About Us | UC Davis Children's Hospital

World-class care close to home

Children and families come first

UC Davis Children’s Hospital offers everyday care, specialty care and extraordinary expertise for your child’s needs.

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Why choose us?

At UC Davis Children’s Hospital, we put your child at the center of everything that we do. It’s personalized care, uniquely sized for your child. You’ll see it in our child-friendly designs throughout the hospital, our farm-to-fork approach to dining, our playrooms and teen rooms and our team that feels like family.

More locations, near home

UC Davis Children’s Hospital delivers world-class care, close to home. Families don’t have to travel to the Bay Area or out of state to get the best, most comprehensive care for your child. Care is available on our Sacramento campus, as well as in UC Davis Medical Group offices dotted throughout the region.

Presenting UC Davis Children’s Hospital

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

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Points of pride

See some of our highlights, accomplishments and distinctions.
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View highlights of our recognitions along with the stats of how many families and children we have served throughout the 2021-22 fiscal year.

Innovative care

Our physicians and care teams develop groundbreaking innovations to support our patients:

Awards and recognitions
US News & World Report best Children’s Hospital badge

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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