Laurelhurst Community Club
Serving 2800 Households and Businesses in Seattle’s Laurelhurst Neighborhood
April 23, 2007
Dr. Tom Hansen
President and Chief Executive Officer
Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center
P.O. Box 5371
Seattle, WA 98105-0371
RE: Expansion at Children’s Hospital
The Laurelhurst Community Club Board of Trustees was very disappointed to receive information this morning from Desiree Leigh regarding meetings that you have planned on your own with our neighbors regarding your proposed expansion. After we recently met for coffee, it was my impression that the Community Club, Children’s and the Department of Neighborhoods would work collaboratively in educating neighbors about your proposed expansion, the master planning process and how neighbors can become involved. Because of the divisiveness and lack of trust of Children’s Hospital that resulted from the last master planning process, we believe that the process will be more successful if we all work together.
If you are unwilling to work together as we discussed at our meeting last week, please let me know right away. Thank you.
Jeannie Hale, President
3425 West Laurelhurst Drive NE
Seattle, Washington 98105
206-525-5135 / fax 206-525-9631
cc: Suzanne Petersen, Desiree Leigh, Children’s Hospital; Steve Sheppard, Department of Neighborhoods