Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children's Hospital

Infobox Hospital
Name = Texas Children's Hospital
Org/Group = Texas Children's Hospital Integrated Delivery System

Caption =

Location = Texas Medical Center
Region = Houston
State = Texas
Country = US
HealthCare = Non-profit
Type = Pediatric
Standards =
Emergency = Pediatric Emergency Center
Affiliation= Baylor College of Medicine
Beds = 456
Founded = 1954
Closed =
Website = http://www.texaschildrenshospital.org/default.aspx
Wiki-Links = |

Texas Children's Hospital is an internationally recognized pediatric hospital located in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas.

With 639 licensed beds and 465 beds in operation, Texas Children's is the largest children's hospital in the United States and is affiliated with the Baylor College of Medicine as that institution's primary pediatric training sitecite web|url=http://www.texaschildrenshospital.org/allabout/default.aspx |title=About Texas Children’s Hospital |accessdate=2007-10-12 ] .

Texas Children's has garnered widespread recognition for its expertise and breakthrough developments in the treatment of pediatric cancer, diabetes, asthma, HIV, premature birth, attention-related disorders, organ transplants and cardiogenic disorders. As of 2007, U.S. News & World Report ranks Texas Children's Hospital #6 amongst the pediatric hospitals in the nation [cite news | first= | last= | coauthors= | title=Best Hospitals 2007 Specialty Search: Pediatrics | date= | publisher=U.S News & World Report | url =http://health.usnews.com/usnews/health/best-hospitals/search.php?spec=ihqpeds& | work = | pages = | accessdate = 2007-10-12 | language = ] .

More than [http://www.texaschildrenshospital.org/carecenters/directory.aspx 42 pediatric subspecialties] are available to patients at Texas Children's.

The hospital's medical staff includes more than 1,580 board-certified, primary-care physicians, pediatric subspecialists, pediatric surgeons and dentists. In 2003, Texas Children's more than 1,000 highly skilled nurses achieved national Magnet Recognition, one of the highest honors in nursing. Only 1 % of hospitals in the nation receive this distinction.

Since opening its doors in 1954 under Physician-in-Chief Russell Blattner, Texas Children's Hospital has cared for more than 1 million children from every corner of the world in a family-centered environment. (The hospital is ranked among the top five pediatric hospitals nationwide by Child magazine and U.S. News & World Report.)

Texas Children's Hospital is dedicated to a community of healthy children by providing the finest possible pediatric patient care, education and research.


External links

* [http://www.texaschildrenshospital.org/cancer Texas Children’s Cancer Center and Hematology Service]
* [http://www.texaschildrenshospital.org/carecenters/FetalSurgery/Default.aspx Texas Children's Fetal Center]
* [http://www.texaschildrenshospital.org/carecenters/heart/default.aspx Texas Children's Heart Center]
* [http://www.texaschildrenshospital.org/carecenters/GINutrition/InflammatoryBowel/Default.aspx Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center]
* [http://www.texaschildrenshospital.org/carecenters/Lung_Transplant/Default.aspx Texas Children's Pediatric Lung Transplant Program]
* [http://www.texaschildrenshospital.org/carecenters/Neuro/Neurology/Default.aspx Blue Bird Circle Clinic for Pediatric Neurology at Texas Children’s Hospital]
* [http://www.texaschildrenshospital.org/carecenters/newborn/default.aspx Texas Children’s Newborn Center]
* [http://www.texaschildrenshospital.org/carecenters/Renal/Default.aspx Texas Children’s Renal Center]

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