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.

Our Vision

To heal humanity through science and compassion, one child and family at a time. 

Our Mission

Extraordinary Care.
Continual Learning.
Breakthrough Discoveries. 


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