Stanford Children’s Health’s newest women’s health care group is the Women’s Care Medical Group (WCMG).
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It seems like much of the Bay Area and the world is enjoying Pokemon Go. Playing this game in a hospital environment can create challenging issues and safety concerns for hospital patients and staff.
With Zika, West Nile and other mosquito-borne illnesses dominating headlines around the world, fear and worry about the tiny creatures has grown. We asked Stanford Children’s Health doctors and local public health experts to share what pregnant women and parents really need to know about these diseases and if they had any tips for how parents can keep their families safe this summer.
U.S. News & World Report has named Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford to the 2016-17 Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll, making it the only children’s hospital in Northern California and one of just three on the West Coast to achieve this status.
Today, prominent medical journal The Lancet publishes “Ending Preventable Stillbirth,” a series of articles calling for global efforts to greatly reduce fetal deaths that occur late in pregnancy or during labor. The series brings much-needed attention to a medical and societal problem that often goes ignored. “Millions of women and families around the world have suffered the pain of stillbirth in silence,” said Stanford global health expert Gary Darmstadt, MD.
Our radiology team provides quick, convenient and safe diagnostic imaging for kids.
When a sudden, inexplicable illness affects a child’s health, getting an accurate diagnosis, proper treatment… Read more »
Kohl’s and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford are celebrating another year of partnership by hosting a free car seat fitting event at the Blossom Hill Kohl’s location in San Jose.
Amid the hustle and bustle of the lobby at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, artist Lynne Glendenning is sitting quietly, organizing a colorful array of markers, paints and glitter in preparation for a busy day.
Heal EB provides Stanford with $50,000 for the development of new technologies to improve evaluation of EB-impacted skin.
Each year in the United States, more than 3,000 children under the age of 5 are injured in falls from windows. Rajashree Koppolu, CPNP, a nurse practitioner with the pediatric general surgery and trauma team at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, has treated many children who have fallen from windows.
Seth Ammerman, MD, medical director of Mobile Adolescent Health Services at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, has received a prestigious public service award for his role in providing free, comprehensive health-care services to uninsured and homeless youth through the hospital’s Teen Health Van.
Elizabeth Rodriguez-Garcia was nearly six months pregnant when she arrived at a routine ultrasound in July 2013. It would be the first baby, a boy, for Elizabeth and her husband Salvador Alvarez.
When it comes to life-saving liver transplantation for children, receiving an organ from a living… Read more »
13-year-old Jaden is finally migraine-free, thanks to collaboration between Packard Children’s and California Pacific Medical Center.
While many college students take time to relax during the summer months, Stanford juniors Nick… Read more »
Private patient rooms, advanced medical technology, and added space for clinical services, medical research, and… Read more »
Nurses work on the front lines of nearly every aspect of patient care at Packard… Read more »
As dramatic transformations go, it’s hard to match the aftermath of a sick child’s kidney… Read more »
Food allergies affect one in every 13 American kids, yet when a child is diagnosed,… Read more »
In celebration of American Heart Month, we’re delighted to share Elena’s incredible story. Elena was… Read more »
At the hospital’s 13th Annual Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Day Party, Valentine’s Day arrives early for Children’s Heart Center patients.
Packard Children’s leadership efforts to promote a healthy environment permeate the entire hospital and are a driving force behind the expansion design.
The first-ever “Kicking for Miracles” event, hosted by World Class Tae Kwon Do in San… Read more »
Introducing the Packard Children’s Health Alliance, the only Bay Area medical network devoted exclusively to mothers and children!
Eileen and Gary from Palo Alto have come to support Packard Children’s thanks in large… Read more »
“Some of the staff call me ‘Mary Poppins’ because of the accent,” laughs Topsy Bauchop,… Read more »
The artist behind our holiday card has a winning sense of humor and more good news on the horizon.
Volunteering at Packard Children’s for 20 years has been an especially meaningful way for Annie… Read more »
Thirteen years of healing visits by Packard Children’s Orthopedic surgery team to children in Central and Latin America make a meaningful impact on care teams and patients alike.
Today nurses are the front-line providers who monitor and meet patient needs; serve as patient and family advocates, and provide leadership in all aspects of health care. And Packard Children’s is leading the way in creating opportunities for nurses to excel.
Set within the hustle and bustle of a busy pediatric hospital, a space devoted to serenity and reflection is being planned for the new Packard Children’s expansion.
Parents took part in a series of real-life scenarios in mock-up rooms designed as test areas for Packard Children’s new facilities.
“The breakthrough comes when you’re thinking of something that hasn’t been done yet,” says Edwards.
A group of children in Cambodia who have endured the effects of severe injuries and congenital deformities now have an improved quality of life after being treated by a medical team from Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital.
Good design is not just about appearances, especially when it comes to planning a new hospital.
A hospital’s design can affect a visitor’s social, psychological, and environmental impressions within just a few minutes, just as entering a hotel lobby can create a sense of the overall experience.
Architecture and design have a direct impact on patient safety and can even speed up how quickly a child can return home.
Last week, Hyundai Hope on Wheels and Palo Alto-area Hyundai dealers awarded Lucile Packard Children’s… Read more »
While many parents may have concerns about their kids plugging into screens and zoning out—in the emergency department that tendency has an entirely beneficial effect.
In planning the layouts of the new patient rooms and operating suites, life-size mockups were constructed off-site and assessed by representatives of everyone who would use them.
At Packard Children’s, story-time will take on a whole new perspective in the Story Corner planned for the hospital expansion.
“To see all these these kids we treated out living their lives reaffirms how special our work is, and it makes us extraordinarily proud of what we do,” said neonatologist Vinod Bhutani, MD.
Packard Children’s expansion design builds in a sense of fun and discovery to our future main lobby.
Students at Palo Alto High School and Gunn High School are taking part in an innovative program designed to improve their understanding of mental health and to strengthen peer networks.
Health care spaces that keep nature in mind can speak to children and aid in… Read more »
Hospital employees, volunteers, administrators, planners, business leaders, elected officials and community members donned bright yellow hardhats and gathered at the excavation site on Thursday, Sept. 6, to celebrate the official groundbreaking for a transformational expansion of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford.
The San Jose Sharks Foundation recently awarded a $25,000 grant to support Packard Children’s Mobile… Read more »
For the past three years, Michael Hsieh, MD, PhD, has seen first-hand the advantages of using a robot to perform surgery on children. Now he is reaching out to instruct other surgeons on this innovative technology.
Playrooms create a sanctuary for kids to relax, play, learn and forget they are in a hospital.
A partnership between HP and Packard Children’s led to a revolutionary patient-centered digital dashboard that improves care for critically ill patients.
Packard Children’s is adding 146 new private rooms—so that families have more privacy and the space to be together during treatment and recovery.
School nurses can certainly help kids feel better. But can they also help kids do better in school? Packard Children’s studied the effects of putting health care back into schools, and found that—not surprisingly—better health leads to better grades.
When a high-risk infant or child leaves Packard Children’s, the family gets an extra something to take home: a cardiopulmonary resuscitation kit called CPR Anytime.
How can you design, build and evaluate a hospital when you can’t predict what the future of medical technology may bring?
Karina Gomez’s daughter, Kassaundra, was born in 2002 with a rare and life-threatening cardiac abnormality. At just 2 days old, Packard heart surgeons attached a tiny pacemaker to one of the two lower chambers, or ventricles, of her heart. Five months later, it was replaced it with a more advanced device wired to both ventricles.
A kidney tumor sent Brandon to Packard Children’s when he was just 17 months old and a recurrence brought him back when he was 2. Today Brandon is a happy, healthy 11-year-old with no signs of cancer.
In jackets and ties, party dresses and heels, more than 125 young patients and their… Read more »
It’s been more than seven years since Cole Rossi was cured of a rare brain cancer. The tumor and therapy left him with low levels of growth hormone, double vision, and physical weakness. He remains on hormone treatment and gets MRIs twice a year. He sees an oncologist every six months and a neurologist every other year.
Born with a congenital heart malformation, Maggie’s daughter, Grace, found her place in the hearts of the physicians, surgeons, nurses, and staff who helped her grow into a normal healthy childhood.
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital is embarking on a transformative expansion project. Growth will allow Packard to continue to offer the most advanced cures, treatments, and technologies available, performed by the best minds in pediatric and obstetric medicine, within a state-of-the-art facility designed to meet the special needs of children and families.
Ongoing chemotherapy means that 8-year-old Luke O’Moore of Los Gatos cannot take part in his beloved BMX races. So members of the northern California BMX community came together to organize an exciting pro-am racing series and fundraiser in his honor.
Katie Jo Shuman pitches for her school’s softball team, and loves basketball and soccer. She also has an artistic, entrepreneurial streak: One of her hobbies is designing and selling jewelry for good causes.
Caitlin Burns was born with an immune deficiency and pseudo-obstruction of the gastrointestinal tract, a life-threatening condition that prevents the normal movement of food through her intestines. Packard specialists have been caring for her since she was an infant.
With her graduation just around the corner, a new job, and plans for college in the fall, Megan Acaccia has a lot to celebrate.
But just a year ago, things did not look so bright for the 18-year-old San Jose native. At 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighing more than 300 pounds, Megan was morbidly obese. She was so bullied at school that she stayed at home for a month, and she suffered through bouts of vomiting, diarrhea, and night sweats. Requiring seven kinds of daily medications, she battled hypertension, arthritis, acid reflux, polycystic ovary syndrome, and obstructive sleep apnea—all a result of her excess weight.
To reduce traffic congestion and encourage alternative modes of transportation, all employees of Packard Children’s were provided with Caltrain GO Passes at the beginning of the year. The Go Passes allow staff to ride Caltrain for free—encouraging the use of mass transportation for their commute to and from work. So far, more than 1,000 employees have taken part in the program and are riding the rails to cut back on commuter driving.
In an extremely rare three-day series of transplants in May, three young adults received new hearts at the Children’s Heart Center at Packard Children’s, including an extraordinarily uncommon double-organ heart and liver transplant.
Want to see what’s going on? Take a look at our progress—things are always changing behind the scenes.
Sustainability is a driving force behind the hospital expansion project, which incorporates water-efficient systems, a 110,000-gallon cistern to store rainwater, and the use of drought-tolerant plants, such as native grasses, shrubs, and trees. The new expanses of green space and permeable paving will handle storm runoff better than paved areas.
“There’s nothing like having a bond with someone else who knows exactly what you’re going through.”
Several aspects of the Packard expansion project have been improved by the first-hand participation of physicians, nurses, multidisciplinary care teams, and parents. Their input and feedback has led to a number of important changes—before construction even begins.
Do you know why Packard Children’s is expanding? Reason #100
Angelina and Angelica Sabuco are running around, making new friends, and looking forward to their 3rd birthday party in August—their first as two separate little girls. “That is a great birthday gift!” said their mother Ginady Sabuco. “They love to run around, go out, and play with other children now.” It’s hard to believe that a short while ago, these same two girls were struggling to even walk and faced an uncertain future.
For the children and expectant mothers who come to Packard Children’s, the new gardens will be a retreat where they can savor the sights, smells, and sounds of nature. The hospital is adding more than three acres of greenery, connecting the new facility to the existing one while providing a backdrop of calmness and serenity.
The hospital expansion and the entire Stanford University Medical Center Project Renewal have been carefully designed to benefit every member of the community, even non-patients.
Trees on the site of the Packard Children’s Hospital expansion have been boxed and stored, and are ready to be replanted once the project is complete. Heritage trees have been preserved; 12 protected oaks and redwoods have been carefully prepared and put in safekeeping so they can be transplanted later, and four have already been relocated to new sites on the university campus to provide better growing conditions.
Some of the most important components that keep Packard Children’s running smoothly lie beneath the surface. The Welch Road Utility Project involves constructing and replacing utility services, such as water lines and electrical conduits, and improving the infrastructure for information technology along—and below—Welch Road.