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Pediatric Facilities Partner With Other Health Care Providers

Pediatric Facilities Partner With Other Health Care Providers

Many children’s hospitals are seeking new and strategic ways to provide comprehensive quality health care, by partnering with local and regional facilities that don’t have the infrastructure to treat patients with complex issues. Seattle Children’s has partnerships with health care facilities in four states, said Dr. Jeff Sperring, chief executive officer of the hospital. The hospital has 41 outreach sites in Washington, Alaska, Idaho and Montana. “Partnerships really are the core of how we get to do the work that we do,” Sperring said. “We think strategically about where we can go.” There is no need for some hospitals to build their own pediatric facilities if Seattle Children’s can be a good partner and provide high-quality care, Sperring added.

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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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