Archive for November 2011

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If you read this blog you know we share much more than just construction updates. We highlight heartwarming patient stories; profiles of our staff and the special things they do at and outside of work; guest blogs from patient parents, staff and people from our community; and much more! You can easily stay informed by signing up to receive an email notification each time we post a new blog entry. Just type your email address in the “Subscribe by Email” box and click “Subscribe.” Read full post »

Finding Your Way Around the New Hospital Campus

The Building Hope Expansion creates a lot of positive change for our hospital campus: the addition of spaces that are physically and functionally flexible; design that promotes a safe and healing environment; spaces that improve flow and efficiency; and much, much more. It also provides an opportunity to improve our current wayfinding structure – how people find their way around our large, complex and hilly hospital campus. Read full post »

I Am Seattle Children’s: The Bieber Bet

It’s hard for children to spend days, weeks and sometimes months at the hospital. In this episode, you’ll meet a Seattle Children’s child life specialist who loses a friendly bet to his patient and ends up giving her a day to remember… it has something to do with a teen heart throb! Read full post »

Waldo’s Checklist: What Do You See?

Here it is, Waldo fans… It’s time for a Building Hope construction site scavenger hunt. Here’s a list to get you started. Check off all the things you can see. Go as fast as you can, to see if you can beat your time record. And if you’re really advanced, you can list how many of each thing you see. (Hint: sometimes there may only be one. Sometimes two. Or maybe there are 12! Or even a bazillion, too many to count). Read full post »

See Why “Bringing a Smile to Kids’ Faces” Has Been So Rewarding for Ironworkers

In this video, members of Local Ironworkers 86 share how asking what more they could do for Seattle Children’s, and how they could give back to patients and their families during the Building Hope expansion’s steel erection. Thanks again to this great group of men and women for the fantastic work they have completed, and for going above and beyond to create such a fun and memorable experience for everyone!

Seattle Children’s Says Thank You and Farewell to Ironworkers

As they wrap up steel erection work, Seattle Children’s would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to Ironworkers Local 86 for going above and beyond their jobs and making construction of the Building Hope expansion such a fun and memorable experience for our patients, their families and our staff. Read full post »

I Am Seattle Children’s: Art That Heals

Meet Megan Levisen, a registered nurse in the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) Unit. For young cancer patients at Children’s, “Transplant Day” is like a new birthday. Megan creates unique posters to celebrate this important milestone.

You can view the “I Am Seattle Children’s” videos on our YouTube channel. If you like them, share them with your friends! You can share this link by email, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc. Read full post »

Creating Space to Support Families

Many families at Seattle Children’s are here for an extended stay and spend the majority of their time in a hospital room.

Families have asked for surroundings that support the day-to-day activities of family life – such as accommodating several visitors, providing play space for children and preparing a meal. These simple actions promote healing and help sustain the well-being of families. Read full post »

Seattle Children’s Patients Invited to Take Part in Tradition and Design a Topping Out T-shirt

At the end of each steel project, The Erection Company (TEC) creates a “topping out” T-shirt for their crew. This time, after the topping out celebration for the Building Hope expansion, TEC invited Children’s patients to submit designs for the T-shirt. Working with Children’s Child Life team, patients of all ages submitted a variety of design ideas. Although all of the designs were fantastic, only one winner could be chosen: 11-year-old Zoe Ballard-Huffman. Read full post »

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