About

Life-changing care. World-changing research.

Children's Hospital Boston is a 397-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 22,600 inpatient admissions each year, and our 204 specialized clinical programs care for more than 527,500 patients annually. Additionally, the hospital performs 23,000 surgical procedures and 170,000 radiological examinations every year.

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

1. Provide the highest quality health care

2. Be the leading source of research and discovery

3. Educate the next generation of leaders in child health

4. Enhance the health and well-being of the children and families in our local community