Dedicated to improving the health of all children, Boston Children’s Hospital offers a complete range of medical services to children from birth through 21 years of age. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Children’s has approximately 25,000 inpatient admissions each year and performed over 26,500 surgical procedures last year alone.
Boston Children’s Hospital is also home to the world’s largest research enterprise based at a pediatric hospital. Comprised of more than 1,100 scientists, the research community at Children’s includes 9 members of the National Academy of Sciences, 11 on-staff members of the Institute of Medicine and 9 members of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Through the years, scientists at Boston Children’s Hospital have set the pace in pediatric research, identifying treatments and therapies for many debilitating diseases, including those of adulthood.
About the Pediatric Head Trauma Unit
The Boston Children’s Hospital Pediatric Head Trauma Unit is the largest Pediatric Neuroscience Research Enterprise in the United States. Ranked #1 in Pediatric Neurology and Neurosurgery by U.S. News and World Report for six consecutive years, it is home to the multidisciplinary Brain Injury Center. Its partner, the Boston Children’s Sports Concussion Clinic, is a national leader in pediatric concussion research.
The funds raised by the Corey C. Griffin NHL Alumni Pro-Am will enable the Pediatric Head Trauma Unit to increase scientific understanding of the effects of trauma on the developing brain through pilot research grants, widespread baseline testing and improved information sharing across a range of medical disciplines. The goal of these combined efforts is to create transformative models of care for brain injuries.