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If you are a Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) family that’s been referred to Road to Home – congratulations! Your baby is getting better and stronger and will soon be able to move out of the NICU in Palo Alto. Your baby’s health care team will begin to work with you to transfer your baby to a new nursery. This move is the beginning of the next stage of your baby’s care and the road to home!
Your baby's new nursery will focus on your newborn's nutrition, growth and development. It will also focus on helping you form a strong bond with your baby.
Stanford Medicine Children's Health has a network of nurseries located throughout the greater Bay Area. These locations may allow you to stay closer to home while we provide you with the same high quality of care you have received at our main hospital in Palo Alto.
This nursery is staffed by Stanford Medicine Children's Health physicians, nurses and support staff:
These nurseries are operated by outstanding hospitals in the local community. They are staffed by Stanford Medicine Children's Health physicians and are affiliated with our hospital:
When our NICU staff works with you to determine the best nursery for your baby, they will discuss:
We realize a change in location will be an adjustment for you and your family. Our team is here to help you transition as smoothly as possible to the new nursery, and then to go home.
A team specially trained to transport newborns between hospitals will move your baby to the new nursery.
Your baby's new nursery will focus on your baby’s nutrition, growth and development. Every day, our staff will:
We can also provide you with resources and support you as you start your journey through parenthood.
Our nurseries in Palo Alto, Redwood City and Fremont are staffed by Stanford Medicine Children's Health:
Our nurseries in Santa Cruz, Watsonville and Salinas are staff by Stanford Medicine Children's Health neonatologists.
All of our team members follow the same policies and standards of patient care, regardless of the nursery’s location.
We encourage parents and immediate family members to spend as much time as they wish with our patients. Learn more about visiting your baby’s nursery.