Volunteering at Valley Children's Hospital

Volunteers are at the very heart of Valley Children’s, providing crucial support services that are vital to the hospital and the well-being of its patients. Each year, approximately 500 Valley Children’s volunteers, ranging in ages from 13 to more than 80, donate their time and energy to support our mission to provide high quality comprehensive health care to children regardless of their ability to pay.

Patient Stories

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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News & Announcements


Valley Children’s Announces Nursing Excellence Awards

The annual Nursing Excellence Award ceremony Wednesday – part of National Nurses Week – honored the four Valley ...