Founded in 1879, St. Louis Children s Hospital is a 200-plus-bed facility that provides health care services for children throughout the United States. It offers a variety of medical services that include respiratory care, radiology, orthopedic, nephrology, psychiatry, vascular, ambulatory medicine and surgery. The facility also provides physical and speech therapies. St. Louis Children s Hospital has child life service, community education, pharmacy, home care, hospice and family resource departments. In addition, it offers pediatric emergency services. The facility also provides various support groups for children and parents. St. Louis Children s Hospital provides continuing medical education and practice enhancement programs for medical staff. Located in St. Louis, it employs more than 2,000 people and a medical staff of over 600 physicians and nurses. St. Louis Children s Hospital is a part of BJC HealthCare, which is one of the largest nonprofit health care organizations in the U.S.