Have a Heart for Kids Day 2020

Seattle Children's Hospital

Information about HCCY member organization Seattle Children's Hospital.

Participating staff: John Neff, Ben Danielson, Hugh Ewart, Suzanne Petersen

Description: Seattle Children’s Hospital serves as the pediatric referral center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. Children’s is a private nonprofit providing patient care and conducting cutting-edge pediatric research.

Since opening in 1907, Children’s has maintained our founding promise: to provide needed medical care to all children in our four-state region – regardless of a family's ability to pay.

In 2001, we provided $24.9 million in uncompensated care. In 2008, the sum topped $86 million, and we expect to provide more than $100 million in uncompensated care in 2009 to families in need and to cover Medicaid payment shortfalls.

Work in child/youth health: We serve all children in the Washington, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho (WAMI) region regardless of family ability to pay.  45% of our patients are insured by Medicaid or CHIP, and we are committed to maintaining the strength of these public programs in addition to ensuring access to quality care is universal to all Washington children per the 2007 Cover All Kids law.

In addition to our Seattle hospital campus, we have clinics in Bellevue, Everett, Olympia, Federal Way and the Tri-Cities.  Summer 2010 marks the opening of a new, expanded facility in Bellevue.

For more information: see the Seattle Children's Hospital website.