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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. For 66 years, countless lives have been touched by the healing hands at Valley Children’s Hospital, the Valley’s only dedicated pediatric medical center. Valley Children's continues to expand to meet the growing needs of the region’s ill and injured kids. Our 12-county area of service is one of the largest geographically of any children’s hospital in the United States and includes nearly 1.4 million children ages 0 to 20. Counties include: San Joaquin County, Stanislaus County, Tuolumne County, Mariposa County, Merced County, Madera County, Fresno County, Kings County, Tulare County, Kern County, San Luis Obispo County, and Santa Barbara County.

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. Valley Children’s Healthcare treats more than 1,000 children each day with 371,058 total patient visits last fiscal year including 12,040 inpatient cases, 114,219 emergency department visits and 244,799 specialty care practice visits.

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


Complex Care Gives Landon New Reasons to Smile

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 ...