Phoenix Children's Hospital

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Phoenix Children's Hospital
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Phoenix Children's Hospital
Location1919 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Coordinates33°28′44″N 112°02′30″W / 33.478909°N 112.041576°W / 33.478909; -112.041576Coordinates: 33°28′44″N 112°02′30″W / 33.478909°N 112.041576°W / 33.478909; -112.041576
Care systemPrivate
Hospital typeSpecialized
Emergency departmentLevel I Regional Pediatric Trauma Center
Beds433 licensed beds
ListsHospitals in Arizona

Phoenix Children’s Hospital is a 433-bed, freestanding children’s hospital located in Phoenix, Arizona that provides specialty pediatric services in inpatient, outpatient, emergency, trauma, and urgent care. Specialty and urgent care centers are located in Mesa, Scottsdale, Glendale, Avondale with additional specialty care services in Chandler, Gilbert, Tucson, Yuma and Flagstaff.

It is affiliated with the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix, providing the pediatric training for medical students there. Phoenix Children's partners with Maricopa Integrated Health System for a 3-year pediatric residency training program.


In 2013, Modern Healthcare listed Phoenix Children’s as one of the largest children's hospitals in the country.[1] Phoenix Children's employs more than 220 pediatric specialists with more than 1,000 pediatric specialists on its Medical Staff and more than 1,000 FTEs on its nursing staff. This represents the largest pediatric group in the state of Arizona. The hospital also works in collaboration with Dignity Health and Mayo Clinic to provide more robust care in specialties related to cardiology, neurology, hematology/oncology and organ transplant.

The hospital has six Centers of Excellence:

  • Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s Hospital
  • Phoenix Children’s Heart Center
  • Center for Pediatric Orthopaedics
  • Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
  • Level One Pediatric Trauma Center[2]
  • Neonatal Intensive Care

Phoenix Children's is rated by U.S. News and World Report as a Best Children's Hospital and is ranked in all 10 specialties listed by the report.[3] It is also one of the Leapfrog group's Top Children's Hospitals[4] and a recipient of the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval[5]


Phoenix Children's Hospital was founded in 1983 as an independent children's hospital within Good Samaritan Hospital. It operated there for nearly 20 years.

2002: Phoenix Children's opened as a freestanding specialized pediatric hospital in May 2002.

2008: Specialty and urgent care centers in the East Valley and Northwest Valley.

2011: The current, 11-story tower is opened as the centerpiece of a 37-acre campus including the original East Building, two medical office buildings, a Central Energy Plant, three parking structures, an administration building and a Ronald McDonald House.

2016: Phoenix Children's is designated by the Arizona Department of Health Services as the only pediatric Advanced Life Support (ALS) Base Hospital in the state.[6]

2017: Phoenix Children's opened a new 42,300 square foot, 75 room Emergency Department and 9 bay Level 1 Trauma facility.


Children’s Healthcare of Arizona, Inc., an Arizona 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, is the parent holding corporation for the majority voting member interest in Phoenix Children’s Hospital. It manages the majority voting member interest in Phoenix Children’s Hospital and provides strategic planning, policy and oversight functions.

Phoenix Children’s is also an independent, Arizona 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, governed by a community board of directors.

Robert L. Meyer has served as president and CEO since 2002. He provides leadership over the organization’s three major divisions:

  • Phoenix Children’s Medical Group, Daniel J. Ostlie, MD, Surgeon In Chief
  • Phoenix Children's Hospital, Betsy Kuzas, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
  • Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation, Steve Schnall, Sr. Vice President and Chief Development Officer


  1. ^ Molly Gamble (November 13, 2013). "25 Largest Children's Hospitals in America — 2013". Becker's Hospital Review. Retrieved July 18, 2014.
  2. ^ "Trauma Centers". 2014-02-05. Retrieved 2015-08-26.
  3. ^ "Phoenix Children's Hospital". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved March 22, 2017.
  4. ^ "The Leapfrog Group Names 2013 Top Hospitals". Archived from the original on June 26, 2014. Retrieved July 18, 2014.
  5. ^ "Quality Report". The Joint Commission. Retrieved July 18, 2014.
  6. ^ [1][dead link]

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