Why Texas Children’s?

As a parent, we know you would travel to the ends of the earth to seek the best possible care for your child. Since Texas Children’s is rooted in the Lone Star State, you can easily access the quality of care and outcomes, as well as the experience and expertise, your child deserves.  We know you have a choice when selecting care for your child, which is why we are constantly striving to improve.

We’ve come a long way since opening in 1954 in a three-story building with 106 beds and 4,558 patients in our first year. Today, Texas Children’s Hospital is one of the nation’s best largest and most comprehensive specialty pediatric hospitals, with more than 4.3 million patient encounters annually. Texas Children’s continues to be a preeminent resource for health and hope to all children and their families because for us, outcomes = children’s lives.

Trust Texas Children’s to care for you and your family

Close to home – Texas Children’s Hospital has more than 10 locations across the greater Houston area ready to provide care that’s convenient for our patients. Our medical providers see patients at our hospitals in the Texas Medical Center, Katy in West Houston and The Woodlands. Our Specialty Care locations can be found throughout the community and provide the same level of care patients know and expect from Texas Children’s – just closer to home.

Recognition – Saying you want to be the best is one thing. Constantly driving to be better is a different story. That’s what rankings from U.S. News & World Report measure and why we’re so proud when they continue to move in the right direction. As the only nationally-ranked hospital in Texas, we are proud to have six specialties ranked in the top three.

Nursing – Texas Children’s prides itself on providing a strong and supportive culture to empower its more than 3,500 nurses who average more than 13 years of professional experience. Our deep commitment to nursing is evidenced by the more than 15 years Texas Children’s has been recognized as a Magnet®- designated hospital.

Patient care – With more than six decades of experience caring for some of the rarest and most complex cases, we work together to surround patients with expertise and provide the best possible outcomes for every child. Every day incredible stories occur inside our walls, here are a few of those such stories.

Breakthroughs – Research at Texas Children’s Hospital spans more than 800 active clinical trials, over 800,000 square feet of laboratory space and one of the largest and most diverse pediatric patient populations in the country. With funding of more than $115 million annually, over 120 Texas Children's and Baylor College of Medicine principal investigators are conducting over 1,000 clinical, basic science and translational research projects at any given moment.

Online scheduling – Texas Children’s Hospital provides care in more than 40 pediatric specialties and has multiple locations across Houston. As the only hospital on the Honor Roll to have online scheduling, you can access the right care at the right time in the right location.

Outcomes – We believe patients and families are our partners in care and that sharing complete and accurate quality and safety data with you is important. We want you to feel comfortable and empowered to ask us questions. Our transparency helps keep you informed so that you can choose the best care for your child, and helps us stay focused, as we continuously strive for excellence.