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 the largest Bay Area health care enterprise exclusively dedicated to children and expectant mothers. Long recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s best, we are a leader in world-class, nurturing care and extraordinary outcomes in every pediatric and obstetric specialty, with care ranging from the routine to rare, regardless of a family’s ability to pay. Together with our Stanford Medicine physicians, nurses, and staff, we can be accessed through partnerships, collaborations, outreach, specialty clinics and primary care practices at more than 60 locations in Northern California and 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 at stanfordchildrens.org and on our Healthier, Happy Lives blog. You can also discover how we are Building the Hospital of the Future. Join us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.