Ali KagawaFriday, February 16, 2018

Today on Humans of Packard Children's: Meet Xander

“I got connected with Dr. Bernstein who, within 10 hours of him getting the email, he just picked up the phone, called me, and he told me, 'If your son does need treatment or open-heart surgery, we...
Julie GreiciusTuesday, January 30, 2018

After 525 Days: New Start in a New Hospital

For 2-year-old Cameron Harris, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is the only home he’s ever known. He has moved rooms a few times and been on different units, but on December 9, 2017—the...
Thursday, January 28, 2016

Meet Kate

Karen Vargas’ only plan was to find help for her 3-year-old daughter, Kate Zuno. At age 1, Kate’s health wasn’t right. She suffered from constipation and flu-like symptoms, including trouble...
Ali KoideFriday, January 15, 2016

This Sunday: Watch Dateline NBC featuring Heart Center family

Hearing the news that your normally healthy child has a life-threatening heart disease and may need a heart transplant would be devastating for any parent. The Bingham family of Haines, Oregon, has...
Thursday, December 3, 2015

Supporting the whole child in the Children’s Heart Center

The Cardiac Psychology Program ensures that caring for mental health is an integral part of the healing process. Four-year-old Reina’s heart stopped beating one day while she was in her Petaluma home...
Stacy FinzTuesday, November 17, 2015

Works of Heart

Giving birth to her first child was a surreal experience for Tawny Aye—and not the way it is for most mothers. That evening in February 2007, there were as many as 14 doctors, nurses, and other staff...
Julie GreiciusTuesday, November 17, 2015

A Lifetime of Extraordinary Care

In August, George Lui, MD, gave the Stone family of Aptos news that none of them, including Lui himself, had expected. Brooke Stone, 27, had spent the day undergoing rigorous evaluation of her heart...
Frank Hanley, MD, Executive Director, Children's Heart CenterTuesday, November 17, 2015

Bringing the Best to Every Child

A baby is born near New York City. He has a condition called pulmonary atresia with aortopulmonary collaterals, one of the most complex of all congenital heart defects. His pulmonary arteries never...
Stacy FinzTuesday, November 17, 2015

Everything Changed in a Heartbeat: Q&A with Kavin Desai, MD, and Maya Desai

What happens when a 25-year veteran pediatric cardiologist suddenly finds himself with an unexpected new patient—his own daughter? Earlier this year, 15-year-old Maya Desai, an accomplished high...
Megan AlpersTuesday, November 17, 2015

Heart and Soul

Nurses in the Heart Center deliver extraordinary care and compassion on the front lines. It’s not uncommon this time of year to see refrigerators covered with holiday cards and warm wishes from...