Mission: To create a healthier future for children and women throughout our global community by leading in patient care, education and research.
Programs: Patient care: texas children's hospital is an internationally recognized full-care pediatric hospital operating two campuses in the houston area, the largest of which is located in the texas medical center. One of the largest pediatric hospitals in the united states, the hospital is consistently ranked as the best children's hospital in texas, and among the top in the nation. Texas children's has garnered widespread recognition for its expertise and breakthroughs in pediatric and women's health. The hospital includes the jan and dan duncan neurological research institute; the feigin center for pediatric research; texas children's pavilion for women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology hospital focusing on high-risk births; texas children's hospital west campus, a community hospital in suburban west houston; and texas children's hospital the woodlands, a second community hospital planned to open in 2017. The organization also created the nations' first hmo for children, has the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that's channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas children's hospital is affiliated with baylor college of medicine. Texas children's pavilion for women offers a full spectrum gynelogical and maternal and fetal medicine services, including an array of fetal diagnostic procedures and highly specialized fetal surgeries, three private ob/gyn practices, the family fertility center, the menopause center and the women's place - center for reproductive psychiatry. During the year the hospital overall operated 605 inpatient beds and more than 26 ambulatory specialty clinics, supported by an award-winning medical staff consisting of more than 1,120 board-certified pediatric subspecialists, obstetricians and gynecologists, adult subspecialists and dentists and a dedicated and highly skilled nursing and support staff of more than 7,499. In 2014, the pavilion performed approximately 5,372 deliveries and exceeded 157,240 outpatient clinic visits.
research: texas children's/baylor researchers at the feigin center, the jan and dan duncan neurological research institute and the children's nutrition research center are conducting some of the most innovative ongoing research in a variety of areas from pediatric cardiology to infectious diseases, nutrition, vaccines and pediatric neurology and neurogenetics. During 2014, texas children's invested in more than $78 million in over 2,000 clinical, basic and translational research projects, exploring a wide range of children's and women's health issues. In addition, the hospital continued its strategic focus on the growth and success of all texas children's research endeavors through enhanced infrastructure, such as the expansion of the jan and dan duncan neurological research institute where investigators can access cutting edge imaging modalities, such as two-photon microscopy, and state-of-the-art neurophysiology and behavioral science core resources.
education: the hospital serves as the primary pediatric teaching facility for baylor college of medicine (their long-term academic partner). In addition, the texas children's pavilion for women is one of the premier private training hospitals for baylor college of medicine's department of obstetrics and gynecology. The close affiliation between the institutions extends throughout texas children's operations, baylor faculty including service chiefs, medical directors and staff physicians across the hospital's 60 sub-specialty care offerings. During the fiscal year ended september 30, 2014, the hospital invested more than $35 million in the training of over 1,044 trainees in 71 training programs rotating at texas children's. Baylor and texas children's have a proven track record recruiting transformative physician-scientists and one of the strongest pediatric residency programs in the country. Baylor's pediatric residency program is the largest training ground for pediatrics and one of the most competitive in the country. More than 2,000 students apply each year from the top medical schools around the country.