Texas Children's Hospital - 100 Great Hospitals in America | 2014

Texas Children's Hospital (Houston). When Texas Children's Hospital opened its doors in 1954 after several years of planning, it was one of the most progressive pediatric-based hospitals at the time. Texas Children's started as a three-story, 106-bed facility and has bloomed into a 595-bed children's research center with more than 5,300 employees. 

Texas-Childrens-Hospital-factsU.S. News & World Report and Parents magazine have consistently ranked Texas Children's as one of the top children's hospitals in the country. In 2013-14, the hospital ranked fourth overall on the U.S. News Best Children's Hospitals Honor Roll, and the publication named it a top 10 hospital for pulmonology, cardiology, gastroenterology, nephrology, neurology/neurosurgery and cancer.

Within the past year, the Magnet-designated Texas Children's opened a facility for women and children on Medicaid, established a pediatric robotic surgery program and created a research center for immunodeficiency research. This past fall, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives presented Texas Children's with the 2013 Transformational Leadership Award for the hospital's data-driven approach to improving healthcare.

One of the most famous medical marvels that occurred at Texas Children's was David Vetter, a boy who suffered from an immune deficiency and was placed in a special bubble at the hospital in 1971, which led to major contributions toward the study of pediatric immune system disorders.


Photo Credit: Allen S. Kramer, Texas Children’s Hospital

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