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The brightly-colored new playrooms at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford offer children of all age groups their own individual spaces to engage, from toddlers to teens and everyone in between. Each of three three playrooms have giant windows that flood the spaces with natural light, along with sweeping views of the Emerald Garden, an outdoor sea-themed play area. "What we love about the playroom is that it's a procedure-free zone," says Alyssa Pettingill, child life specialist. "Any kind of medical talk has to take place outside of the room. This really is a place for kids to be kids. That's our goal."
Cheers all around! Ninety-one patients have been safely transferred to the new expansion of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. Our doors are open. The first patient has crossed the threshold. Patients are now settling into their new, spacious rooms, exploring the gardens, and enjoying Mediterranean bruschetta pizzetta.
Follow the course of the day's events. It's patient move day at Packard Children's! #GrowingTogether
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Time away from mother or father during a critical period of development means preterm NICU babies are potentially at a disadvantage relative to their peers. That's why the development team at Packard Children's created the December reading event, which highlights the important benefits of reading to infants starting at an early age. 
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Recently Christopher G. Dawes, president and CEO at Stanford Children’s Health, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, was recognized with the 2017 "Lifetime Achievement" Award by Silicon Valley Business Journal. A feature article about the C-Suite Award honors his forty year-long career in health care: "The accidental CEO: Stanford Children’s administrator embraces team approach to build a healthcare leader." //Temporary link in bio.
This day marks a special occasion as we dedicate the expansion of the new Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. Executives, board members, and special guests joined the ribbon cutting to commemorate the nation’s most technologically advanced, family-friendly hospital.
Trotters were up with the sun this morning and huffin’ for some stuffin’ at the Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot in San Jose. The annual Thanksgiving day event, which includes a Kids Fun Run and Kids Fun Zone sponsored by Stanford Children's Health, officially kicks off Turkey Day and the holiday season in a fun and healthy way. Happy Turkey Day gobblers!
The new Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford is set to open in December, incorporating technological upgrades and sustainability improvements in the newly expanded space. Natalie Pageler, MD, chief medical information officer at Stanford Children's Health, recently spoke with San Francisco Business Times about these features and modernization in our ability to care and cure. Full details here: // Temporary link in bio. #GrowingTogether
Our new Harvest Café was designed to combat the negative stereotype of hospital food. We want to ensure our patients, their families and our doctors, nurses and health care teams have healthy food selections that can lead to faster healing and better care. #GrowingTogether
Ten years in the making, the new Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford incorporates the latest in clinical technology, ushering in a new era of pediatric care. Take a tour of the tech in Packard 2.0: // Temporary link in profile.
Today the hospital was transformed into a Halloween trick-or-treat trail, where hundreds of patients, their siblings, and other family members gathered in costumes for an afternoon of fun. Little superheroes and princesses, Star Wars characters and jungle animals – just to name a few – visited 50 different trick-or-treat stops throughout the hospital to pick up candy and other goodies. Swipe through our photo album to see the Halloween festivities in action.
Halloween is a special day for Tyler and his family. It's the day he had his first open-heart surgery. "This photo on the left was taken just 10 minutes before he was wheeled away for his surgery. We watched the Trick-or-Treat Trail at the hospital while he had a nine-hour surgery," recalls Tyler's mom, Jennie. "Now, Tyler loves coming to the hospital to celebrate Halloween and see all his best friends (the doctors, nurses, and child life specialists). Today he's going to be dressed up as Darth Vader! We made his wheelchair into a TIE Fighter." We are 81 percent of the way to our Halloween fundraising goal and we need your help! Will you be our Halloween hero and give $30 to help more kids like Tyler have the best Halloween yet? // Temporary link in profile.
This weekend kids and their families are exploring the new Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. The community open house continues through Sunday, offering visitors the chance to tour the new hospital before it officially opens later this year. Swipe through our photos to see the Halloween festivities and a few of the tour stops along the way...