St. Louis Children's Hospital

1 Childrens Place, St. Louis, MO, 63110

Founded in 1879, St. Louis Children's Hospital (SLCH) is one of the premier children's hospitals in the United States. SLCH is the oldest pediatric hospital west of the Mississippi River and the 7th oldest in the United States. It serves not just the children of St. Louis, but children across the world. With its mission to “do what’s right for kids,” St. Louis Children’s Hospital (SLCH) offers every pediatric medical and surgical specialty. Clinical and community outreach programs touch more than 275,000 patients each year, from all 50 states and nearly 80 countries. The 280-bed hospital includes a Level IV 85-bed newborn intensive care unit, 30-bed pediatric intensive care unit, 31-bed heart center, and 6-bed pediatric bone marrow transplant unit.  Our ACS-verified Level 1 pediatric trauma center managed more than 50,000 patient visits in 2015.  In addition to the medical center campus, St. Louis Children’s Hospital Specialty Care Center and pediatric emergency room coverage at area hospitals extend our pediatric care throughout the region. Health advocacy efforts have resulted in over 500,000 health screenings to children throughout the community. SLCH has active transplant programs for heart, liver, kidney, lung and bone marrow and performed 80 pediatric transplants in 2013.  As an academic medical center, medical staff are faculty members of the top-ranked Washington University Medical School (WUSM).  The Children’s Discovery Institute, a partnership between SLCH and WUSM, has awarded more than $50 million in scientific grants. Additionally, the School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics is recognized by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as a Child Health Research Center of Excellence in Developmental Biology. Only a handful of centers nationwide have attained this status.