Since 1969, when the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital opened as a separate hospital with 200 licensed beds, its staff has cared for hundreds of thousands of children. In an average year, 8,500 children are admitted to Mott, 8,600 children receive operations, 20,000 visit the pediatric emergency room or Level I trauma center, and more than 70,000 children are seen in our onsite outpatient clinics.
To provide truly comprehensive childrens services, more than 165 physicians from the U-M Medical School faculty see patients at Mott. Many are in the Department of Pediatrics, including its sections of cardiology, critical care medicine, emergency medicine, endocrinology, gastroenterology, general pediatrics, genetics, hematology, oncology, infectious diseases, immunology, neonatal, perinatal medicine, nephrology, neurology, pulmonology and rheumatology. Others come from departments with pediatric divisions, such as Anesthesiology, Dermatology, Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Pathology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Radiology, Surgery and Urology.
Because Mott is part of the University of Michigan Health System, education and research are a priority. This means that patients benefit from the latest techniques and therapies developed through dozens of clinical trials conducted at Mott. In the past year alone, more than $16 million in research funding from government and private sources supported pediatricresearch at Mott.
In recognition of its dedication to children and their families, the high quality of care, and extensive research activities, Mott ranks fifth in Child magazine’s list of top 10 children's hospitals. The Child ranking was compiled using statistics and information on a broad range of medical, surgical and supportive care, and research and education, at 178 children's hospitals nationwide. Patients and families are first at the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and it shows in everything we do.