Seattle Children’s is the pediatric and adolescent referral center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. Founded in 1907, we deliver superior patient care and advance new treatments through pediatric research. We are also the primary teaching, clinical and research site for the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. 

Fiscal Year 2011

Hospital Statistics

Annual patient visits: 323,292 

  • Outpatient clinic visits: 260,260
    • On-site: 171,059  
    • Off-site: 89,201
      • Bellevue: 44,621  
      • Everett: 4,564 
      • Federal Way: 5,228  
      • Odessa Brown: 26,843  
      • Olympia: 2,942 
      • Tri-Cities: 1,382  
      • Pediatric Cardiology of Alaska: 1,861 
      • South Sound Cardiology: 1,760  
  • Emergency Room visits: 36,200  
  • Admissions to the hospital: 14,118  
  • Short-stay visits: 12,714  

Patient statistics 

  • Inpatient days: 75,412  
  • Average length of stay (days): 4.94 

Beds and procedures 

  • Licensed beds (total): 254
    • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, including Cardiac Intensive Care Unit: 26
    • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: 19
    • Medical Unit: 78
    • Surgical Unit: 66
    • Seattle Cancer Care Alliance/Oncology Unit: 33
    • Rehabilitation and Critical Care Unit: 12
    • Psychiatric Unit: 20
  • Surgeries (total): 15,004
    • Outpatient: 9,388
    • Inpatient: 5,616 

Patient Origin 

  • Seattle: 16%
  • Other King County: 30%
  • Other Washington locations: 48%
  • Alaska, Montana, Idaho: 4%
  • Outside Alaska, Montana, Idaho: 2%

Financial Statistics

Hospital 

  • Gross revenue: $1.26 billion  
  • Total uncompensated care: $103,391,000 

Foundation and Guild Association Contributions: $54,654,000 

  • Net revenue from Retail: $502,000

Research  

  • Research awards (total): $69,381,353
    • Federal: $52,854,928 
    • Foundation: $13,139,746  
    • Corporate: $2,672,545 
    • Other: $714,134  

Payor Mix 

  • Medicaid: 46%  
  • Other government: 6%  
  • Insurance and managed care: 47%  
  • Other: 1%  

Top 10 Reasons for Inpatient Admissions

  • Asthma: 483 admissions  
  • Chemotherapy: 426  
  • Bronchiolitis/RSV: 425  
  • Seizure: 349
  • Acute gastroenteritis: 276
  • Acute appendicitis: 267
  • Bacterial pneumonia: 261
  • Cleft lip/palate: 241
  • Cellulitis: 230
  • Diabetic complications: 227

Staffing Statistics

Seattle Children's Hospital Staff 

  • Active employees, total: 4,958
  • Active medical staff, total: 1,241
    • Hospital-based physicians (including UW/Harborview/SCCA): 728
    • Hospital-based, mid-level health professionals (including advanced registered nurse practitioners and certified physician assistants): 157
    • Private-practice providers: 356
  • Fellows: 109
  • Pediatric residents: 98
  • Chief residents, acting instructors: 3

Seattle Children's Volunteers 

  • Average number of volunteers per month: 1,046
  • Average number of hours per month: 11,318
  • Volunteer hours, total for 2011: 135,812
    • Hospital campus: 78,041
    • Research institute: 7,836
    • Children's Bellevue: 4,038
    • Children's Federal Way: 85
    • Odessa Brown Children's Clinic: 966
    • Eastside Thrift Shop: 8,899
    • Seattle Thrift Shop: 10,887
    • Bainbridge Boutique: 6,609
    • Kent Thrift Shop: 8,352
    • Port Townsend Thrift Shop: 4,040
    • Olympic Thrift Shop: 6,060

Seattle Children's Guild Members: 7,000 

Research Institute Statistics

  • Research awards, total: $69,381,353
    • Federal: $52,854,928
    • Foundation: $13,139,746
    • Corporate: $2,672,545
    • Other: $714,314
  • Workforce total: 1,082
    • Staff: 569
    • Principal investigators: 281
    • External contributors: 232
    • Research volunteer hours: 7,836
  • National ranking, NIH funding to pediatric research institutions: 5
  • Total square footage: 330,000