About


When you care about your career as much as you care about kids

Since Rady Children’s first opened its doors in 1954, our mission has been “to restore, sustain and enhance the health and developmental potential of children through excellence in care, education, research and advocacy.” Our goal is to help create a region where all children can go to school healthy and ready to learn how to be productive, responsible citizens. Today’s children are tomorrow’s leaders.

It's not just caring about children that makes our staff so special. It's the magic. Our dedication to specialized training and sensitivity is perfected by caring for children 100 percent of the time. Rady Children's Hospital is designed, equipped and staffed just for kids. As the region's only pediatric trauma center, we care for children with the most severe medical emergencies to those with mild illnesses.

From birth through adolescence, children have special health care needs that are different from those of adults. Their bodies respond differently to injury and illness. And most children do not understand – or know how to deal with – the experience of serious illness or hospitalization. Rady Children’s responds to those needs by providing expert pediatric care within a unique healing environment.

Our healing environment, created with kids in mind, incorporates state-of-the-art technology with a climate of caring. Designed specifically to help kids get and stay healthy, Rady Children's promotes healing and reduces anxiety through a unique combination of design, light, color and art. Within this environment of caring, children and their families become part of the healing process.

In addition to caring for children at our main campus in Kearny Mesa, Rady Children’s has neighborhood centers throughout San Diego and Southern Riverside County offering primary care and specialized services. Children’s is also active in numerous community outreach programs, including health education, early intervention and counseling, child abuse prevention and child safety issues.

Come experience Rady Children's -- our exceptional clinical care, healing environment, pioneering research and commitment to teaching not only make us one of the best pediatric hospitals in the country but also makes us tops with the people who matter most - our young patients and their families. You can see the magic in their smiles.