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Valley Children’s Healthcare

Valley Children’s Healthcare is building a 20,000-square-foot pediatric outpatient facility in Clovis at 2497 Herndon Ave. It is expected to open in late spring/early summer 2018 but the exact specialties that will be represented in the facility have not yet been announced.

“The Clovis campus will be focused on enhancing access to critically-needed doctors for families in Clovis. Valley Children’s and our partners will work together to enhance access in multiple specialties,” said Valley Children’s President & CEO Todd Suntrapak.

When it opens in 2018, the Clovis location will be Valley Children’s Medical Group’s eighth outpatient specialty care center. Others are located in Modesto (two), Merced, Visalia, Bakersfield (two) and Fowler.

Together with the hospital, they have cared for more than 1.3 million children in Central California, offering them highly-specialized medical and surgical services within the Valley, including a Regional Level IV neo-natal intensive care unit, the only one in Central California.

Valley Children’s Healthcare is the only health care network in Central California that provides high-quality care, exclusively for children from before birth through young adulthood. In fact, its 358-bed hospital sees nearly 14,000 admissions each year and has a designated Level II Pediatric Trauma Center, the only pediatric trauma center in Central California.

“At Valley Children’s, we believe every child who comes through our hospital or medical office door deserves the best care. Every year, we diagnose and treat more than 125,000 children to improve their quality of life and ensure a healthy future,” Suntrapak said.

Among Valley Children’s Hospital’s many claims to fame are its Maternal Fetal Center, which partners with obstetricians, neo-natologists and pediatric and clinical genetics specialists to care for women with complex pregnancies and/or babies with known or suspected congenital anomalies.

It is also well-known for its Willson Heart Center, which provides state-of-the-art therapies for the most complex congenital and pediatric cardiovascular disease, including the Norwood procedure for hypoplastic left heart syndrome, and unifocalization for complex pulmonary atresia defect.

Valley Children’s also boasts a highly specialized pediatric Neurosurgery team that treats a broad spectrum of central nervous system conditions, including brain and spinal tumors, trauma, congenital malformations and epilepsy.

In addition, its pediatric Cancer and Blood Diseases Center is a member of Children’s Oncology Group, the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to childhood cancer research and ranks in the top four percent of total therapeutic Children’s Oncology Group enrollments to National Cancer Institute studies.

The otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) practice at Valley Children’s is the only dedicated pediatric head and neck surgery group in Central California and, as such, provides management of all disease processes involving the head, neck and aerodigestive tract, performing approximately 3,300 operations annually.

Finally, its pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery team performs more than 160 different types of procedures each year for conditions ranging from hand abnormalities to craniofacial and vascular anomalies.

Valley Children’s has also been recognized as one of the nation’s best children’s hospitals in three specialties – pediatric orthopaedics, pediatric diabetes and endocrinology, and pediatric gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery – by U.S. News & World Report in its “2017-2018 Best Children’s Hospitals” rankings.

Each year, the orthopaedics department, for instance, sees more than 32,000 outpatient visits and performs about 2,200 pediatric orthopaedic surgeries. Its board-certified pediatric orthopaedic surgeons specialize in the treatment of complex conditions, such as congenital deformities of upper and lower extremities, spinal disorders, sports-related injuries and neuromuscular diseases.

Valley Children’s Hospital also boasts a Child Advocacy Clinic that is part of The Guilds of Valley Children’s Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Center, a leader in advocacy, injury prevention, clinical research and academic training.

The clinic operates five days a week and sees more than 1,000 children each year. The staff includes a board-certified child abuse pediatrician, nurse practitioners who specialize in child maltreatment, social workers, a center coordinator and support staff.

The Guilds Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Center’s vision is to be the premier provider of diagnostic physical abuse assessments, foster care medical clearance examinations and pediatric sexual assault evaluations in the Central Valley. They also treat children who have been victims of commercial sexual exploitation. Additionally, the Center’s providers regularly testify in both dependency and criminal courts throughout the valley.

Clovis Community Medical Center

The perfect blend of exceptional care and comfortable accommodations, Clovis Community Medical Center remains a top choice for women’s services, labor and delivery, minimally invasive surgeries, sports medicine, orthopedics and weight-loss surgery. Home to the Marjorie E. Radin Breast Care Center, California’s premier

breast care center, they offer screenings and diagnostics, as well as treatments using the most advanced technology available.

Expanded in 2013, Clovis Community has 208 all-private rooms. Whether for inpatient or outpatient care, they are there to provide the best possible experience for the people they serve. From private rooms and state-of-the-art surgical suites, to fine dining and serene landscaping, every detail of Clovis

Community Medical Center has been designed with the patient in mind.

Recipient of the 2016 Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award and voted “People’s Choice Best Hospital” for the past four years, Clovis Community Medical Center is transforming how patients experience health care.

For more information, visit or call (559) 324-4000.