About Seattle Children’s

This isn’t about beating the odds. This is about changing them.

We fight relentlessly to make sure there’s no such thing as “out of options” and to make sure kids who “didn't have a chance” can have the childhoods they deserve. At Seattle Children’s, we’re united by a compelling mission: We provide hope, care and cures to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible.

Together, we deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research and serve 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.

U.S. News and World Report Best Children's Hospitals Badge: Ranked in 10 Specialties, 2021-2022U.S. News & World Report has recognized Seattle Children’s as a top children’s hospital every year since it began ranking medical facilities more than 25 years ago. This means your child will be cared for by the very best.

Hope. Care. Cure.

These three simple words capture what we are here to do. That’s because at Seattle Children’s, compassionate care, breakthrough research and generous donors come together every day for children who need us.

Compassionate Care

For more than 100 years, Seattle Children’s Hospital has specialized in meeting the unique physical, emotional and developmental needs of children from infancy through young adulthood.

Through the collaboration of physicians in nearly 60 pediatric subspecialties, we provide inpatient, outpatient, diagnostic, surgical, rehabilitative, behavioral, emergency and outreach services – regardless of a family’s ability to pay.

Learn more about hospital services.

Breakthrough Research

At the forefront of pediatric medical research, the research division at Seattle Children’s is working to cure childhood disease and improve outcomes for children all over the world. The division consists of Seattle Children’s Research Institute and Seattle Children’s Therapeutics, and is internationally recognized for its work in cancer therapies, genetics, neuroscience, immunology, infectious disease and bioethics.

Learn more about the research division.

Generous Donors

Seattle Children’s was initially founded and run by a group of philanthropic women more than 100 years ago. Their generous spirit can be seen today in the support of thousands of donors and guild members, and it’s their support that ultimately makes it possible for our care and research teams to come together – raising funds to ultimately create better futures for our patients.

Learn more about the foundation.