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 2012

Hospital Statistics

Annual patient visits: 351,147

  • Outpatient clinic visits: 290,671
    • Main campus: 191,351
    • Other locations: 99,320
      • Bellevue: 50,776
      • Everett: 5,177
      • Federal Way: 5,496
      • Mill Creek: 4,753
      • Olympia: 3,071
      • Tri-Cities: 1,424
      • Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic: 25,032
      • Pediatric Cardiology of Alaska: 1,895
      • South Sound Cardiology Clinics: 1,696
  • Emergency Department visits: 32,810
  • Admissions to the hospital: 14,498
  • Short-stay visits: 13,168

Patient statistics 

  • Inpatient days: 76,078
  • Average length of stay (days): 4.84

Beds and procedures 

  • Licensed beds, total: 254 (on April 21, 2013, licensed bed count increased to 323)
    • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (including Cardiac Intensive Care Unit): 26
    • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: 19
    • Medical Unit: 78
    • Surgical Unit: 66
    • Cancer Care Unit: 33
    • Rehabilitation and Critical Care Unit: 12
    • Psychiatric Unit: 20
  • Surgeries, total: 15,576
    • Outpatient: 9,643
    • Inpatient: 5,933

Patient origin 

  • Seattle: 15%
  • Other King County: 30%
  • Other Washington locations: 49%
  • Alaska, Montana, Idaho: 5%
  • Outside Alaska, Montana, Idaho: 1% 

Top 10 reasons for inpatient admission

  1. Asthma: 591
  2. Chemotherapy: 582
  3. Seizure: 404
  4. Bronchiolitis/RSV: 392
  5. Acute appendicitis: 315
  6. Acute gastroenteritis: 297
  7. Cleft lip/palate: 286
  8. Cellulitis: 267
  9. Diabetic complications: 256
  10. Depression: 185

Financial Statistics

Hospital 

  • Gross revenue: $1.498 billion
  • Total uncompensated care: $113,726,000 

Foundation and Guild Association contributions: $53,633,000

  • Net revenue from Retail: $455,000

Payor mix (%) 

  • Medicaid: 44%
  • Other government: 6%
  • Insurance and managed care: 49%
  • Other: 1%

Research awards, total: $70,469,897

  • Federal: $45,065,266
  • Foundation: $10,703,571
  • Corporate: $14,348,377
  • Other: $352,683

Staffing Statistics

Seattle Children’s Hospital staff 

  • Active employees, total: 5,195
  • Active medical staff, total: 1,189
    • Hospital-based physicians: 618
    • Hospital-based mid-level health professionals (including advanced registered nurse practitioners and certified physician assistants): 139
    • Other community physicians (UW/Harborview/SCCA): 432
  • Fellows: 121
  • Pediatric residents: 105
  • Chief residents, acting instructors: 3

Seattle Children’s volunteers 

  • Average number of volunteers per month: 891
  • Average number of hours per month: 11,064
  • Volunteer hours, total for 2012: 132,270
    • Hospital campus: 64,216
    • Research Institute: 6,959
    • Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic: 658
    • Seattle Children’s Bellevue Clinic and Surgery Center: 4,403
    • Seattle Children’s Federal Way Clinic: 55
    • Bainbridge Bargain Boutique: 9,150
    • Eastside Bargain Boutique: 11,982
    • Kent Bargain Boutique: 10,390
    • Olympia Bargain Boutique: 6,882
    • Port Townsend Bargain Boutique: 5,512
    • Seattle Bargain Boutique: 12,564

Seattle Children’s guild members: 7,000

Research Institute Statistics

Seattle Children’s Research Institute workforce, total: 1,116

  • Seattle Children’s Research Institute staff: 538
  • Research Institute principal investigators: 279
  • External contributors: 299
  • Research volunteer hours: 6,950

National ranking among pediatric research institutions: 5

Total square footage: 330,000

  • Research Institute locations: 4
    • Jack R. MacDonald Building, 1900 Ninth Ave., Seattle: 236,000 sq. ft.
    • West 8th, 2001 Eighth Ave., Suite 400, Seattle: 50,000 sq. ft.
    • Olive Lab Building, 1100 Olive Way, Seattle: 38,000 sq. ft.
    • Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle: 6,000 sq. ft.

Research guilds: 22