Patients and Families
The pediatric difference at Children's
We realize that the cost of health care is rising, and weâ€™re working to help families get the best care for their kids without sacrificing the quality and safety of the care we deliver. Boston Childrenâ€™s staff is working on more than 200 hospital-wide projects are saving our patients and families time and money every day. Making care affordable for families is important, but what is more crucial is our dedication to delivering unsurpassed quality in everything we do. Thatâ€™s why weâ€™re working to cut costs by improving care in new ways every day.
The Top 10 Reasons You Should Choose Children's
When your child is sick, you want the best care you can get. Boston Childrenâ€™s Hospital is the only hospital in Massachusetts focused solely on the care and treatment of kids. When your child needs medical help, you want it to come from pediatric experts. Choose the pediatric difference, choose Childrenâ€™s.
Recognized for excellence
In their annual report of best pediatric hospitals in 2012, U.S.News & World Report ranked Boston Children’s Hospital #1 in the nation. We have also been awarded Magnet Status for excellence in nursing, were given the Beacon Award for Excellence in Critical Care and are on the Leapfrog Group of Top Childrenâ€™s Hospitals. So whether your child has a complex heart condition or the common cold, you can be sure that weâ€™ll treat them with unmatched care and expertise.
Children arenâ€™t just small adults
Kidsâ€™ bodies are different than those of adults, so their care should be different too. They need more nurses and support services, equipment in a variety of sizes, medicine and radiation adjusted to the needs of the individual child and much more. This means that your child will get customized care thatâ€™s just right.
Experience breeds confidence
Childrenâ€™s cares only for kids, so we see things every day that other hospitals never see, and we treatÂ more of the things that affect children every day, all the time.
We bring the best care closer to your home
Our satellite locations in Waltham, Peabody and Lexington bring our world-class doctors, nurses and support staff to more convenient settings, and often at lower prices. And our Martha Eliot Health Center brings care to thousands of families in Jamaica Plain and surrounding communities.
We get kids with asthma back to school and their parents back to work
Asthma is the number one reason for referral to Childrenâ€™s, but our Community Asthma Initiative (CAI) is working hard to change that. Through home visits, education and public awareness, and public policy advocacy, the CAI has reduced admissions to the hospital by 850.000000e+0mergency room visits by 65issed school days by 40d parentsâ€™ missed work days by 47
We know that sometimes, not using medication is the best medicine
Using headphones and futuristic video goggles (so kids can watch movies), Childrenâ€™s Try Without Sedation program helps wiggly kids stay still for MRIs, which means they donâ€™t need medicine to keep still. In addition to the benefits to the child and family, the program lowers the cost of an MRI by approximately $1,750.
We give the right dose to each child
Most medications are not made for or tested on children, so they need to be reformulated by Childrenâ€™s experts who know how to tailor each dose of medicine to the exact size of the specific child. Similarly, using our Image Gently methods, our radiologists customize for each child the amount of radiation needed to get the right X-ray, CT scan or nuclear medicine scan while minimizing exposure.
Our experts keep a close eye on kids in surgery
Children are 10 times more likely to have complications from anesthesia than adults. A full staff of experienced pediatric anesthesiologists who care for children of all sizes, from the tiniest premature newborns to teens, is crucial for reducing those complications.
Weâ€™re taking on childhood obesity
Childhood obesity is one of the countryâ€™s leading health concerns and itâ€™s disproportionately affecting children in the inner city. Our Obesity Prevention Center recently received a $7 million grant from the New Balance Foundation; our Fitness in the City supports 11 community health centers providing more than 700 children in the Boston area with services and education surrounding healthy diet and lifestyle habits.
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