Children's Medical Center Dallas
|Children's Medical Center Dallas|
|Location||Dallas, Texas, United States|
|Affiliated university||University of Texas Southwestern Medical School|
|Lists||Hospitals in Texas|
Children's Medical Center Dallas is the main hospital campus of Children's Health, the only academic healthcare system in Dallas-Fort Worth dedicated solely to the comprehensive care of children from birth to age 18.
Children's Health started with just the Dallas location, but has grown to include Children's Medical Center Plano as well as several other specialty and pedicatric care centers located throughout North Texas.
Children's Medical Center Dallas is the fifth largest pediatric hospital in the country. It offers expertise in more than 50 pediatric specialties and the highest level of trauma care in North Texas as a Level 1 Trauma Center. Children's Medical Center Dallas provides care ranging from neonatal critical care to sports medicine, from trauma to eating disorders.
Children's Medical Center Dallas traces its origins to the summer of 1913, when a group of nurses organized an open-air clinic on the lawn of the old Parkland Hospital in Dallas. The nurses recognized that children received better care when it was focused only on them. In 1930, the Dallas Baby Camp grew into the Bradford Hospital for Babies, which merged with Children's Hospital of Texas and Richmond Freeman Memorial Clinic in 1948 to form what is now known as Children's Medical Center of Dallas. Children's Medical Center affiliated with UT Southwestern Medical Center in 1964. In 2014, Children's Medical Center expanded into Children's Health, a system dedicated to providing all types of care for children, as well as public education about health and wellness, across its several hospitals, specialty centers, and pediatric clinics throughout North Texas. 
Location and features
Located at 1935 Medical District Drive in the heart of Dallas, Children's Medical Center Dallas is licensed for 490 beds and recorded more than 450,000 patient encounters in 2014. The hospital features 16 large, technologically advanced operating rooms.
Rankings and recognition
- Named to U.S. News & World Report's list of the top pediatric hospitals in the country in the 2016-2017 "Best Children's Hospitals" survey. Children's Medical Center Dallas is ranked in ten of ten total specialties:
- #15 in cancer
- #12 in cardiology
- #25 in diabetes and endocrinology
- #7 in gastroenterology and GI surgery
- #34 in neonatology
- #11 in nephrology
- #18 in neurology and neurosurgery
- #6 in orthopedics - Best in Texas
- #22 in pulmonology
- #12 in urology