The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center Building

The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center exterior at night

Our state-of-the-art, 209-bed Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center building, which opened in 2012, is designed to provide you and your child with the latest advances in family-centered care. From its soaring lobby, large operating rooms equipped for the most technically complex procedures imaginable, spacious patient rooms and welcoming family facilities, the new building provides a hospital experience that matches the world-class medicine it affords.


  • 560 private rooms
  • $1.1 billion construction project
  • Main entrance is larger than a football field
  • Covers 1.6 million square feet
  • Located on a five-acre site
  • Convenient, secure parking with pedestrian bridges into hospital


Throughout the state-of-the-art Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center building you will find a number of features designed to provide you and your child with the most comfortable family-centered care possible. Our amenities include areas dedicated to entertainment, exercise and physical activity, as well as quiet contemplation and reflection. Learn more about the facilities and resources at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center available to you, your child and your family.

  • Universal Changing Table - Designed for use for people over 40 pounds, the changing table is located on the third floor of the Bloomberg Building.
  • Fitness and Recreation Center - The Denton A. Cooley Center is located on campus off McElderry Street between Broadway and N. Caroline Street. Learn more about the Cooley Center.

  • Meditation Rooms - Our meditation rooms provide an oasis for quiet reflection and prayer. They are open around the clock and located in several places around the hospital.
  • Play Room -  The David M. Rubenstein Building for Child Health Outpatient Services has play areas within the family lounges. Read more about our play areas.

The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center Building

209 private inpatient rooms, including:

  • 120 acute care rooms
  • 85 intensive care rooms
  • Level 1 pediatric trauma service
  • Pediatric burn services
  • 10 pediatric ORs
  • Multiple playrooms and a two-story indoor play area for patients

Pediatric Emergency Department

  • Double the size of former pediatric ED
  • Capable of sharing trauma capacity with adult ED
  • The only state-designated trauma center for children in Maryland
  • Annual visits expected to be more than 40,000
  • Pediatric radiology/imaging services

  • Art and Architecture

    Explore the look and feel of the Bloomberg Children's Center— designed to inspire, comfort, and heal.

    Stunning art and architecture at Johns Hopkins Children's Center is designed to inspire, comfort and heal.
  • Patient Rooms

    Each of the spacious 205 private inpatient pediatric rooms was created to provide the most advanced care for children and their families.

    patient in room

Take A Virtual Tour

Many of our patient rooms are located in the Sheikh Zayed Tower and The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center. Have a look inside these state-of-the-art buildings.

About Charlotte Rubens Bloomberg

Charlotte Rubens Bloomberg was born in 1909 in Jersey City, N.J. She graduated from New York University with a B.A. in accounting in an era when it was uncommon for women to attend college. In 1934, she married William Bloomberg and in 1945 settled in the Boston suburb of Medford, where she would live in the same house for the rest of her life. Charlotte was mother to entrepreneur, philanthropist and three-term New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Marjorie Tiven, former New York City Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office for International Affairs and the founder of an education nonprofit, Global Cities.

After her husband died unexpectedly, Charlotte became the family’s chief breadwinner and was a role model and source of advice and encouragement for many, especially her children and grandchildren. When her son Michael was first elected Mayor of New York City in 2001, she held the Bible on which he took the oath of office. The two spoke nearly every day and he credited both his parents for his commitment to philanthropy and public service. Charlotte served as co-president of her synagogue, Temple Shalom, into her 90s, was a regular patron and supporter of the Medford Public Library and enjoyed completing crossword puzzles and reading two daily newspapers. Mrs. Bloomberg lived to the age of 102.