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Overview

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center has served as a regional pediatric center for more than 50 years, with particular specialization in pediatric trauma, burn, and rehabilitation. With more than 80 board certified specialists in general pediatrics, neonatology, and the pediatric subspecialties, the Pediatrics Department provides quality care in nearly every pediatric discipline. Our staff is dedicated to providing the best possible care for all children.

The fifth floor of the main hospital is dedicated to Inpatient Pediatrics and includes a 30-bed General Pediatric Unit, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), and Procedural Sedation Services. VMC's PICU is the only one in San Jose accredited by the California Children's Services unit of the California Department of Public Health. VMC has the only Pediatric Trauma Center in San Jose, and our Inpatient Pediatric Rehabilitation Program is regarded as one of the very best in the United States. All patients are cared for by a multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, therapists, child life specialists, social workers, and other. Attending physicians staff the inpatient pediatric units 24 hours a day.

The third floor of the main hospital is dedicated to Newborn Care and includes a 40-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and the Mother-Infant-Care-Center for well newborns rooming in with their mothers. The NICU is the only regional center in San Jose accredited by the California Children's Services unit of the California Department of Health Services. Attending physicians staff these units 24 hours a day.

Pediatrics staffs seven Outpatient Pediatric Clinics. Across the street from the main hospital campus, the Valley Health Center at Bascom provides dedicated daytime and after hours urgent care services every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas. This clinic also hosts a full range of pediatric subspecialty and primary care services for well children and those with ongoing chronic illnesses. The Valley Health Center at East Valley also provides dedicated pediatric daytime and after hours urgent care services. East Valley and five other conveniently located Health Centers also provide well child care and care for pediatric patients with ongoing chronic illnesses.​