Upon learning of the allegations published in The Free Press on February 9, we immediately launched a comprehensive and in-depth assessment of practices and care provided at the Washington University Transgender Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. The review affirmed that physicians and staff at the Center follow appropriate policies and procedures and treat patients according to the accepted standards of care, as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and other nationally recognized organizations. A summary of the conclusions is available here. We also continue to cooperate with a formal investigation by the Missouri Attorney General.
Our highest priority is the health and well-being of our patients. We remain committed to providing compassionate, family-centered care to all of the patients and families we serve, and we are grateful to our medical practitioners for their dedication to their patients and their profession.