Fact Sheet


For more than 130 years, the Children’s Hospital of Michigan has been dedicated to providing high quality care to children and adolescents in a caring, efficient and family-centered environment. A proud member of the Detroit Medical Center, Children’s Hospital of Michigan established in 1886, is the first and largest freestanding hospital in the state completely dedicated to serving children. This 228-bed facility has an international reputation in pediatric medicine, surgery and research, training more pediatricians than any other facility in Michigan. The Children’s Hospital of Michigan engages in groundbreaking research that has long shaped the science of pediatric medicine. Children’s Hospital of Michigan is consistently ranked as one of America’s best pediatric hospitals by U.S.News & World Report.


Close to Home The Children’s Hospital of Michigan’s inpatient hospital is located in midtown Detroit. Recently opened - a new critical care patient tower with a new Emergency department, diagnostic services, and expanded Neonatal, Pediatric and Cardiac Intensive Care Units with private rooms, spacious family lounges and more, new operating rooms and a new main entrance and lobby. The Hospital also operates six outpatient pediatric facilities throughout Southeast Michigan in the communities of Canton, Clinton Twp., Dearborn, Detroit (directly across from the main hospital), Southfield and its newest facility in Troy which includes a 24/7 Emergency Department, Outpatient Surgery, pediatric specialty clinics, rehabilitation, imaging and diagnostic services.


The Children’s Hospital of Michigan will improve the health and well being of all children and their communities by advancing the science and practice of pediatric healthcare and by advocating on behalf of the children we serve.


The Children’s Hospital of Michigan will be an outstanding provider of child health services within the Detroit area and throughout Michigan and for patients around the region, nation and globe. We will establish a national, regional and statewide child health system, promote a family-centered system of care and prevention, engage in the generation of new knowledge relevant to child health and well-being, educate physicians and other health professionals in the provision of care to children, and advocate for programs which will benefit children, families and communities.

The Detroit Medical Center

The Detroit Medical Center operates eight hospitals and institutes, including the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit Receiving Hospital, Harper University Hospital, Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital, Hutzel Women’s Hospital, Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, Sinai-Grace Hospital, and DMC Cardiovascular Institute.

The Detroit Medical Center is a leading regional health care system with a mission of excellence in clinical care, research and medical education.

The Detroit Medical Center is proud to be the Official Healthcare Services Provider of the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons.

One focus. One purpose. Your child

The Children’s Hospital of Michigan is the busiest hospital in the state for kids, with hundreds of thousands of visits each year for inpatient and outpatient care, surgery and emergency treatment.

The Children's Hospital of Michigan...

Offers more than 40 pediatric medical and surgical specialty services, draws patients from nearly every Michigan County, 39 additional states, and 22 countries, annually and provides the highest level of pediatric specialty care available for kids including:

  • A freestanding Level One Pediatric Trauma Center verified by the American College of Surgeons.
  • A dedicated pediatric burn center, one of a few in the nation to be verified by the American Burn Association (ABA) and the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons (ACS).
  • A dedicated pediatric and neonatal intensive care transport ambulance and team staffed by pediatric critical care nurses, with ground and air transport.
  • New Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, serving the most critically-ill infants.
  • Metro-Detroit’s only dedicated 6-bed pediatric bone marrow transplant unit, which is accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT).
  • Metro-Detroit’s only center for pediatric heart, kidney and liver transplantation at a freestanding children’s hospital.
  • A 14-bed inpatient rehabilitation program certified by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), demonstrating dedication to accountability and compliance with internationally accepted standards of excellence.
  • A National Association of Epilepsy Centers verified level IV epilepsy center which demonstrates that the Hospital provides the highest level of medical and surgical evaluations and treatments for children with epilepsy.
  • Top Performer status on Key Quality Measures® Recognition in Children’s Asthma Care from the Joint Commission for three consecutive years.

Training Tomorrow's Pediatric Specialists

  • At any given time, Children’s has more than 240 pediatric residents, specialists, fellows and medical students training on site daily and graduates approximately 70 total residents and fellows annually with the largest general pediatrician-training program in Michigan.
  • About half of all graduating residents at Children’s remain in Michigan to continue to practice or to receive additional specialty training – fueling the State’s pediatric physician work force.
  • The Hospital is the 3rd largest recipient of Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education funding nationwide, receiving approximately $11 million annually – to support the Children’s Hospital of Michigan’s pediatric residency program and ensuring access to pediatric specialists throughout the state and beyond.

Research, Innovations & Technology

  • The Children’s Hospital of Michigan’s Department of Pediatrics and Wayne State University School of Medicine rank in the top 30 programs across the country for National Institutes of Health Research funding. A snapshot of notable research and innovations includes:
    • Pediatric physician researchers on staff identified an infant cooling technique to reduce the incidence of disability and death in infants who failed to receive enough oxygen during birth. This NIH-funded research has helped to improve the standard of care for critically-ill infants nationwide.
    • Pediatric heart specialists on staff were instrumental in securing FDA approval for use of a child-sized mechanical heart pump to improve care for children awaiting transplant
    • Pediatric heart specialists on staff helped to develop the Genesis Stent, a life-saving device that opens blood vessels that grow with the child, eliminating the need for open-heart surgery.
  • The Hospital serves as the designated site for the Michigan Department of Community Health Newborn Screening Management Program, providing care for metabolic disorders from birth throughout adulthood.

The Children’s Hospital of Michigan...

  • Has more than 2,000 employees including approximately 680 pediatric-trained nurses
  • Has nearly 500 physicians credentialed on its medical staff.
  • Is home to more than 384 active hospital volunteers that devote more than 42,000 hours to Children’s Hospital of Michigan each year.
  • Partners with the Ronald McDonald House of Detroit on the campus of the DMC to provide families of sick children from near and far an affordable, convenient place to stay when their child is admitted to the hospital for extended time periods.