• 1919: The Stanford Home for Convalescent Children is founded to care for children with chronic illnesses. Lucile Salter, a Stanford student, would later volunteer there.
  • 1959: The 60-bed Children’s Hospital at Stanford opens.
  • 1986: Lucile Salter Packard and David Packard donate $40 million to build a new children’s hospital.
  • 1991: Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford officially opens its doors to the community.
  • 2001-2005: The Campaign for Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital raises $525 million for clinical care, research, and training and transforms the hospital into a national leader.
  • 2007-2013: Donors like you generously give $549 million through the Breaking New Ground campaign, including $262 million for a hospital expansion to care for more children and expectant mothers.
  • 2012: Ground is broken on the new Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.
  • 2015: In a traditional Topping Off Ceremony, the final steel beam is raised on the expansion.
  • October 2017: More than 7,500 donors, employees, and community members enjoy sneak peek tours of the new hospital.
  • November 30, 2017: Ribbon Cutting and Dedication
  • Harry and Effy (patient): “To the donors and members of the community who support this hospital, I am so thankful that you were here from the beginning, helping to create a place of healing and hope that was here for us when we needed it, and that will be here for so many families like mine in the future,” said Jennifer Watson, mom of Effy.
  • Will: In 2013, Will Bolick was a tiny preemie struggling to survive. From the hospital window, his parents watched as construction began on the “big hole in the ground” that would eventually become the new Main building. Now almost 5, Will proudly held the ribbon during the new hospital’s dedication.
  • Colton: “With four kids, my husband and I really are so grateful to have such an amazing children’s hospital nearby,” said Kim Nye, mother of two Packard Children’s patients, including 4-year-old Colton.
  • Doris and David: Doris and David Diaz, both lung transplant recipients, toured the new building with their older sister and mother. When David saw the two TVs in the new patient rooms, he said, “Now I can watch my own TV show without my mom bugging me!”
  • Erika and Eva: Formerly conjoined twins Erika and Eva Sandoval, now 3 and more active than ever, reunited with members of their care team at the Ribbon Cutting and were thrilled to explore the Dunlevie Garden.
  • December 9, 2017: The First Patients Move In! William Aquino-Portillo is the first patient to be transported and to cross the threshold of his room in the new hospital. He is accompanied by his mother, Maritza, and hospital CEO Chris Dawes.
 

 

A History of Caring

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Our roots as a community-supported hospital run deep

Our mission of delivering the very best care started nearly 100 years ago. Thanks to the loyal support of donors like you, we have provided life-saving care for generations and will continue to do so for generations to come.

Because of your support, our community is now home to the nation's most technologically advanced, family-friendly, and environmentally sustainable hospital for children and expectant mothers.

We could not have arrived at this incredible milestone without you. Here's to an even better future for children and families.

Please enjoy a photo timeline of highlights from our hospital's history and meet a few of our patients who attended our Ribbon Cutting and Dedication ceremony on November 30, 2017.

Full timeline:

1919
The Stanford Home for Convalescent Children is founded to care for children with chronic illnesses. Lucile Salter, a Stanford student, would later volunteer there.

1959
The 60-bed Children’s Hospital at Stanford opens.

1986
Lucile Salter Packard and David Packard donate $40 million to build a new children’s hospital.

1991
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford officially opens its doors to the community.

2001-2005
The Campaign for Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital raises $525 million for clinical care, research, and training and transforms the hospital into a national leader.

2005-2013
Donors like you generously give $549 million through the Breaking New Ground campaign, including $262 million for a hospital expansion to care for more children and expectant mothers.

2012
Ground is broken on the new Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.

2015
In a traditional Topping Off Ceremony, the final steel beam is raised on the expansion.

October 2017
More than 7,500 donors, employees, and community members enjoy sneak peek tours of the new hospital.

November 30, 2017
Ribbon Cutting and Dedication (Watch the video.)

December 9, 2017
The first patients move in! (Watch the video.)

 

This article originally appeared in the Winter 2017/2018 issue of Packard Children's News.

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