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#1, nine years in a row

Watch as our CEO, Kevin B. Churchwell, MD, shares our gratitude for our #1 ranking and explains why Boston Children’s is where the world comes for answers.


For 150 years, we’ve been a worldwide leader in multidisciplinary pediatric care and the treatment of complex diseases and conditions. Our globally renowned team of physicians and nurses cares for more than 650,000 patient visits and performs more than 27,000 surgical procedures each year while serving patients from over 100 different countries, making us one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the world.

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#1 Children's hospital, nine years in a row

Thanks to our experienced and family-centered staff, excellent patient outcomes, and quality of care, we have been named the #1 children’s hospital in the United States for nine years in a row.

Learn more about Marcela and our other international patients

Marcela’s journey for answers began when she was born with her heart formed outside of her chest cavity. Her mom, Isabel, was told by doctors in their home of Guatemala that Marcela was expected to live only for a few weeks. Refusing to stop looking for treatment, Isabel’s search for answers led them to Boston Children’s, where Marcela was given another chance at life. As Isabel says, “let’s fight for our kids."