Seattle Children's opens expansion; including first cancer unit for teens, young adults


SEATTLE - Cancer and critical care patients were moved into Seattle Children’s Hospital’s Building Hope expansion Sunday.

The expansion includes the country’s first inpatient cancer unit dedicated to teens and young adults. 

According to officials with the hospital, Building Hope adds 330,000 square feet and 80 new beds to meet the demand for more space to treat the region's sickest children. 

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was also at the opening.

On Tuesday, a new emergency department in the expansion will open.

“This is an exciting moment in our history. This signifies a new chapter in the hospital's mission to care for all children who need us now, and into the future," said Lisa Brandenburg, president of Seattle Children’s Hospital.