Cook Children's Medical Center provides children and teenagers with health care needs including, surgery, rehabilitation, specialty care, emergency care, child-friendly education and a NICU for preemies.
The Medical Center has a professional staff of nurses, technologists, therapists and other clinicians, as well as more than 500 physicians on staff. 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, the only EMS-designated pediatric trauma center in Tarrant County, Texas, and more than 90,000 patients per year present to the ED for treatment.
Cook Children’s is supported by one of the country’s largest pediatric transport programs. More than 1,900 children are transported to the Medical Center annually, most for critical care. Services include ambulance, helicopter and fixed-wing airplane. The American Nurses Credentialing Center honored Cook Children’s Medical Center with Magnet designation, a coveted award of excellence in nursing care. The recognition means Cook Children’s nursing services ranks in the top 5 percent of the nation’s hospitals.