SEATTLE, March 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seattle Children's has purchased and taken possession of the Center for Spiritual Living's campus, located at 58th and Sand Point Way. The sale occurred after the center, which is planning to relocate, approached Seattle Children's about the hospital's potential interest in making an offer. In honoring the covenant that is currently in place, Seattle Children's will use the existing facilities for staff and community classes, training and development.
The center's campus is located on 4.4 acres of land, and includes nearly 50,000 square feet of auditorium, classroom and meeting space, as well as 189 parking stalls that Seattle Children's currently uses.
"Given the close proximity of the center's campus to many of our existing sites, and the growth in our training programs we anticipate over the next few years, purchasing the property presents a tremendous opportunity for Seattle Children's," said Dr. Jeff Sperring, chief executive officer at Seattle Children's. "We look forward to using the space for the educational enrichment of our staff and the community."
While specific details are still being developed, Seattle Children's programs and classes that may be located at the center include the hospital's Nurse Residency Program, Learning and Simulation Center, CPR and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) classes.
"The sale of our campus to Seattle Children's is a perfect example of the greatest Good for all coming to fruition," said Center for Spiritual Living's Spiritual Director, Kathianne Lewis, DD. "The needs of our community have been shifting as Seattle has grown, it's been harder for our congregants to get here, and so our online presence and participation has experienced tremendous growth through Livestream and social media platforms. Center for Spiritual Living has had five homes and five Spiritual Directors in its nearly 100 years. We are excited to continue our legacy as a place for all people to find connection to the Divine, and look forward to exploring new ways to facilitate that connection in our changing world. Our greatest Good, and that of Seattle Children's is truly being served here."
The Center for Spiritual Living, nearing its 100th birthday, has called its current campus home for almost 25 years. As it determines where it will locate next, the center will lease the space back from Seattle Children's for up to 18 months. During this time, Seattle Children's will use the center for parking and conference space, and will install equipment needed to use the facility for training events and educational meetings.
About Seattle Children's
Seattle Children's mission is to provide hope, care and cures to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Together, Seattle Children's Hospital, Research Institute and Foundation deliver superior patient care, identify new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and raise funds to create better futures for patients.
Ranked as one of the top five children's hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle Children's serves as the pediatric and adolescent academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho – the largest region of any children's hospital in the country. As one of the nation's top five pediatric research centers, Seattle Children's Research Institute is internationally recognized for its work in neurosciences, immunology, cancer, infectious disease, injury prevention and much more. Seattle Children's Hospital and Research Foundation works with the Seattle Children's Guild Association, the largest all-volunteer fundraising network for any hospital in the country, to gather community support and raise funds for uncompensated care and research.
About the Center for Spiritual Living
Center for Spiritual Living teaches spiritual practices to live by and honors all paths to God. We recognize that all people are on a path to their own fulfillment and must be guided by their own inner voice. Our teachings facilitate the reawakening of each individual's awareness of the Higher Self, engaging in discovering and knowing the ultimate Oneness of Universal Life.
The teachings we offer are not in opposition to any religious tradition and seek to bring to light the thread of Truth that exists in all spiritual teachings. We offer practical and definite methods to create positive life changes through extensive and enriching Spiritual Study, a place for community, and opportunities for service.
We are a spiritual community of thriving individuals committed to making the world a better place. Ours is a place for healing, spiritual understanding and experiencing greater love, joy, and life expression.
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SOURCE Seattle Children's Hospital