STANFORD, Calif. -- In honor of the first-ever World Prematurity Day®, November 17, the March of Dimes president visits the nation’s first transdisciplinary research center dedicated to prevention of premature birth. Worldwide, 13 million babies are born early every year and one million die before their first birthday. Reporters are invited join lab & NICU tour, interview guests and possibly meet some parents of babies in the newborn intensive care unit at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. Partner organizations in Europe, Africa and Australia are calling on governments worldwide to reduce death and disability caused by premature birth. For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/WorldPrematurityDay.
Thursday, November 17 at 9:15 a.m. – Lab tour & NICU tour
Clark Center, 318 Campus Drive, Stanford University School of Medicine
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 stanfordchildrens.org and on the Healthier, Happy Lives blog. Join Stanford Children’s Health on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.