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Seattle Children's Health Equity and Anti-Racism Action Plan

A message to Seattle Children's Workforce and Community from Dr. Jeff Sperring

Today I am writing to share Seattle Children’s Health Equity and Anti-Racism Action Plan (en Español) in response to the recommendations Covington & Burling outlined in their independent assessment of Seattle Children’s efforts to dismantle racism and promote diversity, equity and inclusion.

This has been, and will continue to be, a challenging time for Seattle Children’s but I believe we will meet this moment and become the anti-racist organization that our workforce, patients and families expect and deserve us to be. I would also like to take this opportunity to say how grateful I am to lead an organization with so many members of our workforce ready to engage and join the leadership team and myself in the work ahead. I would also like to share a message from Hospital Board of Trustees Chair Susan Betcher and myself.

Thank you for all that you do for our patients and families and helping us deliver on our mission of providing hope, care and cures so every child may lead their most fulfilling life possible.

Jeff Sperring, MD
CEO, Seattle Children's

About Seattle Children’s

Seattle Children’s mission is to provide hope, care and cures to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Together, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Research Institute and Foundation deliver superior patient care, identify new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and raise funds to create better futures for patients.

Ranked as one of the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle Children’s serves 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. As one of the nation’s top five pediatric research centers, Seattle Children’s Research Institute is internationally recognized for its work in neurosciences, immunology, cancer, infectious disease, injury prevention and much more. Seattle Children’s Foundation works with the Seattle Children’s Guild Association, the largest all-volunteer fundraising network for any hospital in the country, to gather community support and raise funds for uncompensated care and research. Join Seattle Children’s bold initiative – It Starts With Yes: The Campaign for Seattle Children’s – to transform children’s health for generations to come.

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