Quality Measures

A Message from our Chief Medical Officer

Having served as a pediatrician for over 25 years, with the last 20 in healthcare administration, I can attest to the fact that many children’s hospitals like to believe they are among the nation’s best. While these claims motivate medical staff and comfort patients, comprehensive data has not previously existed to support such claims.

In the past, rankings for children’s hospitals have relied largely on reputation and academic contributions to “calculate” rankings. But as data related to clinical quality and patient safety becomes more readily available, this quantitative data grows increasingly important.

Valley Children’s is working hard to bring these results to you here on our website. The left sidebar offers links to some of our quality data. We will add metrics and update the existing data regularly.

Superior Results in Measurable Metrics

I am proud to report that Valley Children’s has superior results when compared to the top 10 children’s hospitals as identified by U.S. News & World Report. Increased transparency promotes increased accountability, which leads to measurable increases in clinical quality. Our commitment to continuously improve is making a difference in the quality of care we provide.

We take clinical quality and patient safety very seriously.

Not because we are driven by rankings or statistics, but because we are driven to provide the highest quality of care to your children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Valley Children’s is committed to curing illnesses and treating injuries – doing no harm in the process.


David Christensen, MD, MHCM, FAAP, FACHE