Valley Children's Healthcare Foundation

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At Valley Children's, Kids are Our World

At Valley Children’s, kids are our world. We care for thousands of children 24 hours a day, seven days a week while the pediatric healthcare needs of our area consistently grow and change. Over 1.3 million children live in the 12-county region Valley Children’s serves from Los Angeles to the Bay Area. Currently, we treat about 125,000 patients a year – meaning about one in every 10 children in our service area comes through our doors seeking hope and healing. Whether a newborn suffers a significant congenital defect, or a teenager becomes newly diagnosed with leukemia, our priority is to deliver safe, high-quality care for ill and injured children around the clock.

In recent years, Valley Children’s has experienced a significant increase in the demand for services. With the busiest emergency department in California for patients under age 21, the number of patients we see in our ED has grown dramatically – from about 67,000 patient visits in 2010 to over 117,000 visits in 2015.Valley Children’s now performs more than 12,000 surgeries each year and our Maternal Fetal Center has treated more than 14,000 moms since opening in 2010.

To keep pace with this demand, Valley Children’s has invested in the newest technology and equipment, and developing the most highly-skilled and compassionate team of professionals – all with a singular vision to provide the nation’s best healthcare for kids. But this doesn’t happen without support from generous people like you. To invest today in the lives of ill and injured kids here in the Central Valley, please click here, or contact us at (559) 353-7100 or


Patient Stories

Complex Care Gives Landon New Reasons to Smile

Jennifer and Jason Rice felt shock and fear when they learned their son Landon would be born with a cleft lip – a defect many people think only occurs in developing nations. That fear quickly dissipated, however, when the couple met Dr. Mimi Chao, a pediatric plastic surgeon at Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera. “She knew exactly what she was talking about,” Jennifer recalled. “She put us at ease.”

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Valley Children’s Honored as “Best Children’s Hospital” by The Women’s Choice Award for Second Year in a Row

(Madera, California) – For the second year in a row, Valley Children’s Hospital has been named as a Best ...