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Children's Village at 20: Growing, Re-Evaluating and Still Life-Changing

Children's Village at 20: Growing, Re-Evaluating and Still Life-Changing

Since opening in 1997, Children’s Village has served thousands of children with special needs, uniting multiple avenues of specialty care under one colorful roof to ease the strain on families who are often overwhelmed. “The Village is certainly something to be very proud of and to brag about, and I think a lot of that comes from the commitment of the people who are there,” said Dr. William Walker, chief of developmental medicine in pediatrics at Seattle Children’s and University of Washington medical school. He comes to the Village about eight times a year to work with children.

About Seattle Children’s

Seattle Children’s mission is to provide hope, care and cures to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Together, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Research Institute and Foundation deliver superior patient care, identify new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and raise funds to create better futures for patients.

Ranked as one of the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle Children’s serves as the pediatric and adolescent academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho – the largest region of any children’s hospital in the country. As one of the nation's top five pediatric research centers, Seattle Children’s Research Institute is internationally recognized for its work in neurosciences, immunology, cancer, infectious disease, injury prevention and much more. Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Foundation works with the Seattle Children’s Guild Association, the largest all-volunteer fundraising network for any hospital in the country, to gather community support and raise funds for uncompensated care and research.

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