Why Choose Valley Children's 

Valley Children’s Healthcare – one of the largest pediatric healthcare networks in the nation – provides Central California’s only high-quality, comprehensive care exclusively for children, from before birth to young adulthood. With more than 650 physicians and 3,400 staff, Valley Children’s delivers high-quality, comprehensive care to more than 1.3 million children in our 12-county service area.

Our network offers highly specialized medical and surgical services to care for children with conditions ranging from common to the highly complex at our 330-bed stand-alone children’s hospital or in one of our three neonatal units (28 beds) located across the Valley. In addition, the Valley Children’s Healthcare network includes specialty care centers, pediatric primary care practices, urgent care center and women’s health services.

Our family-centered, pediatric services extend from a leading pediatric cancer and blood disorders center home on the West Coast, and a pediatric heart center known for its expertise and pioneering treatments, to a Regional Level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), the highest level referral center between Los Angeles and the Bay Area.

Valley Children’s was recognized two years in a row by U.S. News and World Report as one of the “Best Children’s Hospitals” in the nation for various specialties. We are the first children’s hospital west of the Rockies to receive Magnet Nursing designation, the highest nursing benchmark in the world. We are also one of less than 10 pediatric intensive care units in the nation to have received the Beacon Award of Critical Care Excellence. These awards demonstrate our commitment to excellence in quality patient care and innovation.

In affiliation with Stanford University School of Medicine, Valley Children’s Pediatric Residency and fellowship programs also provide first-class training for the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists.