Children's Hospital & Medical Center has a rich history based on community involvement and service to children. The original Children's Memorial Hospital was founded in 1948 by Dr. C.W.M. Poynter, dean of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and Henry Doorly, publisher of the Omaha World-Herald, with a vision that no child in need of medical care would be turned away due to an inability to pay.
Today, families from across a five-state region and beyond seek the experience and expertise of Children's Hospital & Medical Center. We provide care to more than 250,000 children each year.
On January 8, 2009, Children's Hospital became Children's Hospital & Medical Center. The growing name signifies regional growth and outreach, while also staying true to Children's roots as a resource for the community and the children we so proudly serve.
2013 Snapshot Report
We say it often: children are unique; they are not just small adults. They deserve care that is developed specifically for them – care that is delivered each and every day at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center.
In 2013, we performed the first pediatric heart transplant in Children’s history. Our first patient, just two weeks old, has grown and is thriving. We delivered high risk babies with known congenital anomalies in our Fetal Care Center, and we received ongoing recognition from U.S. News & World Report as a Best Children’s Hospital.
The best place for kids. That’s Children’s.
Follow our journey, our snapshot of 2013.
2012 Snapshot Report
Experience, expertise and compassion – some of the reasons why Children’s is the best place for kids. Take a moment to explore recent accomplishments, our snapshot of 2012. View our 2012 Snapshot.
2011 Snapshot Report
The accomplishments, stories, and numbers that helped shape Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in 2011.
View our 2011 Snapshot.
2010 Snapshot Report
The accomplishments, stories, and numbers that helped shape Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in 2010.
View our 2010 Snapshot.