We are building what will be the country’s most technologically advanced, family-friendly and environmentally sustainable hospital for children and pregnant women.

Breaking New Ground

Building the Hospital of the Future

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford started with the vision of one mom – Lucile Salter Packard – and continues to guide us today, as we build a state-of-the-art facility for specialized pediatric and obstetric medicine.

Our $1 billion expansion adds 521,000 square feet to the existing hospital facility and will include advanced technologies, more private patient hospital rooms, an environmentally sensitive design and expanded clinics. Throughout the expansion until the 2017 debut, our hospital facility remains open and operating.

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Our Future Hospital At-a-Glance

World Class Facilities - Stanford Children's HealthThe award-winning firm, Perkins+Will, in association with Hammel, Green and Abrahamson Architects, leads the design and architecture of the hospital expansion. More than 800 physicians, surgeons, radiologists, nurses and parents supported the design process.

The New Space Adds:

  • 521,000 square feet of building space
  • 3.5 acres of healing gardens and green space
  • Over 145 patient rooms
  • Six new surgical suites
  • Three imaging units and four diagnostics units


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Innovative Design

Keeping pace with the changing needs of our patients requires forward thinking transformation. The new hospital design will provide a more efficient and effective work environment, so that our doctors, nurses and staff can focus on providing the best care for our patients. This includes an adaptable design that will accommodate cutting-edge protocols and equipment as they develop.

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Designed with the Whole Family in Mind

Hospital stays can be stressful. We've designed space and programs that embrace families in a comforting environment from the moment they enter our building.

Our commitment to providing family-centered care is reflected in everything we do, including private rooms with sleeping space for two parents, quiet waiting areas, engaging playrooms and healing gardens.

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The Best Tech for the Best of Care

The new hospital will feature state-of-the-art diagnostic and imaging equipment fully integrated in two of our six new surgical suites. This allows surgeons to view images during delicate surgeries and immediately after a procedure to ensure a successful operation, which shortens time in the operating room and in recovery.


Healing with Nature

Through the vision of Lucile Packard, we believe that nature plays an important role in the healing process. Studies show that a connection to the outdoors makes people healthier, happier and more productive. Our expansion adds more than 3.5 acres of healing gardens and green space. Patient rooms have windows overlooking our gardens and public spaces feature large windows and access to our decks and patios.

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Setting the Standard for Sustainability Design

We are setting the standard for sustainability in hospital design.

Inside the expanded hospital, water-efficient bathroom fixtures and fittings will reduce potable water usage by 30 percent compared to other hospitals of similar size. Outside, we’ll harvest rainwater, wastewater and dehumidifying indoor air to meet 100 percent of the irrigation needs for all of our new landscaping, helping to save more than 684,000 gallons of water per year.

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In addition to water conservation, our other sustainability efforts include:

  • Renewable energy systems, including a wind turbine
  • Native and adaptive vegetation throughout our healing gardens and green space
  • Green housekeeping and comprehensive recycling programs
  • Electric vehicle charging stations and encouraging mass transportation to limit traffic
  • Healthy local and organic food

Model for the Healthiest Environment

As a leader in pediatric and obstetric care, we model the healthiest environment possible for children, expecting moms, their families and the community. Our focus on healthy foods is part of a wide-scale initiative to assure we are one of the healthiest children’s hospitals in the country.

This year, we were honored with the “Food, Climate, Health Connection Award” from the Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) Healthy Food in Health Care (HFHC) program.

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