Transforming Tomorrow

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Throughout our history, Boston Children’s Hospital has focused on a mission to provide high-quality care and enhance the health and well-being of the children and families we serve. During the coming years, we will undergo several transformation projects in support of that mission.

Every decision in our process has been made with complete focus on how it will benefit the children we serve now and in the future, and how it will support the extraordinary Boston Children's team that cares for them. The Transforming Tomorrow team has explored a multitude of options and shared their work both publicly and within Boston Children's, gathering perspective and expertise. The transformation of our Longwood campus is critical to our continued ability to find solutions to the most vexing problems facing sick children. 

Learn more about the public approval process and why these changes are so necessary.

For questions about Boston Children’s plans for the future, email transformingtomorrow@childrens.harvard.edu.

Boston Children’s Clinical Building


As the leading pediatric hospital in the world, we have a special responsibility to support the growing demand for complex care. Our new state-of-the-art clinical building will allow us to:

  • update our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, creating individual rooms to better accommodate parents and our clinicians as they care for critically ill newborns.
  • uncouple current double patient rooms, supporting improved care and privacy for children and families.
  • support the most state-of-the-art, specialized technology and care methods to care for our increasingly complex patients.

Evolution of our campus

As we build for our future, we must ensure that ALL of Boston Children’s stands as an exemplar of pediatric hospital design and excellence. Highlights will include:

  • a pedestrian walkway linking our Patient/Family Garage to our Main Building, helping our families to arrive at their destination faster and more safely than ever before.
  • enhanced inpatient and outpatient space.

Boston Children’s green campus

Because Boston Children's has great appreciation for the peace and respite offered by outdoor and natural spaces, our clinical transformation will incorporate open and green spaces to support healing throughout our campus, year round. Our Boston campus will have:

  • approximately 25% more green space than currently
  • a 1/4 acre outdoor garden on the ground floor of our new Clinical Building
  • a rooftop garden on our Main Building
  • terrace spaces on inpatient units and winter gardens for year-round use.






Boston Children’s brought together a Greenspace Committee made up of staff, patient families, leadership from the Olive Higgins Prouty Foundation, and landscape architect Mikyoung Kim, to develop a green space plan that is true to the lessons learned from Prouty Garden. The Committee hosted a visioning session open to staff and families to allow for reflection and input into Boston Children’s future green space commitment, which led directly to some of the designs that we’re pleased to share with you below. 

Please note that all of these plans are in the schematic design phase and subject to further design reviews.

Honoring the lessons learned from Prouty Garden

In October 2015, Boston Children's invited patients, families and staff to a celebration of the beauty, healing and comfort that Prouty Garden has brought over the years, as well as an advance look at the new green spaces that will carry the Prouty's tradition of peace and respite across our entire campus. The event, sponsored by the Boston Children's Hospital Chaplaincy and the Greenspace Work Group, gave those in attendance an opportunity to share their stories and memories and to make a toast celebrating what Prouty Garden has meant to them. 

Dirt from the Prouty Garden was added to five pots, which will be preserved and carried over to the five principal gardens in Boston Children's plans for future green space. Families and staff could also take home jars filled with soil from Prouty and seeds from the Dawn Redwood, in order to carry on the Prouty's tradition in their own way. Many of the Prouty's most beloved plants and statues bore yellow ribbons, denoting that they have already been assigned new homes in Boston Children's new gardens.

Brookline Place


The development of the property at One Brookline Place (and the creation of the new Two Brookline Place) will enable Boston Children’s to continue to provide ambulatory clinic care in a more convenient neighborhood setting, closer to home for local patients and families, as well as:

  • access to enhanced retail and amenities
  • an improved and expanded parking facility
  • enhanced landscaping throughout

Coming soon: Look for additional information about the transformation of Boston Children’s Hospital at Waltham.

If you have any questions about Boston Children’s plans for the future, please send them to transformingtomorrow@childrens.harvard.edu.

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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