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Boston Children's Hospital Overview

Boston, MA
5001 to 10000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
Health Care Services & Hospitals
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Children's Hospital Boston is an elder in the world of pediatric care. The 400-bed hospital offers acute health care and specialty services for children from birth to age 21. The medical center is also Harvard Medical School's main teaching ... Read more

Mission: Provide the highest quality health care.

Be the leading source of research and discovery.

Educate the next generation of leaders in child health.

Enhance the health and well-being of the children and families in our ... Read more

Boston Children's Hospital – Why Work For Us?

"The future of pediatrics will be forged by thinking differently,
breaking paradigms and joining together in a shared vision
of tackling the toughest challenges before us.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

Boston Children’s at a glance 

As the pediatric teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School our reach is global and our impact is profound. Some quick facts: 

  • 395-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care
  • one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States
  • we offer a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 
  • we have approximately 25,000 inpatient admissions each year 
  • our 200+ specialized clinical programs schedule 557,000 visits annually
  • last year alone, we performed more than 26,500 surgical procedures and 158,700 radiological examinations


Our mission: Care, Research, Teach, Community.

  • Provide the highest quality health care
  • Be the leading source of research and discovery
  • Educate the next generation of leaders in child health
  • Enhance the health and well-being of the children and families in our local community

Our Values

  • Excellence: We are committed to achieving and maintaining a standard of excellence in all we do. First and foremost, we consistently strive to make the patient experience a model of quality care through advanced treatment, compassionate support and full family participation and communication.
  • Sensitivity: We believe that sensitivity means a compassionate awareness of the stress experienced by families with ill and injured children, and an understanding of the impact it can have on the emotions and behavior of the children and families in our care.

We strive both to anticipate and respond to issues arising from complex personal and family situations, and to provide the support that can contribute to the best possible outcome for the child and family. We also believe that sensitivity means a recognition of and respect for the diverse backgrounds of both the patients and families we serve and of our coworkers throughout the hospital.

  • Leadership: As an academic medical center devoted to the practice of pediatrics, Boston Children's Hospital fosters an environment of innovation and discovery, and of individual and team contributions to advancing pediatrics in all areas of our mission.
  • Community: We are dedicated to fostering community, both within the hospital and in the neighborhoods around us. Toward that end, we welcome and treat many children whose families can't afford health care.

The Boston Children's Hospital community also includes thousands of dedicated supporters who give generously to the hospital in many different ways.

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Boston Children’s Hospital is home to the world’s largest research enterprise at a pediatric center. Whether you need to locate someone with expertise in epigenetics, pay-for-performance or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, you can find the right researcher at Boston Children’s. More than 600 faculty researchers and 700 postdoctoral fellows are actively pursuing innovations to solve the most pressing challenges in pediatric medicine today.

Our research team leads U.S. pediatric hospitals in scientific publishing, with impressive representation in top basic science, top general clinical, top pediatric and top subspecialty journals. Boston Children's Hospital was listed as an author affiliation in 882 papers in 2011, 1,020 papers in 2012, and 1,323 papers in 2013, according to PubMed.

We provide a comprehensive array of programs to nurture a culture of innovation among our research team. These programs include the Technology and Innovation Development Office (TIDO), Innovation Acceleration Program (IAP), Translational Research Program and Clinical Research Center.

Boston Children’s leads the world in pediatric innovation. Our researchers and caregivers have embodied a culture of innovation—building tools, technologies and techniques that have shaped pediatric medicine and changed children’s lives for more than 100 years.

But the 21st century has brought new demands. We have sharpened our mission and embraced a global, inclusive model.

Our mission is to ensure that life-changing innovations know no boundaries and reach those who matter most: our children. We empower clinicians, researchers and entrepreneurs to transform pediatric health care—within our walls and throughout the world—turning groundbreaking visions into reality. Collaboration—an open community of innovation that welcomes partners from all communities regardless of geography or industry—is central to our mission.


Boston Children's Hospital offers a wide range of opportunities from finance, research and IT — to support services and administration. We are committed to creating a best-in-class work place at all levels by providing development opportunities for new grads while ensuring that our most experienced team members have the resources and freedom to create the work / life balance that they seek.

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity is a top priority at Boston Children's Hospital. Because when your workforce reflects the patients in your care, there’s simply no limit to what can be accomplished. With patients from around the globe, we’re unwavering in our commitment to understand unique cultural needs, to ensure the highest possible health outcomes.

Join us, and work in an environment where diverse life experiences are respected and embraced. Where people grow from each other’s unique perspectives. And where what makes you different makes all of us better.

Work Life Balance

What does it take to strike the right work-life balance? At Boston Children’s Hospital, it’s about more than the hours spent at home — and at work. It’s about a culture that fosters health and well-being for every employee, both in and out of the workplace. It’s about providing the support you need to give your best to your work and your family. It’s about benefits designed to support your finances, prepare for a secure future, and provide you with the resources to live a life of meaning and fulfillment.

When you’re part of the Boston Children’s family, you give your best to make a difference in the lives of others — and we give our best to make a difference in yours. Discover how our comprehensive benefits can empower you to live well in every arena of your life.

Mission & Values

No matter your role at the hospital we are all working Until Every Child Is Well. By creating innovative solutions and collaborating across the institution we are all working to provide the highest quality of care, be on the frontier of research, ensure continuing victories in pediatric medicine and build a healthy community around us. 

The Benefits of Success

Boston Children’s Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including a flexible schedule, affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, Cell phone plan discounts and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off).

Join us, and be part a place where big things happen every day - and where every single member of our team contributes to saving and healing the children in our care. Discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.

Boston Children’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their  race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.











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    "Great enterprise, great mission"

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    Great people, stimulating environment and many wonderful stories to tell as a communicator. Overall a well-run hospital delivering excellent care, second to no other pediatric hospital in the country.


    Career advancement can be a problem, though leadership has recognized this through employee surveys and is beginning to take steps to remedy. May vary by department.

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Boston Children's Hospital (Boston, MA) in November 2016.


    Cam in and met my supervisor and all the doctors I would work with. They were all great I also met with some team members. It took a lot longer than expected but was well worth it.

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Boston Children's Hospital Awards & Accolades

  • Top Places to Work Globe 100, Boston Globe, 2009
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