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ST. LOUIS – The Guardians of Childhood is an initiative through St. Louis Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri that helps every kid be and stay healthy through a variety of programs. A key priority of the Guardians of Childhood is to discover better treatments and find cures for childhood illnesses and diseases. Thanks to innovative partnerships and generous donors, we are shaping the future of pediatric medicine.

See All the Ways We Care for Kids

CUTTING EDGE RESEARCH

We are working to discover better treatments and find cures for childhood illnesses and diseases. Thanks to innovative partnerships and generous donors, we are shaping the future of pediatric medicine.

JUST FOR KIDS

When it comes to child health and medical care, one size doesn’t fit all. Everything we do — from kid-sized machines and pediatric research to specially-trained doctors and pet therapy — is for kids of all ages and their families.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND PREVENTION

Whether children are in the hospital or at home, we work to help every kid be and stay healthy through a variety of programs. Our programs include Safety Stop, Healthy Kids Express, Head to Toe, and more.

GUARDIANS OF CHILDHOOD

Watch the videos about some of the amazing people who have become a Guardian of Childhood for St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

THE PROMISE

You hold them in your arms
and promise to never let them go.
Every night
you carry their dreams.
Every day
you lift up their courage.
As they grow
your strength never wavers.
But when the day comes
and you can’t carry them alone,
that’s when we stand by your side.
With expert pediatric care,
research and education services,
and treatments sized just for kids.
So you can always
keep your promise.

ABOUT ST. LOUIS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

St. Louis Children’s Hospital has provided specialized care for children for more than 130 years. US News & World Report ranks St. Louis Children’s among the best pediatric hospitals in the nation. In 2015 the hospital again received the Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the nation’s highest honor for nursing excellence. St. Louis Children’s Hospital is affiliated with Washington University School of Medicine, one of the leading medical research, teaching and patient care institutions in the nation. The hospital is a member of BJC HealthCare. For more information, visit StLouisChildrens.org, or find us on Facebook and @STLChildrens on Twitter.

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