PROFILE: Children’s Hospital Boston

30 May

Children’s Hospital Boston

Who are they?

Children’s Hospital Boston is known worldwide for its current and historical achievements. From surgical innovations performed by doctors to the discovery of new treatments by researchers, the hospital continues its excellence in providing the proper care and attention to all of its patients. To preserve our history, we believe it is essential to pass on our legacy of achievements to our patients and families.

Today, Children’s Hospital Boston continues to invest in its future, by furthering its advancement in care and research with help from its highly skilled doctors and notable researchers.

Children’s Hospital Boston ranks first in more specialties than any other children’s hospital in the nation according to the 2010-11 edition of Best Children’s Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Children’s has been ranked first in Heart and Heart Surgery, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Urology, and Kidney Disorders.

Children’s Hospital Boston is one of only two hospitals to rank in the top five in all 10 specialties. Children’s Hospital Boston ranks: second in Cancer, Urology, Diabetes and Endocrine Disorders; third in Digestive Disorders and Neonatal Care; fourth in Respiratory Disorders; and fifth in Kidney Disorders.

Children’s is the primary pediatric teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, at which most of our physicians hold faculty appointments.

What do they do?
Children’s Hospital Boston is a 392-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Children’s offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age. (Our Advanced Fetal Care Center can begin interventions at 15 weeks gestation, and in some situations, we treat adults.)

Children’s records approximately 25,000 inpatient admissions each year, and our 225 specialized clinical programs schedule more than 524,700 visits annually. Additionally, the hospital performs 25,000 surgical procedures and 200,000 radiological examinations every year.

Children’s is also home to the world’s largest research enterprise based at a pediatric medical center. Since 1869, our discoveries have benefited both children and adults. More than 1,100 scientists, including nine members of the National Academy of Sciences, 12 on-staff members of the Institute of Medicine and 13 members of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, comprise Children’s research community. Our current initiatives have attracted a record $225 million in annual funding, including more federal funding than is awarded to any other pediatric facility.


Contact the Children’s Hospital Boston
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 355-6000



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