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In early September, Packard Children’s broke ground on a 521,000-square-foot expansion. The project will add 150 patient rooms, specialized operating rooms, and the most advanced technology available. The new, environmentally friendly facility, surrounded by nearly four acres of gardens and green space, is scheduled to open in 2016. Additional room for clinical services, medical research, and training and education will transform care for children and families.

Groundbreaking Highlights

“This hospital saved my life. I got not only a liver transplant but also a second chance to live my life. The expansion means that so many more children will be given the hope they need.” – Miranda Ashland, patient


“What we do together with Packard Children’s matters and we’re proud of our collaboration. It’s a great demonstration of the positive impact of bringing together people and technology to help solve health care challenges.” – Meg Whitman, HP

“Sue and I believe that everyone should have access to Packard’s excellent care. We’re pleased to support the expansion project and hope that others will be inspired to join us.” – John A. Sobrato

“Packard Children’s is one of those remarkable Silicon Valley stories about how an organization goes from its founding to having a meaningful impact on the world in less than a generation.” – Joel Podolny, Apple

“My mother understood that this hospital would thrive only with great leadership – from a talented and caring staff, to a hardworking and dedicated board, and a generous philanthropic community. It would have made her very happy to witness this beautiful day.” – Susan Packard Orr

This article appeared in the Lucile Packard Children’s News publication in Fall 2012.