A Year in Review

For families in our 33-county, 65,000-square-mile service area, we hope the above highlights and others in this report will continue to affirm the trust you place in us.

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UC Davis Children's Hospital by the Numbers

Central Valley’s only level I pediatric trauma center, with more than 127,000 clinic visits, 8,000 hospital admissions and 15,900 emergency department visits per year.

The only level I children’s surgery center on the West Coast* as verified by the American College of Surgeons, with more than 4,260 children’s surgeries this year.

Designated children's hospital beds

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) – 49 


Pediatric and Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (PICU) – 24

General Pediatrics – 48

Pediatric Emergency Department – 11

Children’s Surgery Center – 4
 operating rooms, 1 procedure room, 4 pre-op/post-op beds

Provides care for children in 33 counties, covering 65,000 square miles, with 1,835 transfers accepted from referring institutions.

Physicians across more than 30 subspecialties, (the region’s greatest diversity of pediatric subspecialties).

Members of our all-R.N. nursing staff have been trained to care for children.

  • Granted Magnet® recognition status by the American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • 85% of UC Davis nurses hold a B.S.N. degree or higher
  • 14% hold advanced degrees
  • 49% of UC Davis nurses have obtained a specialty certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center
*as of December 2017