Seattle Children’s Hospital

Children's Hospital Spotlight

June 01, 2014
by Sean Ruck, Contributing Editor
Across the U.S. there are many hospitals committed to advancing the health and welfare of children. HCBN shines the spotlight on ten Children’s Hospitals frequently cited for excellence.



Seattle Children’s Hospital
Location: Seattle, Wash.
Number of beds: 323
Average number of patient visits annually: 357,206
Number of employees: 5,569
Administrator: Thomas N. Hansen, CEO




Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children
Location: Wilmington, Del.
Number of beds: 200
Average number of patient visits annually: 168,000
Number of employees: 2,400
Administrator: Roy Proujansky, chief executive, Nemours Delaware Valley Operations



Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
Location: Nashville, Tenn.
Number of beds: 271
Average number of patient visits annually: 240,000
Number of employees: 19,395 faculty and staff at Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Administrator: Luke Gregory, CEO



St. Louis Children’s Hospital
Location: St. Louis, Mo.
Number of beds: 264 licensed beds
Average number of patient visits annually: 275,000
Number of employees: 3,800
Administrator: Joan Magruder, president


Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford
Location: Palo Alto, Calif.
Number of beds: 302 licensed beds
Average number of patient visits annually: 291,000
Number of employees: 3,257
Administrator: Christopher G. Dawes, president and CEO


Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago (formerly Children’s Memorial Hospital)
Location: Chicago, Ill.
Number of beds: 288
Average number of patient visits annually: 604,000
Number of employees: 4700
Administrator: Patrick M. Magoon, president and CEO


Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Number of beds: 598
Average number of patient visits annually: 1,101,000
Number of employees: 14,400
Administrator: Michael Fisher, president and CEO


Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Location: Los Angeles, Calif.
Number of beds: 347
Average number of patient visits annually: 319,000
Number of employees: 5,200
Administrator: Richard D. Cordova, president and CEO


Texas Children’s Hospital
Location: Texas Medical Center- Houston, Texas
Number of beds: 658
Average number of patient visits annually: More than 3 million
Number of employees: 11,000 +
Administrator: Mark A. Wallace, president & CEO


University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Number of beds: 244 beds
Average number of patient visits annually: 700,000
Number of employees: 1,300
Administrator: Patti DePompei, president