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Welcome to Children's Hospital

The UTMB Children’s Hospital in Galveston offers leading edge knowledge and over 120 years of experience in one of the finest academic settings in the nation. The fully redesigned hospital and child life program reflects an attention to all the details that matter to children, offering the whimsy and serenity of an ocean/island design along with many special spaces for toddlers, older children and teenagers to play, relax, unwind and spend time with family members. UTMB Health offers advanced general inpatient care for ill children, as well as specialty inpatient care for children with serious medical conditions. Our pediatric hospitalists, attending faculty physicians, nurses, residents, students and staff provide state-of-the-art clinical care and the emotional support that is essential during a hospital stay. Our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) offers critical care services for infants, children and adolescents with severe illnesses or injuries. We can arrange emergency helicopter transport when needed to serve the most seriously ill children in our region.

Inpatient Services brochure (pdf)


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The UTMB Nurseries provide a full complement of primary and tertiary care neonatal services with over 6,000 annual admissions to the Newborn Nursery and more than 600 to the Infant Special Care Unit (ISCU Level III) each year. The ISCU provides care for high risk newborns and premature babies and has all the resources available to care for ill newborns.

Perinatal Hospice Program

The program works with families dealing  with miscarriages in the Emergency Department (ED) or at the Regional Maternal Child Health Program (RMCHP) clinics, parents dealing with stillbirths or fetal demises, neonates in the ISCU, and families dealing with lethal diagnoses during pregnancy. Expectant parents are seen and consulted by a caring healthcare professional.