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Mission & Values


The mission of Children’s Health℠ has always been to make life better for children. Our beginnings in 1913 were humble, but even then, our vision was big. Today our team takes great pride in being the eighth-largest pediatric health care provider in the country, and the only academically affiliated pediatric hospital in the area.

Throughout our history, whether treating common pediatric conditions or giving lifesaving care, the heart of Children’s Health is our people. Our unique skills and experience, combined with the latest techniques and technology, provide the most comprehensive health care available. These skills will help us to achieve our vision to make Children’s Health among the very best medical centers in the nation.

Our mission yesterday, today and tomorrow is to make life better for children. It’s a promise that we keep with no expiration date.

As we enter our next century, our mission today remains the same as it was in 1913 when Nurse May Smith started the Dallas Baby Camp. We are committed to keeping alive Nurse May Smith’s spirit of courage, dedication to excellence and the drive to grow so we can reach as many children as possible with the very best care.


To make life better for children.


Children’s Health will be among the very best medical centers in the nation.


Selfless Service
Serving others with an enthusiastic spirit

Passionate Advocacy
Standing as champions for children

Commitment to Excellence
Driving innovation and quality care to maximize outcomes

Unwavering Integrity
Creating an environment of trust through honesty, transparency and authenticity