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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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 the 2016–17 rankings report, U.S. News & World Report ranks it #4 amongst 200 pediatric hospitals in the nation for eight 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 2016–2017 edition of U.S. News & World Report recognized Texas Children's Hospital as among the top 5 children's hospitals in the United States.[4] It is designated on the U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll,[5] which is reserved to those hospitals that rank in all 10 subspecialties surveyed.[5] Texas Children’s Hospital is 1 of 10 hospitals on the Honor Roll for 2016–2017.[5]

Texas Children's national rankings for each subspecialty area for 2016–2017 are:

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

Notable people[edit]


  • Ralph Feigin, M.D. – Physician-in-Chief, 1977–2008, Texas Children's Hospital[7]
  • 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)[8]



  • 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[11]


  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 Announces the 2016 – 2017 Best Children's Hospitals". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved 8 November 2016. 
  5. ^ a b c U.S. News & World Report Best Children's Hospital's Honor Roll Retrieved 11-08-2016
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Texas Children's Hospital 2016–17 US News Overview". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved 8 November 2016. 
  7. ^ Texas Medical Center News Remembering Ralph Feigin Retrieved 11-05-2009
  8. ^ Houston Chronicle [1] Retrieved 04-11-2014
  9. ^ "Dr. David Poplack Biography". Texas Children's Cancer Center. 
  10. ^ Hall, Robert J. (2007). "The "Father of Modern Interventional Pediatric Cardiology" retires". Texas Heart Institute Journal. 34 (1): 1–2. PMC 1847919Freely accessible. PMID 17420783. 
  11. ^ 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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