Stanford Children’s Health and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford are dedicated to improving pediatric and obstetric health around the corner and around the world. The following sample of recent awards represents the depth and breadth of this commitment, from hospital quality to patient safety to environmental impact.


Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford is Honored in Just-released National Survey of Best Children’s Hospitals (June 9, 2015)
In the U.S. News & World Report 2015-16 Best Children’s Hospitals survey, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford has again received top honors.


Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford is tops in Northern California  (June 10, 2014)
The 2014-15 U.S. News & World Report survey of the Best Children’s Hospitals in America has awarded Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford with the highest specialty rankings of any children's hospital in Northern California. This is an honor the hospital has held for the last decade.


Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford awarded coveted 2013 Leapfrog Top Children’s Hospital Distinction (December 3, 2013)
The Leapfrog Group has named Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford to its annual list of Top Hospitals. Packard Children’s Hospital was selected as a Top Children’s Hospital out of a record number of 1,324 hospitals participating in The Leapfrog Group’s annual survey. The selection is based on measurements of a hospital’s performance on patient safety and quality.

Pediatric Rheumatology Leader from Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Receives National Award of Distinction (November 26, 2013)
The American College of Rheumatology has honored Christy Sandborg, MD, pediatric rheumatologist at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, with a Distinguished Service Award, one of the College’s Awards of Distinction.

Professor who links nutrition to birth defects honored by the March of Dimes (November 4, 2013)
Researcher Gary M. Shaw, PhD, who showed that what a woman consumes during pregnancy may increase her baby’s risk of developing a birth defect, has received the March of Dimes Agnes Higgins Award for outstanding achievements in the field of maternal-fetal nutrition.

Hospital earns top recognition from leading accreditor of Health Care Organizations (October 30, 2013)
The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America, has recognized Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions. The hospital earned the distinction of Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance.

Quality-improvement expert named first-ever recipient of new national award (June 24, 2013)
Pediatrician Paul Sharek, MD, MPH, whose research focuses on improving the quality of care delivered in children’s hospitals, has been named the inaugural Paul V. Miles Fellow in Quality Improvement by the American Board of Pediatrics. This honor was bestowed upon Sharek because of his dedication to quality improvement and demonstrated accomplishments leading to better healthcare for children.

America’s Best Children’s Hospitals survey ranks Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford tops in Northern California (June 5, 2013)
In the U.S. News & World Report publication of America's Best Children’s Hospitals 2012-13, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford has received the highest rankings of any children’s hospital in Northern California.

Hospital honored with national award for connecting food, climate and health (April 24, 2013)
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford has been honored with the “Food, Climate, Health Connection Award” from the Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) Healthy Food in Health Care (HFHC) program. The award is one of four Sustainable Food Awards given in 2013 to recognize significant achievement as well as leadership in health care food service.

Kidney Transplant Program ranked #1 in the U.S.  (April 1, 2013)
In the most recent national report, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford successfully performed 31 kidney transplants in kids under age 18, more than any other pediatric transplant program in the nation. That’s according to newly released data from the United Network for Organ Sharing, the private, non-profit organization that manages the nation’s organ transplant system.


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