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 awarded the Eisenberg Award as part of the I-PASS Study Group (April 2017)
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford was awarded the prestigious Eisenberg Award for National Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality, the highest patient safety and quality award in the country. As part of a collaborative of researchers, hospitalists and medical education specialists, called the I-PASS Study Group, Packard Children’s helped develop a package of interventions used by more than 50 leading hospitals in the U.S. to help improve patient safety by standardizing provider communications to reduce errors during patient handoffs.

Becker's Hospital Review 100 Great Hospitals in America 2017 
(April 3, 2017)
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford has been recognized as one of 100 great hospitals in the nation by Becker's Hospital Review. Selected hospitals are renowned for excellence and are industry leaders in innovation, quality patient care and clinical research.

American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy Awards Maria Grazia Roncarolo, MD, the 2017 Outstanding Achievement Award
Maria Grazia Roncarolo, MD, chief of the Division of Pediatric Stem Cell Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine, and co-director of the Bass Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Diseases, will receive the 2017 Outstanding Achievement Award from the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy, the highest honor the society bestows. Roncarolo is being recognized for her many contributions to the field of gene and cell therapy, which she will describe in an award lecture on Friday, May 12 in Washington, DC as part of the organization’s annual meeting.


Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford’s Information Services’ IT team earns Healthcare IT News' Best Hospital IT Departments 2016
Healthcare IT News, announced Packard Children’s IT department as one of 20 winners of their Best Hospital IT Department Survey.  To qualify at least 50 percent of an IT team's staffers had to participate in the survey. Overall, more than 4,300 hospital IT employees completed the poll. Of these finalists, 10, including Packard Children’s qualified for the "Super" category (200-plus IT employees). In an interview with the publication, Packard Children’s chief information officer, Ed Kopetsky said that virtual care and analytics initiatives being launched across the organization "point us to the future – that's the next wave,” he said. “It's just great what we're doing with IT, and you can never do this without the greatest people."

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Adolescent Health, Think, Act, Grow® (TAG) Honors Mobile Teen Van (November 1, 2016)
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Adolescent Health's national call to action Think, Act, Grow® (TAG) has recognized the Mobile Adolescent Health Services program (aka Teen Health Van), one of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford’s Community Partnership programs, as a successful strategy for improving adolescent health. Dr. Seth Ammerman, medical director of the Teen Health Van and a clinical professor in the Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, was recognized on October 31, 2016 at the American Public Health Association annual meeting.

National Center for Healthcare Leadership’s Best Organizations for Leadership Development (October 24, 2016)
Stanford Children’s Health/Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford has been named by the National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL) as one of the ten highest ranking “BOLD” healthcare organizations – Best Organizations for Leadership Development. Organizations named to the top ten were selected by the NCHL’s 2016 National Health Leadership Survey as front-runners in using evidence-based leadership development practices to improve health and healthcare in their communities.

Women’s Choice Award 2017 Best Children’s Hospitals (October 2016)
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford has been named to the Women’s Choice Awards 2017 Best Children’s Hospitals. The award is given to institutions that demonstrate exceptional service in the areas of family centered care, pediatric and neonatal ICU, Child Life specialists, use of telehealth technologies, participation in pediatric health research, pediatric trauma center accreditation and more. Packard Children’s is one of five children’s hospitals in California to receive the award.

David K. Stevenson, the Senior Associate Dean for Maternal and Child Health at the Stanford University School of Medicine, has been selected to receive the 2017 Frank H Morriss, Jr. Leadership Award from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. Stevenson is being recognized as one of two 2017 awardees for his work in advancing child health and safety. He will receive the award in Iowa City in early 2017. Currently, Dr. Stevenson is the Harold K. Faber Professor of Pediatrics; Co-Director of the Stanford Child Health Research Institute; Director of the Johnson Center for Pregnancy and Newborn Services at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford; Co-Leader of the Stanford Center for Clinical and Translational Education and Research; and Co-Leader of the Stanford Clinical and Translational Unit and Leader of Spectrum Child Health.

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford is named one of the Bay Area’s 2016 Healthiest Employers (July 2016)
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital ranked #2 healthiest employer in the large category, with 2,000 or more workers, according to the list released on September 9, 2016. The San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s annual list of healthiest employers, produced in conjunction with their research partner, Healthiest Employer LLC, honors organizations that are committed to making the wellbeing of their employees a significant priority and proactively improve the health of their population.

Bay Area Parent Reader's Choice for Best Children's Hospital on the Peninsula (July 2016)
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford has won the Silver Medal award for Reader's Choice for Best Children's Hospital on the Peninsula, as well as Best Birthing Center on the Peninsula. In addition, Stanford Children’s Health, Peninsula Pediatric Medical Group was awarded the Bronze Medal for Best Pediatrician on the Peninsula.

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford achieves U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospital Honor Roll (June 21, 2016)
Packard is named to U.S. News & World Report’s 2016-17 Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll. We are the only children’s hospital in Northern California and one of just three on the west coast to achieve this status, with rankings in all ten pediatric specialties, three of which are ranked in the top 10: Cardiology & Heart Surgery (#5), Nephrology (#5) and Pulmonology (#7).

Lisa Chamberlain, MD, MPH, pediatrician, associate professor of pediatrics and director of the Stanford Pediatric Advocacy Program receives a Silicon Valley Business Journal 2016 Excellence in Healthcare Award, which recognizes local healthcare heroes. (June 10, 2016)
Chamberlain was awarded for her dedication to improving the lives of low-income children through her work as a physician, researcher, teacher, community leader and advocate for policy change. The award was presented Friday, June 10, at an event hosted by the Silicon Valley Business Journal at Villa Ragusa in Campbell, CA.

Anne McCune, chief operating officer for Stanford Children’s Health, selected as one of the 2016 Silicon Valley Business Journal’s Women of Influence (April 2016)
The list recognizes Silicon Valley’s 100 most influential women, which includes past winners Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook; and Congresswoman Anna Eshoo. McCune was selected for her exceptional leadership of operations, planning, business development and more at Packard Children’s, as well as her role in the hospital expansion.

Congratulations to Bernard Dannenberg, MD, the Davies Family Endowed Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, for receiving the 2016 Martha Bushore-Fallis Advanced Pediatric Life Support Award. Dannenberg was selected by the AAP’s Pediatric Emergency Medicine Steering Committee, which recognizes an individual who has helped to further the goal of early recognition and stabilization of life-threatened children through the auspices of the APLS program. Dannenberg was nominated by Kajal Khanna, MD, for his work in championing pediatric emergency medicine education amongst emergency medicine and pediatric physicians in Northern California. He has also played a critical role in the development of the APLS and APLS-PALS Simulation courses that allow physicians from all specialties who deal with acutely ill children to apply the knowledge learned through lecture and small group discussion.

Kim Roberts, chief strategy officer for Stanford Children’s Health and CEO of Packard Children’s Health Alliance, named one of the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s Power Executives for 2016 (March 2016)
The list, determined by a combination of reader submissions and the Journal’s editorial staff, includes some of the world’s most recognizable names -- Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg and Tim Cook. Roberts' influence on healthcare in the region is highlighted by her role in building the Stanford Children’s Health network presence from the ground up, thus expanding access to well and specialty care at more than 65 locations across the region, over the past five years.

Barbara Sourkes, PhD, director of pediatric palliative care at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and Stanford Children’s Health, honored with the Compassion in Action 2016 Award from Hospice of the Valley (March 24, 2016)
Sourkes provided a lecture at a Hospice of the Valley conference. Her talk, “Food, Toys and Love: An Introduction to Pediatric Palliative Care,” was followed by the special recognition, which highlighted her pioneering contributions to pediatric palliative care.

Neonatology pioneer at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and Stanford Children’s Health honored with major national award (March 7, 2016)
David K. Stevenson, MD, renowned neonatology leader at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, has been named recipient of the 2016 Joseph W. St. Geme Jr. Leadership Award by The Federation of Pediatric Organizations.


HIMSS Stage 7 Awards honor our facilities for operating in a paperless environment and representing best practices in implementing Electronic Health Records (November 4, 2015)
HIMSS Analytics has awarded Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and Stanford Children’s Health in Palo Alto, Calif., with a Stage 7 Acute Care Award, and all 167 of their network practices with Stage 7 Ambulatory Awards. This is the only children’s hospital enterprise in Northern California to receive these prestigious awards.

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is named one of the Bay Area’s Healthiest Employers in 2015 (September 8, 2015)
The San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal partnered with Healthiest Employers LLC, to determine the Bay Area’s healthiest employers. Honored were top institutions committed to making the workplace and wellbeing of their employees a significant priority. Packard Children’s ranked 5th among companies with 2,000+ employees working in the Greater Bay Area counties. The survey queried each participating company about its wellness programs: its culture and leadership, strategic planning, communication and marketing, foundational components, programming and interventions.

Transplant Programs Receive Gold Level Recognition for Organ Donation Outreach (August 11, 2015)
Our Transplant Center was recently awarded with gold level recognition from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration for our organ, eye, and tissue donation outreach efforts in 2014-15. During this period, we worked closely with Donor Network West, our local organ procurement organization, and Donate Life California as part of our strong push to educate and register organ donors within the local community. As the national leader in pediatric organ transplantation, this award reaffirms the positive impact that our transplant center has on not only our patients but also the larger community as well.

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford Children’s Health Named One of 2015’s Most Wired  (July 9, 2015)
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and Stanford Children’s Health have been honored as one of HealthCare’s Most Wired™ for 2015.  The awards were part of results from the 17th annual HealthCare’s Most Wired™ survey released by the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives. 

CIO Ed Kopetsky honored with Lifetime Achievement Award  (June 18, 2015)
Chief Information Officer Ed Kopetsky was recently presented with the 2015 Silicon Valley Business Journal, San Francisco Business Times and PwC CIO of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award. The award recognized his significant contributions to the field of information technology and for his use of IT to advance health care.

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.

Government Relations chief honored with Women of Influence award   (April 3, 2015)
Sherri Sager, chief government & community relations officer, has been named by the Silicon Valley Business Journal as a 2015 Woman of Influence.

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford No. 1 in transplantation (March 26, 2015)
In newly released 2015 data from the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network, the transplant center at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and Stanford Children’s Health is once again confirmed as the national leader in pediatric organ transplantation.

Chief Strategy Officer, Kim Roberts honored with 2015 Tribute to Women Award  (February 12, 2015)
Kim Roberts
is one of thirty-six women selected to receive a YWCA 2015 Tribute to Women Award, an honor focused on valuing executive women and the unique perspective they bring to their company. Roberts, who also serves as Chief Administrative Officer for Physician Practices, Stanford Children’s Health, and Chief Executive Officer Packard Children’s Health Alliance (PCHA), was nominated for the award by Christopher G. Dawes, president and CEO of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and Stanford Children’s Health.

Seth Ammerman, MD, honored with Jefferson Award for Public Service Silver Medal  (January 15, 2015)
Seth Ammerman, MD
was one of five out of fifty-five 2014 local Jefferson Awards recipients, who were honored on January 15 in San Francisco, with a Jefferson Award for Public Service Silver Medal. Dr. Ammerman, Medical Director of Mobile Adolescent Health Services, founded the Teen Van program in 1996; the roving program provides free healthcare to underserved youth from San Francisco to San Jose. The annual Jefferson Awards silver medal ceremony honors five standouts in local community service who will go on to be considered among other regional silver medal recipients nationwide for a national Jefferson award.


Nurse receives national award from leading publication  (September 24, 2014)
Linda Ritter, RN, a longtime nurse in our Bass Childhood Cancer Center, has been honored by as a national winner of the 2014 Giving Excellence Meaning (GEM) Award.

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.

Community health leader receives prestigious award for public service  (May 12, 2014)
Seth Ammerman, MD, medical director of Mobile Adolescent Health Services, has received a Bay Area Jefferson Award, which honors public service achievements in local communities.


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.

Chief of Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia honored with Women of Influence award   (April 5, 2013)
The Silicon Valley Business Journal has named Chandra Ramamoorthy, MD, as a 2013 Woman of Influence.

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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