Packard Children’s Special Care Nursery at Sequoia Hospital celebrates 10 years

-- Sequoia Hospital recently celebrated 10 years of an important and life-saving community partnership with Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford (LPCH).
The Lucile Packard Special Care Nursery is a six-bed, level II neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) located within the Sequoia Hospital Birth Center and staffed by doctors and nurses from Packard Children’s neonatology team, which is ranked #5 in the nation by U.S. News. This level II designation means Sequoia has the expertise and equipment to care for and stabilize high-risk newborns.
“Our partnership with the Lucile Packard Special Care Nursery ensures that the highest quality care is delivered to our high-risk and premature babies,” said Jennifer Doran, manager of perinatal services.
“Sequoia is proud to work with doctors and moms who value the highest quality care in a technically advanced hospital, with personal service, private rooms, and the excellent care that every family deserves,” said Linda Kresge, RN, Chief Nursing Officer at Sequoia Hospital.
“Our care team has been really pleased to be a part of the perinatal program at Sequoia Hospital over the last ten years,” said  William Benitz, MD, division chief of neonatology at Packard Children’s. “Extending the scope of our NICU services to the Sequoia community has been life-saving for many newborns, and we look forward to continuing this important relationship.”


About Stanford Children’s Health and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford

Stanford Children’s Health, with Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at its core, is the Bay Area’s largest health care enterprise exclusively dedicated to children and expectant mothers. As the top-ranked children’s hospital in Northern California, and one of just 11 nationwide to be named on the 2016-17 U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll, Packard Children’s Hospital is a leader in world-class, nurturing care and extraordinary outcomes in every pediatric and obstetric specialty. Stanford Children’s Health offers care ranging from the routine to rare, regardless of a family’s ability to pay. Together with Stanford Medicine physicians, nurses, and staff, Stanford Children’s Health can be accessed through partnerships, collaborations, outreach, specialty clinics and primary care practices at more than 60 locations across Northern California and 100 locations in the U.S. western region. As a non-profit, Stanford Children’s Health is committed to supporting the community – from caring for uninsured or underinsured kids, homeless teens and pregnant moms, to training the next generation of doctors and medical professionals. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in 2016, Stanford Children’s Health looks forward to the fall 2017 debut of its expanded pediatric and obstetric hospital campus. Discover more at and on the Healthier, Happy Lives blog. Join Stanford Children’s Health on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.


About Sequoia Hospital
Sequoia Hospital is an accredited, not-for-profit community hospital providing innovative and exceptional healthcare to Bay Area residents. With a nationwide reputation for pioneering advanced cardiac care, Sequoia is designated as a 2009 Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of California. Sequoia also excels in the areas of stroke care, emergency services, and birth center services. Voted “A Family Favorite 2009 Best Hospital” by readers of Bay Area Parent magazine, Sequoia ranks in the top percentile of U.S. hospitals for patient satisfaction and is a leader in quality and safety initiatives. To learn more, please visit: