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A healthy development at Boston Children’s Hospital

At the center of Boston Children’s $1.2 billion expansion is the Hale Family Building.

From breakthroughs that transformed the past to innovations that will shape the future

Even in a region teeming with world-class medical centers, Boston Children’s stands out. On the hospital’s anniversary, the Globe set out to chronicle its impact over generations.

Bubble parade

The happiest tradition at Boston Children’s Hospital

The heartwarming way the hospital says farewell to oncology patients after their treatment.

A Medical Mystery

The odds of my daughter developing her medical condition were 1 in 750 million

Diagnosing SPG47 was only one of the challenges. Now, we’re going to find a cure.

Neonatal care

One woman’s quest to improve care for premature babies

Heidelise Als has spent decades getting hospitals to listen to their neediest patients, so all babies can benefit.

A Pioneer

At 88, she recalls the daring heart surgery that saved her life in 1938

Her surgeon risked his career, but he helped save her life.

Can community investment improve health? Boston Children’s is spending $53 million to find out

The hospital is working with local nonprofits to change social factors that influence children’s health.

Historical Highlights

A timeline for Boston Children’s Hospital in its first 150 years

Since 1869, when some Harvard Medical School graduates opened a 20-bed facility in the South End, what is now Boston Children’s Hospital has had myriad milestones.