Dr. Philip Morgan & Dr. Marge Sedensky (Photo by Scott Eklund /Red Box Pictures)

Seattle Children’s Hospital has been delivering superior patient care for over 100 years including advancing new discoveries and treatments in pediatric research, and serving as a primary teaching, clinical and research site for the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

Seattle Children’s measures their success on the strength, creativity and dedication of committed staff and volunteers who work together to make Seattle one of the best children’s hospital. Their efforts have been recognized by CHILD magazine and US News & World Report, which consistently rate Seattle among the best children’s hospitals in the United States.

Mito patient Bryson visiting the Research Institute

Research is the foundation of Seattle Children’s mission to prevent, treat and eliminate pediatric disease. Seattle Children’s is dedicated to conducting research that advances pediatric medical care and treatments using the highest possible ethical standards. This is especially important when research involves child participants.


At Seattle Children’s Hospital Research Institute, their goal is to bring family-centered care into the research arena by promoting understanding and fully involving families throughout the research process. This year, Seattle Children’s Research Institute is proud to celebrate their 11th year in downtown Seattle.

Dr. James B. Hendricks, President Seattle Children’s Research Institute

Seattle Children's Research InstituteThe Institute has grown over the years to include four adjacent buildings located in downtown Seattle, close to their research partners – the University of Washington and Fred Hutch – and other biotechnology centers.

The physicians and scientists that staff the research institute are faculty members at the University of Washington. While the growth at Seattle Children’s has been significant over the last 11 years, Seattle Children’s recently expanded with the opening of Building Cure.

Building Cure rendering

Seattle Children’s Research Institute: Building Cure is the latest step in Seattle Children’s quest to revolutionize pediatric medicine and save the lives of more children. Located at Stewart Street and Terry Avenue in the heart of South Lake Union, Building Cure expands Seattle Children’s Research Institute to more than one million square feet.


As one of the nation’s top five pediatric research centers, Seattle Children’s Research Institute is dedicated to providing hope, care and cures to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible.