Someone You Should Know: Dr. Jeff Sperring

Someone You Should Know: Dr. Jeff Sperring

Dr. Jeff Sperring hopes your kid never has to come to his office. “I’m most pleased [in my work] when parents tell me, ‘We’ve never had to go to Seattle Children’s, but we’re really glad that we saw this article and learned something about our kids’ health,’” says Sperring, chief executive officer of Seattle Children’s. “That’s when I feel like we’re really making the impact that we’re supposed to.” ParentMap spoke with Sperring about that outreach, his hopes for the future and what makes Seattle a special place for kids.

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. Join Seattle Children’s bold initiative – It Starts With Yes: The Campaign for Seattle Children’s – to transform children’s health for generations to come.

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