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2009 Facts and Stats

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Seattle Children’s is the pediatric and adolescent referral center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. Founded in 1907, we deliver superior patient care and advance new treatments through pediatric research. We are also the primary teaching, clinical and research site for the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. 

Fiscal Year 2009

Hospital Statistics

Annual patient visits: 291,912 

  • Outpatient clinic visits: 227,901
    • Main campus (Seattle): 158,989  
    • Off-site: 68,912
      • Bellevue: 26,877  
      • Everett: 3,772  
      • Federal Way: 4,168  
      • Odessa Brown: 29,506  
      • Olympia: 2,323  
      • Tri-Cities: 876  
      • Alaska Cardiology: 1,390  
       
     
  • Emergency Room visits: 38,414  
  • Admissions to the hospital: 14,106  
  • Short-stay visits: 11,491  

Patient statistics 

  • Inpatient days: 75,708  
  • Average length of stay (days): 5.1 

Beds and procedures 

  • Licensed beds (total): 250
    • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, including Cardiac ICU: 26
    • Neonatal ICU: 19
    • Medical Unit: 77
    • Surgical Unit: 63
    • Seattle Cancer Care Alliance/Oncology: 33
    • Rehabilitation and Complex Care Unit: 12
    • Psychiatric Unit: 20
     
  • Surgeries (total): 13,334
    • Outpatient: 7,765
    • Inpatient: 5,569
     

Financial Statistics

  • Gross revenue: $1.01 billion  
  • Total uncompensated care: $96.4 million (90% Medicaid shortfall; 10% charity care)  
  • Research awards (total): $57,942,529
    • Federal: $40,018,823  
    • Foundation: $11,954,229  
    • Corporate: $5,777,410  
    • Other: $192,067  
     
  • Contributions to the foundation and Guild Association: $43,252,000  
  • Net revenue from retail (gift shops and thrift stores): $384,000  
  • Payor Mix:
    • Medicaid: 43%  
    • Other government: 6%  
    • Insurance and managed care: 49%  
    • Other: 2%  
     

Top 10 Reasons for Inpatient Admissions

  • Asthma: 542 admissions  
  • Chemotherapy: 534  
  • Bronchiolitis due to RSV: 420  
  • Seizure: 384  
  • Cleft lip/palate: 311  
  • Acute gastroenteritis: 305  
  • Appendicitis: 289  
  • Cellulitis: 280  
  • Diabetes: 239  
  • Pneumonia: 219  

Staffing Statistics

  • Active employees (total): 4,492  
  • Active medical staff (total): 1,118
    • Hospital-based physicians: 592  
    • Hospital-based, mid-level health professionals (including advanced registered nurse practitioners and certified physician assistants): 133  
    • Private-practice providers: 393  
     
  • Seattle Children’s Research Institute staff: 479
    • Research Institute principal investigators: 236  
     
  • Fellows: 104  
  • Pediatric residents: 94  
  • Volunteers:
    • Average number of volunteers per month: 1,084  
    • Volunteer hours (total for 2008): 138,410  
    • Guild members: 7,000 
     

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