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 Stanford at its core, is an internationally recognized leader in world-class, nurturing care and extraordinary outcomes in every pediatric and obstetric specialty from the routine to rare, for every child and pregnant woman. Together with our Stanford Medicine physicians, nurses, and staff, we deliver this innovative care and research through partnerships, collaborations, outreach, specialty clinics and primary care practices at more than 100 locations in the U.S. western region. As a non-profit, we are committed to supporting our community – from caring for uninsured or underinsured kids, homeless teens and pregnant moms, to helping re-establish school nurse positions in local schools. Learn more about our full range of preeminent programs and network of care at, and on our Healthier, Happy Lives blog. Join us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is the heart of Stanford Children’s Health, and is one of the nation’s top hospitals for the care of children and expectant mothers. For a decade, we have received the highest specialty rankings of any Northern California children’s hospital, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospitals survey, and are the only hospital in Northern California to receive the national 2013 Leapfrog Group Top Children’s Hospital award for quality and patient care safety. Discover more at

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: