From One Mom's Vision to a Network of Care

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From One Mom's Vision to a Network of Care

Vision, Mission & Values

One Mom's Vision

Lucile Salter Packard - Stanford Children's HealthLucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford was the vision of Lucile Salter Packard, our generous founding donor and visionary for children’s health. Her dream was simple: to nurture both the body and soul of every child. She believed in the power of nature as an important part of the healing process. She wanted kids to be treated like kids — not just patients. And she believed that caring for a child meant involving the whole family. Today, Stanford Children’s Health honors that vision through our dedication in delivering innovative services and unparalleled family-centered-care.


To drive innovation in the most challenging areas of pediatrics and obstetrics to improve the quality of life for children and expectant mothers and those who love and care for them.


To serve our communities as an internationally-recognized pediatric and obstetric hospital that advances family-centered-care, fosters innovation, translates discoveries, educates health care providers and leaders and advocates on behalf of children and expectant mothers.


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Stanford Children's Health CARES by aligning people and resources to provide extraordinary patient and family-centered care.