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Cook Children's
Medical Center

Our award-winning medical center with Magnet designation provides state-of-the-art technology to more than 30 specialties and subspecialties. Cook Children’s Medical Center, licensed by the State of Texas and accredited by The Joint Commission, is ranked in the top 7 percent of the nation’s hospitals for its nursing excellence.

Through our medical center, we serve the community with:

The 429-bed medical center is the cornerstone of Cook Children’s Health Care System. It offers top medical minds, advanced technological equipment, leading surgical techniques, rehabilitation facilities and ancillary services designed to meet the unique needs of children.

The system has a professional staff of nurses, technologists, therapists and other clinicians, as well as more than 500 physicians and dentists who provide primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary levels of pediatric care. Child Life staff, chaplains, teachers, social services coordinators and translators help patients and families cope with the stress that accompanies a child’s hospitalization.

The medical center is home to the Cook Children’s Emergency Department and Urgent Care Center, the only EMS-designated pediatric trauma center in Tarrant County, Texas. In 2010 the trauma center at Cook Children’s received Level II designation by meeting specific criteria established by the American College of Surgeons and passing a site review. More than 100,000 patients present to the Emergency Department and Urgent Care Center for treatment each year.

Cook Children’s Medical Center is supported by one of the country’s largest pediatric transport programs, which brings more than 2,200 children to the medical center annually, primarily for critical care. Services include ambulance, helicopter and fixed-wing airplane transportation.

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