Sheila Brunner, child life specialist of more than 25 years, is often seen making her way around Stanford Children’s Health Specialty Services Sunnyvale.
Child life specialists use age-appropriate education, preparation, and supportive activities to help normalize the hospital experience for children.
March is Child Life Month. Child Life Services makes a big difference for the smallest of patients at Stanford Children’s Health.
On Friday, November 11, we announced a record month for transplant volume and on the same day, a cover story was published in the Silicon Valley Business Journal exploring the Center’s ascendance as the leading transplant program in the region.
When young patients move into Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford for treatment for cancer, transplant surgeries, or other acute conditions, their academic and social lives become secondary to their health needs. To bridge that gap, the Omar’s Dream Foundation is working with Packard Children’s to keep kids connected by donating laptops and other electronic devices that enable them to stay in contact with their classrooms and curriculum while in the hospital for extended periods of time.
What was meant to be a trip to Disneyland in late summer 2015 turned to tragedy. Now, more than a year following the horrible car accident that changed their lives forever, the Liu family of Beijing is bringing their little girl home.
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital ranked #2 healthiest employer in the large category, with 2,000 or more workers, according to the list released Friday.
“We see tremendous value in using simulation training to enhance our skills and improve patient safety during critical care transports.” Andrew Palmquist, RN Patient Care Manager for Medical Transport.
Ever since I started my job in 2008, I’ve been hearing about the huge expansion of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford that is slated to open in 2017. First it was an abstract idea, then a set of floor plans and renderings, then a fenced-off patch of dirt, then an enormous hole in the ground. Now the new building is a real, three-dimensional place, with floors, walls, windows, a roof.
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.
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Doctors and nurses at our Bass Childhood Cancer Center practice their resuscitation skills several times a year, thanks to a new, hospital-wide, cutting-edge program that provides lifesaving training.
One little-known fact about children’s hospitals: A number of their patients are not children. Local grandfather Sang Hee Yoon became one of these patients when he had a malfunctioning heart valve replaced in May, thanks to the expertise of our Adult Congenital Heart Program.
Thanks to a collaboration with the Omar’s Dream Foundation, youth patients at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford don’t have to sacrifice their education while they undergo treatment.
Top-ranked group in Mountain View is now a part of one of the most comprehensive and sought-after health-care brands in America.
Stanford Children’s Health continues to provide expanded access to much in-demand pediatric specialists and subspecialists.
The interpreter facilitates communication involving vital details of a patient’s care and helps navigate very complex conversations in our hospital’s often-complicated medical cases.
“When something like this happens, we’re prepared,” said Carlos Esquivel, MD. “It really shows the depth of the institution and our transplant programs.”
Pam Simon, certified pediatric nurse practitioner and director of the program, explains how this unique program is going to make a big difference for patients.
Newly released data show that the transplant center at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is once again confirmed as the national leader in pediatric organ transplantation.
Together, we are creating the ultimate patient, staff, and provider environment so we can help our patients get back to “jumping off of coffee tables.”
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.
This week, we are celebrating Lucile Salter Packard, our hospital’s founder and visionary, in honor of what would have been her 100th birthday. Her dream was simple: to nurture both the body and soul of every child.
Recently, nurse.com honored Linda Ritter, RN, as winner of the 2014 California’s Giving Excellence Meaning (GEM) Award in the category of Clinical Nursing, Inpatient. Ritter, a longtime nurse in the Bass Childhood Cancer Center at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, was noted by the organization for her leadership in improving palliative care education for the entire unit.
As the president and CEO of a children’s hospital — and a dad — I understand that parents want what is the very best for their child.
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.
Packard Children’s and Stanford hospitals are proud to be home to a trauma center that has received the highest possible ranking for providing outstanding care to injured children and adolescents.
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In the new 2013-14 Best Children’s Hospitals survey from U.S. News & World Report, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital has been ranked tops in Northern California and one of America’s best. It’s a wonderful salute to outstanding patient care.
Two livers, two kidneys and a heart were all transplanted within 24 hours recently, setting a Packard Children’s record for most transplants in a day.
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At the hospital’s 13th Annual Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Day Party, Valentine’s Day arrives early for Children’s Heart Center patients.
The Graham twins from Texas are celebrating a lifesaving gift, thanks to their parents and Packard Children’s.
The artist behind our holiday card has a winning sense of humor and more good news on the horizon.
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.
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.
Premature babies benefit from consuming breast milk, but their chance of receiving it is strongly influenced by the hospital where they spend their early days.
“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.
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.
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.
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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.
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