10 things to know about Valley Children's Healthcare

Valley Children's Healthcare is a 358-bed nonprofit hospital in Madera, Calif.

Here are 10 things to know about Valley Children's, gathered from the organization's website.

1. Valley Children's is among the nation's largest pediatric healthcare networks.

2. The organization consists of the main children's hospital in Madera, as well as a medical foundation, network of physicians, clinics and satellite facilities.

3. Valley Children's owns and operates neonatal intensive care units in numerous California communities, including Fresno, Hanford and Merced.

4. Todd Suntrapak serves as president and CEO of Valley Children's.

5. The hospital's medical staff comprises more than 550 physicians.

6. Valley Children's boasts its position as the top pediatric inpatient hospital north of San Diego.

7. The hospital has received numerous prestigious awards. It was the first children's hospital west of the Rockies to receive Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. According to Valley Children's, the hospital is also one of fewer than 10 pediatric intensive care units nationwide that received the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence.

8. Valley Children's performs more than 12,000 pediatric surgeries annually.

9. The hospital's cancer and blood diseases center, part of the nationally-recognized Children's Oncology Group, specifically sees more than 120 new cases annually.

10. Roads around Valley Children's main campus in Madera are named after the organization's founders.


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