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Inside Pediatrics Podcast

Birmingham, Ala. (June 14, 2024) — Children’s of Alabama is celebrating another year of helping families and their children across the Southeast heal and thrive. The state’s only free-standing pediatric hospital is turning 113 years old on June 17.

“We are celebrating another year of delivering world-class healthcare services to families from across Alabama and the Southeast,” said Tom Shufflebarger, Children’s of Alabama CEO and President. “We are looking forward to celebrating more milestones as we continue to grow and improve healthcare for our patients.” 

Over the past year, the hospital’s key achievements include more than 680,000 patient visits and more than 16,000 patient admissions. Many of the Children’s subspecialties are ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospital editions.  

Children’s will host the 5th annual Celebrate campaign in honor of the hospital's birthday. We will honor patients, families, community partners and staff for one week. There are three ways you can help Children’s celebrate:


In addition to celebrating with the community, Children’s held a birthday party, presented by Chick-fil-A, on Friday, June 14. Patients currently in the hospital and their siblings attended.

Children’s was founded as Holy Innocents Hospital for Children in 1911 by Rev. Carl Henckell, Rev. Raimundo de Ovies and Dr. James E. Dedman to solve the growing need in the state for quality health care for children.