Boston Children’s Hospital is dedicated to improving and advancing the health and well-being of children around the world through its life-changing work in clinical care, biomedical research, medical education and community engagement.
Boston Children's is ranked the number one pediatric hospital in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. It is home to the world's largest pediatric research enterprise, and it is the leading recipient of pediatric research funding from the National Institutes of Health. It is the primary pediatric teaching hospital for Harvard Medical School. Boston Children’s treats more children with rare diseases and complex conditions than any other hospital.
For over 150 years, Boston Children's Hospital has maintained the same vision: to advance pediatric care worldwide. Our four-part mission is to:
provide the highest quality of health care
lead the way in research and discovery
educate the next generation of leaders in health care
enhance the health and well-being of the children and families in our local community
With more than 40 clinical departments and 258 specialized clinical programs, Boston Children’s is one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States. We provide a complete range of health care services for children of all ages, and in some cases, we can offer fetal interventions and treatments for adults.
Boston Children’s Hospital is committed to better understanding and improving the experiences for our patients and families while at Boston Children’s. After a visit to Boston Children's you or your child might receive a survey by mail or email asking about your experience. Your feedback is important to us and helps us improve and provide the best care to all patients and families.
The Child HCAHPS survey is used by pediatric hospitals across the country. The data below shows how we do on the survey question “Would you recommend this hospital to your friends and family?” The data shown is a Top Box Score*. Top Box is the number of times we get the highest possible score on the survey question. In this case, it is the percent of times we received a "Definitely, yes" on whether someone would recommend Boston Children's.
Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, an integrated pediatric hematology and oncology program through Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children’s Hospital, provides – in one specialized program – all the services of both the #1 pediatric cancer and blood disease center and the #1 pediatric hospital. We also maintain close working relationships with Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and many other are hospitals in caring for our patients.