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BBCH Trivia: Test your Knowledge!

For the past few years our awesome Extra Life team Chits & Bits has asked me to attend their gaming marathon and share some information about The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital (BBCH) with attendees. Because it’s Extra Life, I usually game-ify it a bit and we do some BBCH trivia! But we can all play! Take a chance and test your knowledge (answers below), and maybe you’ll learn something new? I hope this information also helps you to realize how many lives you impact for the better when you support BBCH through Extra Life.


  1. How many patient visits does The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital see each year?
    A. 12,000
    B. 750,000
    C. 45,000
    D. More than 100,000


  1. Approximately how many babies are born The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital each day?
    A. 24
    B. 8
    C. 19
    D. 1 or 2


  1. About how many children are treated in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) at BBCH each year?
    A. 1015
    B. About 150
    C. 400
    D. 80


  1. Our PICU (Pediatric Intensive Care Unit) is the only Level 1 PICU- critical care trauma service- in the state. How many kids need our PICU each year?
    A. 750
    B. 300
    C. 450
    D. 216


  1. BBCH is home to Maine’s only 24/7 Pediatric Critical Care Transport system: two specialized pediatric transport ambulances- essentially PICU’s on wheels. What have we nicknamed these ambulances?
    A. Angel 1 and Angel 2
    B. Slugger and Crusher
    C. Big Red and Little Red
    D. Rescue Marshall and Amber the Ambulance


  1. About how many kids are actively receiving oncology treatment at BBCH- and our Maine Children’s Cancer Program- at any time?
    A. 205
    B. 50-60
    C. 100
    D. 76


  1. BBCH offers what kind of non-medical care?
    A. Hospital-based teacher
    B. Music Therapy
    C. Pet Therapy
    D. All of the above, and more!


  1. About how many patients does the Pediatric Emergency Department at BBCH see each year?
    A. 1,200
    B. 5,000
    C. 15,000
    D. 30,000


Scroll down for the answers (and some more BBCH facts), AND join us on our Extra Life Portland, ME Facebook page as we share more patient stories, facts, and information to support your Extra Life efforts year-round!



  1. D; we see about 38,000 unique patients annually, but see more than 100,000 patient visits overall (meaning some patients have multiple visits)
  2. B; a record-breaking 3,037 babies were born at BBCH in the last year!
  3. A; BBCH is home to the largest Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in Maine! Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Continuing Care Nursey (CCN) have a combined 51 beds, more than any other adult or pediatric ICU in the state!
  4. C; learn a little more about our PICU here.
  5. A; the Angel Ambulance team transports children to BBCH for care from all over Maine and Carroll and Coos counties in New Hampshire. But they also deliver some patients back to their community hospitals from BBCH- when they no longer require the highest level of care- so they can be even closer to home.
  6. B; on average, 50-60 kids receive new cancer diagnoses each year in Maine (about 6 per month).
  7. D; and even more than that: we also offer Child Life, Yoga and Relaxation Services, and Reiki!
  8. C; learn a little more about what makes our Pediatric Emergency Department different here.