Rady Children's Hospital San Diego

About Rady Children's Hospital San Diego

Caring for Our Region’s Children

Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego is the region’s pediatric medical center serving San Diego, Imperial and southern Riverside counties.

We are:

The largest children’s hospital in California (based on admissions).
The only hospital in the San Diego area dedicated exclusively to pediatric healthcare.
The region’s only designated pediatric trauma center.
Provider of care to 91 percent of the ANCC Sub Brand Names v2region’s children.
Provider of care to 214,216 children.

Our outstanding team includes more than 900 physicians and more than 1,200 nurses on staff, more than 4,700 employees, more than 500 active volunteers and more than 1,250 Auxiliary members.

Mission and Vision Statements
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.

The Rady Name

The Hospital and our new Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine carry the name of our most generous donor: Ernest Rady and the Rady family. We are grateful to the Rady family for their unwavering support throughout the years and for their lifelong commitment to helping kids.
Training the Best and Brightest

Rady Children’s, in partnership with UC San Diego School of Medicine, is also the region’s teaching hospital for the next generation of pediatric physicians. Each year, we train more than 300 residents, 200 medical students and 100 fellows.
Discovering Treatments and Cures

Rady Children’s is a major pediatric clinical research center, with more than 600 clinical trials and other research studies underway. We collaborate with world-class institutions, including UC San Diego, the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, The Scripps Research Institute, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Further demonstrating our commitment to discovery is the establishment of the Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine. The Institute will assemble a team of world-class scientists, researchers and clinicians who will focus their talents on preventing, diagnosing, treating and curing childhood disease through genomics and systems medicine research.
Achieving National RecognitionMost-Wired

We are nationally recognized for medical excellence. Rady Children’s is ranked in nine pediatric specialties surveyed by U.S. News & World Report (see this article on the top 10 best children’s hospitals on the West Coast) and has achieved Magnet® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), recognized as the gold standard in nursing excellence. The Hospital is also named among the nation’s “Most Wired” organizations by Hospitals & Health Networks.
Making Our Community Healthier

As a not-for-profit hospital, we take pride in our service to the community. Learn about our community services in the Community Benefit Report and about our community’s greatest health needs in the Community Health Needs Assessment.


Program Specialist/CNA

April 2018 San Diego, CA
“I enjoy working with the children, patients, learning from the nurses, and gaining nursing experience before I begin nursing school at ASU. ”

Pediatric Registered Nurse

March 2018 San Diego, CA
“Considering I still work at Rady Childrens. It has been an amazing hospital experience. The nurses are so well equipped to be successful and they make a 2nd home for the families they serve. ”
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