Fall 2022

The Johns Hopkins Children's Center Magazine

Living Testament

Transplant recipient Sara Kathryn Smith — the new medical director of pediatric liver transplantation — has a hard-won perspective on what it means to live with advanced liver disease.

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Articles in this Issue

  • Lifeline

    For patients coping with serious illness and their families, the Children’s Center’s “small but mighty” palliative care team offers a comforting source of support, expertise and advocacy by taking a “whole picture” approach to care.

    Lori and Brian Kane, at home with son, Wyatt
  • The ABCs of Safe Sleep

    A team of nurses at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center is on a mission to ensure every baby slumbers safely: 'Alone on their Back in a Crib'.

    Baby sleeping safely in crib

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. Get more details.

  • Opened in 2012
  • 205 private rooms with sleeping accommodations for parents
  • Acoustical ceiling tiles and rubber flooring help create a quiet healing environment

  • Supersized sculptures and literary themed art distract from the hospital experience
  • Family amenities like on-demand meals, family lounges and multiple play rooms
  • Expanded, easy-to-access Pediatric Emergency Department

  • Dedicated pediatric trauma bays
  • 40-bed Pediatric ICU
  • 45-bed Neonatal ICU
  • Dedicated PCICU
  • 10 state-of-the-art pediatric surgical suites