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Seattle Children’s By the Numbers, Part 3

In this third and final blog post highlighting numbers that show why Seattle Children’s needs to expand and grow in order to meet the needs of patients and their families, we look at Seattle Children’s Research Institute. Although most research employees are not located on the Laurelhurst campus, the work they do directly impacts our patients and their families.

Here are some interesting facts about the institute from Fiscal Year 2011 (Oct. 1 through Sept. 30):

Total Amount Granted Through Research Awards: $69,381,353

• Federal: $52,854,928

• Foundation: $13,139,746

• Corporate: $2,672,545

• Other: $714,134

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Seattle Children’s By the Numbers, Part 2

In this blog post series were taking a look at some numbers that show why Seattle Children’s needs to expand and grow in order to meet the needs of patients and their families.

During Fiscal Year 2011 (Oct. 1 through Sept. 30), here were the top 10 reasons that patients were admitted to the hospital, along with the number of patients who had those conditions:

1. Asthma: 483

2. Chemotherapy: 426

3. Bronchiolitis/RSV: 425

4. Seizure: 349

5. Acute Gastroenteritis: 276

6. Acute Appendicitis: 267

7. Bacterial Pneumonia: 261

8. Cleft Lip/Palate: 241

9. Cellulitis (skin infections): 230

10. Complications From Diabetes: 227

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Designing a Gym For Seattle Children’s Cancer Patients

Recently, Seattle Children’s held a design event to begin planning the gym for cancer patients that will be part of the Building Hope expansion.

Occupational and physical therapists, along with staff from Infection Prevention and Children’s Family Resource Center, worked together to come up with ideas and designs that would benefit patients, their families and staff. Read full post »

Seattle Children’s Opens Urgent Care Clinic in Mill Creek

On Jan. 18, Seattle Children’s opened a walk-in Urgent Care Clinic at the Seattle Children’s Mill Creek Clinic in Mill Creek, Wash. The new Urgent Care provides treatment for children, teens and young adults ages 0-21 needing non-emergency medical care in the evenings, on weekends and during the holidays. No appointments or referrals are necessary.

Children’s newest Urgent Care will be staffed by board-certified pediatricians and pediatric nurse practitioners. Urgent Care at Seattle Children’s Mill Creek Clinic adds to Children’s other Urgent Care locations in Bellevue and Seattle. Read full post »

Seattle Children’s By the Numbers, Part 1

Seattle Children’s is a busy place, serving patients and families from a very large geographic region: Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. In this “Seattle Children’s By the Numbers” blog post series, we’ll share some of the statistics that shed light on why we need to expand and grow. Read full post »

Puget Sound Energy to Begin Construction on New Natural Gas Line on 40th Ave. NE

Puget Sound Energy (PSE), working with their contractor, will begin construction on a new natural gas line that runs along 40th Ave. NE on Jan. 16. Work is expected to take about two weeks to complete. Some street parking along 40th Ave. NE will be unavailable during this time, and there may be some brief traffic delays. PSE will have flaggers onsite to manage traffic as needed. Read full post »

Topping Out T-shirts Have Arrived!

In November we shared how at the end of each steel project, The Erection Company (TEC) creates a “topping out” T-shirt for their crew. For Building Hope, TEC invited Seattle Children’s patients to submit design ideas for the T-shirt and 11-year-old Zoe Ballard-Huffman’s design was chosen as the winner. Read full post »

How We’re Bridging the Past With the Present

Work is underway on the sky bridges that connect Seattle Children’s current facility with the Building Hope expansion. These will incorporate natural light, art and interactive elements to encourage patients, families and visitors to pause, appreciate the beautiful views and enjoy a respite from their rooms. Read full post »