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Big Accomplishments for Valley Children’s Hospital

See Valley Children's Leadership accepting the Award
Valley Children’s Leadership Accepts Award

The awards just keep piling up at Valley Children’s. Only a few days short of Christmas, the Hospital announced that it was one of 10 children’s hospitals to receive the honor of “Top Children’s Hospital” presented by the Leap Frog Group. This award recognizes Valley Children’s for its quality care and patient safety. While there is an abundance of criteria that must be met in order to receive this award one of the most important categories to rank highest in is called the Value score. The Value score measures the quality and safety of a hospital’s practices regarding: medication safety, inpatient care management, infections, maternity care, inpatient surgery and pediatric care.


In addition, in June 2019, U.S. News and World Report named Valley Children’s the Best Children’s Hospital in five different specialties – one more specialty area than in 2018. The areas recognized were Diabetes and Endocrinology, Gastroenterology and GI Surgery, Neonatology, Orthopedics, and newly recognized Urology. Earlier in the year, Valley Children’s also became a member of an elite group of hospitals to receive a fourth Magnet designation for nursing excellence.


This wasn’t the only exciting news in 2019.  Valley Children’s also opened two new specialty clinics last year. In February, Modesto opened the Pelandale Specialty Care Center serving children in Stanislaus County by practicing over 15 different specialties. In 2018 alone Valley Children’s served over 8,100 patients from Stanislaus County amounting in over 18,500 patient visits. This new site enables us to care for those children closer to home. Read more about Pelandale Specialty Care Center here.  Last June, Valley Children’s partnered with Adventist Health in Fowler to open a new medical office that provides primary care for children and their families. One major focus of the medical facility is promoting wellness in the community. The center exists not only to help children heal but also to set them on a path toward living healthy.


Additionally, Valley Children’s launched a new partnership with Universal Health Services (UHS), who will construct and operate a new 81,600 sq foot, 128-bed behavioral health facility on the Madera campus. The first of its kind in the Central Valley!


2019 was an excellent year! We look forward to 2020 with high hopes by continuing to execute quality patient care, treating children with compassion and fighting for their futures. Happy New Year!