Why Choose Valley Children's 

Valley Children’s began as the vision of five women who saw the need for a dedicated pediatric hospital in the Valley. Now one of the largest pediatric healthcare networks in the nation, Valley Children’s Healthcare provides Central California’s only high-quality, comprehensive care exclusively for children, from before birth to age 21.

Our independent, nonprofit network offers highly specialized medical and surgical services to treat conditions ranging from common to the most unusual and complex at our medical facilities that include our 358-bed main children’s hospital and three neonatal satellite locations, as well as through partner hospitals, specialty care centers and primary care services. With more than 550 physicians and 3,000 staff, Valley Children’s partners with other providers and organizations throughout our 11-county, 45,000-square-mile service area to support delivering the best care to kids closer to home.

Our family-centered, pediatric services extend from a leading pediatric cancer and blood diseases center on the West Coast, to our pediatric heart center known for its expertise and pioneering treatments. Recognized as a Magnet® designated facility since 2004 – an honor awarded to healthcare organizations that demonstrate excellence in quality patient care, innovation in nursing practice, and exemplary nursing skill – Valley Children’s consistently strives to rank at the top of our peer group for quality patient outcomes. In affiliation with Stanford University School of Medicine, Valley Children’s Pediatric Residency and fellowship programs provide first-class training for the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists.