Pediatric Hospital Consortium 

Four of the most innovative and well-respected children’s hospitals in the country form IPI’s Pediatric Hospital Consortium. The Consortium is geographically diverse, representing a cross-section of the pediatric market, and each hospital brings something different to the collaboration.

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford (Palo Alto, CA) 

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital is annually ranked as one of the nation’s best pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, and is the only San Francisco Bay Area children’s hospital with programs ranked in the U.S. NewsTop Ten. The 311-bed hospital is devoted to the care of children and expectant mothers, and provides pediatric and obstetric medical and surgical services in association with the Stanford University School of Medicine. Packard Children’s offers patients locally, regionally and nationally a full range of health-care programs and services, from preventive and routine care to the diagnosis and treatment of serious illness and injury. For more information, visit

University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital (Cleveland, OH)

For 120 years, University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital has been dedicated solely to the care of children. As one of the most renowned pediatric medical centers and a principal referral center for Ohio and the region, Rainbow physicians receive more than 200,000 patient visits annually. The 244-bed hospital is home to 850 pediatric specialists and 40 special care centers including Centers of Excellence in oncology, neonatology, pulmonology, cardiology, neurology and endocrinology. As the primary affiliate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Rainbow trains more than 100 pediatricians each year and consistently ranks among the top children’s hospitals in research funding from the National Institutes of Health. For more information, visit

Texas Children's Hospital (Houston, TX) 

Since opening its doors in the 1950s, Texas Children’s Hospital has a reputation for being the first and the best in many areas.  From the first policy allowing parents to stay with their children in hospital to the sponsorship of the world’s largest pediatric HIV/AIDS facility in the world, Texas Children’s has earned the honor of being named fourth of all US pediatric hospitals and first in Texas by US News & World Report. Led by a staff of nationally-ranked doctors and nurses providing exceptional care to women and children up to the age of 19, it is also listed by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation as a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality.” The 456-bed hospital specializes in pulmonology, cancer research, cardiology and heart surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, nephrology, and urology, which are all ranked within the top five programs of their kind in the country by US News & World Report. For more information, visit

Shriners Hospitals for Children - Northern California (Sacramento, CA)

The first Shriners Hospital for Children was founded by the Shriners, a sect of the Free Masons, in 1922 to treat children suffering from polio, clubfoot, and other orthopedic needs. Seventy-five years later, the Northern California Shriners Hospital opened its doors in response to a need for a pediatric burn center on the West Coast. Today the Northern California branch has a mission to provide top quality, specialized care to children with congenital conditions and complex medical needs, regardless of their families’ ability to pay. Collaborating closely with UC Davis Medical Center, the Northern California California Shriners Hospital specializes in treating children with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, cleft lip, scars, need for specialized plastic surgery, and other complex medical needs. Although located near downtown Sacramento, it is a hospital of choice for families throughout the western parts of the US, Mexico, and Canada. For more information, visit

Associate Hospital Members

While associate members are not our main partners, they are nevertheless essential to IPI's mission and vision.

Children's Hospital of Orange County (Orange, CA)

Since 1964, Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children’s) has nurtured, advanced and protected the health and well-being of children through innovative care and state-of-the-art facilities.  Their regional pediatric healthcare network includes a state-of-the-art 279-bed main hospital facility in the City of Orange, and a hospital-within-a-hospital in Mission Viejo. CHOC is dedicated to working cooperatively—assisting and enriching existing services as well as developing programs to benefit the families of Orange County.  For more information, visit


Lehigh Valley Children's Hospital (Allentown, PA)

Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital provides family-centered care for children of all ages. Children’s Hospital includes inpatient and ambulatory care, a Children’s ER, an outpatient surgery center, more than 25 pediatric specialists, and numerous child-specific services such as rehab and burn care. The affiliated physicians and clinicians with Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital offer comprehensive care for children close to home. It is the only children’s hospital in the Lehigh Valley. For more information, visit