Making a world of difference in pediatric emergency care


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ER reimagination

The Emergency Room (ER) at Children’s Medical Center Dallas, the flagship hospital at Children’s Health℠, has become one of the busiest pediatric ERs in the nation with around 122,000 visits yearly and as many as 400 children seen daily.

We’re undergoing a complete overhaul to allow us to serve more children, enhance operational efficiencies and reimagine the ER experience for everyone – patients, families and team members alike.

With a $30,000,000 fundraising goal, your support is critical in helping us make this new space a reality.

Through the Years

A commitment to providing specialized emergency care

When Children’s Health was founded in 1913 as the Dallas Baby Camp, we operated to provide ill babies in our community with the health resources and care they needed immediately.

In 1967, Children’s Health opened the Emergency Department to accommodate 35,000 patient visits annually. Then, North Texas had a population of around 570,000, which has grown to more than 7 million people today.

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Only pediatric Level I Trauma Center in North Texas

Children's Health Level 1 Trauma Center logo Children’s Health receives the most critical patients in the area and treatment ranges significantly from asthma attacks to traumatic injuries. Our multidisciplinary team is specially trained in pediatrics to manage any severe or life-threating injury a child may face – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

As the only pediatric Level I Trauma Center in the area and continual increases in ER use, we are often at capacity. Expansion and modernization are necessary to keep up with the ever-growing needs of our community.

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Changes that make a difference

We must be ready to care for the children of tomorrow and the increasingly complex cases – from trauma to mental health

Our new ER will be completely modernized into two stories with an easily accessible, street-level entrance. In addition, the interior will be completely redesigned with the patient and family in mind. As the renovations progress over the next several years in three phases, patient rooms will be larger, private and have state-of-the-art medical technology and equipment.

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Join our crew

As a private, non-for-profit pediatric health system, we are seeking visionary philanthropic partners to reach our fundraising goal of $30 million. Below are a few generous supporters who’ve made transformative gifts toward the ER reimagination:

  • The Carpenter Family
  • Dallas Southwest Osteopathic Physicians, Inc.
  • The Hartland & Mackie Family Foundation
  • Hoblitzelle Foundation
  • Jordan Family Foundation
  • Katy and Kyle Miller
  • Mr. and Mrs. John F. Scovell
  • The Shelby Family
  • Women's Auxiliary to Children's Medical Center Dallas

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