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Archive for December 2011

No Work on Construction Site Monday, Jan. 2

In observance of the New Year’s Day holiday, there will be no work on the construction site on Monday, Jan. 2. Happy holidays!

Questions? Please call:

Information: 206-987-6197

24-Hour Emergency Hotline:

Sellen Construction

Tim McKey

Project Superintendent

206-971-3316

Aerial Views of Construction Site Continue to Show Progress

We continue to document the progress of our expansion through aerial photos. Taking a bird’s-eye view of the Building Hope construction site gives a unique perspective of how far we have come!

Below you’ll see a photo taken on March 17, 2011 that shows the construction site cleared and ready for building. The next photo, taken on Nov. 15, 2011, shows the structure with all of the steel beams in place at its topped-out height. Read full post »

No Work on Construction Site Monday, Dec. 26 or Monday, Jan. 2

In observance of the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays, there will be no work on the construction site Monday, Dec. 26 or Monday, Jan. 2. Happy holidays!

Questions? Please call:

Information: 206-987-6197

24-Hour Emergency Hotline:

Sellen Construction

Tim McKey

Project Superintendent

206-971-3316

Seattle Children’s and the University of Washington Select Replacement Housing Developer

Last April we shared plans for a partnership between Seattle Children’s and the University of Washington (UW) to develop affordable, multi-family housing in the U-District. This fulfills Children’s commitment to replace affordable housing in northeast Seattle while contributing to a vital urban neighborhood.

Children’s and the UW participated in a competitive selection process to find the best development team for this project. Security Properties, in partnership with GGLO Architects, emerged as the team of choice, given their established Seattle presence, understanding of the local market, and commitment to the project’s mission and goals. Read full post »

Waldo Says: Safety is Job One!

OK Waldo fans, it’s safety time. Just like when you wear a helmet when you ride your bike, construction workers have all kinds of special ways they stay safe. Construction can be dangerous work. Workers have to move heavy loads, use big machinery, tools and powerful equipment. Lots of things are moving and changing all the time, and workers need to stay safe. Can you see some of the ways the workers are being careful? Some of these are even required for everyone who enters the construction site, no matter what they’re doing: Read full post »

Retaining Wall Along West Side of Hospital to Be Completed in January

Work continues on the excavation for, and forming of, a retaining wall on the west side of the Janet Sinegal Patient Care Building. It is scheduled to be completed by Jan. 13, 2012. 

In keeping with the natural elements around the hospital, the wall will have an embossed design in the concrete. There will be an area for plantings between the retaining wall and the existing offices on the ground level of the Train zone, so over time the wall will be obscured by plants that grow over it.

Questions? Please call:

Information: 206-987-6197

24-Hour Emergency Hotline:

Sellen Construction

Tim McKey

Project Superintendent

206-971-3316

 

Promoting Health and Wellness Through the Physical Therapy Gym

Included the Building Hope expansion, a physical therapy gym will be located on the top floor, teen cancer unit. Studies show survival rates among this population are higher when therapy is based on pediatric protocols and delivered at medical centers like Seattle Children’s. The gym will be used by cancer patients in need of physical therapy for fitness and rehabilitation. Read full post »

I Am Seattle Children’s:’ Chemo Barbie

Meet a Seattle Children’s employee and cancer survivor who is the living example of “paying it forward.” Find out how she acquired her cheeky nickname and how her gusto for life impacts her work with children. Read full post »

Creating Private Spaces for Families Away from Patient Rooms

When the Building Hope expansion opens, it will include spaces that support families away from their child’s room – including “quiet rooms” for reflection. Currently, Seattle Children’s does not have private spaces that are removed from high-traffic areas of the hospital. Read full post »

How “Design Events” Are Helping Us Plan a World-class Emergency Department

Seattle Children’s held a design event in November to provide valuable input into design of the new Emergency Department (ED).

For this event, a full-scale mock-up of the proposed ED was set up on the construction site in the actual space that will become the ED. Then, representatives including ED physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, techs, parents, social workers, Child Life specialists, pharmacists and staff from Security Services, Patient and Family Relations, Environmental Service, Information Services, Facilities and hospital leadership, came together to “test” four different exam room designs as well as the overall flow and layout. The team provided feedback on things that worked well, and elements that needed revising. Read full post »