The story of Children’s Health℠ — the ways in which it has transformed the lives of children—is revealed in its annual reports. Of course you’ll find news about statistics, accomplishments, and honors. But more important, these reports tell the stories of the young patients whose lives are entrusted to us and showcase the efforts of the doctors, nurses, and other providers who work together each day to ensure that we fulfill our mission to make life better for kids. They—the patients and the extraordinary providers who treat them—are the face of Children’s Health, and their stories reveal why we are one of the leading pediatric hospitals in the nation.
The Children’s Health family grew in 2015 as well with the acquisition of Our Children’s House, a 54-bed hospital and network of nine pediatric specialty care centers that provides highly specialized and transitional care to children with special needs. Additionally, we celebrated the opening of the Children's Health Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine at Children’s Medical Center Plano.
Other significant accomplishments in 2015 included the recognition as a "Most Connected Hospital" by U.S. News & World Report and earning a place among Information Week's "Elite 100" for our TeleNICU, a telemedicine program that connects patients in remote locations to our Level IV neonatal care.
In 2015, we saw significant program growth and key milestones:
- Acquisition of Our Children’s House, a 54-bed hospital and network of nine pediatric specialty care centers
- Children’s Health Pediatric Group surpassed one million patient visits
- Launched the nation’s first comprehensive pediatric remote patient monitoring program
- Children’s Health Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine opened at Children’s Medical Center Plano
- Cared for more than 280,000 patients with nearly 850,000 encounters
- Logged 164,335 patient visits in our Emergency Departments in Dallas and Plano
View the 2015 Annual Report, composed every two years.
Drawing On Experience - Defining Our Future
Growth from success just comes with the territory when you’re the only pediatric hospital in North Texas nationally ranked in all 10 specialties by U.S. News & World Report; the primary pediatric teaching facility for the esteemed UT Southwestern Medical School; and recognized as a National Top Workplace by your own employees.
From a half-million people at the start of the 20th century to 6.4 million people today, Dallas – Fort Worth is the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the country. How fitting – and yet what a formidable challenge – that the third fastest-growing area in the United States is the community we serve at Children’s Health.
In 2012 – 2013, we saw significant program growth:
- Recruited 120 new staff, including physicians, clinicians and nurse practitioners
- Trained more than 1,450 residents, fellows and medical students
- Cared for more than 213,000 patients with 677,000 visits
- Logged 173,225 patient visits in our Emergency Departments in Dallas and Plano
- Expanded the Children’s Health Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern, a unique $150 million venture to pursue research with the potential to change scientific fields and the way disease is treated
2010 and Prior Report
Saving Lifetimes Children's Health 2010 Annual Report
In 2010, 25,853 surgeries were performed at Children’s Health by 59 surgeons supported by 50 anesthesiologists, 171 surgery nurses, and 31 surgical technicians. But these numbers only begin to tell the story of the children who had highly successful operations at our not-for-profit hospital that year. Many of the surgeries were life- saving. All were life-changing. In this report, you’ll learn why Children’s Health is able to perform operations and procedures that other hospitals are not, and you’ll meet several patients who had surgery in 2010 and benefited from our unique capabilities—from a 3-year old boy whose amputated toe was replaced by a thumb to a young school football player felled by a blood clot that caused a stroke. Each has experienced a transformation that reflects our commitment to making life better for children.
The renowned surgeons and caring staff at Children’s Health are uniquely skilled and prepared with the most up-to-date technology and tools to treat the issues facing children and their families — from cancer to liver transplants to repairing the tiny hearts of premature newborns. Children’s Health, ranked among the best pediatric hospitals in the country, is affiliated with UT Southwestern Medical Center, one of the nation’s best academic medical centers and one of the most prolific research institutions in the world. That means the experience among our surgeons is vast, and leads to success in the most complex cases. 2010 Annual Report
In these previous annual reports, you’ll find additional stories and learn more about what it takes—and the difference it makes—to be one of the leading pediatric hospitals in the nation: