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Boston Children’s and Franciscan Children’s have finalized their affiliation agreement under which Franciscan Children’s will join the Boston Children’s system and become its sister hospital. The proposed affiliation will build upon our long-standing collaboration to create the nation’s premier pediatric mental health and rehabilitation system of care, teaching, and research. Working together, we plan to facilitate a leading programmatic and facilities transformation that will improve access to, and delivery of, compassionate, equitable, family centered, and evidence-based care to children in Massachusetts and across New England.

See the news release from June 2023.

About Franciscan Children’s

Since 1949, Franciscan Children’s has served children and adolescents with complex medical, mental health, and educational needs. It is the only pediatric post-acute provider in New England and often tackles challenges that others can’t or won’t. It is Franciscan Children’s privilege to care for these children, whose spirit motivates and inspires its clinicians every day.

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About Boston Children’s

Boston Children’s is dedicated to improving and advancing the health and well-being of children around the world through its life-changing work in clinical care, biomedical research, medical education, and community engagement.

Boston Children's is ranked among the best pediatric hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. It is home to the world’s largest pediatric research enterprise and is the leading recipient of pediatric research funding from the National Institutes of Health. It is the primary pediatric teaching hospital for Harvard Medical School. Boston Children’s treats more children with rare diseases and complex conditions than any other hospital in the nation.

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Massachusetts Public Health Council approves affiliation

In August 2022, the Massachusetts Public Health Council approved the affiliation between Franciscan Children’s and Boston Children’s, through a process called Determination of Need. View documents related to the Determination of Need here.

Franciscan campus modernization

Click here to view the Institutional Master Plan notice to modernize the Franciscan campus filed with Boston Planning and Development Agency.