Phoenix Children’s Hospital, ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals, is Arizona’s only licensed children’s hospital, and one of the largest children’s hospitals in the nation. Phoenix Children’s and its six Centers of Excellence now offer world-class care in 70 subspecialty fields of pediatric medicine

Phoenix Children’s Hospital Facts

  • In 2012, Phoenix Children’s admitted 19,286 patients, saw 197,286 outpatient visits, performed 15,424 surgical procedures, and cared for 78,360 patients in our Emergency Department.
  • Phoenix Children’s has established the Ronald A. Matricaria Institute of Molecular Medicine, with the goal of unlocking genetic codes and developing drug therapies in real time to improve outcomes for thousands of young patients.
  • In 2012 Phoenix Children’s completed its first living-donor liver transplant.
  • The Hospital operates satellite centers in Mesa, Scottsdale, the Northwest Valley, Yuma and Avondale, offering specialty care during the day and urgent care on nights and weekends.
  • In 2013 Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s Hospital announced a joint research initiative with the School of Biomedical and Health Systems Engineering at Arizona State University to seek a cure for malignant brain tumors and achieve more precise diagnoses of acute brain injury.
  • The Hospital’s ACS-verified Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center treated 2,385 kids in 2012. The center is the only one of its kind in the state and one of only 35 such centers in the United States.
  • The Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Phoenix Children’s is home to one of only two Neuro-NICUs in the nation.
  • The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders’ Ottosen Family Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) Program, in partnership with Mayo Clinic in Arizona, ranked second among all US BMT programs for one-year survival rates for patients during the period between 2008 and 2010.



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