Cincinnati Children’s is a full-service, not-for-profit academic medical center with a rich history of excellence in pediatric healthcare that stretches back to 1883.  

We’re the home of major developments and discoveries, including the science of teratology (birth defects), the Sabin oral polio vaccine, artificial blood, the heart-lung machine, new lung surfactant replacement and the rotavirus vaccine.  

Today, we’ve grown to become one of the largest children’s hospitals in the United States, with more than 670 registered beds and 1.3 million patient encounters, 92,000 Emergency Department visits and nearly 32,000 surgical procedures a year.  

Our treatment of rare and complex conditions drew children from 61 other countries in 2016.  

Cincinnati Children’s is ranked in the top 5 in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s 2021-22 list of Best Children’s Hospitals. We are nationally ranked in all 10 specialties – including care for colorectal, liver, lung, kidney, cancer, brain and heart problems. 

In addition to world-class clinical care, we are a leader in research that leads to better treatments for children. We are the third-highest recipient of grants from the National Institutes of Health for pediatric research.  

Our international research collaborations include work in China, Bangladesh, Nepal, United Arab Emirates, Mexico, Israel, Honduras, Malawi and Brazil. 

Researchers and clinicians from around the world have come to be part of our team. We have faculty and staff members from 85 countries. And more than 240 physicians, nurses, scientists and hospital leaders from other countries visited for training and education in 2016.