Unique programs designed for each child's needs are our hallmark.

Tremendous growth in our region and the increasing demand for high-quality pediatric specialty care are spurring growth and change at Children's.

The recently opened Janet Sinegal Patient Care Building provided our first increase of inpatient beds in 25 years, and more facility development projects are under way.

Committed to Research

We also are elevating our commitment to research because of the critical role it plays in improving treatment and finding ways to cure — and prevent — disease. Our physicians, nurses and staff are engaged in nearly 250 research projects.

Findings from our Infectious Disease, Genetics and Cancer programs have earned international renown.

High-Tech, High-Touch Care

Our providers specialize in high-tech, high-touch care, combining the latest advances in pediatric medicine with the compassionate care of patients.

We welcome family members as part of each patient's healthcare team.

Pediatric specialists respect the special physical, emotional and developmental needs of children and recognize that they are not simply small adults.

We welcome family members as part of each patient's healthcare team and work with parents to develop and evaluate treatment plans as well as hospital initiatives and programs.

World-Class Partners

Training new graduates, providing continuing medical education to providers throughout the region and working to improve the way we practice medicine have motivated Children's to create affiliations with world-class partners.

The hospital is home to the University of Washington's Department of Pediatrics. Each physician wears two caps — one as a caring, skilled clinician and another as educator and investigator.

We team with Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Washington School of Medicine to form the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, which offers patients the most current treatments for cancer while conducting research that improves these methods and unlocks cures.

Working with Local Providers

Children's physicians also team with local providers throughout Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho to provide specialty outpatient care. Our clinics throughout the Puget Sound region enable patients to access specialty care closer to home.

We take an active role in improving the health and well-being of children in our region.

Our telemedicine program allows patients in rural and underserved areas to receive real-time consultation with specialists in Seattle without the hardship of traveling far from home.

We take an active role in improving the health and well-being of children in our region. Our efforts reflect the unmet needs we see most often among the children and families we serve: access to health care; resources for children with chronic medical conditions; and child safety and healthy child development.

Ready for the Future

As we approach our 100th anniversary, Children's is prepared to meet the future. With the generous support of the community — individuals, corporations, foundations and our guilds — Children's has remained true to the core of its mission established by founder Anna Clise: providing the best care possible to every child who needs it, regardless of a family's ability to pay.

The Region We Serve

Children's offers leading-edge specialty care to children throughout the Pacific Northwest through our regional clinics, telemedicine program and specialty clinics at healthcare organizations in Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho.

2003 year in review