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If you thought our first 25 years were great—just wait. Our next 25 will be even better.

Thanks to the generous support of donors like you, our community’s hopes and dreams have taken shape in the form of the new Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford campus. Adding 149 new patient beds and 3.5 acres of healing gardens and greenspace, we will carry Mrs. Packard’s vision of extraordinary care forward for future generations.

Join us in 2017 to celebrate the opening of the most technologically advanced, family-friendly, and environmentally sustainable hospital for children and expectant mothers in the nation. We are so proud to show you what you have made possible.

This is your new children’s hospital.


Designed for Extraordinary Care

The new expansion will include 521,000 square feet of building space, 149 beds, 6 new surgical suites, 4 new diagnostic units, 3 new imaging units, and healthy local and organic food.

Aerial View

The blue area represents our existing hospital and the yellow area represents the future expansion.


The welcoming light-filled lobby has easy access to the outdoors and details that inspire kids’ sense of wonder.

Pediatric Patient Rooms

Our patient rooms were designed to facilitate Family-Centered Care.

The spacious rooms provide the caregiver easy access to the patient, while ensuring kids can keep their parents in sight. Single-patient rooms provide privacy and allow families to stay with their child before treatment and during recovery. All the patient rooms feature large windows and natural light to help promote healing.

Family Resource Center

In the Family Resource Center, families can get information about their child’s condition, meet with housing and resource coordinators, and use the business center’s computers and recharging stations.


Our hospital design allows kids to be kids. Our playrooms provide places for them to relax, play and learn — from toys for infants and younger kids, to video games and movies for teens. A space especially designed for special needs children is a safe place to play without overstimulation. The playrooms and adjacent outdoor spaces provide space for activities like cooking lessons, pet therapy, arts and crafts, and group games.

Story Corner

On the first floor, Story Corner provides a special place to read and features scheduled storytelling sessions with librarians and volunteers. With an interactive wall, kids can manipulate images by moving their hands and bodies.


We aim to be the healthiest children’s hospital in the country. As part of this initiative, hungry visitors can choose healthy dining options — like whole-grain pasta and local, organic fruits and vegetables.

Cardiac Cath Lab

Expanding our imaging department allows our cardiologists to perform minimally-invasive procedures more efficiently, and to continue treating a range of heart conditions that will help kids feel better, sooner.

Neuro Hybrid Suite

State-of-the-art diagnostic and imaging equipment will be fully integrated into our neuro hybrid suite, including a MRI that enables theneurosurgeon to confirm the complete removal of a brain tumor during surgery versus afterwards. This technology reduces the anesthesia risk and length of stay for patients compared to the multiple staged procedures completed in the past. During the design process, we constructed full-scale mock-ups of operating rooms and involved more than 800 physicians, surgeons, radiologists, and nurses in assessing and improving the design. Nearly doubling our number of operating rooms will reduce scheduling delays and waits when surgeries run long.

Waiting Areas

Where possible, waiting areas have large windows and access to decks and patios, so families can enjoy the expansive gardens.

Healing Garden & Chapel

The new chapel features a glass wall looking out to the enclosed meditation garden. It is designed to be a calming and welcoming space for all, supporting the hospital community’s diverse spiritual care needs. The chapel can be used for family gatherings or group ceremonies, or the space can be reconfigured to open up the floor for prayer rugs or other needs.

Outdoor Gardens

More than 3.5 acres of gardens and pathways provide beautiful places for kids to play, families to relax and employees to take breaks. Thirty species of trees, shrubs and grass have been planted.