UC Davis Children’s Hospital is a proud member of the 170 Children’s Miracle Network hospitals and one of only 9 Children's Miracle Network hospitals in California. With physicians in more than 30 subspecialties, UC Davis Children's Hospital offers families a comprehensive range of pediatric services.

Helping kids

That's the real bottom line when it comes to Children’s Miracle Network at UC Davis. We believe in the power of philanthropy to save lives. We're dedicated to connecting and inspiring community support for the children and families we are privileged to serve at UC Davis Children’s Hospital.

National quick stats

  • Children's Miracle Network hospitals treat 17 million children each year
  • 170 Children's Hospitals in the network
  • To date, more than $7 billion raised for Children's Miracle Network hospitals
  • 100% funds raised locally stay local

Made possible by donations

CMN donations fund equipment, research, programs and patient care. These are just a few examples:

  • NICU webcams

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) stays can often be lengthy. Sometimes, babies need to stay in the hospital for months. When families can’t be at their baby’s bedside, they can still see their child on their cellphone or tablet, thanks to FamilyLink, our NICU webcams program. This was funded by Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals donors. 

  • MRI goggles

Lying still in an MRI machine can be hard for kids. But Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals donors have helped make the process easier and more fun for kids by purchasing MRI goggles so kids can watch their favorite movie during the procedure.

  • Comfort Commitment

Being hospitalized for treatment can sometimes involve painful procedures, but with help from Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals donors, we have a program that helps the care team manage each pediatric patients’ comfort.

  • Milk analyzer

Premature babies need extra nutrition. With help from Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals donors, the Human Milk Analyzer machine determines which key nutrients could be added to mom’s breast milk to help each preemie get exactly what they need.

  • Children’s Surgery Center

Our Children's Surgery Center was the first on the West Coast to receive the Level l designation. What does that mean? It means we provide the highest quality of children's surgical care in an environment that’s designed for kids. How? With help from Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals donors.

  • PICU/PCICU expansion

Our pediatric and cardiac intensive care unit (PICU/PCICU) offers care for the most critically ill and injured kids. We treat traumatic injuries, life-threatening diseases and birth defects, providing care for 1,600+ pediatric patients annually. How can we do this? With help from Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals donors.

  • Facility dog program 

Sick or injured kids can sometimes be afraid of visiting the hospital for treatment. But then, a dog walks in the room and everything seems better. That’s the power of facility dogs.

Thanks to Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals funding, we started the program and now have four dogs to help lessen a patient’s stress or pain.  

  • Child-friendly ambulance

The child-friendly design and state-of-the-art medical features of our ambulance allow our Transport Team to get the tiniest of patients to our hospital safely within our 33 county coverage area. This ambulance was funded with help from Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals donors and is operated by NORCAL Ambulance.

  • Giraffe beds

Premature babies often have underdeveloped systems. They need additional protection once they are out of their mother’s womb. With help from Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals donors, we have Giraffe beds in our NICU specifically designed for their needs.

  • American Girl dolls

When a child is treated for cancer, they may lose their hair. One therapeutic tool to help kids cope is a doll that looks like them. When treatment ends and hair grows back, the American Girl doll gets new hair, too, thanks in part to Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals donors.

  • ECMO/ECLS machine 

ECMO is short for Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. The ECMO machine allows blood to be pumped outside the body when the heart and lungs need help healing. Doctors at UC Davis Children’s Hospital use the ECMO machine – funded by Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals donors – to help save the lives of area children.

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