Inpatient Partnership Locations

Valley Children's Medical Group physicians offer pediatric inpatient specialty care through inpatient pediatric hospitalists and intensivist care through partnerships with general hospitals throughout our region.

Bakersfield Memorial Medical Center - Bakersfield

To help keep ill and injured children ages 0 to 17 closer to home, Valley Children’s partners with Dignity Health to provide high-quality pediatric acute and intensive care for your patients at the Lauren Small Children’s Center at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital. Our pediatric providers collaborate closely with local physicians in Bakersfield and beyond to provide pediatric healthcare services 24 hours a day, seven days a week to families in Kern County. In addition, Valley Children’s pediatric specialists provide consultation services, including telemedicine, as needed for inpatient management at Bakersfield Memorial. This enables more children and families to receive the best care locally, avoiding long-distance travel for diagnosis and treatment.

Emanuel Medical Center – Turlock

Valley Children’s physician partners, Specialty Medical Group (SMG) provide on-site pediatric hospitalists at Emanuel Medical Center, providing 24-hour inpatient physician coverage for pediatric patients. SMG also has an agreement to provide electrocardiogram (EKG) readings through the pediatric cardiologists at Valley Children’s Willson Heart Center.

Satellite NICUs

In addition to our 88-bed Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit - the highest level care possible - at our main hospital campus in Madera, Valley Children’s supports a network of satellite NICUs in partner hospitals throughout Central California, providing the opportunity for families with critically ill babies to receive treatment closer to home.

This much-needed NICU care allows more babies delivered in local communities who require a higher level of care to stay in the same hospital as their mothers. Our satellite neonatal intensive care units are located in: