Children’s Health℠ is the premier academic pediatric institution in the region. With two hospitals and 10 outpatient facilities, Children’s Health maintains 559 licensed beds and receives more than 300,000 ambulatory visits per year. Children’s Health is one of only 14 national pediatric research centers sanctioned by the NIH and is home to the only academic healthcare system in North Texas dedicated exclusively to comprehensive care of children ages birth to 18. Children’s Health has more than 50 outpatient specialty clinics, and is internationally-known for its work in cancer, neonatology, infectious diseases, pharmacology, hematology, psychiatry, and transplantation.
Children’s Health is the site of the Center for Translational Medicine Clinical Pharmacology Research Unit and many other NIH-supported clinical research programs. It provides substantial funds each year to assist in the recruitment of clinical investigators as well as pilot funds to support individual research projects.
Children’s Health has committed to establish a new CTRC unit within the hospital that will synergize and share resources with the UT Southwestern CTRC. For each of the five years of the CTSA award, Children’s Health and its Foundation will provide more than $2 million/year for the salaries of biostatisticians, research nurse coordinators, and other research personnel and facilities.