Work at Boston Children's

At Boston Children's Hospital, everything that we do is tied to our mission. No matter your role at the hospital we are all working Until Every Child Is Well. By creating innovative solutions and collaborating across the institution we are all working to provide the highest quality of care, be on the frontier of research, ensure continuing victories in pediatric medicine and build a healthy community around us. We invite you to learn more about our Mission and Values and hear directly from our Leadership.

Innovation & Technology

Led by our Chief Innovation Officer John Brownstein, PhD, innovation and technology are the driving forces behind everything we do.

Boston Children’s leads the world in pediatric innovation. Our researchers and caregivers have embodied a culture of discovery — building tools, technologies and techniques that have shaped pediatric medicine and changed children’s lives for more than 100 years.

But the 21st century has brought new demands. We have sharpened our mission and embraced a global, inclusive model.

Our mission is to ensure that life-changing innovations know no boundaries and reach those who matter most: our children. We empower clinicians, researchers, and entrepreneurs to transform pediatric health care — within our walls and throughout the world — turning groundbreaking visions into reality. Collaboration — an open community of innovation that welcomes partners from all communities regardless of geography or industry — is central to our mission.

From analyzing big data to designing custom software solutions to building cutting edge security, as part of the Boston Children’s team, you will find an entrepreneurial spirit of a start-up with the resources of a global institution.


Our leadership position in Pediatric Nursing begins with Dr. Laura Wood, Senior Vice President, Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer, Sporing Carpenter Chair for Nursing. Heading up our team of 3000 staff nurses, Dr. Wood is passionate about “whole family care” and understands that through relationship-based care and powerful partnerships with patients and families, can our nurses and interprofessional teams will serve as local, national and global leaders in shaping the science and delivery of safe and high-quality pediatric health care, while nurturing healthy work environments.

As part of an on-going focus on continuous improvement, the Nursing Practice identified four key organization priorities:

  1. Research and innovation leadership
  2. Care of patients with complex and rare health challenges, including readiness to manage populations within accountable care delivery systems
  3. Operational and administrative effectiveness
  4. Staff and employee engagement

Nurses are at the bedside, engaged in research and helping our families navigate some of the greatest challenges they may ever face. We recognize nurses are in a unique position as part of the Boston Children’s Hospital community and strive to provide all the resources they need to thrive. As a member of our Nursing Practice, you will find an organization unrivaled in its dedication to learning and collaboration, committed to working Until Every Child is Well.