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


Dear Tom,


            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