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Exciting news! In the U.S. News & World Report 2017-18 Best Children’s Hospitals survey published online today, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford once again achieved rankings in all 10 pediatric specialties. 

This is the 13th consecutive year our hospital has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report—and we could not be more grateful for your support, which has made us one of the nation’s best.

We earned the top ranking in the state for the nephrology program, and eighth in the entire nation. The pulmonology program ranked best on the West Coast and #11 in the nation. And the cardiology and heart surgery program are once again the top ranked in Northern California.

The annual rankings recognize the top 50 pediatric facilities across the U.S. in 10 pediatric specialties, including cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology.

Most importantly, this honor is a testament to your commitment to ensuring the best care for children and expectant mothers. Later this year, as we debut our newly expanded hospital, the future will become even brighter for the children and families we serve. 

We could not have achieved this honor without your generous support, which has made Packard Children’s truly extraordinary. Thank you for all that you do.

With gratitude, 

David Alexander, MD
President and CEO
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health