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Respect, inclusivity, teamwork, kindness: It's the Boston Children's way.

At Boston Children’s, we hold ourselves to the highest values of respect, inclusivity, teamwork, and kindness to provide patients, families, and each other with an experience equal or better than the care we deliver.

Boston Children’s Hospital is dedicated to improving and advancing the health and well-being of children around the world through its life-changing work in clinical care, biomedical research, medical education and community engagement.

Boston Children's is ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. It is home to the world's largest pediatric research enterprise, and it is the leading recipient of pediatric research funding from the National Institutes of Health. It is the primary pediatric teaching hospital for Harvard Medical School. Boston Children’s treats more children with rare diseases and complex conditions than any other hospital.

U.S. News & World Report 2023-2024

Vision and mission

For over 150 years, Boston Children's Hospital has maintained the same vision: to advance pediatric care worldwide. Our four-part mission is to:

  • provide the highest quality of health care
  • lead the way in research and discovery
  • educate the next generation of leaders in health care
  • enhance the health and well-being of the children and families in our local community

Boston Children’s Hospital’s Declaration on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity

Boston Children’s is dedicated to creating a culture where all patients, families, clinicians, researchers, staff, and communities feel empowered and supported. We are committed to working together to support health equity and promote anti-racist practices. This is not merely an aspirational goal, and in August 2020, we shared our formal Declaration on Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity that will be our guiding compass in making this goal a reality.

Collecting Race, Ethnicity, Language, and Education Level from Patients and Families

At Boston Children’s Hospital, we are committed to providing our patients the best health care. Getting to know the background and preferences of our patients helps us deliver high quality care.

Why are you collecting this information?
Who can see this information?
What will you do with this information?
What if I don’t want to share my child’s information with you?
Is this an immigration/citizenship question?
Can’t you tell by looking at me or my child?
What if I am more than one race?
What should I put if I’m an American?
Are other hospitals collecting this?
How are race and ethnicity related to my child’s health?

Our capacity

With more than 40 clinical departments and 258 specialized clinical programs, Boston Children’s is one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States. We provide a complete range of health care services for children of all ages, and in some cases, we can offer fetal interventions and treatments for adults.

Learn more about our extensive expansion and renewal projects that will increase capacity and ensure the highest quality care for patients and families.


Whether you’re living in Boston, the suburbs or somewhere else in the Northeast, the world-class care of Boston Children’s Hospital is never far away. Boston Children’s is ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Families are always our #1 partners in care.

Patient and Family Experience Data

Boston Children’s Hospital is committed to better understanding and improving the experiences for our patients and families while at Boston Children’s. After a visit to Boston Children's you or your child might receive a survey by mail or email asking about your experience. Your feedback is important to us and helps us improve and provide the best care to all patients and families.

The Child HCAHPS survey is used by pediatric hospitals across the country. The data below shows how we do on the survey question “Would you recommend this hospital to your friends and family?” The data shown is a Top Box Score*. Top Box is the number of times we get the highest possible score on the survey question. In this case, it is the percent of times we received a “Definitely, yes” on whether someone would recommend Boston Children's.

Dr. Kevin Churchwell CEO sits in front of computer in his office

Our leadership

"The commitment and compassion with which we care for all children and families is matched only by the pioneering spirit of discovery and innovation that drives us to think differently, to find answers, and to build a better tomorrow for children everywhere."

— Kevin B. Churchwell, MD,
President and CEO

Our partnerships

We are proud to be the primary teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, and our Nursing Department partners with 27 schools of nursing throughout Massachusetts and New England.

Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, an integrated pediatric hematology and oncology program through Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children’s Hospital, provides – in one specialized program. We also maintain close working relationships with Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and many other are hospitals in caring for our patients.

Boston Children’s Hospital Employee Medical Plan Price Transparency

This link leads to the machine-readable files that are made available in response to the federal Transparency in Coverage Rule and includes negotiated service rates and out-of-network allowed amounts between health plans and healthcare providers. The machine-readable files are formatted to allow researchers, regulators, and application developers to more easily access and analyze data. It is not intended to be a cost comparison tool for employees and dependents in Boston Children’s Hospital’s medical plans. To access BCBSMA’s plan cost comparison tools, please visit