Sunlight floods through the 20-foot windows of the sprawling lobby.
One hundred silver birds float overhead, part of a menagerie of sculptures that greets visitors in all corners of the building. Cushioned easy chairs face a green lawn just outside. Gentle piano music wafts through the air.
This, surrounded by tall trees and lavender fields on the Stanford University campus, may be the fanciest new medical center for children in the country. (Boston Globe)
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford initiated various safety interventions for medication administration. Moving from a daily medication cart fill – once every 24 hours – to multiple fills per day – every 2 to 3 hours – and implementing a barcode verification system for all medication dispensing has resulted in a 21 percent decrease in missed doses, a 66 percent reduction in wasted doses and one of the lowest medication error rates according to incident reporting in the Solutions for Patient Safety Collaborative. (HealthcareITNews)
U.S. News & World Report says eight children’s hospitals in California are among the best in the country across numerous pediatric specialties. The news organization released its 12th annual “Best Children’s Hospitals” rankings Tuesday. (Hollywood Patch)
At Packard Children’s, new surgical and imaging suites will open at the end of June, and the entire second floor of Stanford Hospital, set to open in late 2019, will be devoted to surgery. (Stanford Medicine News Center)
Over a decade in the making, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is just days away from opening its new Main building and grounds on December 9. The hospital reached the final step to announcing an opening date when it received its license from the California Department of Public Health on December 4. Designed to transform the patient and family experience, the new 521,000-square-foot building more than doubles the size of the existing pediatric and obstetric hospital campus. (MILTECH)
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford on Tuesday announced it has received a $50 million gift from philanthropists Gordon and Betty Moore to further fund a center that provides care and research for children with heart disease.
It is the largest private donation from an individual to the hospital since its original founding gift from David and Lucile Packard in 1986. The hospital, founded five years later, said the couple’s generosity will be honored by naming the center the Betty Irene Moore Children’s Heart Center. (The Mercury News)
Stanford Children’s Health and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital will be addressing in 2017 what they describe as “immediate critical needs” in youth mental health by launching a range of new programs and services that will support local teenagers at high risk for suicide. (Palo Alto Online)
Healthcare can be hard to come by, even in a place as affluent as the Bay Area. That’s why Samsung Group, the Children’s Health Fund and Stanford Children’s Health have partnered to launch a new high tech mobile medical unit they’re calling a “doctor’s offices on wheels” for underserved teens from San Francisco to San Jose. The Teen Health Van will include Samsung devices like Galaxy tablets and Samsung LED displays. The company celebrated the technologies’ move into the van this week with a ribbon cutting ceremony in East Palo Alto. (Silicon Valley Business Journal)
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