More than doubling its current size, the expanded children’s hospital will transform the patient experience through family-centered design and technological innovation, while setting new standards for sustainability in hospital design
Palo Alto, Calif. – Nearly a decade in the making, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford announces its countdown to the debut of its new pediatric and obstetric hospital campus, slated to open in December 2017. With a mission to lead the way in family-centered care, the Packard Children’s expansion will more than double the size of the existing campus by linking the original hospital with a new main building, bringing the total hospital space to measure 844,000 square feet.
“This will be the nation’s most technologically advanced, environmentally sustainable and family-friendly hospital for children and expectant mothers,” said Christopher G. Dawes, chief executive officer. The top-ranked children’s hospital in Northern California is at the center of the Stanford Children’s Health enterprise, which is the largest in the Bay Area exclusively dedicated to pediatric and obstetric care.
The new, 521,000 square foot facility and surrounding 3.5 acres of healing green space and gardens were designed in partnership with patients, families, and every level of hospital staff and faculty to ensure all areas of need were accounted for.
“When my mother founded this hospital, she envisioned a place where children and families could receive truly healing care,” said Susan Packard Orr. “She saw the power that nature had to heal and uplift. I’m proud that we have carried her vision forward, with world-class sustainability and holistic elements throughout the new hospital. Everything we do at this hospital will have an eye to ensuring that generations to come will be healthier.”