Our Transplant Center offers families many resources to help them as their child goes through the transplant care process, including:
Parents and families have long recognized and valued the expertise of the health care providers who give them care. Our transplant teams also recognized that parents and families have their own expertise, and they know their children and family best. The Family-Centered Care Program believes that families and professionals can have a true partnership, where the expertise and opinions of each are valued when making decisions about the health care of children.
Every summer, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford hosts a weeklong camp for transplant recipients ages 8 to 18 at Camp Meeker on California’s beautiful Russian River. The camp has become a treasured tradition for kids who look forward to this event as a rare opportunity to bond with others with whom they can easily identify. Long-term friendships are forged among the children, and often, at pick-up and drop-off, among parents as well.
Ronald McDonald House
When patients and their families are comfortably and securely accommodated, they are better able to focus their energy on recovery. The Ronald McDonald House at Stanford is a half-mile walk or short shuttle ride from the hospital. Bright, airy and comfortable rooms provide ample amenities, while a variety of living rooms, entertainment areas and outdoor spaces offer relaxing alternatives.
Hotels and Homes with a Heart
When other accommodations are full, our Hotels with a Heart program provides discounted rates at local hotels to parents whose children are undergoing life-saving treatment. In exceptional cases, an alternative program, Homes with a Heart, pairs families with local residents who generously open their homes to those in need.
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford works with doctors, hospitals, and several clinics in Hawaii, Oregon, New Mexico, and California to provide outreach services, including on-site evaluations, consultations for disease and complications, and preliminary follow-up visits for recent transplant recipients. These comprehensive visits maintain an essential relationship between Packard Children’s staff, referring physicians, the patient and their family.