Boston Children's Hospital

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Boston Children's Hospital is a pediatric hospital located in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. It is known for providing comprehensive health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age. Boston Children's Hospital is affiliated with Harvard Medical School and is considered one of the leading pediatric hospitals in the United States and the world.

History[edit | edit source]

Boston Children's Hospital was founded in 1869, making it one of the oldest pediatric hospitals in the United States. It was established with the mission to provide specialized medical care to children, a novel concept at the time. Over the years, the hospital has grown and evolved, becoming a pioneer in pediatric healthcare, research, and education.

Facilities and Services[edit | edit source]

The hospital boasts state-of-the-art facilities designed to cater to the unique healthcare needs of children. Its services range from general pediatric care to specialized treatments for rare and complex conditions. The hospital includes various departments such as Cardiology, Neurology, Oncology, and Orthopedics, among others. It also houses the world-renowned Boston Children's Heart Center and the Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center.

Research and Innovation[edit | edit source]

Boston Children's Hospital is at the forefront of pediatric research. It has a large research division working on groundbreaking studies in various fields of pediatric medicine. The hospital's researchers collaborate closely with Harvard Medical School, contributing to advancements in treatments and therapies for children. Their research efforts are focused on improving patient care and finding cures for pediatric diseases.

Education[edit | edit source]

As an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, Boston Children's Hospital plays a crucial role in educating the next generation of pediatric healthcare professionals. It offers a range of educational programs, including residencies, fellowships, and continuing medical education courses, designed to train physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers in pediatric care.

Awards and Recognition[edit | edit source]

Boston Children's Hospital has received numerous awards and recognitions for its excellence in pediatric healthcare, research, and education. It is consistently ranked as one of the top pediatric hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and other organizations.

Community Outreach[edit | edit source]

The hospital is committed to improving the health and well-being of children beyond its walls. Through various community outreach programs, Boston Children's Hospital provides health education, preventive services, and support to children and families in underserved communities.

Contact Information[edit | edit source]

Boston Children's Hospital 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 Phone: (617) 355-6000 Website: [Internal Link to Hospital's Website]


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