Bernard & Millie Duker Children's Hospital
We are the region's only children's hospital, and part of the Albany Med Health System.
Established in 1986, the children's hospital is a 125-bed facility devoted to the medical needs of infants, children and adolescents.
It is the referral center for all seriously sick and injured children from 25 counties in upstate New York and western New England.
It's staffed by more than 140 physicians trained in 40 subspecialties and more than 400 pediatric nurses, therapists, social workers, child-life specialists and more who provide the unique care needed by children and teens.
The Massry Family Children's Emergency Center is the only one of its kind in northeastern New York and western New England, available to all children in need of emergency care. If your child is experiencing an emergency, call 911.
The Melodies Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders is the only provider of care for children and teens with cancer and blood disorders in the Capital Region. We treat more than 1,000 children each year.
PICU & NICU
We maintain round-the-clock pediatric emergency services and a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is the highest level (IV) facility, and includes a Perinatal Center that provides care for critically sick and premature infants.
The Bernard & Millie Duker Children's Hospital
Learn more about the medical services offered at the Bernard & Millie Duker Children's Hospital.
Learn more about our team of surgeons who perform the latest techniques in pediatric surgical care.
Learn more about our pediatric care team, which offers a broad range of health care services for kids and families.
Learn more about parent programs offered through the Pediatric Development and Behavioral Health team, and register online.
Learn more about our child life specialists who can help you navigate a hospital stay, difficult diagnosis, or illness.
Learn more about the WIC program, which provides access to healthy foods for growth and development and promotes food nutrition through education.
Learn more about our programs that help foster early childhood literacy.
Patient & Family Advisory Council
The Patient and Family Advisory Council, formed in February 2020, is a group of parents of former and current patients with a broad range of experiences across the Bernard & Millie Duker Children's Hospital. Members meet monthly, either virtually or in-person, to provide insights for improving programs and services, quality initiatives, policies, marketing and communications strategies, and more. Each meeting features different guest speakers - including providers, staff members and community organization leaders - to discuss an area of work and get feedback from the council members.
Learn more about how the advisory council is helping to improve patient and family satisfaction at the children's hospital.