Texas Children's Hospital

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This article is about Texas Children's Hospital. For other similarly named hospitals, see Children's Hospital (disambiguation).

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
Texas Childrens Hospital Houston at Night.jpg
Location Texas Medical Center, Houston, Texas, United States
Care system Non-profit
Hospital type Pediatric
Affiliated university Baylor College of Medicine
Emergency department Pediatric Emergency Center
Beds 592
Founded 1954
Website http://www.texaschildrens.org/
Lists Hospitals 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]

As of 2011, U.S. News & World Report ranks it #4 amongst the pediatric hospitals in the nation.[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]

In 2011-12 U.S. News & World Report ranked Texas Children's Hospital among the top children's hospitals nationwide. 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.

The programs were rated as follows:

  • #2 Respiratory Disorders[5]
  • #3 Cardiology and Heart Surgery[6]
  • #4 Cancer Texas Children's Cancer Center is ranked the #1 pediatric cancer center in Texas and the #4 in the nation[7]
  • #4 pulmonology [8]
  • #4 Gastroenterology[9]
  • #4 Neurology and Neurosurgery[10]
  • #5 Nephrology (Kidney Disorders)[11]
  • #5 Neonatal Care[12]
  • #8 Urology[13]
  • #10 Diabetes and Endocrine Disorders[14]
  • #15 Orthopedics.[15]

Notable people[edit]


  • Ralph Feigin, M.D. — Physician-in-Chief, 1977–2008, Texas Children's Hospital[16]
  • 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)[17]



  • David Vetter (1971–1984) - Severe Combined Immune Deficiency Syndrome (a.k.a. The Bubble Boy)


  1. ^ "About Texas Children's Hospital". Retrieved 2007-10-12. 
  2. ^ "Best Hospitals 2007 Specialty Search: Pediatrics". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved 2011-05-17. 
  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. ^ U.S. News & World Report Best Children's Hospital's Honor Roll Retrieved 06-02-2011
  5. ^ "U.S. News & World Report" Best Children's Respiratory Disorders Hospitals Retrieved 11-05-2009
  6. ^ "U.S. News & World Report" Best Children's Cardiology & Heart Surgery Hospitals Retrieved 06-02-2011
  7. ^ "U.S. News & World Report Texas Children's Hospital Rankings . Retrieved 06-02-2011
  8. ^ "U.S. News & World Report" Best Children's Pulmonology Hospitals Retrieved 06-02-2011
  9. ^ "U.S. News & World Report" Best Children's Gastroenterology Hospitals Retrieved 06-02-2011
  10. ^ "U.S. News & World Report" Best Children's Neurology & Neurosurgery Hospitals Retrieved 06-02-2011
  11. ^ "U.S. News & World Report" Best Children's Nephrology Hospitals Retrieved 06-02-2011
  12. ^ "U.S. News & World Report" Best Children's Neonatal Hospitals Retrieved 06-02-2011
  13. ^ "U.S. News & World Report" Best Children's Urology Hospitals Retrieved 06-02-2011
  14. ^ "U.S. News & World Report" Best Children's Diabetes & Endocrine Disorder Hospitals Retrieved 06-02-2011
  15. ^ "U.S. News & World Report" Best Children's Orthopedics Hospitals Retrieved 06-02-2011
  16. ^ Texas Medical Center News Remembering Ralph Feigin Retrieved 11-05-2009
  17. ^ Houston Chronicle [1] Retrieved 04-11-2014
  18. ^ "Dr. David Poplack Biography". Texas Children's Cancer Center. 
  19. ^ Hall, Robert J. (2007). "The “Father of Modern Interventional Pediatric Cardiology” retires". Texas Heart Institute Journal 34 (1): 1–2. Retrieved April 25, 2015. 

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