About OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois

As a premier children’s hospital, we address the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of the pediatric patient based on three principles:

  • Children are unique and have special needs.
  • A child’s illness impacts the entire family.
  • Childhood illness interferes with normal childhood growth and development.

Located in Peoria, Illinois, OSF Children’s Hospital is a 136-bed, full service children’s hospital. With more than 140 specialists representing more than 40 subspecialties, the hospital provides the highest level of care for newborns to young adults with common and complex medical conditions. For patients that require continued care into adulthood, we offer formalized transition programs.

The hospital is making specialized care more accessible to patients by offering 17 clinics throughout central and northern Illinois, focusing on specialties like congenital heart, general surgery, hematology/oncology and more.

OSF Children’s Hospital has been nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report for its urology and neonatology programs. The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) also offers a Small Baby Unit – one of the first in Illinois – caring for babies born before 30 weeks gestation.

In collaboration with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, OSF Children’s Hospital offers the Jim & Trudy Maloof St. Jude Midwest Affiliate Clinic, providing the same level of cancer and blood-disorder treatments as one of the leading children’s cancer centers.

Other Points of Distinction:

  • State-designated Level I Pediatric Trauma Center – the highest level of care available
  • First state-designated Pediatric Critical Care Hospital
  • Proven world class outcomes in the NICU as a member of the Vermont Oxford Network - a global network of health care providers in the field of neonatal care
  • Most comprehensive downstate Perinatal Center (post-birth care)
  • Level IV NICU - the highest level of care available
  • Home to the only Pediatric Diabetes Resource Center and Congenital Heart Center in downstate Illinois
  • Cares for more children in Illinois than any hospital between St. Louis and Chicago with 7,000 admissions, 2,500 newborn deliveries and 18,000 emergency department visits annually
  • Ranked one of the most technologically advanced children's hospitals in the world by Top Master's in Health Care Administration