Archive for December 2022

Seattle Children’s Magnuson Opens Dec. 12

On Monday, Dec. 12, Seattle Children’s Magnuson (6901 Sand Point Way NE – formerly the 70th & Sand Point Way Administrative building) will open as the new home to our Autism Center and many outpatient behavioral health programs. The entire second floor of the building has been renovated and specifically designed to meet the needs of children and youth with autism. The new facility is part of Seattle Children’s vision to create a future where every young person has access to evidence-based mental and behavioral health services when and where they need them. The new clinic combines health care with outreach, training and research to better meet the needs of our community and beyond.

Magnuson Building Updates:

  • Seattle Children’s Magnuson building hours will be 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Parking onsite is provided for patients and families, as well as for our staff working at the clinic. Staff must park in the gated staff parking lot and are not permitted to park in the neighborhood, per our parking policy.
  • Onsite Security will continue to staff the front desks (one the north entrance and one at the west entrance) during building hours.
  • There is a new outdoor playground that serves the clinic on the west side of the building, where the previous child care playground used to be.
  • Our administrative workforce continues to occupy the first floor of the building.
  • Seattle Children’s shuttles will continue to connect the building with the hospital campus, just a mile and a half away, with a stop on Sand Point Way.
  • Our Transportation team also continues to use the upper parking lot as a shuttle hub.

For any questions or concerns, please contact construction@seattlechildrens.org.


Forest B Helipad Simulation Event on Nov. 9

On Wednesday, Nov. 9, Seattle Children’s will conduct a simulation event for the new helipad on top of Forest B between the hours of 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. During this time, we anticipate that the helicopter will make two landings. Landings during the simulation event will use the same flight pattern that the helicopters typically do, and should look much the same as a typical helicopter landing at the hospital. However, they will be landing on top of Forest B instead of Forest A. The simulations are being done to prepare for the permanent relocation of the helipad to Forest B. For any questions or concerns, please contact construction@seattlechildrens.org.


Update on Temporary Closure of Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic Central District

Since temporarily closing Odessa Brown Clinic’s Central District location, we have continued to evaluate the situation. We are also in regular conversations with leaders at Carolyn Downs, who are our partners in the Central District building and provide care to many of our patient’s parents, guardians, and grandparents. As a next step, Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic and Carolyn Downs leaders will participate in visioning sessions to inform what is possible at the Central District location. After these sessions, we will gather feedback from families and the community to envision how we could be even stronger in the Central District.

The Central District neighborhood is Odessa Brown Children’s clinic’s history and original home. We can use this as an opportunity to see if there are new services we should provide our patients and families and new community spaces.

We are grateful to our workforce and families who have adapted to this temporary change with grace, wonderful questions and patience.

We welcome your feedback on our Central District location. Share your feedback, which helps us navigate next steps to better serve you and the Central District community we have been a part of for over 50 years.


Traffic Coating in Workforce Parking Lots, Sept. 21 to Oct. 7

From Sept. 21 to Oct. 7, contractors will add traffic coating to certain sections of parking lots 2 and 4 (workforce parking) on the northern portion of Seattle Children’s hospital campus, between Penny Drive and NE 50th Street. The traffic coating will help prevent water intrusion within the parking lots.

This project includes pressure washing, grinding of existing concrete, and application of the traffic coating. The pressure washing and grinding will generate moderate levels of noise from Sept. 24 to Sept. 28. Application of the traffic coating will generate some odors from Sept. 29 to Oct. 7, though the odors are expected to be minimal.

Work will occur between the hours of 6 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on weekdays (noise-generating work will begin at 8 a.m.), and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends.

If you have questions, please contact Sean Doull with Seattle Children’s at 206-478-0441 or Tim Meyer with Sellen at 206-730-7947.


Tree Pruning on Hospital Campus Sept. 21 & 22

On Wednesday, Sept. 21 and Thursday, Sept. 22, Bartlett Tree Experts will prune trees a number of trees around the main hospital campus. This pruning is part of routine grounds maintenance. Neighbors may hear noise from chainsaws and chippers between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. both days. If you have questions, please contact Meghan Fuller, manager of Grounds Maintenance, at 206-307-6687.


Tree Pruning at 6901 Sand Point Way Sept. 20

On Tuesday, Sept. 20, Bartlett Tree Experts will prune trees for light pole and security camera clearance around the parking lots of the Seattle Children’s building at NE 70th St and Sand Point Way NE. In addition, two small dead trees on the north side of the property will be removed. Neighbors may hear noise from chainsaws and chippers between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. If you have questions, please contact Meghan Fuller, manager of Grounds Maintenance, at 206-307-6687.


Upcoming Paving and Striping Projects at Hospital Campus

Seattle Children’s is planning two paving and striping projects at the hospital campus in July. Here are details of each.

Lot 4 paving and striping — July 18 to 19 and July 23 to 24

Lot 4 is located on the north side of the hospital campus and is used for workforce parking. The paving will take place on Monday, July 18, and Tuesday, July 19. Neighbors may hear some noise from grinding and saw cutting of existing asphalt on these dates between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Placement of new asphalt will generate odors.

Lot 4 will be striped with new paint on Saturday, July 23, and Sunday, July 24 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Neighbors may smell odors during the striping process, but they are expected to be mild.

Penny Drive paving and striping — July 22 and 25

On Friday, July 22, and Monday, July 25, crews will repave and restripe portions of Penny Drive at the hospital campus. Neighbors may hear some noise from grinding and saw cutting of existing asphalt on these dates between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Placement of new asphalt will generate odors. Striping will occur on these days as well. Neighbors may smell odors during the striping process, but they are expected to be mild.

Both projects are weather-dependent and are subject to change based on conditions.

Please call 206-987-8000 or email construction@seattlechildrens.org if you have questions.


Update: Parking Lot Construction June 1 to July 11

Note: Updated to reflect new end date

From Wednesday, June 1 to Monday, July 11, there will be some minor demolition work to upgrade equipment for the entrance islands of Lots 1 and 2 at the hospital campus. The loudest work is expected to happen on June 13 and June 14; neighbors may hear noise of jack hammering and saw cutting on these dates.

This work is weather-dependent and subject to change based on conditions. Please call 206-987-8000 or email construction@seattlechildrens.org with questions.


Tree Work at Hospital Campus, July 5

On Tuesday, July 5, Bartlett Tree Experts will prune several trees on the South and West side of Seattle Children’s hospital campus. Work includes pruning of dead limbs, removing two weed trees from a retaining wall, and light pruning for pedestrian, vehicle, building, and light clearance. The majority of work will be located within campus, with the exception of light pruning for sidewalk clearance on NE 40th St, North of the ED entrance, and for vehicle clearance on Sand Point Way. Neighbors may hear noise from chainsaws and chippers between 9:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. If you have questions, please contact Meghan Fuller, manager of Grounds Maintenance, at 206-307-6687.


Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic (OBCC) Central District Closure

Delivering a positive experience for patients, their families and workforce members is our top priority. During routine evaluations of the renovation project currently underway at Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic (OBCC) Central District, it was discovered that repairs were needed that were beyond the original scope. As a result, we will be closing this location for the time being to fully evaluate the situation and develop long-term plans. We are shifting operations to the recently opened OBCC Othello location in early July.

We are currently rescheduling families with OBCC Central location appointments to receive care at the OBCC Othello location or via telehealth.

We remain firmly committed to the Central District community and are working toward a solution. We promise to keep patients, families and the community updated on progress.

For more information please visit, www.seattlechildrens.org/obcc or call 206-987-7210.