Children’s Hospital Central California

Address: 9300 Valley Children's Place
Madera, CA 93636-8762
Phone: (559) 353-3000 Website:

Children's Hospital Central California is a not-for-profit, state-of-the-art children’s hospital on a 50-acre campus with a medical staff of more than 525 physicians. In California, we treat more inpatient cases than any pediatric hospital north of San Diego, making us the second largest children’s hospital in the state. Our 348-bed facility is one of the 10 largest hospitals of its type in the nation.

We are the 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. We are also accredited by the Joint Commission.

We perform more than 11,000 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. Our Cancer Center is a member of the nationally-recognized Children’s Oncology Group, and sees more than 100 new cases a year. Our Willson Heart Center has pioneered pediatric heart care for over 50 years.

Rehabilitation Center – Children's has the only independent Pediatric Rehabilitation Center in California accredited by CARF, the  Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. The expert team offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care featuring physical, occupational, and speech/language therapy services.
The Center works to maximize each child’s abilities while minimizing the effects of the impairment with the ultimate goal of helping each individual continue the experiences of childhood or adolescence and return to home, school or work at the earliest possible time.

Facilities include pools and gyms in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. A board certified physiatrist is on hand with available consultation from Children’s board certified neurologists and neurosurgeons. Counseling is provided by clinical psychologists, neuro-psychologists, and social workers.

The environment in the inpatient center encourages family members and caregivers to participate in all aspects of care. Children’s also offers an experienced Rehab Engineering team to design, build and modify assistive devices to meet a child’s needs. This may range from a specially designed or sized wheelchair to device control and communication interfaces.

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