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Rady Children's Hospital Overview

San Diego, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
Health Care Services & Hospitals
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego is a 524-bed pediatric-care facility providing the largest source of comprehensive pediatric medical services in San Diego, southern Riverside and Imperial counties. Rady Children’s is the only hospital in the San Diego area ... Read more

Mission: To restore, sustain and enhance the health and developmental potential of children through excellence in care, education, research and advocacy.

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Rady Children's Hospital – Why Work With Us?

Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego is a nonprofit, 524-bed pediatric-care facility dedicated to excellence in care, research and teaching:

  • We are the only hospital in the San Diego area dedicated exclusively to pediatric healthcare and the region’s only designated pediatric trauma center.
  • We are the largest children’s hospital in California (based on admissions).
  • We are a major pediatric clinical research center, working in collaboration with world-renowned institutions, including UC San Diego and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
  • In affiliation with the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, we are the region’s teaching hospital for the next generation of pediatric physicians.

Parents and children come to Rady Children’s from across the country to see our nationally renowned physicians, and our focus on research, teaching and innovation is helping our patients to receive state-of-the-art care.

We believe equally in keeping children well. Through our Center for Healthier Communities and the Chadwick Center for Children and Families, we offer families the promise of a healthier future.

Our Vision

We will be a leader, recognized nationally and internationally, for excellence in patient care, education, research and advocacy.


The Culture at Rady Children’s

Rady Children’s is a place where everyone CARES about everyone else. We not only dedicate ourselves to our patients and their families, but to each and every employee, physician and volunteer. It’s all about how we can make things better for those around us.  

Caring is our service promise of excellence and reflects our CARES values:

  • Compassion
  • Accountability
  • Respect
  • Excellence
  • Service

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." We want each and every child who comes through our doors to have the chance to thrive. 

Our staff is the heart of what we do and part of our Rady Children's family. Through numerous learning opportunities and specializing training, we strive to have the highest skilled employees, who provide care with sensitivity and compassion. It's what our kids and families deserve. 

Employee Testimonial

"Our department is comprised of genuine, resourceful and compassionate individuals.  We are each committed to the goal of supporting the community, patients and families that walk through Rady Children’s doors. Having such a collaborative and caring group of co-workers is one of the reasons I enjoy coming to work each morning!"


 Madelyn Hornstein
Coordinator, Volunteer Services

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Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine from RCIGM on Vimeo.

Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine was founded as a non-profit organization in 2014 through a transformational pledge of $120 million from Ernest and Evelyn Rady.

Located on the campus of Rady Children’s Hospital and Health Center in San Diego, the Rady Clinical Genome Center is a CLIA-certified, CAP-accredited, genomics laboratory. The Genome  Center incorporates both state-of-the-art infrastructure and expertise to provide rapid Whole Genome Sequencing (rWGS) to aid in the diagnosis of children with rare genetic disease.

To maximize the information that rWGS can provide, the Rady Clinical Genome Center (RCGC) works closely with the ordering physicians during the entire testing process to ensure the most timely and robust results. At RCGC, our services do not end with a list of variants or even just a molecular diagnosis. We provide clinicians with phenotype-driven analysis targeted not only to aid in diagnosis, but to offer insight into disease-specific interventions and help guide the care of their most fragile patients.

Celebrating 10 Years of Fresh Start at Rady Children's from Rady Children's Hospital on Vimeo.

Ten years ago, Rady Children's Hospital officially partnered with Fresh Start Surgical Gifts on their life-changing work. Nothing would be possible without the time and talents of the many volunteers! The Fresh Start Program provides disadvantaged children the best possible care right here in San Diego.

 Through this partnership, reconstructive surgery and other medical services are provided at the Fresh Start Clinic at Rady Children’s by a volunteer team of surgeons and medical professionals from the Hospital.

Reconstructive surgery is provided to infants, children and teens with physical deformities caused by birth defects, accidents, abuse or disease. Every child receives the highest quality medical care, regardless of the family’s ability to pay.

Rady Children's Hospital Reviews

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Rady Children's Hospital Photos

Rady Children's Hospital photo of: Thank you to the many Heroes in our House!
Rady Children's Hospital photo of: Carly's Magical Garden - Hematology & Oncology
Rady Children's Hospital photo of: Child Life Specialists play an important role in our specialized Healing Environment.
Rady Children's Hospital photo of: Our C.E.O., Patrick Frias, experiencing Rady Children's proton therapy from the patient perspective.
Rady Children's Hospital photo of: The 32-bed NICU at the Acute Care Pavilion has 22 private home-like rooms, helping moms to bond with their newborns, and is matched with the most advanced technology to ensure the best possible care.
Rady Children's Hospital photo of: RCHSD has received Magnet® designation for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The standards are high — less than 7 percent of hospitals in the U.S. achieve this status.
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Rady Children's Hospital Interviews



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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Rady Children's Hospital (San Diego, CA) in March 2016.


    Interview process it’s variable you have to go through 2-3 interviews.
    First boa phone
    Second with supervisor in area
    Third all mayor staff in the area interest=
    Doctors, supervisor, lead RN and staff in position as yours.

    Interview Questions

    • Why would you be best fit for this position you’ve applied for?   1 Answer
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Rady Children's Hospital Awards & Accolades

  • Top Children's Hospital 2018-2019, US News & World Report, 2018
  • Top Children's Hospital 2019-2020, U.S. News & World Report, 2019
  • 2019 Large Business of the Year, Murrieta/Wildomar Chamber of Commerce, 2019
  • 2019 PRC Excellence in Healthcare Award Winner, Professional Research Consultants, 2019
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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