Nationally ranked pediatric care, close to home

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As the Sacramento region’s only nationally ranked, comprehensive children’s hospital, we’re honored to offer families a unique combination of personalized care and extraordinary medical expertise that help improve the lives of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. And we’re proud that U.S. News & World Report ranked us among the nation’s best for 2022–23 in five pediatric specialties, including:

Diabetes & Endocrinology – Ranked #47

Our pediatric specialists have expertise in all areas of general endocrinology, diabetes, metabolism, puberty and thyroid diseases. Our comprehensive team includes clinical diabetes educator certified nurses, dietitians, and social workers who provide innovative educational programs for families to help patients improve and maintain their glucose levels.

Neonatology – Ranked #29
The UC Davis Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is a level IV-designated nursery (the highest possible rating) for the Sacramento region, providing expert clinical care for infants throughout Northern California and conducting research on health problems facing infants, including those who are born very prematurely, are extremely ill, or require surgery.

Nephrology – Ranked #19
As Sacramento’s only pediatric nephrology program, we offer comprehensive, leading-edge, and evidenced-based treatments across the entire spectrum of kidney care. Our expertise encompasses medical and surgical treatments for acute renal failure, chronic kidney disease, hematuria, proteinuria, kidney stones and hypertension. In partnership with the UC Davis Transplant Center, our program continues to be the region’s only outpatient peritoneal dialysis service for patients under 10 years of age.

Orthopedics – Ranked #19
Combining the resources of Shriners Children’s Northern California – our longstanding partner on orthopedic disorders and spinal injuries – we provide comprehensive musculoskeletal care for children and treat a wide range of conditions, including limb deficiencies and prosthetics, spinal cord injury rehabilitation, neuromuscular conditions and more.

Pulmonology & Lung surgery – Ranked #35
Our team provides care for the most challenging cases, while harnessing research to advance and expand treatment options. Our specialists have expertise in treating rare lung diseases, cystic fibrosis, asthma, congenital lung disorders and more. We have invested significantly in our Cystic Fibrosis Foundation-accredited Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Care Center, and offer families top expertise from a multidisciplinary team including pediatric GI specialists, dietitians, respiratory therapists and more.

Also proud to offer our patients:

  • Access to the most innovative clinical trials and the latest diagnosis and treatment options
  • Convenient care at 17 neighborhood clinics throughout the Sacramento region
  • A level I Children’s Surgery Center with pediatric anesthesiologists and dedicated rooms available 24 hours a day
  • The region’s only center for on-site fetal surgery, with internationally known surgeons
  • A nationally recognized pediatric telehealth program that provides advanced care to children throughout California
  • Magnet® designation — the nation’s highest recognition for nursing excellence

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