About Us

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Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego is the region’s pediatric medical center serving San Diego, Imperial and southern Riverside counties.

We are:

  • The largest children’s hospital in California (based on admissions)
  • The sixth largest children’s hospital in the country
  • 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 88 percent of the region’s children
  • Provider of care to 196,905 children (in fiscal year 2014)

Our outstanding team includes more than 730 physicians and more than 1,200 nurses, more than 3,900 employees, more than 500 active volunteers, and more than 1,200 Auxiliary members.

Our Mission

To restore, sustain and enhance the health and developmental potential of children through excellence in care, education, research and advocacy

Our Vision

We will be a leader, recognized nationally and internationally, for excellence in patient care, education, research and advocacy.

Training the Best and Brightest

Rady Children’s, in partnership with UC San Diego School of Medicine, is also the region’s teaching hospital for the next generation of pediatric physicians. Each year, we train more than 300 residents, 200 medical students and 100 fellows.

Discovering Treatments and Cures

Rady Children’s is a major pediatric clinical research center, with nearly 500 clinical trials and other research studies underway. We collaborate with world-class institutions, including UC San Diego, the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, The Scripps Research Institute, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Further demonstrating our commitment to discovery is the establishment of the Rady Pediatric Genomics and Systems Medicine Institute at Rady Children’s. The Institute will assemble a team of world-class scientists, researchers and clinicians who will focus their talents on preventing, diagnosing, treating and curing childhood disease through genomics and systems medicine research.

Achieving National Recognition

We are nationally recognized for medical excellence. Rady Children’s is ranked in all 10 pediatric specialties surveyed by U.S. News & World Report. 

Making Our Community Healthier

As a not-for-profit hospital, we take pride in our service to the community. Learn about our community services in the Community Benefit Report and about our community’s greatest health needs in the Community Health Needs Assessment.