From One Mom's Vision to the Hospital of the Future

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford began with one mom's vision. Lucile Salter Packard, our generous founder and visionary for children's health, believed strongly in caring for both the body and soul of every child. That commitment to nurturing care continues to guide Stanford Children's Health and our hospital, named in honor of Lu.


Your NEW Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford will be America’s most technologically advanced, family-friendly, and environmentally sustainable hospital for babies, children, and pregnant women. We have added 521,000 square feet of building space and 149 patient beds. Six new surgical suites, a nuclear medicine department, three new imaging units, four diagnostic units including a cardiac “hybrid” angiography suite, and more than 3.5 acres of healing gardens and green space are designed into the project.

The award-winning firm, Perkins+Will, in association with Hammel, Green and Abrahamson Architects, leads the design and architecture of the new hospital. More than 800 physicians, surgeons, radiologists, nurses, and parents supported the design process. More than $250 million has been contributed toward the project by local philanthropists, including the Sobrato Family Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and generous corporate partners.

Healing is an art. And a science. And, in this case, a place. A place where world-class doctors, nurses, and care teams are guided by a singular goal: to take care of kids like yours on a level never before seen. Welcome to your children's hospital.