News Coverage

Pediatric and obstetric health leaders from Stanford Children’s Health and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford are frequently highlighted in local and national media for providing world-class, extraordinary care to children and expectant mothers. Following is a sampling of these media appearances.

Expanding Outpatient Models – How to build a world-class heart center while maintaining a healthy bottom line Executive Insight Magazine May 2016. Contributed byline article from Kathy VanCamp, on pages 14-15 of the May 2016 edition of the magazine.

Emergency Resuscitation Training – the Revive Initiative ensures that nurses are ready to respond Advanced Healthcare Network 5/17/16. James Trietsch, DO, Felice Su, MD, and Deborah Franzon, MD, are quoted. Michael Chen, MD, and Krysta Schlis, MD, are mentioned in this article written by Lynda Knight, RN, MSN.

What happens in kids’ brains when they hear mom’s voice TIME; HealthDay News; Live Science; Medical Daily; Daily Mail (UK) 5/16/16. A new Stanford study shows that a variety of brain circuits are engaged when children hear their mother's voice. In the extensive press coverage of the study lead author Daniel Abrams, PhD, and senior author Vinod Menon, PhD, are quoted.

Exploring relationships between doctors and patients, and how they influence health Stanford Medicine Magazine 5/16/16. The Spring issue of Stanford Medicine Magazine explores doctor-patient relationships. In a story entitled “Moment of Youth – Pediatricians Find Opportunity In Caring For At-Risk Teens,” Seth Ammerman, MD, is featured.

When a disaster strikes, how prepared will Stanford be? Palo Alto Weekly 5/13/16. This article discusses how prepared both the adult and children’s hospital will be in the event of a major catastrophe. Brandon Bond, administrative director of the Office of Emergency Management at Stanford Health Care and Stanford Children's Health, is quoted.

Watsonville nonprofit holds camp for children with cancer Santa Cruz Sentinel 5/13/16. Kate Yablonski, LCSW, is quoted.

When do you give up on treating a child with cancer? New York Times Magazine 5/12/16. This magazine piece tells the story of a patient family whose young toddler survived a rare form of leukemia that is usually fatal. Barbara Sourkes, PhD, Norman Locayo, MD, and Harvey Cohen, PhD, MD, are quoted.

Ronald McDonald House holds grand opening of expanded facility San Francisco Business Times; ABC 7 News; San Jose Mercury News 5/11/16. Ronald McDonald House at Stanford held a grand opening on May 10 of its new 67-suite complex.

Grant from entrepreneur Sean Parker founds new immunotherapy center Stanford Daily 5/11/16. The Parker Foundation recently announced the launch of the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy and, with it, the creation of a Stanford center led by Crystal Mackall, MD, who is quoted in this article. Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD, is also quoted.

Parents mentor parents in first-of-its-kind program Stanford Medicine News Center 5/10/16. This piece profiles the hospital’s parent mentor program. Michele Ashland, parent leader and Lindsey Martins, self-management center manager, provide comment. Karen Wayman, PhD, director of the parent mentor program, is mentioned.

New treatment for children with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Medical News Today 5/9/16. New research led by Kanwaljeet Anand, MD, MBBS, regarding the effects of a new steroid treatment on children suffering from Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) has been published in Frontiers in Pediatrics.

Celebrating 25 years of innovation, excellence and care for children and expectant mothers Yahoo; MarketWatch; Contra Costa Times; Santa Cruz Sentinel; Denver Post; ABC, Fox, NBC affiliate websites nationwide 5/10/16. A press release announcing the 25th anniversary of the hospital, on June 10, 2016. The anniversary kicks off the one-year countdown to the opening of our new main building. Dean Lloyd Minor, Christopher G. Dawes, David Stevenson, MD, and Christy Sandborg, MD, are quoted.

Tips for creating quality family time when a child has autism spectrum disorder Scope 5/9/16. Highlights a BeWell Q&A offering tips for when a family has a child with autism spectrum disorder. It features Jennifer Phillips, PhD, and Grace Gengoux, PhD.

Trauma center saves boy’s hand—and life Stanford Medicine News Center 5/5/16. A story about a case of a patient who was air lifted to our hospital following a severe car accident. The Pediatric Trauma team successfully reattached his severed hand and treated him for additional head and neck injuries. Garet Comer, MD, and Samuel Cheshier, MD, are quoted. Michael Chen, MD, and Karl Sylvester, MD, are mentioned.

Device helps keep toddler alive while awaiting heart transplant Fox 2; ABC 7 (no clip available) 5/5/16. Local media coverage of a family whose 20-month-old daughter is currently on the Berlin Heart awaiting heart transplant. Seth Hollander, MD, is quoted.

After making heart surgery history, 5-month-old patient is home for good Yahoo; CNBC; Bloomberg; 5/4/16. A press release about the five-month-old patient who is the smallest baby in Northern California – and probably anywhere – to successfully undergo the Norwood procedure. Frank Hanley, MD, and Gail Wright, MD, are quoted.

Brave young girl welcomed home Half Moon Bay Review 5/4/16. The hospital is mentioned.

Immunotherapy is transforming cancer care PhRMA 5/2/16. A recent Science article quotes Crystal Mackall, MD.

Also see: Cocktails for cancer with a measure of immunotherapy Nature 4/13/16

The CDC is investigating a cluster of teen suicides in Palo Alto PRI 5/2/16. Rona Hu, MD, is quoted and Shashank Joshi, MD, is mentioned.

Childhood Cancer: heartfelt home treatments The Californian 4/29/16. The hospital is mentioned.

New metric from researchers could help kids with cerebral palsy Geek Wire 4/28/16. Jessica Rose, PhD, is quoted.

Autism advocates look to tech but cash is an issue USA Today 04/27/16. This story discusses ways researchers here are using the Google Glass device to help autistic children recognize and classify emotions. Project lead Dennis Wall, PhD, is quoted.

Also see: How Google Glass could help children with autism CBS News 5/12/16

Autism symposium for parents, educators to be held May 7 Yahoo; Bloomberg; Inside Stanford Medicine 4/25/16. The hospital and Stanford Children’s Health will present the ninth annual Autism Spectrum Disorders Update, an event that gives members of the community a chance to learn about new autism research and therapies. Antonio Hardan, MD, is quoted.

Dean Lloyd Minor kicks off the second annual Childx conference Scope 04/21/16. The second annual Childx conference on maternal and infant health began on April 20. Dean Lloyd Minor launched the conference by welcoming the attendees. ​

Child taken to hospital after becoming unresponsive at school Half Moon Bay Review 4/20/16. The hospital is mentioned.

Bellarmine star fights off mysterious spinal condition Oakland Tribune; Mercury News; Monterey Herald and across other BANG outlets 4/20/16. Patient story mentioning the hospital.

Health Disparities Research Center launched with $11.5 million Grant Stanford Medicine News Center 4/19/16. Yvonne Maldonado, MD, is quoted and Tom Robinson, MD, MPH, is mentioned.

Thieves Steal from Teen About to Undergo Brain Surgery ABC 7; Houston Mirror 4/19/16. Gerald Grant, MD, FACS, is quoted. Also see follow up: San Francisco police help teen with brain tumor after auto theft ABC7

Editorial: Hopes rise for teen psych unit Palo Alto Weekly 4/15/16. The hospital is mentioned.

Ailing fetuses to be treated with stem cells Science Magazine 04/14/16. Maria Roncarolo, MD, is mentioned in this piece about developing prenatal stem cell therapies that aim to treat fetuses with life threatening and debilitating disorders.

Partnerships Boost Stanford Children's and Community Hospitals Health Leaders Media 4/14/16. Christopher G. Dawes offers his perspective on the topic of consolidation in pediatric healthcare.

Hospital leader earns top certification as patient experience professional Yahoo; Bloomberg; CNBC 4/11/16. A press release announcing that Christine Cunningham, director of patient experience, earned the credential of Certified Patient Experience Professional (CPXP) by the Patient Experience Institute (PXI). Cunningham is among the first in the country to receive this certification.

Yvonne Maldonado, MD discusses polio vaccine KCBS radio (no link available) 4/11/16

Improvement over disruption, revenue cycle: Andrew Ray Healthcare Financial Management Association April 2016. Article penned by Andrew Ray, director of professional revenue cycle.

Also see: Acquisitions, scale key to pediatric revenue cycle management RevCycle Intelligence 4/4/16

Article based on an interview given by Ray at the HIMSS16 conference.

Hawaii family comes to Stanford to save their 2-year-old boy ABC 7 4/5/16. Story about a family’s journey to Packard and through a living organ donor transplant to save their son. Ronald McDonald House is featured.

CA lawmakers bill would create health standards for models Mercury News 4/5/16. James Lock, MD, provides comment.

Transplant program again recognized as a national leader Yahoo 4/4/16. New data from the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network again confirms our transplant program as a national leader in pediatric organ transplantation. Carlos Esquivel, PhD, MD, is quoted.

Miscarriage Myths Self Magazine 4/4/16. Lynn Westphal, MD, provides insight.

Decades after pediatric heart surgery, new problems emerging for many patients Houston Chronicle 4/3/16. Susan Fernandes, PA-C, director for the Adult Congenital Heart Program at Packard and Stanford is quoted.

Children's hospitals partner with community providers to coordinate care Fierce Healthcare 4/1/16. Christopher G. Dawes offers his perspective on the topic of consolidation in pediatric healthcare.

Countdown to Childx: Talking Zika with a Stanford infectious disease expert Scope 03/31/16. A School of Medicine podcast featuring Desiree LaBeaud, MD, speaking about Zika, her research in Kenya and the Childx conference. She is speaking at the conference, which will be held April 21 and 22, registration now open.  

Pediatric cardiology researcher-scientist honored for lifetime of contributions Yahoo; Oakland Tribune 3/30/16. Marlene Rabinovitch, MD, will have the honor of giving the 2016 J. Burns Amberson Lecture at the American Thoracic Society’s annual meeting in San Francisco on May 15. The lecture honors the late Dr. Amberson and recognizes “a career of major lifetime contributions to clinical or basic pulmonary research and/or clinical practice.”

How your child's love for music may be destroying their hearing Deseret News; Herald Times 3/29/16. Melissa Tribble, AuD, is quoted.

Automated integration of continuous glucose monitor data in the electronic health record using consumer technology Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association 3/27/16. Report co-authored by Rajiv Kumar, MD (recently moved outside of the organization), detailing how widely available consumer technology can enable automated integration of patient device data into a health system EHR in order to triage care between scheduled clinic visits and simultaneously improve healthcare provider workflow.

Prenatal steroids reduce risk of brain bleeding in preemies Medical Xpress; Health Canal 3/27/16. A study led by Henry Lee, MD, and colleagues found that steroid treatments given before birth can protect premature infants against brain hemorrhages after they are born. The study was published online March 24 in the Journal of Perinatology.

Kim Roberts named Silicon Valley Power Executive Silicon Valley Business Journal 3/25/16. Chief strategy officer for Stanford Children’s Health and CEO of Packard Children’s Health Alliance, Kim Roberts was named one of the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s Power Executives 2016.

Helping people blossom to transform patient care Planet Lean 3/22/16. A feature on the hospital’s lean transformation. Written by Luanne Smedley, administrative director of Clinical Access and Family Resources Services.

Oakland girl beats cancer, sets sights on conquering half marathon Oakland Tribune 3/17/16. The hospital is mentioned in this local patient story.

Bay Area kids with irregular heart rhythms get their lives back through implantable cardioverter defibrillators Yahoo; Contra Costa Times; Denver Post 3/16/16. Anne Dubin, MD, and Lauren Schneider, PsyD, are quoted. Scott Ceresnak, MD, Kara Motonaga, MD, and nurse practitioners, Debra Hanisch, CPNP, and Tony Trela, are mentioned.

Managing genetic tests can prevent misorders, avoid costs, Stanford study shows GenomeWeb (subscription required; email for copy) 03/16/16. Actively monitoring doctors' use of genetic tests can save hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to a presentation by David Stevenson, MD.

Comment on a pharma company’s clinical trial findings that marijuana-based drug reduces seizures in children  3/14/16. Christine Halaburka, MD, at our Silicon Valley Pediatricians location is quoted.

Emergence of Zika compounds the global burden of mosquito-borne viruses 3/12/16. Infectious Diseases in Children spoke with several infectious disease and travel medicine experts about the rise of Zika virus, its relationship to chikungunya and dengue virus, the implications of its association with microcephaly, and possible solutions to this emerging global health crisis. Desiree LaBeaud, MD, MS, is quoted.

Steven Adelsheim, MD, discusses youth mental health with Palo Alto Weekly Beyond the Headlines — PA Weekly 3/11/16. In a new, weekly half-hour webcast, the Palo Alto Weekly discussed Stanford’s programs around youth mental health and wellness with Steven Adelsheim, MD.

Probiotics: treating pediatric GI disorders Today’s Dietician 3/10/16. Ann Ming Yeh, MD, is quoted.

Bay Area startups recognized at SXSW Oakland Tribune; Contra Costa Times; San Jose Mercury News 3/10/16. Our hospital was mentioned in relation to Cocoon Cams, which will be in the NICU next month, and will be tested against data gathered by the hospital's standard machines. The SF-based company’s product — Cocoon Cam — is a video baby monitor that tracks an infant's heart rate, breathing and temperature without touching the baby. A camera placed up to five feet away detects changes in skin color as the heart beats, and the rise and fall of the baby's chest with each breath.

Food, Toys, and Love: pediatric palliative care  3/9/16. Barbara Sourkes, PhD, authored this piece.

Why do babies have seizures? Romper 3/9/16. Stanford Children’s Health is cited.

Around San Ramon: family’s annual blood drive another success Contra Costa Times 3/8/16. Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is mentioned.

Preparedness for the Zika Virus: A Public Health Emergency Symposium 3/7/16 ABC 7; Mercury News; KRON 4; NBC Bay Area; Univision. Yvonne Maldonado MD, spoke at this highly publicized symposium.

Global Alliance to eradicate Rh disease kicks off at Stanford Bloomberg 3/7/16. The CURhE (Consortium for Universal Rh disease Elimination) is a global alliance set up to eradicate Hemolytic Disease of the Fetus and the Newborn (HDFN). Vinod K. Bhutani, MD, is mentioned.

FDA rejects new drugs for Duchenne muscular dystrophy San Francisco Chronicle (subscription required, email for copy) 3/06/16. Children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, the most common form of the muscle-wasting disease in kids, rarely live beyond their 20s and no drugs have been approved specifically to treat their condition. This article discusses how the FDA has rejected new drugs for the disease. John Day, MD is quoted.

A focus on the growing athlete Scope 3/04/16. This blog post discusses a recent article in the winter edition of Stanford Medicine News that highlights two Stanford Children’s Health programs designed to help prevent these injuries: the newly developed Young Athletes Academy and the Pediatric Motion and Sports Performance Lab. Charles Chan, MD, is quoted.

From loss, a new purpose Modern Luxury Silicon Valley 3/3/16. Steven Adelsheim, MD, is quoted.

Hospital art news Art Fix Daily 3/1/16. Stanford Children’s Health is mentioned in this article highlighting an artist’s work that has been made part of the hospital’s permanent collection.

Magnet-powered bone lengthening device saves kids pain, infection risk Yahoo; Bloomberg; CNBC 2/29/16. Press release about a device that reduces the pain, scarring and infection risk associated with lengthening a leg bone. The release features a patient story and comments from Scott Hoffinger, MD

Eating disorders in college athletes
NBC Bay Area 2/29/16. According to the National Eating Disorders Association, college athletes are among those most likely to develop bone fractures and organ failures associated with eating disorders. Stanford researchers are working on a tool that will identify student-athletes at risk before they develop long-term health problems. Jennifer Carlson, MD, was interviewed during this segment.

Stanford preps insurance products for Bay Area tech employers; California Healthline 2/26/16. In a conversation with Modern Healthcare, Christopher G. Dawes provided comment.

Babies born early may face anesthesia risks into young adulthood Health 2/25/16. Kanwaljeet Anand, MD, is quoted.

Embryo squishing could lead to more IVF babies Telegraph (U.K.); Scope blog 2/24/16. Squeezing a fertilized egg and seeing how well it bounces back may be the key to improving IVF success rates, according to new Stanford research. Barry Behr, PhD, David Camarillo, PhD and Livia Yanez, PhD, are quoted in this article.

‘Warrior’ Loses Battle with Cancer Register-Pajaronian 2/24/16. Packard Children’s is mentioned.

Local Symposium Focuses on Adolescent Addiction The Almanac 2/24/16. Anna Lembke, MD, is mentioned.

New Stanford research offers hope for faster autism diagnosis Scope 2/23/16. Dennis Wall, PhD, is featured.

Family travels coast-to-coast for their child’s life-saving heart surgery Yahoo; CNBC 2/23/16. Press release featuring a Heart Center patient family’s uplifting story on how surgeon Frank Hanley, MD, was able to save their young son.

Families attend Stanford Health Care Conference on living with cardiomyopathy Mercury News 2/20/16. Euan Ashley, MD is quoted in this article covering the event — "Affairs of the Heart: Living with Inherited Cardiomyopathy" at Stanford on February 20.  An interview with one of our Heart Center families is also featured.

Larger Ronald McDonald House at Stanford still feels 'like a home, not a hotel' Monterey Herald; Woodland Daily Democrat 2/19/16. Packard Children’s is mentioned in this article about the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford expansion.

Could the right gut microbes help fight childhood malnutrition? Washington Post 2/18/16. New studies suggest that gut bacteria could help protect against malnutrition. David Relman, MD, who was not involved in the research, is quoted here. 

GHX Honors “Best 50” Healthcare Providers for Supply Chain Excellence Enhanced Online News 2/17/16. Packard Children’s was named in this article as one of the 50 companies recognized out of 4,000 hospitals in the U.S. and Canada for operational performance and driving down costs through the supply chain.

David Stevenson, MD, announced as 2016 recipient of Joseph W. St. Geme, Jr. Leadership Award American Pediatric Society 2/16/16. Announced by The Federation of Pediatric Organizations (FOPO), the Joseph W. St. Geme, Jr. Leadership Award was created in memory of Dr. St. Geme to recognize a pediatrician who is a role model for others to emulate as a clinician, an educator, and/or an investigator. This year’s recipient is our David Stevenson, MD.

Mobile Clinics Serve California’s Growing Homeless Youth Population KQED’s Vital Signs 2/15/16. Story profiling the Teen Health Van program, featuring Seth Ammerman, MD.

Patient mom working to spread awareness of childhood cancer 2/13/16. A patient story that mentions Paul Fisher, MD. Trish Murphy, NP, who is also quoted in the article.

Stanford Women’s Swim Team meet benefits Packard Children’s Palo Alto Online; Stanford Athletics 2/11/16. The hospital is mentioned in article about the Stanford Women’s swim team and their fundraiser for the hospital at the recent Senior Day meet.

As homeless youth populations grow, mobile health clinics are key resource State of Health KQED 2/15/16. Seth Ammerman, MD is featured in this piece about the Teen Health Van Program.

Adult Congenital Heart Program at Stanford offers unusual level of expertise in caring for adults born with heart defects Yahoo and in Spanish; Morningstar; Business Wire; Benzinga 2/10/16. Press release announcing that the program now has seven board-certified specialists in adult congenital heart disease, making it one of the largest groups of such doctors in the country. The seven physicians are among the caregivers who passed the first-ever board certification exam in their field, which is newly recognized as a subspecialty by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Robot helps patients socialize and learn San Jose Mercury News and Monterey Herald; Palo Alto Daily News, KTVU Fox 2 (email for clip); Daily Democrat 2/10/16. Story about a new technology being used in the hospital school to help patients stay engaged when they can’t leave their room. Teacher Kevin Danie provides comment.

The "little angel" who helps young Latin American children with cancer Scope 02/08/16. Eduardo Zambrano, MD, helps diagnose tumors that physicians and families in Latin America send to him in decorated boxes. 

Bay Area vaccine controversy reignites in time for Super Bowl San Jose Mercury News 02/06/16. This article discusses how billboards questioning the safety of vaccines have popped in the Bay Area. The ads were paid for by a nonprofit called the Council for Vaccine Safety. Yvonne Maldonado, MD, provides comment.

Child Life Program help patients handle stress and have fun Inside Stanford Medicine 2/5/16. Press release issued by the School of Medicine highlighting the program. Anne McCune, chief operating officer; Susan Kinnebrew, director of Child and Family Life Services; and Jacob Lore, CLS, are featured.

Why Stanford Children’s Health is America’s leading training ground for child neurologists Reuters; Yahoo; Morningstar 2/4/16. Press release about the growth and success of the neurology and neurosurgery programs. Paul Fisher, MD; Gerald Grant, MD, FACS; and Brenda Porter, MD, are quoted. Michelle Monje, MD, PhD, and Samuel Cheshier, MD, are also mentioned.

Also see: 5 Things to Know about Stanford Children’s Health’s dominance in pediatric neurology Becker’s Spine Review 2/5/16

Bionic pancreas improves glycemic control in children Healio 2/5/16. According to research in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, children with type 1 diabetes assigned to a bihormonal bionic pancreas system for 5 days while attending a diabetes camp saw reduced plasma glucose concentrations, fewer hypoglycemic episodes and lower frequency of carbohydrate interventions than children assigned insulin pump therapy. Bruce Buckingham, MD, and Tran Ly, MD, are quoted.

Why are so many newborns still being denied pain relief? Gizmodo 2/4/16. Kanwaljeet Anand, MD, is quoted.

Pediatric healthcare innovation pitch competition announces $50k prize Virtual Strategy Magazine 2/4/16. Stanford Children’s Health is mentioned.

Young girl with rare brain cancer rallies social media support Kansas City Star 02/03/16. An 8-year-old Kansas girl who has diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, or DIPG, a rare brain cancer, has rallied social media support. Michelle Monje, MD, PhD, who is exploring the new use of an existing drug to treat DIPG, is mentioned. 

Ex-49-er Vernon Davis visits hospital twice during Super Bowl week for Denver Broncos superfan KTVU Fox 2 and multiple affiliates across the county; NBC Bay Area; Mercury News;;; Fox Sports  2/2/16. Super Bowl week brought unexpected excitement for a big Denver Broncos fan at the hospital. Oncology and heart transplant patient Alex Walter, 18, was featured on our Facebook page as a superfan, calling out to the Broncos to fulfill his wish to meet a player. A day later, ex-Niner and now Bronco tight end Vernon Davis surprised Alex at the hospital school. Later in the week Davis reached out to the hospital again. This time, he had news that Levi’s Stadium was giving Alex tickets to SB50.  

Also See: Super Bowl 50: Vernon Davis delivers Super Bowl tickets to young patient KTVU; KRON 4; NBC Bay Area (KNTV) and Denver; CBS and ABC affiliates across the country; Mercury News and multiple Bay Area News Group publications; KLIV AM radio; Niners Nation - and dozens more.

Questions adolescent boys ask about puberty KQED’S Mindshift Blog 2/2/16. As part of our community education programs, Heart to Heart seminars for adolescents and parents are hosted at the hospital as well as other Packard Children’s facilities. Health educator Rob Lehman, MD, is featured in this blog and podcast about his efforts to change the conversation around puberty by empowering fathers and demonstrating helpful ways to talk about sex and puberty.

Experimental oxygen therapy for San Jose mom saves life of unborn baby KTVU Fox 2; ABC 7 (also affiliates in Chicago, ); Mercury News and all Bay Area News Group outlets; 2/1/16. A first-ever patient treatment to save an unborn baby with a rare heart defect. Oxygen therapy given to a mom and her unborn child turned out to be more successful than doctors could have ever imagined. Theresa Tacy, MD; David Axelrod, MD; Katherine Bianco, MD; were interviewed and Frank Hanley, MD, was mentioned.

Hospitals find a way to say, 'I'm sorry' Wall Street Journal 02/01/16 (subscription required; for a copy, please email); Healthline. The Process for Early Assessment, Resolution and Learning (PEARL) program at Stanford Health Care and Packard Children’s works with patients who have been wronged to apologize and provide remuneration, preventing excessive lawsuits. 

Fast, accurate cystic fibrosis test developed at Stanford Future of You blog on NPR.ORG; Kaiser Health News 2/1/16. Stanford researchers have developed a new test to screen newborns accurately and quickly for cystic fibrosis. Iris Schrijver, MD, is co-author of the study.

See Stanford School of Medicine press release here

Regional hospital gearing up care for Super Bowl surge San Jose Mercury News 2/1/16. Brandon Bond, administrative director of emergency management for Stanford Health Care and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, is quoted.

Study tries to give C-section babies mom's germs they missed Associated Press 2/1/16. A new study plans to expose infants born via C-section to vaginal bacteria. David Relman, MD, who was not involved in the work, is quoted. 

Zika Virus

Talking about the Zika virus Scope 02/11/16. This 1:2:1 podcast and blog post feature a conversation about the Zika virus with Yvonne Maldonado, MD. Paul Costello, chief communications officer for the School of Medicine, is the host.

Zika fears spur rash of calls to clinics about travel safety San Francisco Chronicle 02/06/16. Desiree LaBeaud, MD, and Michele Barry, MD, provide comment in this article.

Zika and microcephaly: Jury still out MedPage Today 02/01/16. More study is needed about the connection between the Zika virus and microcephaly. Henry Lee, MD, is quoted here. 

What to Know If You’re Trying to Get Pregnant Yahoo 1/28/16. Yvonne Maldonado, MD, provides comment.

Two New Board Members for 2016; Yahoo; Becker’s Hospital Review 1/27/16. Press announcement of two recently appointed board members: Christie Coleman, MD, an obstetrician-gynecologist at Palo Alto Medical Foundation and Amit Sinha, a managing director at Goldman Sachs.

Preventable ills cause nearly 8 million childhood deaths globally 01/25/16. Most of the nearly eight million deaths of children and teens around the world in 2013 were avoidable, according to a new report from the Global Burden of Disease Pediatrics Collaboration. Paul Wise, MD, MPH, and Gary Darmstadt, MD, MS, wrote an editorial on the issue in JAMA Pediatrics.

Information is power KIKI 1010AM (Spanish language- (email for link to download program) 1/12/16. Julieta Sharma with our pediatric weight control program was interviewed.

Survey: Children’s Heart Center has exceptional outcomes — even while tackling the most complex cases in the U.S. Yahoo; BusinessWire 1/25/16. News release announcing recent data from the Children’s Hospital Association’s Pediatric Health Information System (PHIS). Stephen Roth, MD, is quoted.

Heart Center family featured on Dateline NBC stations nationwide; NBC Weekend News Stanford Report; Children’s Hospital Association newsletter; Healthier, Happy Lives Blog; 1/17/16-1/25/16. The second Dateline program following a patient family and their journey with multiple children with dilated cardiomyopathy. Heart Center care for the family over many years can be seen throughout the broadcast.

Also see: Special video: ‘Life in the Hospital’ featuring interviews with hospital teacher Kathy Ho and Danielle McTaggart, Recreation Therapy and Child Life Specialist in the Emergency Department.

Stanford Children’s Health launches Young Athletes Academy Becker’s Orthopedic Review; Reuters; Physical Therapy Products 1/21/16. Official press release announcing the launch of this new initiative, part of the Children’s Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Program. Charles Chan, MD and Scott Larson, executive administrative director of the program, are quoted.

Also see: Doctors see a rising trend in ACL injuries in young athletes KCBS Radio; KRON 4; KTVU Fox 2 (online links not available, email for files) 1/13/16. Charles Chan, MD, comments in local news stories about his patient, a young athlete who underwent and is recovering from a surgical ACL repair.

Stanford shows new surgery technique with hydrocephalus app iMedicalApps 1/25/16. An article about a Stanford Children’s Health patient education app that was created with Gerald Grant, MD, to describe hydrocephalus surgery procedures.

Emotional homecoming for Santa Maria boy KEYT Channel 3 (Santa Maria) 1/23/16. The hospital is mentioned as part of a patient story where the child recently returned home after rehabilitation post hand reattachment surgery done at Packard Children’s.

U.S. lags behind in reducing stillbirths late in pregnancy NPR 01/22/16. Suzan Carmichael, MD, is quoted. 

Teen Health Van spotlighted in ‘Bay Area Proud’ segment KNTV (NBC) 1/21/16. In this feature segment, Seth Ammerman, MD, speaks about the program’s history, purpose and growth over the past twenty years.

Superheroes to the rescue: A creative approach to educating kids about asthma Scope 01/21/16. Iggy and the Inhalers, a multimedia education program, aims to teach children about, and help them deal with, asthma. Richard Moss, MD, provides comment.

CDC: At-risk youths skip out on HIV testing MedPage Today 1/20/16. A new survey shows that only a third of young adults have been tested for HIV. Yvonne Maldonado, MD, is quoted.

Reducing cesarean delivery rates, without jeopardizing safety Scope 01/14/16. Deirdre Lyell, MD, comments on an effort to reduce California's cesarean delivery rates, which vary significantly between hospitals. 

Teen mom photo stirs controversy, banned from yearbook Yahoo Parenting 1/11/16. Sophia Yen, MD, MPH, provides comment.

Why do babies’ eyes change color? Huffington Post 1/8/16. Douglas Frederick, MD is quoted.

Barry Fleisher Continues His Chronicling of Hospital Construction InMenlo 1/7/16. A profile piece about Barry Fleisher, MD, retired Stanford physician, who has chronicled the construction of the expansion in photographs.

Proper nutrition is critical for teen health and brain development US News 1/5/16. Neville Golden, MD, gives insight. 

2016 the year of consumerism in healthcare as providers rush to adapt Health Care Finance News 1/4/16. Andrew Ray, director of physician revenue cycle operations, is quoted.

How our pediatric advocacy program and a community partnership brightened the holiday season Healthier, Happier Lives; US China Press 1/4/16. Lisa Chamberlain, MD, MPH, and Janine Bruce, DrPH, MPH, research associate and director of the pediatric advocacy program, are quoted.

2015: The year's biggest Hospital Management stories 1/4/16. Packard Children’s expansion is included as one of the year’s biggest stories in this publication.

Stanford bringing gene editing to patients with deadly diseases SJ Mercury 1/1/16. The work of Matt Porteus, MD, PhD, is featured. Maria Grazia Roncarolo, MD, is also mentioned.

Peninsula couple welcomes first baby born in Santa Clara County in 2016 Mercury News 1/1/16. Also, see mention of first South Bay baby born Contra Costa Times 1/1/16


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