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Newly renovated Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford to open its doors

This is a big week for the Stanford Medicine community: The renovated Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford will officially open its doors on Saturday, Dec. 9. From a hospital release:

Designed to transform the patient and family experience, the new 521,000-square-foot building more than doubles the size of the existing pediatric and obstetric hospital campus. The new building adds 149 patient beds for a total of 361 on the Palo Alto campus, enabling the hospital to serve more patients than ever before and allowing it to deploy awaited renovation plans for the existing hospital building.

Patient move day takes place on a Saturday, when the weekly census is at its lowest. More than 100 pediatric patients will be moved from the existing hospital (now called the West building) across to the new Main building and into new acute patient care units and pediatric and cardiovascular intensive care units.

The piece notes that the new building is a decade in the making. “[Its] innovative technology, family-centered design and advanced sustainability features will further advance our academic mission and vision for precision health — enabling us to offer the highest levels of predictive, preventive and personalized care to all of our patients,” Lloyd Minor, MD, dean of Stanford’s medical school, commented earlier this year.

Previously: Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford celebrates new facilityDesigned to heal: A look at the new Lucile Packard Children's Hospital StanfordBringing art and nature into the expanding Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and New Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford to open in December
Photo by Steve Babuljak

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