Our Mission

The mission of Children's Healthâ„  is "to make life better for children."


About Children's Medical Center Foundation

Children’s Medical Center Foundation serves as the fundraising arm for Children’s Health System of Texas. The Foundation partners with individual donors, corporations and organizations to help the comprehensive team of physicians, scientists and medical professionals at Children’s fulfill its mission to make life better for children.

Children’s Medical Center Foundation raises, manages and distributes funds to support Children’s Medical Center Dallas and Plano, its Specialty Centers in Southlake, Park Cities, Mesquite, the Children’s network of 18 pediatric practices throughout North Texas and the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern. It does not provide grants to other organizations or individuals.

About Children's Health

Founded in 1913, the not-for-profit Children’s Health System of Texas, known as Children’s Health, is the seventh-largest pediatric health care provider in the country, receiving more than 760,000 patient visits annually at its two full-service campuses in Dallas and Plano, multiple specialty centers and 18 primary care locations. Children’s was the state’s first pediatric hospital to achieve Level 1 Trauma status and is the primary pediatric facility affiliated with UT Southwestern Medical Center. For more than 100 years, Children’s has been committed to making life better for children.

To learn more, please visit www.childrens.com.

About UT Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern, one of the premier academic medical centers in the nation, integrates pioneering biomedical research with exceptional clinical care and education. The institution’s faculty has many distinguished members, including five who have been awarded Nobel Prizes since 1985. Numbering more than 2,700, the faculty is responsible for groundbreaking medical advances and is committed to translating science-driven research quickly to new clinical treatments. UT Southwestern physicians provide medical care in 40 specialties to nearly 100,000 hospitalized patients and oversee more than 2.1 million outpatient visits a year.

For more information, please visit www.utsouthwestern.edu.

About the Children's Research Institute

Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI) is a joint venture positioned to build upon the comprehensive clinical expertise of Children’s Medical Center Dallas and the internationally recognized scientific environment of UT Southwestern Medical Center. CRI’s mission is to perform transformative biomedical research to better understand the biological basis of disease. 

Established in 2011, CRI is creating interdisciplinary groups of exceptional scientists and physicians to pursue research at the interface of regenerative medicine, cancer biology and metabolism, which together hold unusual potential for discoveries that can yield groundbreaking advances in science and medicine.

More information about CRI is available on its website: cri.utsw.edu.

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