Facts and Figures
Children’s Health℠ is the leading pediatric health care system in North Texas, the eighth largest pediatric health care provider in the nation, and the second busiest in terms of admissions and pediatric Emergency Department visits.
A private, not-for-profit organization, Children’s Health is anchored by two full-service and one specialty hospital. In addition, the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern performs transformative biomedical research with a dedicated team of world-class researchers. The system also includes multiple specialty centers, 17 Pediatric Group practices and a telemedicine network, as well as home health and physician services.
As a health care system, the Children’s Health mission is to make life better for children, from daily wellness and primary care to specialty visits and critical care, with nearly 40 locations, 7,500 team members and approximately 1,200 physicians committed to this mission.
2017 by the numbers:
- 8th largest pediatric health care provider in the nation
- 18 Specialty Center locations
- 17 Children’s Health Pediatric Group primary care offices
- 50+ pediatric specialty and subspecialty programs
- 4.980 million square feet
- 7,599 employees
- 1,201 medical and dental staff
- 298,978 total patients seen
- 601 inpatient beds
- 29,344 surgeries
- 8 facility therapy dogs
- 30+ volunteer therapy dogs
A Place of Distinction:
Our successes and achievements, won through the dedication of our exceptional nurses, doctors and staff, have not gone unnoticed. Among the national recognition and awards we’ve received are the following:
- U.S. News & World Report consistently names Children’s Medical Center Dallas one of the top pediatric hospitals nationally in the “Best Children’s Hospitals” survey. For 2017-2018, Children’s Medical Center Dallas was ranked in nine out of 10 specialties: Orthopedics, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Nephrology, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Urology, Cancer, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Diabetes & Endocrinology, and Neonatology.
- In 2017, Children’s Health was named to Hospitals & Health Networks “Most Wired” for the 11th time in the last 12 years. “Most Wired” recognizes information technology adoption in U.S. hospitals and health systems. For the second year in a row, Children’s Health achieved “Most Wired” “advanced” status. Children’s Health is the only health system in Texas named to the list.
- Children’s Medical Center Dallas received U.S. News & World Report’s Most Connected Hospitals 2015-2016, recognizing hospitals whose excellence in patient safety, patient engagement, and clinical connectedness improved patient care.
- American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program: Children’s Medical Center Dallas and Children’s Medical Center Plano have maintained Magnet designation since 2009, recognizing quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practices.
- Named for six consecutive years as one of the “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare” by Becker’s Hospital Review based on benefits, wellness initiatives, commitment to diversity and inclusion, professional development opportunities, and work environments that promotes employee collaboration and satisfaction.
- Children’s Medical Center Dallas is the first hospital in Texas to receive the Texas Covered Entity Privacy and Security Certification by the Texas Health Services Authority (THSA) and the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST).
- For the third consecutive year, the WorldatWork Alliance for Work-Life Progress recognized Children’s Health for demonstrating leadership in workplace strategies and practices to help team members achieve success in work-life effectiveness.
- All eight disease-specific programs were re-certified in 2017 by The Joint Commission, the nation’s predominant standard-setting accrediting and certifying regulatory body in health care.
- The Children’s Health Transport team was named the 2016 Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Crew of the Year by EMS for Children, displaying outstanding care for a child in an emergency medical or trauma event.
- In 2017, Dallas Independent School District awarded Children’s Health with the Emmett J. Conrad Extra Mile Award for outstanding ongoing support of the school district. With this award, DISD recognized the commitment of Children’s Health to serving the needs of students, teachers and nursing staff over the years.
Much has changed since 1913, but our mission remains the same: to make life better for children. We’re driven to continue to honor the trust parents place in us and work harder each day to expand the knowledge of pediatric illnesses, develop the best possible treatments and deliver exceptional, compassionate care children in the region.