Valley Childrens' Hospital and Healthcare is a nonprofit, state-of-the-art children’s hospital with a medical staff of more than 550 physicians. In California, we treat more inpatient cases than any pediatric hospital north of San Diego. With 358 licensed beds, Valley Children's Healthcare is one of the largest pediatric healthcare networks in the nation.
VCHH is first children's hospital west of the Rockies to receive Magnet Nursing designation, the highest nursing benchmark in the world, and we are one of fewer than 10 pediatric intensive care units in the nation to have received the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence. They are also accredited by the Joint Commission.
They perform more than 12,000 pediatric surgeries a year and our pediatric and neonatal intensive care units have some of the lowest mortality rates in the country while treating some of the sickest kids. The Cancer and Blood Diseases Center is a member of the nationally-recognized Children’s Oncology Group, and sees more than 120 new cases a year. Their Willson Heart Center has pioneered pediatric heart care for over 50 years.
Valley Children's Healthcare began as the vision of five civic-minded women who saw the need for a dedicated pediatric hospital in Central California. For more than 60 years, Valley Children's Healthcare has grown to a 358-bed, nationally respected pediatric healthcare network.
Today – The continuation of the dream of five women has become a bright, beautiful reality in the form of a healthcare network dedicated exclusively to the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of children. As a tribute to its founders, Mrs. Agnes Crockett, Mrs. Gail Goodwin, Mrs. Helen (Maupin) Ross, Mrs. Carolyn Peck and Mrs. Patty Randall, the roads surrounding Valley Children's main campus in Madera bear their names.