About Children's of Alabama


Since 1911, Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children. Ranked among the best children’s hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s serves patients from every county in Alabama and nearly every state. With more than 3.5 million square feet, it is one of the largest pediatric medical facilities in the United States. Children’s offers inpatient and outpatient services at its Russell Campus on Birmingham’s historic Southside with additional specialty services provided at Children’s South, Children’s on 3rd Outpatient Center, and in Huntsville and Montgomery. Primary medical care is provided in more than a dozen communities across central Alabama. Children’s is the only health system in Alabama dedicated solely to the care and treatment of children. It is a private, not-for-profit medical center that serves as the teaching hospital for the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) pediatric medicine, surgery, psychiatry, research and residency programs. The medical staff consists of UAB faculty and Children’s full-time physicians as well as private practicing community physicians. Children’s treats all children, regardless of their family’s ability to pay. Children’s believes in family-centered care and offers child life, social services, pastoral care and other programs to help meet patients’ unique needs. 


Children’s by the Numbers

  • One of the 10 busiest pediatric hospitals in the U.S.
  • Licensed for 332 beds and 48 NICU bassinets
  • 199 emergency department visits per day—approximately 75,500 per year
  • Performed 22 Solid Organ Transplants in 2023
    • 3 Heart Transplants
    • 12 Kidney Transplants
    • 7 Liver Transplants
  • Treats more than 90% of all children diagnosed with cancer and blood disorders in Alabama
  • In 2023: