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Life-saving care close to home

UC Davis team saved Piper’s life

The pediatric gastroenterology team at UC Davis provided expert care and treatment for Piper, who was diagnosed with celiac disease.

Pediatric gastroenterology patient Piper
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Why choose UC Davis for your child

U.S. News ranked UC Davis Children’s Hospital among the nation’s best in five pediatric specialties in 2022-23, including diabetes and endocrinology, neonatology, nephrology, pulmonology and lung surgery, and *orthopedics (*with Shriners Children’s Northern California).

It is the Central Valley’s only level I pediatric trauma center, level IV neonatal intensive care unit, level I ACS-verified children’s surgery center, and fetal care and treatment center providing care for children in 33 counties covering 65,000 square miles.

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Comprehensive range of pediatric services

UC Davis Children’s Hospital is the Sacramento region’s only nationally ranked comprehensive hospital for children, serving infants, children and adolescents with primary, subspecialty and critical care.

With physicians across more than 30 subspecialties, it provides the region’s greatest diversity of pediatric subspecialties.

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Pediatric primary care close to home

UC Davis pediatric primary care is available for your child’s everyday health care needs. Find a pediatrician or family medicine physician in a clinic near you! 

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A proud member of the

Children’s Miracle Network

UC Davis Children’s Hospital is one of the nation’s first hospitals to join the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN), an international nonprofit dedicated to raising funds for, and awareness of children’s hospitals. Donations create miracles by funding medical care, research, equipment and programs that save and improve the lives of our children.

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Awards and recognitions
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Ranked among the nation’s best children’s hospitals

A U.S. News & World Report best children’s hospital in diabetes & endocrinology, neonatology, nephrology, orthopedics*, and pulmonology & lung surgery. (*Together with Shriners Children’s Northern California)

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Magnet Program Designation

Nursing excellence at UC Davis Medical Center again receives national recognition.

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Proud member of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the country. UC Davis Children’s Hospital is one of only 9 CMN hospitals in California.

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American College of Surgeon's Verified Center: Children's Surgery Verification

Children's Surgery Verification

UC Davis Children's Hospital re-verified as Level I Children's Surgery Center by American College of Surgeons.

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ACLP accredited

Association of Child Life Professionals internship accreditation.

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AACN Beacon Award for Excellence

Award for Excellence

Blue California Blue Distinction Center

Blue Distinction Specialty Care Recognition

Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology

Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology

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Fetal Health Stewardship Partnership

Baby Friendly USA Award

Baby Friendly USA Award

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Community emergency preparedness

UC Davis Children’s Hospital cardiac emergency preparedness program reaches out to schools to ensure that staff, students and families are trained on how to perform CPR and use automated external defibrillators (AEDs).

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Excellence in Life Support Award

UC Davis Children's Hospital receives Excellence in Life Support Award

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