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rady children's


caring for our region's children

Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego is the region’s pediatric medical center serving San Diego, Imperial and southern Riverside counties. It treats children from birth to 18 years old as well as a small number of adults with certain conditions for which it has specialized services.

Rady Children's Hospital is:

  • The largest children’s hospital in California (based on admissions).

  • The only hospital in the San Diego area dedicated exclusively to pediatric healthcare.

  • The region’s only designated pediatric trauma center.

  • Provider of care to 91 percent of the region’s children.

  • Provider of care to 281,469 children.

Its outstanding team includes nearly 1,000 physicians and nearly 1,500 nurses on staff, more than 5,100 employees, about 500 active volunteers and more than 1,200 Auxiliary members.

achieving national recognition

Rady Children's Hospital is nationally recognized for medical excellence:

  • Ranked in all 10 pediatric specialties surveyed by U.S. News & World Report. 

  • Earned Magnet® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), recognized as the gold standard in nursing excellence.

  • Named among the nation’s “Most Wired” healthcare organizations by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). Learn more.


the rady name

The Hospital, along with the innovative Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine, is named in celebration of the extraordinary generosity of the Rady family. We are grateful to Evelyn & Ernest Rady for their unwavering support throughout the years and for their lifelong commitment to helping kids.

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