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is a private, not-for-profit institution that is over 80-years old. It is the only Dallas healthcare facility that deals exclusively with a variety of diseases and disorders among children from birth to age 18. The center is licensed for 348 beds, including a 52-bed pediatric intensive care. The hospital has more than 50 outpatient clinics. It is ranked one of the nation's best pediatric hospitals. 

The hospital is a referral hospital, meaning all patients come to Children's through their own physician.  The state-of-the-art facility comprises a dynamic emergency center, a 26-bed pediatric ICU, and maintains nearly 50 specialty clinics and programs.  The atmosphere is child-friendly throughout, from the colorful furniture and interiors, to the child-like shapes trimming the walls, to the red wagons used for patient transport, to an unbelievable train system that everyone must see.

The Emergency Department is the highest volume pediatric emergency treatment facility in the nation.  It provides urgent and emergent care for over 110,000 patients per year in a total of 61 patient beds.  The Emergent Care section sees 60,000 patients annually and has a 20% admissions rate. It is the pediatric trauma center for Dallas County.  Services provided include:

  • eight (8) bed urgent care center

  • four (4) bed referral care center

  • six (6) bed "23 hour observation unit"

  • seven (7) bed asthma treatment center

  • three (3) dedicated critical care/trauma resuscitation rooms

  • a specialized biohazard decontamination area

  • a multipurpose sub-specialty room

  • advanced radiology technology including:  portable ultrasound, digital Picture Archiving Communication System (PACS) and a mobile fluoroscopic c-arm 

Attending physicians support for the emergency center is provided by full-time and clinical faculty of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas.  Pediatric Emergency training is provided for emergency medicine, family practice, and pediatric residency training programs.  A fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine provides training for three (3) fellows per year. 

Pediatric research center
Children's is one of only 14 national pediatric research centers sanctioned by the National Institutes of Health. Faculty members of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas are members of the Children's medical staff. They conduct research that is instrumental in developing treatments, therapies and greater understanding of pediatric diseases. This research is nationally recognized for programs devoted to cancer, cardiothoracic, neonatology, kidney disease, infectious disease, pharmacology, sickle cell disease and psychiatry.


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