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Boston Children's Hospital

Boston Children's Hospital (pronunciation: /ˈbɒstən ˈtʃɪldrənz ˈhɒspɪtəl/) is a nationally ranked, freestanding acute care pediatric hospital located in Boston, Massachusetts, adjacent to the Longwood Medical and Academic Area.


The name "Boston Children's Hospital" is derived from its location in the city of Boston and its primary focus on pediatric healthcare.


Boston Children's Hospital was founded in 1869 as a 20-bed facility in Boston's South End. It was the first hospital in the United States to focus exclusively on the care of children. Today, it is one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States and offers a complete range of healthcare services for children from birth through 21 years of age.


Boston Children's Hospital provides a wide range of services, including pediatric surgery, pediatric oncology, pediatric cardiology, and pediatric neurology. It also offers specialized programs such as the Autism Spectrum Center and the Brain Tumor Center.


Boston Children's Hospital is affiliated with Harvard Medical School, where many of its physicians hold teaching positions. It is also a part of the Children's Hospital Association and the Pediatric Academic Societies.


Boston Children's Hospital has been consistently ranked as one of the top pediatric hospitals in the United States by U.S. News & World Report. It is also recognized for its commitment to research and is home to the world's largest research enterprise based at a pediatric hospital.

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