Medical Education

To enhance the quality of care for the children of Central California, Valley Children’s promotes high quality, needs-driven education programs for physicians and other health professionals in accordance with the standards of the Institute for Medical Quality and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. We emphasize education activities with proven methodologies designed to measurably improve skills, attitudes and knowledge leading to improved clinical outcomes through the promotion of best practices.

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 nonprofit network o­ffers 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.

Our family-centered, pediatric services extend from one of the busiest pediatric cancer and blood diseases centers on the West Coast, and our pediatric heart center known for its expertise, to the highest Level IV neonatal intensive care unit. Valley Children’s consistently strives to rank at the top of our peer group for quality patient outcomes. Affiliated with Stanford University School of Medicine, Valley Children’s Pediatric Residency and fellowship programs will provide first-class training for the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. With more than 550 physicians and 3,000 staff, Valley Children’s partners with other providers and organizations throughout our 11-county, underserved service area to support delivering the best care to kids closer to home.