BOSTON CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL – ENHANCING THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF THE CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY
Established as a hospital for poor urban children in 1869, Boston Children's Hospital has grown from 20 beds to a 404-bed comprehensive center for pediatric healthcare. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, the hospital offers a complete range of healthcare services for children from birth through 21 years of age. Boston Children’s Hospital has approximately 25,000 inpatient admissions each year, and their 200+ specialized clinical programs schedule 557,000 visits annually.
As a pediatric teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, it is home to the world’s largest research enterprise based at a pediatric medical center. U.S. News and World Report ranked Boston Children’s #1 overall in its 2015-16 honor roll of Best Children’s Hospitals. More than 1,100 scientists, including 7 members of the National Academy of Sciences, 11 members of the Institute of Medicine and 10 members of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute comprise Boston Children’s research community.
Boston Children’s Hospital is New England's regional referral pediatric center and a safety net hospital for the most critically ill children and those from low-income families. They partner with the community to address the most pressing healthcare needs in surrounding neighborhoods. The hospital trains more pediatricians and has the largest research program of any other pediatric hospital. As a not-for-profit, all of the hospital's resources go toward supporting these goals.
BTIG COLLABORATION AND IMPACT:
For the past three years, Boston Children’s Hospital has been a recipient of donations through its partnership with BTIG Charity Day. Specifically, through BTIG’s support the hospital has advanced the efforts of the Center for Young Women’s Health (CYWH). The center is an educational entity that is committed to providing teen girls and young women with carefully researched health information, educational programs and conferences. Their mission is to help teen girls, their parents, educators, and healthcare providers improve their understanding of normal health and development, as well as of specific diseases and conditions.
“BTIG’s support helps us empower teen girls and young women around the world to take an active role in their own healthcare.”
--Marc Laufer, MD, CYWH Co-Director and Chief of Gynecology at Boston Children’s Hospital.