Who We Are
Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego is a nonprofit, 511-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 health care 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.
To restore, sustain and enhance the health and developmental potential of children through excellence in care, education, research and advocacy
We will be a leader, recognized nationally and internationally, for excellence in patient care, education, research and advocacy.
We demonstrate CARES values – Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Service – with patients, families, visitors, the community and our team members.
Putting Patients First
In October 2010, we opened our Acute Care Pavilion, making us the largest children’s hospital in California (based on admissions). 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.