Four of the most innovative and well-respected children’s hospitals in the country form Pediatric Innovation’s Pediatric Hospital Consortium. The Consortium is geographically diverse, representing a cross-section of the pediatric market, and each hospital brings something different to the collaboration. As a whole, the Consortium helps to identify issues, specify solutions and test products to improve the care of children and babies.
Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics (Kansas City, MO)
Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, located in Kansas City, Mo., is one of the nation’s top pediatric medical centers. The 314-bed hospital provides care for children from birth through the age of 18, and has been recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center with Magnet designation for excellence in nursing services, and ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals.” Its faculty of 600 pediatricians and researchers across more than 40 subspecialties are actively involved in clinical care, pediatric research and educating the next generation of pediatric subspecialists. For more information, visit www.childrens-mercy.org.
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford (Palo Alto, CA)
Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2011, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital is annually ranked as one of the nation’s best pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, and is the only San Francisco Bay Area children’s hospital with programs ranked in the U.S. News Top Ten. The 311-bed hospital is devoted to the care of children and expectant mothers, and provides pediatric and obstetric medical and surgical services in association with the Stanford University School of Medicine. Packard Children’s offers patients locally, regionally and nationally a full range of health-care programs and services, from preventive and routine care to the diagnosis and treatment of serious illness and injury. For more information, visit www.lpch.org.
University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital (Cleveland, OH)
For 120 years, University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital has been dedicated solely to the care of children. As one of the most renowned pediatric medical centers and a principal referral center for Ohio and the region, Rainbow physicians receive more than 200,000 patient visits annually. The 244-bed hospital is home to 850 pediatric specialists and 40 special care centers including Centers of Excellence in oncology, neonatology, pulmonology, cardiology, neurology and endocrinology. As the primary affiliate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Rainbow trains more than 100 pediatricians each year and consistently ranks among the top children’s hospitals in research funding from the National Institutes of Health. For more information, visit www.uhhospitals.org/rainbowchildren.
Children’s Medical Center Dallas (Dallas, TX)
Children’s Medical Center is private, not-for-profit, and is one of the largest pediatric healthcare providers in the nation. As the only academic healthcare facility in North Texas dedicated exclusively to the comprehensive care of children from birth to age 18, Children’s provides patient care ranging from simple eye exams to specialized treatment in areas such as heart disease, hematology-oncology and cystic fibrosis. In addition, Children’s is a major pediatric kidney, liver, intestine, heart and bone marrow transplant center. As the primary pediatric teaching facility for The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, the medical staff at Children’s conducts research that is instrumental in developing treatments, therapies, and greater understanding of pediatric diseases. For more information, visit www.Childrens.com