On June 28, we unveiled our Texas Historical Commission historical marker at the site of Dallas Baby Camp, the precursor to Children’s Medical Center, on the Old Parkland campus. The marker pays tribute to the group of nurses, led by May Forster Smith, who in 1913 organized the Dallas Baby Camp, an open-air clinic on […]
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The key theme of our Centennial Exhibit is the realization of the vision articulated for Children’s by our founder, Nurse May Smith. Her vision was made possible only through the dedication of the Dallas community to provide health care for all children – regardless of ability to pay. Check out the photo gallery to view […]
I love history. I love the stories, and I really love to imagine what “a day in the life” might have been like for those who were here before us. Too often I think we forget those folks we read about in school weren’t just stories in a book. They were real, honest-to-goodness people who […]
For 100 years, the mission of Children’s Medical Center has been to make life better for children. Watch as celebrity guests wish Children’s happy 100th birthday!
Not only did Elizabeth Bradford’s kindness in the 1910s inspire her father, Thomas L. Bradford, to fund the establishment of The Bradford Memorial Hospital for Babies – which later became Children’s Medical Center – it began a family legacy of generosity to Children’s that has been instrumental to our hospital’s success, spans five generations and […]
Children’s Medical Center traces its beginning back 100 years, to April 1913 when a compassionate and visionary group of nurses, led by May Smith, started an open-air “baby camp” to care for Dallas babies on the lawn of what would soon become Parkland Hospital. They had a dream that a hospital dedicated exclusively to children […]