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The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center at nightThe Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center at sunset.

As the pediatric hospital at Johns Hopkins, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center brings the collaborative multidisciplinary might and expertise of this venerable institution to bear in treating every child that crosses its threshold.

Founded in 1912 as the children’s hospital at Johns Hopkins, the Johns Hopkins Children's Center offers one of the most comprehensive pediatric medical programs in the country, with more than 92,000 patient visits and nearly 9,000 admissions each year. Johns Hopkins Children Center is consistently ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the nation by U.S.News & World Report. It is Maryland’s largest children’s hospital and the only state-designated Trauma Service and Burn Unit for pediatric patients. It has recognized Centers of Excellence in dozens of pediatric subspecialties, including allergy, cardiology, cystic fibrosis, gastroenterology, nephrology, neurology, neurosurgery, oncology, pulmonary and transplant.

Care is provided in a state-of-the-art facility, The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center building, which opened in 2012. Additional outpatient clinics are housed in the nearby David M. Rubenstein Child Health Building.


Chief of pediatric surgery, Dr. Hackam with our CMNH champion LucyPediatric-Surgeon-in-Chief David Hackam and a young patient enjoy the natural light and art in the atrium of The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center building.

Our Mission

The mission of Johns Hopkins Children’s Center is to provide patient- and family-centered health care in a diverse and inclusive environment, to be a leader in innovative research that leads to prevention and effective treatment of childhood diseases, and to train the next generation of leaders in pediatric medicine.

Our Vision

Johns Hopkins Children’s Center represents both the birthplace of modern pediatrics and the future of pediatric care.

Johns Hopkins Children’s Center also fully supports and adheres to the Mission, Vision and Core Values of Johns Hopkins Medicine.


At a Glance

  • Nearly 9,000 patient admissions
  • Average length of stay: 6.3 days
  • 85% of patients are from Maryland
  • More than 65,000 patient visits to more than 30 pediatric subspecialties
  • Nearly 30,000 visits to the Pediatric Emergency Department
  • Injury was the #1 cause for Emergency Department treatment
  • The only state-designated trauma center for children in Maryland
  • The Pediatric Trauma Service treated more than 700 children
  • Designated Burn Center for all pediatric patients in Maryland
  • 45-bed regional neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), one of only two level-4 NICUs in Maryland
  • More than 660 babies treated in the NICU
  • One of only two hospitals in Maryland to offer pediatric ECMO (Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation), a sophisticated heart-and-bypass machine used for circulation and oxygenation in critically ill children
  • Maryland’s largest pediatric hospital with 209 beds
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