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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 2013

Hospital Statistics

Annual patient visits: 357,206

  • Outpatient clinic visits: 293,072
    • Main campus: 181,026
    • Other locations: 91,926
      • Bellevue: 43,457
      • Everett: 5,448
      • Federal Way: 5,417
      • Mill Creek: 2,496
      • Olympia: 3,203
      • Tri-Cities: 1,953
      • Wenatchee: 551
      • Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic: 25,662
      • Pediatric Cardiology of Alaska: 1,799
      • South Sound Cardiology Clinics: 1,940
    • Urgent Care: 20,120
      • Main campus: 7,025
      • Bellevue: 8,533
      • Mill Creek: 4,562
  • Emergency Department visits: 34,825
  • Admissions to the hospital: 14,494
  • Short-stay visits: 14,815

Patient statistics

  • Inpatient days: 77,723
  • Average length of stay (days): 5.03

Beds and procedures

  • Licensed beds, total: 323
  • Licensed beds in operation as of September 30, 2013: 278
    • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (including Cardiac Intensive Care Unit): 37
    • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: 19
    • Medical/Surgical Units: 142
    • Cancer Care Unit: 48
    • Rehabilitation and Critical Care Units: 12
    • Psychiatric Unit: 20
  • Surgeries, total: 15,515
    • Outpatient: 10,993
    • Inpatient: 4,522

Patient origin

  • Seattle: 20%
  • Other King County: 35%
  • Other Washington locations: 42%
  • Alaska, Montana, Idaho: 2%
  • Outside Washington, Alaska, Montana, Idaho: 1%

Top 10 reasons for inpatient admission

  1. Chemotherapy: 611
  2. Asthma: 567
  3. Bronchiolitis/RSV: 410
  4. Seizure: 385
  5. Acute gastroenteritis: 382
  6. Acute appendicitis: 331
  7. Cleft lip/palate: 299
  8. Cellulitis: 276
  9. Diabetic complications: 224
  10. UTI/pylonephritis: 210

Financial Statistics

Hospital

  • Gross revenue: $1.665 billion
  • Total un- or undercompensated care: $117,244,000 

Foundation and Guild Association contributions: $62,813,000

  • Net revenue from Retail: $604,000

Payor mix

  • Medicaid: 45%
  • Other government: 6%
  • Insurance and managed care: 48%
  • Other: 1% 

Research awards, total: $76,154,058

  • Federal: $51,813,736
  • Private: $15,857,698
  • Corporate: $7,816,830
  • Other: $665,794

Staffing Statistics

Seattle Children’s Hospital staff

  • Active employees, total: 5,569
  • Active medical staff, total: 1,309
    • Hospital-based physicians: 650
    • Hospital-based mid-level health professionals (including advanced registered nurse practitioners and certified physician assistants): 187
    • Other community physicians (UW/Harborview/SCCA): 472 
  • Fellows: 113
  • Pediatric residents: 109
  • Chief residents, acting instructors: 3

Seattle Children’s volunteers

  • Average number of volunteers per month: 969
  • Average number of hours per month: 11,456
  • Volunteer hours, total for 2013: 137,476
    • Hospital campus: 64,510
    • Research Institute: 5,741
    • Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic: 387
    • Seattle Children’s Bellevue Clinic and Surgery Center: 7,832
    • Seattle Children’s Federal Way Clinic: 48
    • Bainbridge Bargain Boutique: 9,621
    • Eastside Bargain Boutique: 12,902
    • Kent Bargain Boutique: 10,417
    • Olympia Bargain Boutique: 7,228
    • Port Townsend Bargain Boutique: 4,533
    • Seattle Bargain Boutique: 14,258

Seattle Children’s guilds

  • Guilds: 450
  • Guild members: 6,200

Research Institute Statistics

Seattle Children’s Research Institute workforce, total: 1,186

  • Seattle Children’s Research Institute staff: 609
  • Research Institute principal investigators: 272
  • External contributors: 305
  • Research volunteer hours: 5,741

Research centers

  • Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research
  • Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development
  • Center for Clinical and Translational Research
  • Center for Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medicine
  • Center for Developmental Therapeutics
  • Center for Genetics and Development
  • Center for Global Infectious Disease Research
  • Center for Immunity and Immunotherapies
  • Center for Integrative Brain Research 

Research programs

  • Science Adventure Lab
  • Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics

Global initiative

  • Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth (GAPPS)

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: 26

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