Guardians of Childhoodâ„¢

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You hold them in your arms And promise to never let them go ...


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Cutting Edge Research

We are working to discover better treatments and find cures for childhood illnesses and diseases. Thanks to innovative partnerships and generous donors, we are shaping the future of pediatric medicine. 

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Pet Therapy

Staff Passion

Public Safety officer John Wishom greets visitors to St. Louis Children's Hospital from all around the world. To make our families feel more welcome, he recently learned four different foreign languages -- Bosnian, Chinese, Polish and Spanish. 

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Just for Kids

When it comes to child health and medical care, one size doesn't fit all. Everything we do -- from kid-sized machines and pediatric research to specially-trained doctors and pet therapy -- is for kids of all ages and their families. 


Community Outreach and Prevention

Whether children are in the hospital or at home, we work to help every kid be and stay healthy through a variety of programs. Our programs include Safety Stop, Healthy Kids Express, Head to Toe, and  more