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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.

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Pediatric Emergency

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.

Pediatric Oncology

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.


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

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Learn more about the pediatric services offered at the Bernard & Millie Duker Children's Hospital.

Learn more about our team of pediatric surgeons who perform the latest techniques in pediatric surgical care.

Learn more about our general pediatrics care team, which offers a broad range of health care services for kids and families.

Learn more about our sports medicine program and the team who specializes in sports-related strains, sprains, fractures, and other injuries.

Learn more about parent programs and resources 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 reading programs that help foster early childhood literacy.

Your Local Children's Miracle Network Hospital

The Bernard & Millie Duker Children's Hospital is the region's Children's Miracle Network Hospital. Thanks to generous fundraising partners and community members, we are able to support various patient services, programs, treatment, and research. The partnerships play a vital role in changing kids' health to lead towards positive outcomes.

Watch the video above to meet Reese Bernardi, our 2024 Miracle Child Champion for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

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.

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The Bernard & Millie Duker Children’s Hospital, the region’s only children’s hospital, is a place that we hope you never have to visit…but we take tremendous pride in knowing we are here in case your child should ever need world-class care, close to home.”
Barbara E. Ostrov, MD Chief of Service, Bernard & Millie Duker Children’s Hospital