Three simple words define Seattle Children’s Hospital, Foundation and Research Institute – Hope. Care. Cure. Together, the three deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and serve as the pediatric and adolescent academic medical referral center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho – the largest region of any children’s hospital in the country.
Consistently ranked as one of the best children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle Children’s Hospital specializes in meeting the unique physical, emotional and developmental needs of children from infancy through young adulthood. For more than 100 years, the hospital has been dedicated to providing top-quality care to every child in who needs it, regardless of the family’s ability to pay. For more information, visit http://www.seattlechildrens.org.
Proceeds from the Auction will benefit three important areas at Seattle Children’s.
Uncompensated care ensures that all children in our region receive the best medical care available, regardless of insurance coverage. When a hospital bill exceeds a family’s ability to pay, Seattle Children’s financial assistance program provides relief. Approximately 50% of our patients require some sort of financial aid. Seattle Children’s is expected to provide more than $120 million in uncompensated care to families in need this year. Philanthropy brings healing to children and peace of mind to families during difficult times.
Noah’s Story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LsIbvqHwq4
Cancer Clinical Trial Every 45 minutes a child is struck by cancer and their life changes forever. On average, it costs $50,000 per patient to go through the four phases of a Cancer Clinical Trial at Seattle Children’s. Even though more lives are being saved, the side effects from chemotherapy, radiation and surgery can be as devastating as the disease itself. No two children will react the same way to a treatment plan. Seattle Children’s strives to design customized treatments that will do the least amount of cognitive and physical damage to our patients. Financial support will accelerate the pace between discovery and delivery.
Autism is a complex neurological disorder that affects the way a person thinks, behaves, communicates and interacts with others. Because non-medical services are not typically reimbursed by insurance, most providers can not offer them to children on the autism spectrum. Thanks to philanthropy, Seattle Children’s Autism Center provided 26,076 calls and appointments to 3,680 patients last year. Yet, more than 1,000 families are on the waiting list, primarily for diagnostic evaluation. More support will help Seattle Children’s expand space recruit professionals, accelerate access, enhance care coordination and community referrals and build toward transition into adulthood.
Autism Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELJMGQjJwqM
Photo Credit: Paul Dudley Photography