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Awards

Stanford Children’s Health and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford are dedicated to improving pediatric and obstetric health around the corner and around the world. The following sample of recent awards represents the depth and breadth of this commitment, from hospital quality to patient safety to environmental impact.

2018

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital named an IDSA Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence (August 2018)
The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has named Packard Children’s Hospital one of the recipients of its Antimicrobial Stewardship Centers of Excellence (CoE) designation. The IDSA CoE program recognizes institutions that have created stewardship programs led by infectious diseases physicians and ID-trained pharmacists that are of the highest quality and have achieved standards established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It places emphasis on an institution’s ability to implement stewardship protocols using its electronic health record system and providing ongoing education to its medical staff. Congratulations to Hayden Schwenk, MD, MPH, and team for their efforts to combat antimicrobial resistant infections and protect the safety of patients.

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford earns two awards for health care design and construction (July 2018)
The newly opened Packard Children’s has been recognized in July with two prestigious awards for design and construction. The American Institute of Architects selected Packard Children’s for their 2018 National Healthcare Design Award, which showcases the best of health care building design, health care planning and health care design-oriented research. The hospital was also honored with a 2018 Silicon Valley Business Journal Structures award for Healthcare Project of the year, which recognizes excellence in Bay Area-based health care construction projects.

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford ranks among the nation’s best in pediatric specialty care — U.S. News & World Report’s 2017–2018 Best Children’s Hospitals (June 26, 2018)
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford once again achieved rankings in all ten pediatric specialties in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2018-19 Best Children’s Hospitals, the 14th consecutive year the hospital has been recognized. Most notably, Packard Children’s is ranked in the top 10 in the nation for Nephrology, is top-ranked on the West Coast in Pulmonology, and once again has the top-ranked Heart Center in Northern California.

Packard Children’s wins Precision Engagement Award in Innovation (April 2018)
GetWellNetwork has recognized Packard Children’s with a Precision Engagement Award in Innovation for its lasting commitment to delivering a collaborative and participatory patient and family experience. The hospital was selected from more than 120 entries for its work to inspire and engage patients and families. The award was presented during GetWellNetwork’s GetConnected 2018 conference, April 30, in National Harbor, Md.

SPS network, which includes Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, earns John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award (March 2018)
The Children’s Hospitals’ Solutions for Patient Safety has been honored with a prestigious “Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality at the National Level” award for its focus on advancing the culture of safety across a network of more than 130 children’s hospitals. SPS network members share data about types of patient harm and spare an estimated 10,000 children from harm while hospitalized. Packard Children’s was one of the network’s founding 33 children’s hospitals in 2012. The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum (NQF) presented the awards during NQF’s Annual Conference, March 12, 2018, Washington, D.C. Each award recipient’s achievements will be featured in the July 2018 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.

New Main building at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford awarded San Francisco Business Times 2017 Real Estate Deal of the Year award (March 2018)
The new Main building at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford has been selected to receive a 2017 San Francisco Business Times Bay Area Real Estate Deal of the Year award. The award honors the boldest and most creative real estate deals in the Bay Area in 2017, including new buildings, renovations and projects with the greatest community impact. Winners will be recognized at a gala on March 22, 2018.

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford named to California’s C-section Honor Roll (January 2018)
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital has been named by the California Health and Human Services Agency to the state’s C-section Honor Roll. The Honor Roll annually recognizes California hospitals, their clinicians and care teams who are leading the way toward safer births, and healthier babies and mothers. It also raises awareness to encourage more hospitals and clinicians to provide only medically necessary low-risk, first-birth C-sections.

2017

Aetna Institute of Excellence in Congenital Heart Surgery (December 2017)
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford has been recognized as an Aetna Institute of Excellence in Congenital Heart Surgery.

Christopher G. Dawes, President and CEO, receives Lifetime Achievement Award (November 2017)
Christopher Dawes, President and CEO of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and Stanford Children’s Health was awarded the Silicon Valley Business Journal 2017 C-Suite Lifetime Achievement Award. He was recognized at a ceremony on November 30, 2017, and in a feature article published by the outlet.

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and Stanford Children’s Health receive HIMSS 2017 Enterprise Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence (September 2017)
Stanford Children’s Health and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford have been awarded the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2017 Enterprise Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence for outstanding achievement in utilizing health information technology to improve patient outcomes. Since 1994, this award has represented HIMSS’ highest global recognition of health care organizations’ use of information technology to achieve better clinical and financial outcomes.

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford ranks among the nation’s best in pediatric specialty care — U.S. News & World Report’s 2017–2018 Best Children’s Hospitals (June 27, 2017)
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford once again achieved rankings in all ten pediatric specialties in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-18 Best Children’s Hospitals. The hospital is the only children’s hospital in Northern California to be ranked in all 10 specialties in this year’s survey. Most notably, Packard Children’s nephrology program received the top ranking in the state and placed #8 in the entire nation. The pulmonology program ranked best on the West Coast and #11 in the nation. And the cardiology and heart surgery program is once again the top ranked in Northern California.

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and Stanford Children’s Health named one of 2017’s Most Wired (July 13, 2017)
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and Stanford Children’s Health have been honored as one of Health Care’s Most Wired® for 2017.  The awards were part of results from the 19th annual Health Care’s Most Wired survey released by the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum.

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford awarded the Eisenberg Award as part of the I-PASS Study Group (April 2017)
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford was awarded the prestigious Eisenberg Award for National Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality, the highest patient safety and quality award in the country. As part of a collaborative of researchers, hospitalists and medical education specialists, called the I-PASS Study Group, Packard Children’s helped develop a package of interventions used by more than 50 leading hospitals in the U.S. to help improve patient safety by standardizing provider communications to reduce errors during patient handoffs.

Becker's Hospital Review 100 Great Hospitals in America 2017 (April 3, 2017)
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford has been recognized as one of 100 great hospitals in the nation by Becker's Hospital Review. Selected hospitals are renowned for excellence and are industry leaders in innovation, quality patient care and clinical research.

2016

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford’s Information Services’ IT team earns Healthcare IT News' Best Hospital IT Departments 2016
Healthcare IT News, announced Packard Children’s IT department as one of 20 winners of their Best Hospital IT Department Survey.  To qualify at least 50 percent of an IT team's staffers had to participate in the survey. Overall, more than 4,300 hospital IT employees completed the poll. Of these finalists, 10, including Packard Children’s qualified for the "Super" category (200-plus IT employees). In an interview with the publication, Packard Children’s chief information officer, Ed Kopetsky said that virtual care and analytics initiatives being launched across the organization "point us to the future – that's the next wave,” he said. “It's just great what we're doing with IT, and you can never do this without the greatest people."

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Adolescent Health, Think, Act, Grow® (TAG) Honors Mobile Teen Van (November 1, 2016)
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Adolescent Health's national call to action Think, Act, Grow® (TAG) has recognized the Mobile Adolescent Health Services program (aka Teen Health Van), one of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford’s Community Partnership programs, as a successful strategy for improving adolescent health. Dr. Seth Ammerman, medical director of the Teen Health Van and a clinical professor in the Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, was recognized on October 31, 2016 at the American Public Health Association annual meeting.

National Center for Healthcare Leadership’s Best Organizations for Leadership Development (October 24, 2016)
Stanford Children’s Health/Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford has been named by the National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL) as one of the ten highest ranking “BOLD” healthcare organizations – Best Organizations for Leadership Development. Organizations named to the top ten were selected by the NCHL’s 2016 National Health Leadership Survey as front-runners in using evidence-based leadership development practices to improve health and healthcare in their communities.

Women’s Choice Award 2017 Best Children’s Hospitals (October 2016)
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford has been named to the Women’s Choice Awards 2017 Best Children’s Hospitals. The award is given to institutions that demonstrate exceptional service in the areas of family centered care, pediatric and neonatal ICU, Child Life specialists, use of telehealth technologies, participation in pediatric health research, pediatric trauma center accreditation and more. Packard Children’s is one of five children’s hospitals in California to receive the award.

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford is named one of the Bay Area’s 2016 Healthiest Employers (July 2016)
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital ranked #2 healthiest employer in the large category, with 2,000 or more workers, according to the list released on September 9, 2016. The San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s annual list of healthiest employers, produced in conjunction with their research partner, Healthiest Employer LLC, honors organizations that are committed to making the wellbeing of their employees a significant priority and proactively improve the health of their population.

Bay Area Parent Reader's Choice for Best Children's Hospital on the Peninsula (July 2016)
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford has won the Silver Medal award for Reader's Choice for Best Children's Hospital on the Peninsula, as well as Best Birthing Center on the Peninsula. In addition, Stanford Children’s Health, Peninsula Pediatric Medical Group was awarded the Bronze Medal for Best Pediatrician on the Peninsula.

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford achieves U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospital Honor Roll (June 21, 2016)
Packard is named to U.S. News & World Report’s 2016-17 Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll. We are the only children’s hospital in Northern California and one of just three on the west coast to achieve this status, with rankings in all ten pediatric specialties, three of which are ranked in the top 10: Cardiology & Heart Surgery (#5), Nephrology (#5) and Pulmonology (#7).

Anne McCune, chief operating officer for Stanford Children’s Health, selected as one of the 2016 Silicon Valley Business Journal’s Women of Influence (April 2016)
The list recognizes Silicon Valley’s 100 most influential women, which includes past winners Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook; and Congresswoman Anna Eshoo. McCune was selected for her exceptional leadership of operations, planning, business development and more at Packard Children’s, as well as her role in the hospital expansion.

Kim Roberts, chief strategy officer for Stanford Children’s Health and CEO of Packard Children’s Health Alliance, named one of the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s Power Executives for 2016 (March 2016)
The list, determined by a combination of reader submissions and the Journal’s editorial staff, includes some of the world’s most recognizable names -- Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg and Tim Cook. Roberts' influence on healthcare in the region is highlighted by her role in building the Stanford Children’s Health network presence from the ground up, thus expanding access to well and specialty care at more than 65 locations across the region, over the past five years.

2015

HIMSS Stage 7 Awards honor our facilities for operating in a paperless environment and representing best practices in implementing Electronic Health Records (November 4, 2015)
HIMSS Analytics has awarded Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and Stanford Children’s Health in Palo Alto, Calif., with a Stage 7 Acute Care Award, and all 167 of their network practices with Stage 7 Ambulatory Awards. This is the only children’s hospital enterprise in Northern California to receive these prestigious awards.

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is named one of the Bay Area’s Healthiest Employers in 2015 (September 8, 2015)
The San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal partnered with Healthiest Employers LLC, to determine the Bay Area’s healthiest employers. Honored were top institutions committed to making the workplace and wellbeing of their employees a significant priority. Packard Children’s ranked 5th among companies with 2,000+ employees working in the Greater Bay Area counties. The survey queried each participating company about its wellness programs: its culture and leadership, strategic planning, communication and marketing, foundational components, programming and interventions.

Transplant Programs Receive Gold Level Recognition for Organ Donation Outreach (August 11, 2015)
Our Transplant Center was recently awarded with gold level recognition from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration for our organ, eye, and tissue donation outreach efforts in 2014-15. During this period, we worked closely with Donor Network West, our local organ procurement organization, and Donate Life California as part of our strong push to educate and register organ donors within the local community. As the national leader in pediatric organ transplantation, this award reaffirms the positive impact that our transplant center has on not only our patients but also the larger community as well.

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford Children’s Health Named One of 2015’s Most Wired  (July 9, 2015)
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and Stanford Children’s Health have been honored as one of HealthCare’s Most Wired™ for 2015.  The awards were part of results from the 17th annual HealthCare’s Most Wired™ survey released by the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives. 

CIO Ed Kopetsky honored with Lifetime Achievement Award  (June 18, 2015)
Chief Information Officer Ed Kopetsky was recently presented with the 2015 Silicon Valley Business Journal, San Francisco Business Times and PwC CIO of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award. The award recognized his significant contributions to the field of information technology and for his use of IT to advance health care.

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford is Honored in Just-released National Survey of Best Children’s Hospitals (June 9, 2015)
In the U.S. News & World Report 2015-16 Best Children’s Hospitals survey, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford has again received top honors.

Government Relations chief honored with Women of Influence award   (April 3, 2015)
Sherri Sager, chief government & community relations officer, has been named by the Silicon Valley Business Journal as a 2015 Woman of Influence.

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford No. 1 in transplantation (March 26, 2015)
In newly released 2015 data from the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network, the transplant center at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and Stanford Children’s Health is once again confirmed as the national leader in pediatric organ transplantation.

Chief Strategy Officer, Kim Roberts honored with 2015 Tribute to Women Award  (February 12, 2015)
Kim Roberts
is one of thirty-six women selected to receive a YWCA 2015 Tribute to Women Award, an honor focused on valuing executive women and the unique perspective they bring to their company. Roberts, who also serves as Chief Administrative Officer for Physician Practices, Stanford Children’s Health, and Chief Executive Officer Packard Children’s Health Alliance (PCHA), was nominated for the award by Christopher G. Dawes, president and CEO of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and Stanford Children’s Health.

Seth Ammerman, MD, honored with Jefferson Award for Public Service Silver Medal  (January 15, 2015)
Seth Ammerman, MD
was one of five out of fifty-five 2014 local Jefferson Awards recipients, who were honored on January 15 in San Francisco, with a Jefferson Award for Public Service Silver Medal. Dr. Ammerman, Medical Director of Mobile Adolescent Health Services, founded the Teen Van program in 1996; the roving program provides free healthcare to underserved youth from San Francisco to San Jose. The annual Jefferson Awards silver medal ceremony honors five standouts in local community service who will go on to be considered among other regional silver medal recipients nationwide for a national Jefferson award.

2014

Nurse receives national award from leading publication  (September 24, 2014)
Linda Ritter, RN, a longtime nurse in our Bass Childhood Cancer Center, has been honored by Nurse.com as a national winner of the 2014 Giving Excellence Meaning (GEM) Award.

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford is tops in Northern California  (June 10, 2014)
The 2014-15 U.S. News & World Report survey of the Best Children’s Hospitals in America has awarded Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford with the highest specialty rankings of any children's hospital in Northern California. This is an honor the hospital has held for the last decade.

Community health leader receives prestigious award for public service  (May 12, 2014)
Seth Ammerman, MD, medical director of Mobile Adolescent Health Services, has received a Bay Area Jefferson Award, which honors public service achievements in local communities.

2013

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford awarded coveted 2013 Leapfrog Top Children’s Hospital Distinction (December 3, 2013)
The Leapfrog Group has named Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford to its annual list of Top Hospitals. Packard Children’s Hospital was selected as a Top Children’s Hospital out of a record number of 1,324 hospitals participating in The Leapfrog Group’s annual survey. The selection is based on measurements of a hospital’s performance on patient safety and quality.

Pediatric Rheumatology Leader from Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Receives National Award of Distinction (November 26, 2013)
The American College of Rheumatology has honored Christy Sandborg, MD, pediatric rheumatologist at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, with a Distinguished Service Award, one of the College’s Awards of Distinction.

Professor who links nutrition to birth defects honored by the March of Dimes (November 4, 2013)
Researcher Gary M. Shaw, PhD, who showed that what a woman consumes during pregnancy may increase her baby’s risk of developing a birth defect, has received the March of Dimes Agnes Higgins Award for outstanding achievements in the field of maternal-fetal nutrition.

Hospital earns top recognition from leading accreditor of Health Care Organizations (October 30, 2013)
The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America, has recognized Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions. The hospital earned the distinction of Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance.

Quality-improvement expert named first-ever recipient of new national award (June 24, 2013)
Pediatrician Paul Sharek, MD, MPH, whose research focuses on improving the quality of care delivered in children’s hospitals, has been named the inaugural Paul V. Miles Fellow in Quality Improvement by the American Board of Pediatrics. This honor was bestowed upon Sharek because of his dedication to quality improvement and demonstrated accomplishments leading to better healthcare for children.

America’s Best Children’s Hospitals survey ranks Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford tops in Northern California (June 5, 2013)
In the U.S. News & World Report publication of America's Best Children’s Hospitals 2012-13, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford has received the highest rankings of any children’s hospital in Northern California.

Hospital honored with national award for connecting food, climate and health (April 24, 2013)
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford has been honored with the “Food, Climate, Health Connection Award” from the Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) Healthy Food in Health Care (HFHC) program. The award is one of four Sustainable Food Awards given in 2013 to recognize significant achievement as well as leadership in health care food service.

Chief of Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia honored with Women of Influence award   (April 5, 2013)
The Silicon Valley Business Journal has named Chandra Ramamoorthy, MD, as a 2013 Woman of Influence.

Kidney Transplant Program ranked #1 in the U.S.  (April 1, 2013)
In the most recent national report, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford successfully performed 31 kidney transplants in kids under age 18, more than any other pediatric transplant program in the nation. That’s according to newly released data from the United Network for Organ Sharing, the private, non-profit organization that manages the nation’s organ transplant system.

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