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Packard Children’s Special Care Nursery at Sequoia Hospital celebrates 10 years

-- Sequoia Hospital recently celebrated 10 years of an important and life-saving community partnership with Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford (LPCH).
The Lucile Packard Special Care Nursery is a six-bed, level II neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) located within the Sequoia Hospital Birth Center and staffed by doctors and nurses from Packard Children’s neonatology team, which is ranked #5 in the nation by U.S. News. This level II designation means Sequoia has the expertise and equipment to care for and stabilize high-risk newborns.
“Our partnership with the Lucile Packard Special Care Nursery ensures that the highest quality care is delivered to our high-risk and premature babies,” said Jennifer Doran, manager of perinatal services.
“Sequoia is proud to work with doctors and moms who value the highest quality care in a technically advanced hospital, with personal service, private rooms, and the excellent care that every family deserves,” said Linda Kresge, RN, Chief Nursing Officer at Sequoia Hospital.
“Our care team has been really pleased to be a part of the perinatal program at Sequoia Hospital over the last ten years,” said  William Benitz, MD, division chief of neonatology at Packard Children’s. “Extending the scope of our NICU services to the Sequoia community has been life-saving for many newborns, and we look forward to continuing this important relationship.”


About Stanford Children’s Health

Stanford Children’s Health, with Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford at its center, is the Bay Area’s largest health care system exclusively dedicated to children and expectant mothers. Our network of care includes more than 65 locations across Northern California and more than 85 locations in the U.S. Western region. As part of Stanford Medicine, a leading academic health system that also includes Stanford Health Care and Stanford University School of Medicine, we are cultivating the next generation of medical professionals and are at the forefront of scientific research to improve children’s health outcomes around the world. We are a nonprofit organization committed to supporting the community through meaningful outreach programs and services and providing necessary medical care to families, regardless of their ability to pay. Discover more at


About Sequoia Hospital
Sequoia Hospital is an accredited, not-for-profit community hospital providing innovative and exceptional healthcare to Bay Area residents. With a nationwide reputation for pioneering advanced cardiac care, Sequoia is designated as a 2009 Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of California. Sequoia also excels in the areas of stroke care, emergency services, and birth center services. Voted “A Family Favorite 2009 Best Hospital” by readers of Bay Area Parent magazine, Sequoia ranks in the top percentile of U.S. hospitals for patient satisfaction and is a leader in quality and safety initiatives. To learn more, please visit: