Mission & Values

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Our mission

 Care, Research, Teach, Community

  • Provide the highest quality health care


  • Be the leading source of research and discovery


  • Educate the next generation of leaders in child health


  • Enhance the health and well-being of the children and families in our local community

Our Values

Excellence: We are committed to achieving and maintaining a standard of excellence in all we do. First and foremost, we consistently strive to make the patient experience a model of quality care through advanced treatment, compassionate support and full family participation and communication. 

Sensitivity: We believe that sensitivity means a compassionate awareness of the stress experienced by families with ill and injured children, and an understanding of the impact it can have on the emotions and behavior of the children and families in our care.

We strive both to anticipate and respond to issues arising from complex personal and family situations, and to provide the support that can contribute to the best possible outcome for the child and family. We also believe that sensitivity means a recognition of and respect for the diverse backgrounds of both the patients and families we serve and of our coworkers throughout the hospital.

Leadership: As an academic medical center devoted to the practice of pediatrics, Boston Children's Hospital fosters an environment of innovation and discovery, and of individual and team contributions to advancing pediatrics in all areas of our mission. 


We are dedicated to fostering community, both within the hospital and in the neighborhoods around us. Toward that end, we welcome and treat many children whose families can't afford health care. 

The Boston Children's Hospital community also includes thousands of dedicated supporters who give generously to the hospital in many different ways.

We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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