Floating Hospital renamed Tufts Children's Hospital

September 21, 2020

Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center

After more than 125 years of providing extraordinary care to sick and injured infants, children and teenagers, Floating Hospital for Children today takes on a new name - Tufts Children’s Hospital. The new name more closely aligns the pediatric hospital with its owner, Tufts Medical Center, and better positions the 104 bed hospital for the future of pediatric health care. 

“Floating Hospital started as a ship in Boston harbor, back in the day when doctors thought that sick kids needed the clean sea air to get better,” said Geoffrey Binney, MD, Pediatrician-in-Chief at Tufts Children’s Hospital. “It’s a rich history, but unfortunately, even after all this time, the name hasn’t resonated with the people of Boston and surrounding towns. Changing the name to one aligned with the Tufts brand will help us receive attention commensurate with the outstanding pediatric care we have provided for more than a century.” Learn more.