Seattle Children’s newly renovated Sand Point Clinic (formerly the Hartmann building, located immediately across the street from the hospital building) re-opened Oct. 23. The exterior of the building looks much the same, but the interior has been completely reconstructed to modernize the mechanical systems, improve the building’s efficiency and accommodate new clinical and administrative space.

Orthotics and Prosthetics, which used the building prior to renovation, has already moved back in and resumed seeing patients. The Endocrinology and Diabetes program will move in the first week of January. The building is better configured for the program’s new focus on providing education to newly diagnosed diabetes patients whenever possible in an outpatient setting rather than inpatient setting. Seattle Children’s has also updated its referral instructions for referring providers for the Diabetes program to require additional lab/test results before referring a newly diagnosed diabetes patient.