Children's Services

Whether your family is dealing with a child's sudden, serious health concern or a chronic illness, you'll find help and support at Levine Children's Hospital in Charlotte. We care for our patients in a warm, child-friendly environment, to help them feel better as they get better. And we do it by involving you – the family – every step of the way.

  • Levine Children's Hospital is the most comprehensive children's hospital between Atlanta and Washington, DC, helping children receive high-quality care close to home and family, no matter their medical needs.
  • We treat more pediatric patients per day than any other hospital in North Carolina.
  • Our hospital features the region's first 24/7 emergency room for children, staffed by physicians trained in pediatric emergency medicine.
  • MedCenter Air's specially trained pediatric critical care transport teams can bring even the most critically ill infants and children to Levine Children's Hospital, via ambulance or helicopter.
  • We have the region's only pediatric cardiovascular surgery program, and offer the region's only pediatric cardiovascular intensive care unit dedicated to caring for children with heart conditions.
  • We have the region's only ECMO heart-lung bypass capabilities for newborns and children, and we offer 24/7 coverage in the pediatric intensive care unit by physicians board-certified in pediatric critical care.
  • Our doctors provide the highest level of neonatal care
  • in the region, including cardiac and fetal surgery, with expertise in caring for premature infants and those with congenital conditions.
  • We are the first neonatal care program in North Carolina to earn the Gold Seal of Approval from the Joint Commission.
  • We offer the region's only pediatric transplant program for heart, kidney, liver and blood and marrow transplant.
  • We are the only hospital in the region offering pediatric hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis and the second-largest pediatric dialysis unit in the nation.
  • Our doctors and patients participate in pediatric medical research including clinical trials in cancer, infectious diseases, neonatology, kidney, neurodevelopmental pediatrics and more.
  • We employ more than 30 child life team members, dedicated to providing emotional support for hospitalized children, and helping explain hospital procedures and treatments in a way children can understand.
  • Our hospital features a playroom on every floor of the hospital, providing children the opportunity for fun, safe and supportive play.
  • We provide music and entertainment for patients through Seacrest Studios, an in-house multimedia broadcast center, broadcasting game shows, celebrity interviews and performances, and allowing patients to play DJ and reporter.

U.S. News & World Report Rankings

Levine Children's Hospital was recently named a Best Children's Hospital by U.S. News & World Report in several specialties. These rankings are evidence of who we are. We are committed to clinical excellence and family-centered care. We are a place where children and their families are partners in healthcare. Learn more about our rankings and what that means for our patients.


Best Children's Hospitals -  U.S. News - Orthopedics 2015-16 Best Children's Hospitals -  U.S. News - Neprhology 2015-16 Best Children's Hospitals -  U.S. News - Cardiology & Heart Surgery 2015-16 Best Children's Hospitals -  U.S. News -Neurology & Neurosciences 2015-16

Family-Centered Care

No one is more of an expert on your child than you. The team at Levine Children's Hospital respects that knowledge and works with you to take care of your child. Our team will take the time to talk through any questions you have and provide medical information or educational resources you need to become even more knowledgeable about your child's condition.

If you need assistance during your stay, please contact our patient experience coordinator at 704-381-2025.

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