Fostering multidisciplinary research, family-centered care and groundbreaking innovation

The Stanford Advantage

100% pediatric and obstetric focused

U.S. NewsCritical to delivering the best pediatric care possible is to first recognize that kids are not just small adults. Children’s growing bodies require a different health care approach and, therefore, a specialized and unique level of care. Stanford Medicine Children's Health is Northern California’s largest pediatric and obstetric health care network dedicated exclusively to children and expectant mothers. Our full focus is on tailoring care to these patients by having providers with pediatric expertise and approaches that include noninvasive procedures, innovative pain management techniques, family-centered care, and technological advancements and equipment customized for kids.

Nationally recognized for clinical excellence

Our physicians and care team are experts in every pediatric specialty. Ranked as a top 10 children’s hospital in the nation and the top children’s hospital in Northern California by U.S. News & World Report, we are in the top 10 for four specialties, including neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, and pulmonology. Two of our specialties, nephrology and pulmonology and lung surgery, are ranked in the top five in the nation. We have one of the leading heart programs in the nation, as well as being a national leader for pediatric organ transplants.

Verified as a Level I children’s surgery center in the American College of Surgeons’ Children’s Surgery Verification Program—the highest designation a hospital can receive—our hospital delivers top-quality care that is designed specifically for children and expectant mothers.

Our hospital has achieved Magnet recognition as a reflection of our exemplary professional nursing practice, interprofessional teamwork, and preeminent care. With fewer than 8% of the more than 6,300 hospitals across the United States achieving Magnet recognition, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford truly stands apart as a preeminent destination for pediatric care.

Our team of physician-scientists from the Stanford School of Medicine collaborate with our exceptional nursing staff to advance treatments that allow us to successfully treat many children with complex cases that could not be resolved elsewhere.

A legacy of research, innovation and education for children's health

As part of Stanford Medicine, which comprises Stanford Medicine Children’s Health, Stanford Health Care, Stanford Health Care Tri-Valley, Stanford Medicine Partners, and the Stanford School of Medicine, we are one of the world’s leading research universities, as well as a top-ranked academic medical institution and the teaching hospital for the Stanford School of Medicine. With access to some of the best minds in medicine, science, and innovation, we transform discoveries into lifesaving medical firsts and groundbreaking advances, such as repairing disorders in the smallest hearts and pioneering new surgical technologies to suit the unique needs of children. From gene therapy to nut allergies, our clinical research is helping move the needle from treatment to preventive care. Precision health is at the core of what we do: preventing disease before it strikes and treating it decisively when it does.

Family-centered care

You know your child best. Whether your child is receiving care at our hospital, at one of our regional specialty service locations, or at a Stanford Medicine Children’s Health pediatric or obstetric practice, we emphasize compassionate care and the importance of involving the family in all aspects of a patient’s care. We work to understand the unique needs of each of our patients and their family to bring them exceptional care and deliver the best possible outcome.

More than 65 Bay Area Locations and a dozen hospital partnerships

We know that convenience is an important factor for busy families. It puts less strain on patients when care is closer to home. That’s why we’ve expanded our health care network to bring Stanford expertise to more than 65 Bay Area locations. Whether you’re visiting a Stanford Medicine Children’s Health pediatrician receiving specialty care at one of our regional centers or getting critical care from Stanford doctors and nurses on staff in leading hospitals throughout Northern California, you’ll find us in your community.

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The Stanford Medicine Children's Health network

Stanford Medicine Children’s Health offers comprehensive health care for kids and pregnant moms in more than 65 locations across the Bay Area. Access to Excellence.