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.
The Children's system is licensed for 483 beds and has more than 50 subspecialty programs. The Dallas hospital was the first designated Level I trauma center for pediatrics in Texas. To better serve the region's growing pediatric population, the 36-bed Children's Medical Center at Legacy opened in Plano in August 2008.
Children's enjoys a stellar reputation as one of the finest pediatric facilities in the United States. Children's is accredited by the Joint Commission, and is a Magnet designated facility, the highest national recognition granted to a hospital or medical center for nursing excellence. In addition, both U.S.News & World Report and Child magazine have named Children's as one of the nation's top pediatric providers, and in 2006, the Dallas Business Journal recognized Children's as a "Best Place to Work." Children's makes life better for the patients it sees during more than 360,000 visits each year.