Facts and Stats
Dedicated to delivering superior patient care, and identifying new discoveries and treatments through research, Seattle Children’s is an innovative leader in pediatric health and wellness. With a history of more than 100 years, we celebrate our past while keeping a keen eye on our future.
Some highlights of our 2020 fiscal year appear below. For more information, please see the PDF.
Our dedicated employees and volunteers are the heart of Seattle Children’s. In 2020, we had:
- 8,443 total active employees
- 1,857 total active medical staff
- 1,811 total member nurses, Washington State Nursing Association
- 1,013 total physicians in training (academic year 2019–2020)
- 502 total medical students in training (academic year 2018-2019)
- An average of 890 volunteers per month, serving a total of 75,213 hours
No matter the concern, caring for our patients is the focus of our every effort.
- In 2020, we had 377,961 patient visits. 48% of our patients were from Seattle or King County, Washington.
- The top 5 reasons for inpatient admission were seizure; chemotherapy; bronchiolitis and RSV pneumonia; appendectomy; and other digestive system diagnoses.
- Our top 5 outpatient services were Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine; Orthopedics and Sports Medicine; Cancer and Blood Disorders Center; Heart Center; and Otolaryngology.
- We performed 7,631 outpatient surgeries and 2,909 inpatient surgeries.
- We had 407 total licensed beds as of December 31, 2020. 343 of those licensed beds are in operation:
We build on a culture of philanthropy for patient care and research.
Seattle Children’s Hospital
- We had gross revenue of $2,570,634,000.
- We provided $239,152,000 in uncompensated care.
- Our payor mix included 48% from Medicaid and 52% from insurance and managed care.
Seattle Children’s Research Institute
- We had $208,171,578 in total extramural funding.
- The federal government provided $137,155,114 and corporations provided $30,562,681.
- Learn more about the research institute.