At Stanford Children’s Health, Urgent Care — Palo Alto, we provide after-hour services for pediatric patients with non–life threatening health concerns.
Ring in 2017 with healthy New Years Resolutions that the whole family can do together. Tips about healthy eating habits and how to keep them all year long from our Pediatric Weight Control program which is now enrolling patients for January.
California 18th District Congresswoman Anna Eshoo got a peek inside the new Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital expansion during a visit to the Palo Alto campus.
Top-ranked group group in Los Gatos, Calif., is now a part of one of the most comprehensive and sought-after health-care brands in America
A large new study comparing two treatments for anorexia nervosa offers a hopeful message to parents of teens affected by the eating disorder: Families can work with therapists to help their children recover.
When parents of baby Isla found out at 16 weeks of pregnancy that their baby had a heart defect, atrioventricular septal defect, or AVSD, they traveled from the UK to the US to get help from pediatric surgeon Dr. Frank Hanley and cardiologist Dr. Stafford Grady.
To help babies in the neonatal intensive care unit start life strong, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford has launched a March of Dimes NICU Family Support® program, offering support and information to help families cope with the emotional and difficult experience of having a sick baby.
Doris Diaz battled with severe cystic fibrosis. After her double lung transplant, Doris is able to take deep breaths for the first time in her life.
Back home at the Tulkarem refugee camp in the West Bank, Palestine, 6-year-old Hadi Alkhadra has had to crawl or be carried by his parents his entire life.
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.
For a child, a visit to the hospital is like entering a whole new world…. Read more »
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When it comes to life-saving liver transplantation for children, receiving an organ from a living… Read more »
Children today are born into a future their grandparents could have only imagined: Scientists have… Read more »
For babies, the nine months of pregnancy may feel like one long, loving embrace. It’s… Read more »
The Finlen family of Salinas is feeling pretty lucky today. Their newborn triplets, born at… Read more »
Zoë Bower was 18 weeks pregnant when she and her husband, Dan Edelstein, received devastating… Read more »
Yasser Y. El-Sayed, MD, steps into the shoes of his mentor, Maurice Druzin, MD, as he takes the helm as obstetrician-in-chief at Packard Children’s.
Maurice Druzin, MD is leading efforts to equip every California hospital for saving moms’ and babies’ lives when confronted with pre-eclampsia.
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.
Children on hemodialysis spend a lot of time away from school. Our dedicated dialysis teacher helps make sure they don’t fall behind by meeting their educational needs in the medical setting, and helping support their medical needs when they’re in school.
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!
For kids, learning healthy habits and sticking to them—New Year’s or not—can be the key to a long, happy life. So what steps can really make a difference?
Eileen and Gary from Palo Alto have come to support Packard Children’s thanks in large… Read more »
The Graham twins from Texas are celebrating a lifesaving gift, thanks to their parents and Packard Children’s.
“Some of the staff call me ‘Mary Poppins’ because of the accent,” laughs Topsy Bauchop,… Read more »
Allison and Kevin Carlson will soon be taking home two great Christmas gifts from Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford – a set of rare monoamniotic twins named Kate and Annie, delivered on November 7 at just 30 weeks gestation.
Volunteering at Packard Children’s for 20 years has been an especially meaningful way for Annie… Read more »
For parents dealing with a sick newborn, access to their baby’s condition needs to be clear and immediate. While conversations with the physician or nurse are a key source of information, Packard Children’s found another way to keep parents updated and in the loop.
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.
Within the holiday season’s boxes, bunting and bountiful food lie health hazards for children and families. Experts at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital offer some wisdom to keep families safe and healthy this season.
Parents took part in a series of real-life scenarios in mock-up rooms designed as test areas for Packard Children’s new facilities.
Good design is not just about appearances, especially when it comes to planning a new hospital.
With her bruises gone, Reagan’s now deep into volleyball, track, horses and a brand-new bike. “But what I like most is singing,” said Reagan.
For a child awaiting a heart transplant, the Berlin Heart offers a bridge to life. Packard Children’s helped bring this innovative device to pediatric patients in the United States, and achieved some of the early milestones for the most vulnerable patients.
Architecture and design have a direct impact on patient safety and can even speed up how quickly a child can return home.
Packard Children’s is now partnering with John Muir Health to provide access to comprehensive children’s specialty services in Contra Costa County and surrounding communities.
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.
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 »
The San Jose Sharks Foundation recently awarded a $25,000 grant to support Packard Children’s Mobile… Read more »
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.
A year ago, Jon and Kristi Cannon feared their young son would never smile again…. Read more »
In jackets and ties, party dresses and heels, more than 125 young patients and their… Read more »
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.
In the U.S. News & World Report publication of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals for 2012-13,… Read more »
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.
“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