Next Big Futures/AP/Associated Press/Associated Images Children’s Hospitals Boston Children`s Research Hospital has announced it will open its doors in Boston on Monday, October 14.
The hospital is the first of its kind in the country and the second hospital in the U.S. to open in 2017, joining Children` s Hospital Los Angeles in San Diego, California.
The facility will be the second of three Children`S Hospitals in the Boston area, and will be home to the first children`s unit of the facility.
It is also the first in the state of Massachusetts to open, the hospital said in a press release.
Children`s Hospital Boston has been a leading center for research in children` health care since the late 1990s.
It has provided a model for the development of children` s care, including the development and validation of technologies and approaches to diagnose, treat and manage diseases in children.
In 2017, Children` Hospital Boston reported more than 8.3 million visits, or almost one in five visits, the second-highest number in the nation, behind only New York City, which saw over 10.3 per cent of visits in 2017.