Milestone Events

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Updates on Space in the Forest Zone

Pediatric Intensive Care UnitOn June 28, the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) completed its move to a 16-bed unit on level 5 of the Forest zone. There are now a total of 32 PICU beds, 16 on Forest 5 and 16 on Forest 6.

Next, we are planning for the August 30 move of Medical Unit beds to Forest level 4. When the move is complete, we’ll have a total of 48 Medical Unit beds, 32 on Forest 4, and 16 on Forest 5.

After last weekend’s PICU move, Seattle Children’s now has 371 licensed beds, with 314 beds in operation. After the Medical Unit move is complete, 313 beds will be in operation.

Included here is a sneak peek of this new area.

Phase One of Livable Streets Complete

Livable Streets is Seattle Children’s commitment to improving neighborhood transportation and making our streets safer as the hospital continues to grow. With this initiative, we’re dedicating nearly $4 million towards pedestrian, bicycle, and other transportation projects in Northeast Seattle over a 20-year time span.

Last year we completed phase one of Livable Streets. We are excited to share our completed first phase projects with the community: Read full post »

Community Welcomes Greenway

With a snip and a snack, Seattle Children’s, the city of Seattle and the Wedgwood community christened the new greenway along 39th Avenue NE on Friday, Oct. 26. After the ribbon was cut and donuts served (thanks, Top Pot!), neighbors formed a bike train and rode up the greenway to Thornton Creek Elementary School. Greenways are residential streets where traffic moves at slower speeds and people feel safer and more comfortable walking and biking. Seattle Children’s funded the improvements needed to create the 39th Avenue greenway through our Livable Streets Initiative. Visit the Cascade Bicycle Club web site for a video of the greenway welcoming.

Click here for more information on our Livable Streets Initiative.

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Ribbon Cutting Celebrates Greenway Completion – Oct. 26

We’re celebrating. And you’re invited. The occasion is the completion of a new neighborhood greenway on 39th Avenue NE. Be there when we cut the ribbon on Friday, Oct. 26, at 8:15 a.m. FYI: Top Pot is bringing donuts.

The ribbon cutting takes place at the south end of the greenway where 39th Avenue NE, NE 52nd Street and the Burke Gilman Trail come together. Join neighbors, parents and students after the ceremony as they ride their bikes up the greenway to Thornton Creek Elementary School. Get in the spirit early and wear your Halloween costume. 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 »

Okay, Now We’re REALLY Tops!

On Friday, Oct. 21, Ironworkers Local 86 and The Erection Company (TEC), placed the final beam atop the new Building Hope structure. Ironworkers gathered to sign the beam and watch as it was put into place. As part of the topping out tradition, an evergreen tree and American flag were hoisted on the final beam and can now be seen at the top of the structure. Read full post »

Designing a Best-of-the-Best Emergency Department

During the week of Oct. 3, a group of more than 50 people, including patient family members and Seattle Children’s employees representing both clinical and non-clinical areas of the hospital came together for an Emergency Department Design Event.

Their mission: To design a space that will meet the needs of patients, families and staff in Children’s new Emergency Department, part of the Building Hope expansion. More specifically, an ED that promotes a safe environment for patients, families and staff; and one that makes the best use of space, with appropriate and necessary supplies and equipment close at hand. Read full post »

We’re Tops! Seattle Children’s Hosts a “Topping Out” Ceremony on the Building Hope Construction Site

On Friday, Oct. 7, Seattle Children’s staff, board members and donors, along with members of Sellen Construction, Ironworkers Local 86 and The Erection Company (TEC), took time out their busy days to pause and celebrate the installation of one of the final steel beams that form the framework of the Building Hope expansion.

Adam Jones, a long-time supporter and advocate for Children’s who works for TEC, explained the history and tradition behind the “topping out” ceremony, one of the construction industry’s oldest traditions. Read full post »

Seattle Children’s Hospital Celebrates New Addition With Site Dedication Ceremony

Seattle Children’s hosted a site dedication ceremony last week to celebrate the first phase of a hospital expansion plan to move from a 250-bed facility to a 500 to 600-bed facility by 2030.

Serving a four-state region including Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho, Children’s launched this expansion to serve an increasing regional pediatric population that is growing faster than the national average. Read full post »