchmarking tool that evaluates healthcare facilities’ policies and practices related to the equity and inclusion of their LGBT patients, visitor and employees.

Cited as a Best Place to Work

Our positive work environment has been recognized by third parties.

Becker’s Hospital Review

In 2014, Becker’s Hospital Review placed Seattle Children's on its list of 50 Great Places to Work in Healthcare. The organizations on the list were chosen for their robust benefits packages, positive work environments, excellent employee recognition programs and opportunities for professional development and continuing education.


In 2016, Forbes magazine ranked Seattle Children's #10 on its list of America's Best Employers.

Always Improving

Through innovation and Continuous Performance Improvement (CPI), we are shaping the future of children’s healthcare. Seattle Children’s was one of the first medical centers in the country to apply the methods and scientific rigor of the Toyota Production System to healthcare.

We monitor how we are doing and compare actual performance to goals. Lean methodologies help us deliver the highest value while removing wasteful practices.

Read our Academic Annual Report to see how our doctors and researchers are improving pediatric care and working to discover the cures of tomorrow.

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