Seattle Children’s provides comprehensive rehabilitation services for children and teens with a wide range of conditions and complex traumatic injuries.

Our Inpatient Rehabilitation Medicine Program includes a trauma 1 designated pediatric inpatient rehabilitation facility. All of our staff are trained to understand and meet the unique needs of children and teens.

We have the only rehabilitation unit in Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho that is accredited for pediatrics and for brain injury by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). We track the number of patients we care for and other data to help you make informed decisions about your child’s treatment. We also use this information to improve the quality of care we provide.

Average Length of Stay in 2016

“Length of stay” means the number of days a child or teen was hospitalized. Your child’s length of stay will vary based on their particular condition. Our goal is to get your child back to their home and community as quickly as possible, with the best possible functional level.

  • 18.8 days
    Average length of stay at Seattle Children’s
    21 days
    Average length of stay at similar facilities
  • 20.1 days
    Average length of stay at Seattle Children’s
    24.4 days
    Average length of stay at similar facilities

Number of Patients in 2016

Total number of new patients

131

Number of new patients by diagnosis

36
Brain injury
30
Traumatic brain injury
7
Spinal cord injury
7
Traumatic spinal cord injury
7
Stroke
21
Selective dorsal rhizotomy/single event multilevel surgery (SEMLS)
23
All others (major multiple trauma, arthritis, etc.)

Number of new patients by age

9
0 to 3 years old
15
3+ to 5 years old
13
5+ to 7 years old
14
7+ to 10 years old
29
10+ to 13
54
13+ to 18
13
18+ and up

Average Hours of Therapy per Day by Diagnosis in 2016

3.2
Brain injury
3.6
Traumatic brain injury
3.7
Spinal cord injury
3.4
Traumatic spinal cord injury
3.2
Stroke
3.7
Selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR)/single event multilevel surgery (SEMLS)

We will work with you and your child to develop a specific therapy program designed to meet your child’s goals. 

“Hours of therapy per day” includes physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, education services, rehabilitation psychology, social work and therapeutic recreation.

Discharge to Community Rate in 2016

“Discharged to community rate” refers to the percentage of patients who were able to go back to their home communities. A higher rate is considered better.

93.1%
Seattle Children’s
91.2%
Similar facilities

Where Patients and Families Come From 

Children and teens from all over the Pacific Northwest come to Seattle Children’s for inpatient rehabilitation. Our staff will work closely with you and your child’s community providers to make the return home as smooth as possible.

6%
Alaska
2%
Idaho
3%
Montana
2%
Oregon
14%
Eastern Washington
71%
Western Washington
2%
Other

Where does this data come from?

This data reflects national metrics required by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services. We track this data using WeeFIM, an industry standard tool that allows us to track our outcomes. This system allows us to benchmark with other pediatric inpatient rehabilitation programs around the country.

Who do I contact if I have questions?

Talk with your child’s doctor or contact the Inpatient Rehabilitation Medicine Program at 206-987-2114.

What Seattle Children’s Measures and Why

We gather this data to: 

  • Measure the health of our patients
  • Improve the quality of the care we provide
  • Help you make informed decisions about your child’s care 

Learn more about outcomes at Seattle Children’s.

Statistics and Outcomes: What do they mean?

Statistics, outcomes, volumes, survival rates – these numbers may seem overwhelming at first, but they can help you choose the best place for your child’s care.

 

Updated November 2017.