Children's Medical Center is private, not-for-profit, and is the seventh largest pediatric healthcare provider in the nation. As the only academic healthcare facility in North Texas dedicated exclusively to the comprehensive care of children from birth to age 18, Children's provides patient care ranging from simple eye exams to specialized treatment in areas such as heart disease, hematology-oncology and cystic fibrosis. In addition, Children's is a major pediatric kidney, liver, intestine, heart and bone marrow transplant center. As the primary pediatric teaching facility for The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, the medical staff at Children's conducts research that is instrumental in developing treatments, therapies, and greater understanding of pediatric diseases.
The Children's system is licensed for 559 beds and has more than 50 subspecialty programs spanning two campuses — the main hospital in Dallas and a second full-service hospital in Plano. The Dallas hospital was the first pediatric hospital in Dallas designated as a Level I trauma center. Combined, the two facilities served more than 528,000 patient visits annually.
Children's enjoys a stellar reputation as one of the finest pediatric facilities in the United States. Children's is accredited by the Joint Commission, and is a Magnet designated facility, the highest national recognition granted to a hospital or medical center for nursing excellence. In addition, U.S.News & World Report has named Children's as one of the nation's top pediatric providers. – less