Archive for October 2014

New Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Unit Opens

Seattle Children’s new Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Unit (PBMU) officially opened on level 5 of the River/Mountain zone, with patients from the existing unit on level 4 of the River zone moving into the new PBMU facilities. The remodeled space includes 25 single-patient rooms, a classroom, dining area, group rooms, and several other amenities for supporting the health and well-being of patients, families and staff. Read full post »

Bike Share Station Opens

Pronto Station Opens The Children’s bike share station opened this afternoon in connection with the city-wide launch of Pronto Cycle Share, Seattle’s new cycle sharing system. The station at Children’s holds 29 docking spaces and is one of 50 bike share stations located across the city.
Pronto makes available 500 bicycles year round for the public to use as a transportation option and is intended for short, quick trips within the city. At each station, users who purchase short-term passes or annual memberships can access or return bicycles and also check out free helmets.

As part of the program launch, Pronto will offer guided weekend tours beginning this Saturday in Capitol Hill. Also, in partnership with Pronto, Cascade Bicycle Club is offering free introductory classes to the public covering the basics of urban bicycling. One of those classes will take place at Children’s at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 15.