Lucile Packard Children's Hospital

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Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford
Stanford Medicine
Location Palo Alto, California, United States
Coordinates 37°26′10″N 122°10′30″W / 37.43611°N 122.17500°W / 37.43611; -122.17500Coordinates: 37°26′10″N 122°10′30″W / 37.43611°N 122.17500°W / 37.43611; -122.17500
Affiliated university Stanford University
Beds 312
Founded 1991
Lists Hospitals in California
Other links Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health, Stanford University Medical Center

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford (LPCH) is a children's hospital which is part of the Stanford University system. It is located adjacent to the campus at 725 Welch Road, Palo Alto, California. It was founded in 1991. It is staffed by over 650 physicians and 4,750 staff and volunteers.[1] It specializes in the care of babies, children, adolescents, and expectant mothers.[2]

Awards and recognition[edit]

  • LPCH is rated as the #10 best children's hospital in the United States by U.S. News & World Report, which is notable because it is also the youngest hospital on the list having been founded in 1991.[3][4]
  • LPCH wins the national award for Excellence in Pediatric Patient Care from the Child Health Corporation of America for outstanding rapid response performance.[4]


Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford was founded in 1991 after a $40 million donation in 1986 from David and Lucile Packard, and since then LPCH has become one of the nation's most prominent children's hospitals.[5] In 1996 LPCH merged with the Stanford University Medical Center, and the Lucile Salter Packard Foundation was established as an independent public charity to ensure a continued source of dedicated funding and support for the health and well being of children.


Specialty Ranking
neonatal pediatrics 5
pediatric cardiology and cardiovascular surgery 5
general pediatrics 10
pediatric cancer 10
pediatric digestive disorders 12
pediatric respiratory disorders 15
pediatric neurology and neurosurgery 18

LPCH has established six clinical Centers of Excellence which include Brain and Behavior, Cancer and Blood Diseases, Children’s Heart Center, Cystic Fibrosis and Pulmonary Diseases, Pregnancy and Newborn Services, Transplant and Tissue Engineering Program.

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital also hosts one of the centers for the study and treatment of Marfan Syndrome in the USA. The hospital hosts the most extensive program for Marfan-related thoracic aneurysm in California and one of the largest in the country.

LPCH has the only exclusive Pediatric Tumor Board in Northern California. The Neuro-Oncology Tumor Board is a multidisciplinary neuro-oncology team that meets weekly to review clinical cases and make recommendations concerning the type of therapy and other services most appropriate for each patient.

Modernization and Expansion[edit]

The Stanford University Medical Center (Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford Hospital & Clinics and the Stanford University School of Medicine) are currently in the planning phase of construction of a state-of-the-art medical center. The construction will address several important issues including: state-mandated seismic safety laws, a critical shortage of beds, increasing patient needs, undersized facilities, and the space requirements of new medical technologies and advances in medical care.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "About Us". Retrieved 2007-10-12. 
  2. ^ "Clinical Specialties and Services". Retrieved 2007-10-12. 
  3. ^ "Best Hospitals 2007 Specialty Search: Pediatrics". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved 2007-10-12. 
  4. ^ a b Kleinheinz, Todd (2007-08-24). "Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Again Ranked One of Nation's Top Ten Best Children's Hospitals by U.S.News & World Report". Archived from the original on 2007-10-13. Retrieved 2007-10-12. 
  5. ^ "History, Mission and Values". Retrieved 2007-10-12. 

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