Who We Are

campus-acp-roseRady Children’s Hospital-San Diego is a nonprofit, 520-bed pediatric-care facility dedicated to excellence in care, research and teaching:

  • We are the only hospital in the San Diego area dedicated exclusively to pediatric healthcare and the region’s only designated pediatric trauma center.
  • In affiliation with the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, we are the region’s teaching hospital for the next generation of pediatric physicians.
  • We are a major pediatric clinical research center, working in collaboration with world-renowned institutions, including UC San Diego and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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.

In October 2010, we opened our Acute Care Pavilion, making us the largest children’s hospital in California and the sixth largest hospital in the country. The facility helps to ensure that we will never turn a child away because our beds are filled.

Parents and children come to Rady Children’s from across the country to see our nationally renowned physicians, and our focus on research, teaching and innovation is helping our patients to receive state-of-the-art care.

We believe equally in keeping children well. Through our Center for Healthier Communities and the Chadwick Center for Children and Families, we offer families the promise of a healthier future.