The Stanford Advantage

US News & World Report Best Children's Hospital

100 percent pediatric and obstetric focused

Kids are not just small adults. Their growing bodies require a different health care approach and the right equipment. Stanford Children’s Health is Northern California’s largest pediatric and obstetric health care network dedicated exclusively to children and expectant mothers. Our full focus is on tailoring care to these patients while paying special attention to what matters most for them, from non-invasive procedures and innovative pain management techniques to a family-centric approach in every aspect of care.

Nationally recognized for clinical excellence

Our physicians are experts in every pediatric specialty. We have the #1 heart program in Northern California; we have one of the nation’s leading programs for treating children with disorders of brain development, function and behavior; and we are a national leader for pediatric organ transplants.

Our team of physician-scientists from Stanford University School of Medicine collaborate to advance treatments that allow us to successfully treat many children with complex cases that could not be resolved elsewhere. This experience underpins the care we provide every child and expectant mom, whether their condition is routine or rare.

A legacy of research, innovation and education for children's health

We are one of the world’s leading research universities as well as a top-ranked academic medical institution and the teaching hospital for Stanford School of Medicine. With access to some of the best minds in medicine, science and innovation, we transform discoveries into life-saving medical firsts and groundbreaking advances, such as repairing disorders in the smallest hearts or pioneering new surgical technologies to suit the unique needs of children. From gene therapy to nut allergies, our clinical research is helping move the needle from treatment to preventative care. Our patients benefit from the world-class scientific research and discoveries that come from Stanford.

Family-centered care

You know your child best. Whether your child is receiving care at our hospital, at one of our regional specialty service locations, or at a Stanford Children’s Health pediatric or obstetric practice, we emphasize compassionate care and the importance of involving the family in all aspects of a patient’s care. We work to understand the unique needs of each of our patients and their families to bring them exceptional care and deliver the best possible outcome.

More than 60 Bay Area Locations and a dozen hospital partnerships

We know that convenience is an important factor for busy families. It puts less strain on patients when care is closer to home. That’s why we’ve expanded our health care network to bring Stanford expertise to more than 60 Bay Area locations. Whether you’re visiting a Stanford Children’s Health pediatrician receiving specialty care at one of our regional centers or getting critical care from Stanford doctors and nurses on staff in leading hospitals throughout Northern California, you’ll find us in your community.