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About Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego

Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego has had a profound impact on our community since we opened our doors to treat 13 polio patients in 1954. Today Rady Children's provides a full spectrum of care to more than 281,000 children every year and is the region's only designated pediatric trauma center.

Our commitment to medical excellence is demonstrated through our state-of-the-art equipment, comprehensive programs and services, and superior medical team. We not only treat children when they are sick, we seek out ways to help keep them well. Our mission: "To restore, sustain, and enhance the health and developmental potential of children through excellence in care, education, research and advocacy" remains at the heart of all we do.

Rady Children's is extraordinary in another way too. It is a place where stars twinkle at night indoors; where mimes, musicians and storytellers comfort our patients; and where sick children smile when you think they wouldn't or couldn't. Here, children always come first.

As a non-profit hospital, we depend on our community to help fund critically needed care and services.

When you choose to register or support a Miracle Maker, you help children whom you may never meet but whose lives have been saved through your investment in our Hospital.

Truly, every dollar matters. Please help us by making an investment in the health of our community's children.

For more information please visit our Hospital website at or our Foundation website at