Stanford Children's Health Changes Name

The updated branding more closely aligns the Stanford Medicine Children’s Health pediatric health care enterprise within the overall Stanford Medicine brand

For release: July 26, 2022

Beginning today, Stanford Children’s Health is changing our name to Stanford Medicine Children’s Health to better align within Stanford Medicine and create a stronger, more seamless brand experience for our patients and communities.

Together with the Stanford School of Medicine and the adult health care delivery system (Stanford Health Care, Stanford Health Care Tri-Valley, Stanford Medicine Partners) as part of a unified Stanford Medicine, Stanford Medicine Children’s Health will continue improving health outcomes for those we serve, both locally and globally.

The collective expertise of Stanford Medicine Children’s Health, with nationally ranked Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford at its center, and the Stanford School of Medicine, one of the top-ranked academic medical institutions in the country, creates a partnership like none other, advancing treatments to successfully care for many children with complex cases that could not be resolved elsewhere.

“Collaboration has long been a part of our DNA. Now, we’re making that statement more public,” says Paul A. King, president and CEO of Stanford Medicine Children’s Health, “as the entities under Stanford Medicine will continue to realize our collective vision of healing humanity through science and compassion, one child and family at a time.”

The critical work of expanding the reach of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford began more than a decade ago, with the launch of what is now the Bay Area’s preeminent network specifically dedicated to treating children and expectant mothers throughout the greater Bay Area. In 2012, a Palo Alto obstetrician was the founding network practice, followed by local pediatric and obstetric groups, all integrated into the Stanford Medicine system to support a continuum of care and provide patients with what they need, close to home. Now, that health care network has expanded to 200 providers within 10 miles of most Bay Area families, offering more than 600,000 visits a year.

“This is more than just a name and logo change,” says Les Lifter, senior vice president and chief marketing officer of Stanford Medicine Children’s Health. “We’re working to create a culture that more proudly aligns with the expertise and innovation associated with Stanford Medicine and better represents our shared efforts to shape the future of health care through the work we do every day.”

The rebranding will roll out gradually. Download the new Stanford Medicine Children’s Health logos from our media kit.   

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About Stanford Medicine Children's Health

Stanford Medicine 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. Along with Stanford Health Care and the Stanford School of Medicine, we are part of Stanford Medicine, an ecosystem harnessing the potential of biomedicine through collaborative research, education, and clinical care to improve 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