Maine’s only place for world-class care. On a kid’s level.

Here, children receive care that’s as unique as they are. As Maine’s only full-service children’s hospital, we offer everything from well-child visits to specialized medical and surgical treatment of complex illnesses and injuries.

Children – and families – receive care that’s responsive to their unique needs. Our network of doctors, nurses and other medical professionals are committed to including parents and family members as part of the care team – it’s what we call safe patient and family centered care.

The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center (BBCH) is large enough to provide all the advanced specialty services and state-of-the-art technology your child may need. Yet we remain small enough to deliver intensely personalized care that’s responsive to each child’s – and family’s – unique needs. In fact, we consider parents and family members to be integral members of each child’s care team. Because that’s the way pediatric healthcare should be.

But most importantly, we treat children, like children.

About BBCH

BBCH is a non-profit organization benefitting from generous community support. From routine check-ups and immunizations, to the treatment of life-threatening illnesses and injuries, we provide comprehensive, family-centered healthcare for all of northern New England. With 116 beds, including 31 Level III NICU Beds, 20 Level II Continuing Care Nursery beds and 8 PICU beds, it is Maine's premier referral hospital, offering services not available elsewhere in the state.

We were rated the fourth safest hospital in the U.S. and our nurses were recently rated in the top 3% world-wide for nursing excellence. U.S. News & World Report ranked us among the top Children's hospitals in the country for Pediatric Diabetes & Endocrinology care (2013-14 and 2014-15).