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 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 stanfordchildrens.org, 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 stanfordchildrens.org.