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 ten consecutive years and #3 in 2019-20.[2]

It uses an enterprise data warehouse to monitor and report adherence to evidence-based guidelines and order sets on an ongoing basis.[3][4]

Rankings and recognition[edit]

The 2019–2020 edition of U.S. News & World Report recognized Texas Children's Hospital as among the top 3 children's hospitals in the United States.[2] Texas Children’s Hospital is 1 of 10 hospitals designated on the U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll,[2] which is reserved to those hospitals that rank in all 10 subspecialties surveyed.[2]

Texas Children's national rankings for each subspecialty area for 2019–2020 are:

  • #3 Pediatric Cancer[4]
  • #1 Pediatric Cardiology & Heart Surgery[4]
  • #8 Pediatric Diabetes & Endocrinology[4]
  • #2 Pediatric Gastroenterology & GI Surgery[4]
  • #7 Neonatology[4]
  • #2 Pediatric Nephrology[4]
  • #3 Pediatric Neurology & Neurosurgery[4]
  • #10 Pediatric Orthopedics[4]
  • #1 Pediatric Pulmonology and Lung Surgery[4]
  • #6 Pediatric Urology[4]

Notable people[edit]


  • Ralph Feigin, M.D. – Physician-in-Chief, 1977–2008, Texas Children's Hospital[5]
  • 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)[6]



  • 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[9]


  1. ^ "About Texas Children's Hospital". Retrieved 2007-10-12.
  2. ^ a b c d "Best Children's Hospitals 2018-19: Honor Roll and Overview". U.S. News & World Report. 26 Jun 2018. Retrieved 1 Apr 2019.
  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 d e f g h i j k "Texas Children's Hospital 2019–20 US News Overview". U.S. News & World Report. 17 June 2019. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  5. ^ Texas Medical Center News Remembering Ralph Feigin Retrieved 11-05-2009
  6. ^ Houston Chronicle [1] Retrieved 04-11-2014
  7. ^ "Biography of David G. Poplack, MD". Texas Children's Hospital. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  8. ^ Hall, Robert J. (2007). "The "Father of Modern Interventional Pediatric Cardiology" retires". Texas Heart Institute Journal. 34 (1): 1–2. PMC 1847919. PMID 17420783.
  9. ^ 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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