Boston Children's Hospital  


    • 395 beds (~50% medical) 
    • 29 bed multidisciplinary ICU 
      • 29 bed cardiac ICU 
      • 24 bed neonatal ICU 
      • 12 bed medicine ICU 
      • 10 bed medical intermediate care unit 
      • 13 bed stem cell transplantation unit 
      • 6 bed clinical research center 
    • 25,000 inpatient admissions 
    • 26,500 surgical procedures 
    • 1,600 cardiac cath procedures 
    • 557,000 outpatient visits 
    • 225 specialized clinical programs 
    • 62,000 emergency department visits 
    • 1,100 medical and dental staff 
    • 2,100 nurses 
    • 34 languages spoken by patients

    Boston Children's Hospital is one of the largest pediatric hospitals in the United States, and a major teaching facility of Harvard Medical School. Founded in 1869 as a 20-bed hospital for children, it is now a comprehensive medical center for pediatric and adolescent health care, dedicated to excellence in patient care, teaching and research.

    There are 395 inpatient beds distributed on five floors in the Main hospital building, Main South, and the new state-of-the-art Mandell building. The hospital contains a 29-bed multidisciplinary intensive care unit, 12-bed medical intensive care unit, 24-bed neonatal intensive care unit, 26-bed cardiac intensive care unit, 10-bed intermediate care unit, 13-bed bone marrow transplantation unit and six-bed clinical research center. Children's has physician services agreements for inpatient pediatrics, emergency medicine and newborn medicine at Winchester HospitalBeverly HospitalNorwood Hospital, Milford HospitalSt Luke’s Hospital and South Shore Hospital. In addition, Children's helps manage the newborn services at Good Samaritan, Holy Family and St Elizabeth's Hospitals, and a subset of subspecialty services at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital in Manchester, NH.

    There are more than 100 outpatient programs ranging from primary care to a wide variety of specialty programs. Outpatient facilities include an 11-story building for ambulatory services, the Adolescent/Young Adult Program, Children's Hospital Primary Care Center, and Martha Eliot Health Center, an affiliated neighborhood health center. In addition, outpatient services are provided at Children's satellite centers in North Dartmouth, Lexington, Peabody and Waltham Mass., as well as through affiliations with Beverly Hospital, South Shore Hospital, Winchester Hospital, and hospitals in the Caritas Christi system, including Holy Family, Good Samaritan, Norwood and St. Elizabeth's. 

      Hunnewell Building

      This famous "green-domed" building with its classic columned facade on Longwood Ave was built in 1914 and is the oldest building in the Children's complex. To many it is the symbol of the institution. Today, it mostly houses administrative offices, including the Dept. of Medicine, offices, which are located on the 2nd floor. The copper dome covers an internal atrium. It was re-clad about a 20 years ago and is only beginning to recover its verdigris hue. 

      Main South

      Children's opened this 11-story clinical building in 2005. An extension of the hospital's existing Main Building, Main South gives clinicians access to cutting-edge technology while carving out more room for patients and families. The building includes cardiac, medical and multidisciplinary ICU beds, a medical intermediate care unit, a cardiac catheterization lab, inpatient echocardiography, medical and surgical patient beds, operating rooms, interventional radiology space and administrative office space.



      MandellMandell Building

      This 10-story state-of-the-art clinical building opened in 2013. It contains much needed expansion space for the Emergency, Radiology, Surgery, Neurology, and Pharmacy services. There are four floors of single bed inpatient rooms that align with floors in the existing hospital, new ‘short stay beds’, and a neuroimaging suite with additional MRI, magnetoencephalography, functional MRI, and near infrared imaging tools.

      Fegan Building 

      This 12 story building sits in the middle of the Children's campus, between the Hunnewell building and the Main Hospital, and houses Children's ambulatory programs and many clinician's offices. 

      The Gamble Room Library 

      The library is a beautiful building that lies adjacent to the Prouty Garden and was designed to blend into its surroundings. Besides the usual books and journals, the building contains a reading space overlooking the garden stocked with daily newspapers, private study carrels, computer graphics facilities, and the Gamble Room-a recreation of a century old, cherry paneled doctor's study, including a marble trimmed, bluestone hearth fireplace. 


      Prouty Garden 

      The Prouty Garden fountain with azaleas blooming in the background Prouty Garden. The Prouty Memorial Garden is nestled between the Wolbach and Farley buildings and the Library. It is a quiet and colorful oasis at the heart of the hospital. Designed by the famous Olmstead landscape architects, it is modeled after the terrace and garden at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and is filled with specimen plants and trees surrounding a grassy lawn and fountain. The garden provides a respite on a hectic day. A stone patio with tables and umbrellas extends into the garden and is a great place to have lunch, or coffee after rounds. The garden is also a wonderful spot for children and their families to enjoy the outdoors on a nice day. 

      Enders Research Laboratory and the Karp Family Research Laboratory 

      Enders and Karp Research Laboratories The 13-story John F. Enders Laboratories for Pediatric Research, named for the Nobel Prize recipient who cultured the polio and measles viruses, and the new, 12-story state-of-the-art Karp Family Research Laboratories add up to more than 680,000 square feet of research space and contain basic scientists and physician investigators in virtually every specialty. The hospital faculty includes 6 members of the National Academy of Sciences, 14 members of the Academy's Institute of Medicine, 15 Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 14 members of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and a level of research that rivals the very best research institutes in the world. Funding for research at Boston Children's Hospital totals approximately $225 million and exceeds all other pediatric hospitals in the United States. Boston Children's Hospital is also a leader in clinical research and has recently doubled clinical research space with the acquisition of a new building near the hospital. The clinical research program has extensive support services, including biostatisticians, epidemiologists, database programmers, data coordinators and clinical research coordinators who provide consultation to clinical investigators. The hospital also has one of the oldest and largest NIH-funded Clinical Research Centers in the country