Children's Hospital of Michigan
|This article relies on references to primary sources. (November 2008)|
|Children’s Hospital of Michigan|
|Detroit Medical Center|
|Location||Detroit, Michigan, United States|
|Lists||Hospitals in Michigan|
Children’s Hospital of Michigan (CHM) is a hospital located in Detroit, Michigan. It is part of the Detroit Medical Center. It is an international provider of pediatric neurology, neurosurgery, cardiology, oncology and diagnostic services including Positron Emission Tomography and MRI. It is the only freestanding pediatric Level One Trauma Center in Michigan.
Children’s Hospital of Michigan was founded in 1886 with a financial gift from whisky entrepreneur Hiram Walker. It was further endowed in the 1930s with a one million dollar gift from U.S. Senator James Couzens.
Clinical specialties 
The hospital offers a wide variety of clinical specialties, including: Autism, Burn Care, Cardiac Services, Cleft Palate/ Craniofacial Surgery, Communication Disorders, Critical Care, Dentistry/Oral Surgery, Dermatology, Ear, Nose and Throat, Emergency Care, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Genetic Disorders, Hematology and Oncology, Imaging Services, Immunology, Rheumatology and Allergy, Infectious Disease, Intensive Care, Myeleomeningocele Care, Neonatal/ Perinatal Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Pediatric Surgery, Pharmacology/ Toxicology, Physical Medicine/ Rehabilitation, Reconstructive Surgery, Poison Control Center, Psychiatry/Psychology and Pulmonary Medicine.
Children’s is one of 10 centers nationally testing new drugs to treat spinal muscular atrophy, a rare degenerative problem that affects the spinal cord and nerves, resulting in muscle wasting and weakness. It houses the first pediatric cardiac catheterization laboratory of its kind in North America. Doctors at Children’s Hospital performed the first successful advanced computer-assisted robot-enhanced surgical procedure at a children’s hospital in the U.S. CHM cardiovascular surgeons performed the first pediatric heart transplant in Southeast Michigan. CHM is the only pediatric institution in the world with its own Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Center. Positron Emission Tomography is a type of nuclear medicine procedure that measures metabolic activity of the cells of body tissues. Children’s Hospital performed the first successful pediatric bone marrow transplant in Michigan.
Children’s Hospital of Michigan in, 2008 received, American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) MAGNET Recognition designated for nursing excellence. Children’s Hospital is the only children’s hospital in Michigan with this award.
Children’s is in the Leapfrog Group’s 2008 Top Hospital list for patient quality and safety. The Leapfrog group identified 33 hospitals, (26 adult and 7 pediatric) which have achieved the highest level for quality and safety practices. The Leapfrog Group rankings are based on a survey conducted at 1,220 hospitals across the U.S..