After performing a gap analysis and reviewing quality metrics and patient transfer data with our clinical partners, we work collaboratively to identify opportunities, establish evidence-based pediatric standards, improve clinical education and enhance quality for children. We also target specific pediatric patient conditions that can be treated at the partnering facility without having to transfer to Valley Children’s or another higher level of care. The collective goal is to keep children in their community and to gain further knowledge and expertise regarding pediatric care. As a result, continuity of care between our facilities gets better because we are practicing the same standard of care.
Current Clinical Partners:
- Adventist Health (Hanford, Reedley, Selma)
- Bakersfield Memorial Hospital
- Delano Regional Medical Center
- Emanuel Medical Center, Turlock
- Kaweah Delta Healthcare District, Visalia
- Marian Regional Medical Center, Santa Maria
- Sierra View Medical Center, Porterville
In addition, Valley Children’s physicians provide pediatric care coverage at these hospitals.
Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs)
In addition to our 88-bed Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at our main hospital campus in Madera, Valley Children’s offers a network of NICUs in partner hospitals throughout Central California, providing the opportunity for families with critically ill babies to receive treatment closer to home.
These NICUs are staffed by Valley Children’s neonatal physicians, nurses, and respiratory therapists. This allows babies who require a higher level of care to stay in the same hospital as their mothers.
Our NICUs are located in: