Texas Children's Hospital

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Coordinates: 29°42′28″N 95°24′06″W / 29.7077°N 95.4016°W / 29.7077; -95.4016

Texas Children's Hospital
Texas Children's Hospital Integrated Delivery System
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LocationTexas Medical Center, Houston, Texas, United States
Care systemNon-profit
Hospital typePediatric
Affiliated universityBaylor College of Medicine
Emergency departmentPediatric Emergency Center
ListsHospitals in Texas
Location marked as TCH
Location marked as TCH
Location within Texas Medical Center

Texas Children's Hospital is a pediatric hospital located in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas.

With 639 licensed beds and 465 beds in operation, it is the largest children's hospital in the United States and is affiliated with the Baylor College of Medicine as that institution's primary pediatric training site.[1]

U.S. News & World Report ranked Texas Children's Hospital #4 amongst 200 pediatric hospitals in the nation for nine consecutive years. [2]

It uses an enterprise data warehouse to monitor and report adherence to evidence-based guidelines and order sets on an ongoing basis.[3]

Rankings and recognition[edit]

The 2017–2018 edition of U.S. News & World Report recognized Texas Children's Hospital as among the top 4 children's hospitals in the United States.[2] It is designated on the U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll,[4] which is reserved to those hospitals that rank in all 10 subspecialties surveyed.[4] Texas Children’s Hospital is 1 of 10 hospitals on the Honor Roll for 2017–2018.[4]

Texas Children's national rankings for each subspecialty area for 2017–2018 are:

  • #4 Pediatric Cancer[5]
  • #1 Pediatric Cardiology & Heart Surgery[5]
  • #6 Pediatric Diabetes & Endocrinology[5]
  • #4 Pediatric Gastroenterology & GI Surgery[5]
  • #11 Neonatology[5]
  • #4 Pediatric Nephrology[5]
  • #4 Pediatric Neurology & Neurosurgery[5]
  • #16 Pediatric Orthopedics[5]
  • #2 Pediatric Pulmonology[5]
  • #6 Pediatric Urology[5]

Notable people[edit]


  • Ralph Feigin, M.D. – Physician-in-Chief, 1977–2008, Texas Children's Hospital[6]
  • Mark Kline, M.D. – Physician-in-Chief, 2008–Present, Texas Children's Hospital; Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine; President of the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative (BIPAI)[7]



  • David Vetter (1971–1984) – Severe Combined Immune Deficiency Syndrome (a.k.a., The Bubble Boy)
  • The Mata Twins (2014-present) - Formerly conjoined twins that underwent a 26 hour operation to be surgically separated[10]


  1. ^ "About Texas Children's Hospital". Retrieved 2007-10-12.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. News Announces the 2017 – 2018 Best Children's Hospitals". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Children's Hospital Employs Enterprise Data Warehouse To Support Multidisciplinary Improvement Teams, Leading to Higher Quality and Lower Costs". Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. 2013-10-09. Retrieved 2013-10-17.
  4. ^ a b c U.S. News & World Report Best Children's Hospital's Honor Roll, 2017-2018 Retrieved 06-28-2017
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Texas Children's Hospital 2017–18 US News Overview". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  6. ^ Texas Medical Center News Remembering Ralph Feigin Retrieved 11-05-2009
  7. ^ Houston Chronicle [1] Retrieved 04-11-2014
  8. ^ "Dr. David Poplack Biography". Texas Children's Cancer Center.
  9. ^ Hall, Robert J. (2007). "The "Father of Modern Interventional Pediatric Cardiology" retires". Texas Heart Institute Journal. 34 (1): 1–2. PMC 1847919. PMID 17420783.
  10. ^ A. Palowski (17 Feb 2016). "Formerly conjoined twins thrive one year after epic surgery". today.com. The Today Show. Retrieved 18 May 2017.

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