St. Louis Children’s Hospital is dedicated to improving the health and lives of children. As one of the top-ranked children’s hospitals in the country, St. Louis Children’s Hospital provides care in more than 50 specialty areas through a dedicated team of physicians, nurses, staff and volunteers. Along with inpatient and outpatient medical care, the hospital offers education, wellness and injury-prevention programs to fulfill its mission to “do what’s right for kids.” Providing comprehensive, high-quality care and serving as an advocate for children has been St. Louis Children’s commitment since its inception in 1879. Today, the hospital serves patients and families across a 300-mile service area, and has seen patients from all 50 states and more than 80 countries. St. Louis Children’s consistently ranks among America’s Best Children’s Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report in all surveyed categories. The hospital’s academic and physician partner, Washington University School of Medicine, is one of the top-ranked medical schools in the United States. Since 2005, St. Louis Children’s has been designated as a Magnet hospital for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center® (ANCC). The ANCC recognizes hospitals that provide quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. In 2020, St. Louis Children’s was redesignated for a fourth consecutive term, one of only 76 other hospitals worldwide to achieve this accomplishment. Patients and families across the region have access to services and treatments found only at St. Louis Children’s including an inpatient pediatric behavioral health unit, MIBG therapy suite for cancer patients and Level IV pediatric epilepsy program. St. Louis Children’s Hospital extends its services to children and families in the community through a variety of workshops and educational partnerships, including nutrition and fitness, childhood immunizations, injury prevention and car seat and helmet safety. The hospital also developed the region’s first pediatric mobile health and dental program and interactive pedestrian safety program. St. Louis Children’s Hospital is a member of BJC HealthCare, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health care organizations, with annual net revenues of over $6.3 billion and more than 30,000 employees in the greater St. Louis, southern Illinois and southeast Missouri regions. BJC HealthCare serves patients and their families in urban, suburban and rural communities through its 15 hospitals and multiple community health locations.