About Floating Hospital

Floating Hospital for Children has been caring for kids since 1894. We began as a hospital ship for children that sailed Boston Harbor and instituted the concept of family-centered care. Today, Floating Hospital for Children is a major academic medical center in downtown Boston and the principal pediatric teaching hospital for Tufts University School of Medicine. It is nationally recognized for the quality of its clinical programs and services and its groundbreaking pediatric research.

Floating Hospital for Children is a comprehensive, full-service children’s hospital. All physicians here hold faculty appointments at Tufts University School of Medicine. These are the leaders in their fields, conducting academic medical research, authoring textbooks, and using their years of experience to treat complex pediatric illnesses. Their mission is to improve the lives of children and their families.

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