#1 Children’s Hospital, Five Years in a Row

Best childrens and pediatric hospitalEvery year, we break boundaries, we pioneer solutions and we make the impossible possible. Because of the children and families who need us, we never stop. They are the reason Boston Children’s Hospital is the #1 ranked pediatric hospital by U.S. News & World Report — for the fifth year in a row.

Read the stories of some of the children who inspire us.

Setting the bar high with symbrachydactayly

Despite being born with symbrachydactyly, Ashley is a gymnastics star. Read how this 13-year-old from Colorado found success and is helping other kids with congenital hand differences do the same.


The space between heartache and happiness

When Paul and Liliana Rojas talk about their life, they describe it in two ways — the way it was before their sons were diagnosed with ALD, and the way it is after. Their story is one of heartbreak — but also hope, in the form of a new clinical trial.

The gift of freedom

For the first 20 months of her life, Mae lived within the four walls of a hospital room. Diagnosed with a rare lung disease called ABCA3, she relied on oxygen and pressure support to survive. Now, a lung transplant has her breathing easier — and back home.


A first birthday made possible

When doctors in the U.K. told Oliver’s parents it wasn’t possible to remove the large heart tumor he was born with, they didn’t take no for an answer. A year later, Oliver is thriving after surgery.

Well-rounded care keeps her moving

As she enters third grade, Stella doesn’t let motor difficulties or developmental delays from spastic diplegia cerebral palsy slow her down — she loves to play soccer, dance and ski.


Gave half his brain to science

At 5 months old, Dante had his entire right brain removed to treat his severe seizures. He’s now seizure-free, and his case has sparked genetic research on brain malformations causing epilepsy.

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, President and CEO

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