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Our roots as a community-supported hospital run deep

Our mission of delivering the very best care started nearly 100 years ago. Thanks to the loyal support of donors like you, we have provided life-saving care for generations and will continue to do so for generations to come.

Because of your support, our community is now home to the nation's most technologically advanced, family-friendly, and environmentally sustainable hospital for children and expectant mothers.

We could not have arrived at this incredible milestone without you. Here's to an even better future for children and families.

Please enjoy a photo timeline of highlights from our hospital's history and meet a few of our patients who attended our Ribbon Cutting and Dedication ceremony on November 30, 2017.

Full timeline:

The Stanford Home for Convalescent Children is founded to care for children with chronic illnesses. Lucile Salter, a Stanford student, would later volunteer there.

The 60-bed Children’s Hospital at Stanford opens.

Lucile Salter Packard and David Packard donate $40 million to build a new children’s hospital.

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford officially opens its doors to the community.

The Campaign for Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital raises $525 million for clinical care, research, and training and transforms the hospital into a national leader.

Donors like you generously give $549 million through the Breaking New Ground campaign, including $262 million for a hospital expansion to care for more children and expectant mothers.

Ground is broken on the new Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.

In a traditional Topping Off Ceremony, the final steel beam is raised on the expansion.

October 2017
More than 7,500 donors, employees, and community members enjoy sneak peek tours of the new hospital.

November 30, 2017
Ribbon Cutting and Dedication (Watch the video.)

December 9, 2017
The first patients move in! (Watch the video.)


This article originally appeared in the Winter 2017/2018 issue of Packard Children's News.