Hospital Central California is the 13th
largest free standing hospital in the country
and the only one located in a rural area. Our
primary service area encompasses over 45,000
square miles, stretching from Sacramento to
Bakersfield and the Sierra Nevada Mountains
to the Pacific Ocean. It is one of the largest
service areas of any children's hospital in
Founded in 1952 by five visionary women as
a 42-bed hospital with a staff of 118 physicians,
Children's has grown into a 255-bed pediatric
medical center on a 50-acre campus. We now have
more than 500 doctors practicing in over 40
pediatric subspecialties with clinics and services
throughout the state. From nearly 2,000 patients
in 1952, Children's Hospital now sees more than
12,000 inpatient cases, 63,000 emergency and
urgent care visits, and performs over 9,000
surgeries each year.
Clinics, Services and Programs: To learn more
about our clinics, services and medical programs,
go to the Our Services
section of the website.
Facts: Did you know that Children's serves
the entire Western United States, or that our
Urgent Care clinics served more than 38,000
patients in 2000? Learn all kinds of facts about
Children's in this informative section.
to Find Them: This section contains maps
to, around and through Children's Hospital Central
More information can be found on their web
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