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About Seattle Children's

Mission and Vision

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Our Mission

We believe all children have unique needs and should grow up without illness or injury. With the support of the community and through our spirit of inquiry, we will prevent, treat and eliminate pediatric disease.

Our Vision

We will be the best children’s hospital.

Our founding promise is to care for every child in our region, regardless of their family’s ability to pay. We aspire to:

  • Provide the safest, most effective care possible.
  • Control and reduce the cost of providing care.
  • Find cures and educate clinicians and researchers.
  • Grow responsibly and provide access to every child who needs us.

 

Latest News

Dangers of Vaccine Hesitancy Explained in 10 Tweets
4.16.14 — ABC News

Parental decisions are the bedrock of childhood vaccination rates. While most parents turn to their pediatricians for help ... cont.

Why did Seattle Children’s Research Institute just land $5.3M?
4.16.14 — Puget Sound Business Journal

Dr. Tim Rose, co-director of Seattle Children’s Research Institute’s Center for Global Infectious Disease Research,  has ... cont.

12-year-old benefits from new heart pump at Seattle Children's
4.16.14 — KING 5 TV

Although many advances have been made in temporary heart pumps for adults, the same has not been true for children. But, that’s ... cont.