Stanford Children’s Health: Dedication and innovation

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital is a world-renowned hospital devoted to pediatrics and obstetrics.

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, which represents the core of Stanford Children’s Health, is a world-renowned hospital devoted to pediatrics and obstetrics. The hospital opened in 1991 and has since become the gold standard for children’s hospitals nationwide. Located on Welch Road in Palo Alto, the hospital “was the vision of Lucile Salter Packard, our generous founding donor and visionary for children’s health,” the Stanford Children’s Health website states.

“Her dream was simple: to nurture both the body and soul of every child. She believed in the power of nature as an important part of the healing process. She wanted kids to be treated like kids – not just patients. And she believed that caring for a child meant involving the whole family.”

The 302-bed hospital and its expert staff focus on six key areas: brain and behavior; cancer; heart; pregnancy and newborn; pulmonary and transplant. Stanford Children’s Health is “the only Bay Area network exclusively dedicated to obstetrics and pediatric care.”

Stanford Children’s Health has more than 500,000 pediatric outpatient visits annually, is a national leader in pediatric cardiology and treats “the largest percentage of transplant patients under age 5 in the U.S.” Learn more or donate now.

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