Top-ranked programs, including physical and biological sciences

About Stanford Medicine Children’s Health

One mom’s vision to a network of care

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford was the vision of Lucile Salter Packard, our generous founding donor and visionary for children’s health. Read our Vision, Mission and Values.

Stanford Affiliation

Established in 1885, Stanford University is one of the world's leading research universities and premier academic brands., particularly noted for top-ranked programs that include physical and biological sciences. Patients of all ages who receive care from our hospitals, Stanford Health Care and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and community practices benefit greatly from the close proximity to the university which fosters multidisciplinary research, family-centered care and groundbreaking innovation.

Throughout history, Stanford Medicine has been home to cutting-edge medical advances, including the first successful adult human heart transplant in the country and the first combined heart-lung transplant in the world.

Governance Structure

Stanford Medicine is led by a partnership among the dean and the two hospital CEOs. The CEOs of the hospitals have primary responsibilities for the operations of the hospitals and clinics, and the dean has primary responsibility for the faculty and physicians (including their selection and compensation) as well as the research and teaching that the faculty members undertake (including the training of residents and clinical fellows).


Vision 2025

Vision 2025, our 10-year strategic plan, is the roadmap that aligns Stanford Medicine, Stanford Health Care and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. Our Vision 2025 Goal is to be the preeminent pediatric and obstetric health system. You and your team are key in these efforts.

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Market Strategy

Our market strategy is to be the pediatric specialty and subspecialty care provider of choice for Northern California. To achieve this goal, we have focused on establishing pediatric specialty centers throughout the region, along with building and cultivating joint venture partnerships and collaborating with the highest-quality providers. In addition, we have expanded this access beyond specialty services to include primary care and outreach programs throughout the Bay Area.

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Nationally ranked in 10 pediatric specialties

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Cardiology & Heart Surgery
Diabetes & Endocrinology
Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
Neurology & Neurosurgery

Highlights of our innovation

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