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Children's Hospital Dedicates New Janet Sinegal Patient Building

January 09, 2004

Seattle, Wash.: Today, Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center dedicated the new five-story Janet Sinegal Patient Care Building located at 4800 Sand Point Way NE. Designed by HKS, Inc., of Dallas, Texas, and built by Sellen Construction of Seattle, the building includes artwork created by Northwest artists. The building will increase Children's total inpatient capacity from 208 to 250 beds, the first inpatient bed expansion in 25 years.

Seattle, Wash.: Today, Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center dedicated the new five-story Janet Sinegal Patient Care Building located at 4800 Sand Point Way NE. Designed by HKS, Inc., of Dallas, Texas, and built by Sellen Construction of Seattle, the building includes artwork created by Northwest artists. The building will increase Children's total inpatient capacity from 208 to 250 beds, the first inpatient bed expansion in 25 years.

"The new Janet Sinegal Patient Care Building would not have been possible without the generosity, drive and compassion of our dedicated supporters and benefactors, who help us fulfill the promise of delivering the best pediatric health care anywhere," said Dina Wells, Board of Trustees at Children's. "Janet Sinegal is one of our true heroes. We are delighted to honor her commitment and devotion to the health care of children by naming our newest facility for her."

Janet Sinegal is an active trustee in Children's Hospital's Guild Association, Foundation and Hospital boards and the first person to serve simultaneously on all three. Together with her husband, Jim, president and CEO of Costco Wholesale, they have spearheaded fundraising efforts involving Costco employees and vendors that have contributed significantly to Children's. The Sinegals have also given generously to Children's on a personal basis.

The new building will house a medical unit, surgery and rehabilitation units, a meditation room, play areas, teen activity rooms, shower facilities and 80 single- and double-occupancy patient rooms equipped with the latest medical technology and designed with flexible space that can readily adapt to changes in medical practice. Each patient room includes a pullout couch and large windows.

"This building will help meet the ever-increasing needs of our growing region and the advancements in pediatric specialty care and technology," said Richard Molteni, M.D., Medical Director at Children's. "Our new facility was designed to provide more privacy and comfort for families while allowing the flexibility to accommodate future growth. "

The facility was made possible by contributions from private donors, who contributed more than half of the total cost of the new building. The building and planned renovations to the existing inpatient wing is budgeted for a little over $60 million.

Parents of patients were consulted on room design, furniture, color schemes and artwork. Using this input, local artists created whimsical safari, wetlands, beach and "Our Town" design themes for different floors of the building.

"Since 1907, the mission of Children's Hospital has been to care for all children, regardless of their families' ability to pay," Treuman Katz, president and CEO at Children's. "This has been made possible by the extremely generous support of the entire community. We are very grateful and appreciative of those who worked tirelessly to ensure that Children's remains one of the best children's hospitals in the country."

About Seattle Children’s

Consistently ranked as one of the best children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle Children’s serves as the pediatric and adolescent academic medical referral center for the largest landmass of any children’s hospital in the country (Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho). For more than 100 years, Seattle Children’s has been delivering superior patient care while advancing new treatments through pediatric research. Seattle Children’s serves as the primary teaching, clinical and research site for the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. The hospital works in partnership with Seattle Children’s Research Institute and Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation. For more information, visit www.seattlechildrens.org or follow us on Twitter or Facebook.

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