Why Choose Us

Texas Children's Hospital, located in Houston, Texas, is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to create a healthier future for children and women throughout our global community by leading in patient care, education and research.

We are proud to be consistently ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the nation. The 2017-18 edition of Best Children’s Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report ranked Texas Children’s Hospital fourth in the country among nearly 200 pediatric centers. 

Texas Children’s is one of only 10 children’s hospitals across the country to achieve the Honor Roll designation, and the only hospital in the southern U.S. awarded this distinction. With the incredible partnership of academic affiliate Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s continues to be a preeminent resource for health and hope to children and their families.

Each year, in addition to ranking pediatric hospitals overall, U.S. News also ranks the top 50 pediatric hospitals across 10 major subspecialties. This year, Texas Children’s Heart Center® ranks as the best cardiology and heart surgery service in the country. 

By the Numbers

#1     Cardiology and Heart Surgery
#2     Pulmonology
#4     Cancer
#4     Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
#4     Nephrology (kidney disorders)

#4     Neurology and Neurosurgery
#6     Diabetes and Endocrinology
#6     Urology
#11   Neonatology
#16   Orthopedics

Texas Children’s Hospital is in Houston, Texas; the fourth-largest city in the U.S. and the largest city in the South and the Southwest. With more than 2.2 million residents, Houston is now known as the most ethnically and racially diverse city in the United States, with more than 145 different languages spoken here. Our main hospital is located in the Texas Medical Center (TMC) – the largest medical complex in the world.

Travel to Houston is convenient, with Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) ranked third in the U.S. for most scheduled nonstop destinations, including nonstop service to more than 70 international destinations. Houston is the primary gateway to Latin America, and #1 in the nation in the number of weekly nonstop flights to Mexico.

With nearly 30 destinations in Mexico, IAH offers service to more Mexican destinations than any other US airport.

Learn more about what makes Houston such a great and affordable city for families, and a cosmopolitan travel destination.