The Purple Society does not represent any hospital or medical facility. Across the nation and around the world you will find hospitals that have oncology or cancer programs geared towards childhood cancer. Through research and trials, it is evident that the diagnosis and treatment of childhood cancer is different than treating the disease in adults. For this reason, it is imperative when seeking cancer care for your child that you do research and make sure that you are going to the hospital that is right for your child. A hospital that is hyper focused on cancer is ALWAYS your best choice.

US Children's Hospitals

A children's hospital is a medical facility that offers its services exclusively to children and adolescents. Most children's hospitals can serve children from birth up to the age of 21. The number of children's hospitals proliferated in the 20th century, as pediatric medical and surgical specialties separated from internal medicine and adult surgical specialties.

Children's hospitals are characterized by greater attention to the psychosocial support of children and their families. Some children and young people have to spend relatively long periods in the hospital, so having access to play and teaching staff can also be an important part of their care. With local partnerships, this can include trips to local botanical gardens, the zoo, and public libraries, for instance.

In addition to psychosocial support, children's hospitals have the added benefit of being staffed by professionals who are trained in treating children. A medical doctor that undertakes vocational training in pediatrics must also be accepted for membership by a professional college before they can practice pediatrics. While many normal hospitals can treat children adequately, pediatric specialists may be a better choice when it comes to treating rare afflictions that may prove fatal or severely detrimental to young children, in some cases before birth. Also, many children's hospitals will continue to see children with rare illnesses into adulthood, allowing for continuity of care.

Notable children's hospitals

Hospital City State Beds[1] Pediatric Trauma Level NICU Level[2] # of specialties nationally ranked per US News & World Report[3] Picture
Children's of Alabama Birmingham Alabama 341 Level I Pediatric[4] 4 9
Huntsville Hospital for Women and Children Huntsville Alabama 51
USA Children's and Women's Hospital Mobile Alabama 138 3
The Children's Hospital at Providence Anchorage Alaska 114 Level II Pediatric 3
Arkansas Children's Hospital Little Rock Arkansas 336 Level I Pediatric 4 4
Cardon Children's Medical Center Mesa Arizona 162 3
Phoenix Children's Hospital Phoenix Arizona 457 Level I Pediatric 3 10
Children's Center at Sutter Medical Center Sacramento California 121 3
Children's Hospital Los Angeles Los Angeles California 401 Level I Pediatric 4 10
Children's Hospital of Orange County Mission Viejo California 316 Level II Pediatric 3 7
Lauren Small Children's Center at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital Bakersfield California 74 Level I Pediatric 3
Loma Linda University Children's Hospital Loma Linda California 325 Level I Pediatric 4 1
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford Palo Alto California 361 Level I Pediatric 4 10
Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA Los Angeles California 156 Level I Pediatric 3 6
Miller Children's Hospital Long Beach California 155 Level II Pediatric 3 1
Rady Children's Hospital San Diego California 337 Level I Pediatric 4 10
Shriners Hospital for Children Los Angeles and Sacramento Sacramento California 80 2
UC Davis Medical Center Sacramento California 125 Level I Pediatric 4 4
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco California 189 3 10
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland Oakland California 135 Level I Pediatric 4 10
Valley Children's Hospital Madera California 212 Level II Pediatric 3 7
Children's Hospital Colorado Aurora Colorado 434 Level I Pediatric 3 10
Memorial Hospital for Children Colorado Springs Colorado 3
Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children Denver Colorado 157 Level IV Pediatric 3
Connecticut Children's Medical Center Hartford Connecticut 185 Level I Pediatric 4 5
Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital New Haven Connecticut 202 Level I Pediatric 4 6
Children's National Hospital Washington District of Columbia 313 Level I Pediatric 4 10
Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children Wilmington Delaware 208 Level I Pediatric 4 4
AdventHealth For Children Orlando Florida 198 3 1
Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children Orlando Florida 210 Level I Pediatric 3 5
Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida West Palm Beach Florida 128 3
Holtz Children's Hospital Miami Florida 217 3 1
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Hollywood Florida 215 Level II Pediatric 3 2
Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital St. Petersburg Florida 259 Level II Pediatric 3 8
Nemours Children's Hospital Orlando Florida 92
Nicklaus Children's Hospital Miami Florida 281 Level I Pediatric 3 5
Palm Beach Children's Hospital West Palm Beach Florida 134 3
Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital Fort Lauderdale Florida 135 3
Shriners Hospital for Children Tampa Florida
St. Joseph's Children's Hospital Tampa Florida 218 3
Studer Family Children's Hospital Pensacola Florida 106 3
UF Health Shands Children's Hospital Gainesville Florida 208 4 8
Wolfson Children's Hospital Jacksonville Florida 272 Level I Pediatric 4 3
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Atlanta Georgia 614 Level I Pediatric 10
The Children's Hospital at The Medical Center of Central Georgia Macon Georgia 73 3
Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah Savannah Georgia 3
Children's Hospital of Georgia Augusta Georgia 117 Level II Pediatric 3
Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women & Children Honolulu Hawaii 144 3
Shriners Hospital for Children Honolulu Hawaii 24
St. Luke's Children's Hospital Boise Idaho 113 4
Advocate Children's Hospital Oak Lawn and Park Ridge Illinois 250 3 1
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Chicago Illinois 312 Level I Pediatric[5] 3 10 Ann ^ Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital - panoramio.jpg
The Children's Hospital of Illinois Peoria Illinois 144 Level I Pediatric[5] 3 1
La Rabida Children's Hospital Chicago Illinois 30
Rush University Children's Hospital Chicago Illinois 115 3
St. John's Children's Hospital Springfield Illinois 78 Level II Pediatric 3
Shriners Hospitals for Children Chicago Illinois 60
University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital Chicago Illinois 161 Level I Pediatric[5] 4 2
Beacon Children's Hospital South Bend Indiana 85 3
Riley Hospital for Children Indianapolis Indiana 354 Level I Pediatric 4 9
Peyton Manning Children's Hospital Indianapolis Indiana 4
Blank Children's Hospital Des Moines Iowa 108 3
MercyOne Children's Hospital Des Moines Iowa 91 Level II Pediatric 4
University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital Iowa City Iowa 187 Level I Pediatric 4 5
Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas Overland Park Kansas 3
Norton Children's Hospital Louisville Kentucky 300 Level I Pediatric 4 2
Shriners Hospital for Children Lexington Kentucky 50 1
University of Kentucky Children's Hospital Lexington Kentucky 157 Level I Pediatric 3 2
Children's Hospital of New Orleans New Orleans Louisiana 229 4
Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital Baton Rouge Louisiana 90
Ochsner Hospital for Children New Orleans Louisiana 113 4 1
Shriners Hospital for Children Shreveport Louisiana 45
Barbara Bush Children's Hospital Portland Maine 92 4
The Herman & Walter Samuelson Children's Hospital at Sinai Baltimore Maryland 22 3
Johns Hopkins Children's Center Baltimore Maryland 196 Level I Pediatric 4 10
Kennedy Krieger Institute Baltimore Maryland
Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital Baltimore Maryland 67
University of Maryland Children's Hospital Baltimore Maryland 117 4 1
Baystate Children's Hospital Springfield Massachusetts Level II Pediatric 3
Boston Children's Hospital Boston Massachusetts 415 Level I Pediatric 4 10
Floating Hospital for Children Boston Massachusetts 62 Level I Pediatric 3
Franciscan Hospital for Children Boston Massachusetts 74
MassGeneral Hospital for Children Boston Massachusetts 100 Level I Pediatric 3 5
North Shore Children's Hospital Salem Massachusetts 2
Shriners Hospital for Children Boston Massachusetts 30
Shriners Hospital for Children Springfield Massachusetts 40
UMass Memorial Children's Medical Center Worcester Massachusetts 101 Level I Pediatric 3
Ascension St. John Children's Hospital Detroit Michigan 83 Level II Pediatric 3
Bronson Methodist Children's Health Kalamazoo Michigan
C.S. Mott Children's Hospital Ann Arbor Michigan 244 Level I Pediatric 4 10
Children's Hospital of Michigan Detroit Michigan 227 Level I Pediatric 3 6
Helen DeVos Children's Hospital Grand Rapids Michigan 241 Level I Pediatric 4 7
Hurley Children's Hospital Flint Michigan 42 Level II Pediatric 3
Children's Minnesota Minneapolis, St. Paul Minnesota 430 Level I Pediatric 3 2
Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Children’s Hospital Duluth Minnesota Level II Pediatric 3
Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare St. Paul Minnesota 60 Level I Pediatric
Mayo Clinic – Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital Rochester Minnesota 148 Level I Pediatric 4 8
M Health Fairview Masonic Children's Hospital Minneapolis Minnesota 212 4 3
The Children's Hospital at HCMC Minneapolis Minnesota Level I Pediatric 3
Shriners Children's Twin Cities Woodbury Minnesota
Children's of Mississippi Jackson Mississippi 256 4
Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital St. Louis Missouri 176 4 6
Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City Missouri 364 Level I Pediatric 4 9
Mercy Kids Children's Hospital St. Louis St. Louis Missouri 248 3
Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital Maryland Heights Missouri 34
St. Louis Children's Hospital St. Louis Missouri 390 Level I Pediatric 4 10
Shriners Hospitals for Children St. Louis Missouri 12 1
University of Missouri Women's and Children's Hospital Columbia Missouri 126 3
Montana Children's Medical Center Kalispell Montana 20
Children's Hospital & Medical Center Omaha Nebraska 140 Level II Pediatric 4 4
Children's Hospital of Nevada Las Vegas Nevada 77 Level II Pediatric 3
Renown Children's Hospital Reno Nevada 83 3
Sunrise Children's Hospital Las Vegas Nevada 3
Children's Hospital at Dartmouth (CHaD) Lebanon New Hampshire 51 Level II Pediatric 3
Bristol Myers Squibb Children's Hospital New Brunswick New Jersey 105 Level II Pediatric 3
The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital New Brunswick New Jersey 3 1
Children's Hospital of New Jersey Newark New Jersey 3
Children's Specialized Hospital New Brunswick New Jersey 140
Goryeb Children's Hospital Morristown New Jersey 69 4
Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital Hackensack New Jersey 105 3 1
K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital Neptune New Jersey 88 Level II Pediatric 3 1
St. Joseph's Children's Hospital Paterson New Jersey 3
Children's Regional Hospital at Cooper Camden New Jersey 61 Level II Pediatric 3
University Hospital Pediatrics Newark New Jersey 3
Unterberg Children Hospital Long Branch New Jersey 70 3
Blythedale Children's Hospital Valhalla New York 86
Children's Hospital at Montefiore New York City (The Bronx) New York 193 3 5
Golisano Children's Hospital Rochester New York 190 Level I Pediatric 4 1
Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital Syracuse New York
Hassenfeld Children's Hospital New York City (Manhattan) New York 102 3 NYU Langone Medical Center (41246168170)-Kimmel-Pavilion.jpg
Komansky Center for Children's Health New York City (Manhattan) New York 103 Level II Pediatric 4 8
Kravis Children's Hospital New York City (Manhattan) New York 102 4
Maria Fareri Children's Hospital Valhalla New York 136 Level I Pediatric 4
Memorial Sloan Kettering Children’s Cancer Center New York City (Manhattan) New York 1
Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital New York City (Manhattan) New York 193 Level I Pediatric 3 8
St. Mary's Hospital for Children New York City (Queens) New York 103
Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York New Hyde Park New York 146 Level I Pediatric 4 9
Stony Brook Children's Hospital Stony Brook New York 106 Level I Pediatric 3
John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital Buffalo New York 250 Level I Pediatric 3
Duke Children's Hospital Durham North Carolina 151 4 9
Jeff Gordon's Children's Hospital Concord North Carolina 3
Levine Children's Hospital Charlotte North Carolina 236 Level I Pediatric 3 8
Hemby Children's Hospital Charlotte North Carolina 4
UNC Children's Hospital Chapel Hill North Carolina 150 Level I Pediatric 4 7
Maynard Children's Hospital Greenville North Carolina 130 Level II Pediatric 3
Brenner Children's Hospital Winston-Salem North Carolina 137 Level I Pediatric 4
Akron Children's Hospital Akron Ohio 434 Level II Pediatric 3 4
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Cincinnati Ohio 634 Level I Pediatric 4 10
Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital Cleveland Ohio 389 3 10
Dayton Children's Hospital Dayton Ohio 167 Level I Pediatric 3 2
Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Ohio 673 Level I Pediatric 3 10
Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital Cleveland Ohio 237 Level I Pediatric 4 8 Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital.jpg
Shriners Hospital for Children Cincinnati Ohio
Toledo Children's Hospital Toledo Ohio 99 Level II Pediatric 3
Mercy Health — Children’s Hospital Toledo Ohio Level II Pediatric 3
The Children's Hospital at Saint Francis Tulsa Oklahoma 144 3
The Children's Hospital of Oklahoma Oklahoma City Oklahoma 246 Level I Pediatric 4 Childrens Hosp Nima1.JPG
Doernbecher Children's Hospital Portland Oregon 145 Level I Pediatric 3 5
Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel Portland Oregon 181 Level I Pediatric 3
Shriners Hospital for Children Portland Oregon 29
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Philadelphia Pennsylvania 541 Level I Pediatric 3 10
Janet Weis Children's Hospital Danville Pennsylvania 91 Level II Pediatric 4
Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital Allentown Pennsylvania 85 Level II Pediatric 4
Penn State Children's Hospital Hershey Pennsylvania 145 Level I Pediatric 4 5
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children Philadelphia Pennsylvania 119 Level I Pediatric 4
Shriners Hospitals for Children Erie Pennsylvania
Shriners Hospital for Children Philadelphia Pennsylvania 49
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 302 Level I Pediatric 4 10 Pittsburgh Childrens Hospital.jpg
Puerto Rico Children's Hospital Bayamón Puerto Rico 150 3
San Jorge Children's Hospital San Juan Puerto Rico 87
University Pediatric Hospital (Medical Science Campus) San Juan Puerto Rico 54 3
Hasbro Children's Hospital Providence Rhode Island 63 Level I Pediatric
Bradley Hospital (Children's Psychiatric) Providence Rhode Island 16
Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island Providence Rhode Island 80 4
AnMed Health Women's and Children's Hospital Anderson South Carolina 72
Prisma Health Children's Hospital–Upstate (formerly Children's Hospital of Greenville Health System) Greenville South Carolina 170 3
MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital Charleston South Carolina 250 Level I Pediatric 4 4 MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital.jpg
Prisma Health Children's Hospital–Midlands (formerly Palmetto Health Children's Hospital) Columbia South Carolina 163 Level II Pediatric 3
Shriners Hospitals for Children Greenville South Carolina 50
Sanford Health Children's Hospital Sioux Falls South Dakota 118 Level II Pediatric 3
Children’s Hospital at Erlanger Chattanooga Tennessee 128 3
East Tennessee Children's Hospital Knoxville Tennessee 152 3
Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center Memphis Tennessee 250 Level I Pediatric 4 7
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt Nashville Tennessee 267 Level I Pediatric 4 10
Niswonger Children's Hospital Johnson City Tennessee 73 3
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Memphis Tennessee 69 1
Children's Hospital of San Antonio San Antonio Texas 198 Level I Pediatric Children's Hospital of San Antonio (22292849120).jpg
Children's Medical Center Dallas Dallas Texas 496 Level I Pediatric 4 10
Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital Houston Texas 310 Level I Pediatric 4 2 Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.jpeg
Cook Children's Healthcare System Fort Worth Texas 391 Level II Pediatric 4 2
Covenant Children's Hospital Lubbock Texas 275 Level II Pediatric 4
Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas Austin Texas 212 Level I Pediatric 3
Driscoll Children's Hospital Corpus Christi Texas 191 4
Edinburg Children's Hospital Edinburg Texas 107 3
El Paso Children's Hospital El Paso Texas 122 3
John Sealy Children's Hospital Galveston Texas 4
Medical City Children's Hospital Dallas Texas 181 Level II Pediatric 3
Methodist Children's Hospital San Antonio Texas 3
Providence Memorial Children's Hospital El Paso Texas 3
McLane Children’s Hospital Temple Texas 112 Level II Pediatric 4
Shriners Hospital for Children Galveston Texas 30
Shriners Hospital for Children Houston Texas 40
Texas Children's Hospital Houston Texas 724 Level I Pediatric 3 10
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Dallas Texas 52 1
Primary Children's Hospital Salt Lake City Utah 289 Level I Pediatric 3 8
Shriners Hospital for Children Salt Lake City Utah 45 1
University of Vermont Children's Hospital Burlington Vermont 58 Level II Pediatric 3
Carilion Clinic Children's Hospital Roanoke Virginia 92 3
Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU Richmond Virginia 102 Level 1 Pediatric 4
Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters Norfolk Virginia 185 4
INOVA Children's Hospital Falls Church Virginia 241 4 1
University of Virginia Children's Hospital Charlottesville Virginia 111 4 5 University of Virginia Battle Building 3.jpg
Saint Mary's Children's Hospital Richmond Virginia 3
Mary Bridge Children's Hospital Tacoma Washington 75
Sacred Heart Children's Hospital Spokane Washington 160 3
Seattle Children's Seattle Washington 360 4 10
Shriners Hospital for Children Spokane Washington 30
CAMC Women and Children's Hospital Charleston West Virginia 3
West Virginia University Children's Hospital Morgantown West Virginia 105 Level II Pediatric 4 1
American Family Children's Hospital Madison Wisconsin 101 Level I Pediatric 4 1
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Wauwatosa Wisconsin 184 Level I Pediatric 4 6 Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and Froedtert, two teaching hospitals affiliated with MCW.JPG
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin-Fox Valley Neenah Wisconsin 3
Saint Joseph's Children's Hospital Marshfield Wisconsin 3

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