November 15, 2018

New UC Davis Children's Surgery Center now open

Milestone brings new technologically advanced capabilities, infrastructure to world-class surgery team


UC Davis Children’s Hospital opened its new Children’s Surgery Center, a 20,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art pediatric facility this week.

Photo of ribbon cutting
The ribbon cutting for the Children's Surgery Center was led by a pediatric patient scheduled for surgery on Tuesday. Watch the video of opening day.

The new children’s surgery space, spanning two floors, includes a brightly colored waiting room with a play area, four general operating rooms, a cardiothoracic operating room, a complex surgery operating room and a procedure room. The space also has 24 pre-op and post-op rooms. All have been developed with bright colors and a child-friendly design in mind.

“We are so proud of this new space, which has been years in the making. UC Davis Children’s Hospital continues to elevate its pediatric surgical services and this new children’s surgery center provides unparalleled technology and state-of-the-art surgical equipment so we can serve even more children in our region. The new facility will further enhance resources available for our children and allow us to continue to support optimal patient outcomes,” said Wendy Willson, executive director of perioperative services at UC Davis Health. "It is a true gem for families in Sacramento and beyond."

UC Davis Children's Hospital is the Sacramento region's only nationally ranked, comprehensive hospital providing care for infants, children, adolescents and young adults with primary, subspecialty and critical care. It includes the Central Valley's only pediatric emergency department and level I pediatric trauma center, which offers the highest level of care for its critically ill patients, as well as a level I children's surgery center. The 129-bed children's hospital includes the state-of-the-art 49-bed neonatal and 24-bed pediatric intensive care and pediatric cardiac intensive care units. For more information, visit