2010: Our PICU receives the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence for the first time. This award is given by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) to fewer than 10 PICUs in the nation.
2014: Valley Children’s Healthcare officially forms, a network focused on providing comprehensive, high-quality pediatric care to more families across our vast service area. Our first inpatient clinical partnership with Sierra View Medical Center launches.
2015: Valley Children’s 34th Street Specialty Care Center in Bakersfield opens.
2016: Valley Children’s Hospital ranks for the first time as one of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” – in Neonatology. Our PICU again receives the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence. Valley Children’s Akers Specialty Care Center in Visalia opens.
2017: The inaugural class of the Valley Children’s Pediatric Residency Program, affiliated with Stanford University School of Medicine, arrives.
2018: Valley Children's transitions its 34th Street Specialty Care Center services to the newly built, 52,000-square-foot Eagle Oaks Specialty Care Center in Bakersfield.
Exterior photo of Valley Children's Eagle Oaks Specialty Care Center in Bakersfield
2019: To meet the growing need for pediatric specialty care services in the North Valley, Valley Children’s transitions services at its Olivewood Specialty Care Center to the new Pelandale Specialty Care Center, a 40,000-square-foot building that sits on six acres in north Modesto.