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Kids were out in full force to attend the @ggmgsf Fall Festival, getting a head start on the season by dressing up in their favorite Halloween costumes. Stanford Children’s Health teamed up with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) to sponsor the pumpkin patch, and brand ambassadors handed out mini pumpkins to little ones and their families.

Pediatric specialists at Stanford Children’s Health provide care in more than 25 specialty services at three CPMC locations in the Bay Area. For additional information regarding our locations and services, please visit http://bit.ly/2xwGYuY // Temporary link in profile.
Today on the blog we catch up with two families and their #NICU grads who recently reunited with the doctors and nurses who first welcomed them into the world. The families look back on their early experiences, remembering those first uncertain days in the hospital... Photos: (1) Lily and Leighton, (2) Francis (center) // Temporary link in profile.
Recently 26 nurses were honored during the second annual Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing. The occasion included a heartfelt tribute by Aida Sandoval, the mother of formerly conjoined twins who were separated and cared for at the hospital. 
Thank you to all our #nurses who go above and beyond to provide exceptional care for our patients. The full story today on the blog. Temporary link in profile. #PediatricNursesWeek
When Kora was born, nurses noticed she had a slight breathing abnormality, and an x-ray led doctors to diagnose her with early onset #scoliosis (EOS). A new magnet technology is lengthening and correcting her spine, through a non-surgical procedure called a distraction. Kora's story today on the blog - http://bit.ly/2hPQulK // Temporary link in profile.
Sighted! The San Francisco @49ers rolling up to the front door of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, red wagons in tow brimming with Bags of Fun and iconic red and gold swag. The team suited up for a special occasion yesterday, surprising kids and their families with a drop by visit. Swipe to see all the photos. #49ersGiveBack
Runners on your mark. Get set. Go! In a mad dash of kinetic energy, a sea of kids rushed across the starting line, their red capes billowing in the wind. The Mini Run and Health and Wellness Expo held last Saturday by the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation (SRVEF), is an annual Tri-Valley tradition that encourages community members to get out and get active. The event which has become a family favorite, included guest appearances from KQED/PBS mascots, Daniel Tiger and Katerina Kitty Cat.

Doctors from the Bayside Medical Group and Livermore Pleasanton San Ramon Pediatrics cheered on runners, offering helpful health tips to families as they stopped by the Stanford Children’s Health information booth.
Mama Bear & Cub have taken up residence on the first floor of the new Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. The bronze sculpture, created by artist James “Bud” Bottoms, will greet children and their families as they make their way through the new hospital set to open in December 2017. You might just catch a glimpse of the duo as you take a tour of the new facility. #GrowingTogether

To RSVP for one of our community open houses, please visit www.stanfordchildrens.org/grandopening // Temporary link in bio.
Meet our fighters! Kids at the Bass Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Diseases were surprised with a visit today from WWE superstars Nia Jax and Seth Rollins. Each patient was presented with his or her own replica WWE championship title. Double tap to cheer on our fighters and to give them some love. ❤️ #ChildhoodCancerAwarenessMonth #CCAM #childhoodcancer #kidsgetcancertoo #pediatriccancer #beatcancer #fightcancer #CCAM
Take a closer look at this sculpture crafted by LA-based artist Donald Gialanella, and you’ll observe hundreds of individual toys in a rainbow of cheerful colors. Gialanella created the Children’s Toys Cow with donations from a toy drive that was held by Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and HP. Employees and patients were in on the project, donating their favorite toy treasures that will live on as part of this recycled masterpiece on the second floor of the new hospital. #growingtogether
Wednesday evening nearly 300 employees attended the Stanford Children's Health Achievement Awards, a banquet held at the Arrillaga Alumni Center at Stanford University to recognize significant contributions made by staff members. Eleazer Delgadillo was named the 2017 employee of the year, and Kathleen Cueto was honored with the Excellence in Leadership Award. “It takes a diverse array of talented people to provide truly exceptional care that we give at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital,” said Dennis Lund, MD, chief medical officer. “Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is a fantastic organization filled with wonderful people, and we look forward to continuing collaboration and success for our employees and patients through extraordinary care, continued learning, and breakthrough discoveries.” The full story today on the blog. Temporary link in bio.
Sleeping accommodations for family members, built-in closets, and in-room entertainment options, are just a few of the amenities incorporated into the design of patient rooms in the new Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Read the full story today on the blog. Temporary link in profile. #growingtogether
A wildlife sculptor with a penchant for detail, artist Pokey Park brings her whimsical, yet lifelike pieces to the stairway alcoves of the new Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. #growingtogether

As part of the early creative process, Park based her designs on review sessions conducted with patients at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford to select animals reflective of the California ecosystem. A harbor seal (pictured here), red-legged frog, and kit fox are just a few of the creatures positioned to greet children and families as they enter the glass lobby expanse of the new building. 
Park’s tactile approach and love for detail was sparked at an early age, and is in part what earned her the nickname Pokey from her uncle. “He would pick me up from my house and take me out for walks, and I moved too slowly, because I wanted to stop and touch everything. So he started calling me Pokey. I still do that. Textures are very important to me.”