Robert DicksTuesday, October 14, 2014

Historic pediatric heart transplant

Wednesday, Oct. 8, represents a milestone in the history of pediatric heart transplantation. That’s because Lizzy Craze, 32, hasn’t needed replacement of the donor heart during the 30 years it’s been...
Megan AlpersMonday, September 1, 2014

Child Life Specialists Help Patients Cope and Thrive

On a recent Tuesday, 9-year-old Sarah Grace sat on a hospital bed in a bright pink Minnie Mouse gown, waiting for a CT scan. This wasn’t Sarah Grace’s first scan, but it would be her first without...
Megan AlpersWednesday, May 28, 2014

‘Heal EB’ and Eddie and Jill Vedder help fund treatments for children with life-threatening skin disorder

In another step toward the possible development of a cure for Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), a rare and life-threatening genetic skin disorder, the Southern California-based non-profit Heal EB, www...
Saturday, March 1, 2014

Toddler from Chico One of the "Biggest Saves Ever"

One year ago, Jessica and Jesse Vega watched a team from Packard Children’s work to save their son Dominic’s life in the back of an ambulance. Just days earlier, the Vega family had been at home...
Sunday, September 1, 2013

What makes Packard Children’s “the best”?

In June, U.S. News & World Report honored Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital as one of the nation’s top children’s hospitals, placing six of our specialties in the top 15, and nine additional...
Mark ShwartzSunday, September 1, 2013

Expanding the Realm of Possibility: 10 Breakthroughs in Pediatric Organ Transplantation Pioneered at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital

1. Big Org ans for Little Kids “Because of the chronic shortage of organs for children, we’ve had to get creative,” says Carlos Esquivel, MD, PhD. He was one of the first surgeons to tailor a liver...
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Special Delivery

Meet Elena Though many pregnant women rush to the hospital during labor, few arrive as Tara Sharp did, flying 90 miles by emergency helicopter from Sebastopol to Palo Alto. Her doctors at Lucile...
Ruth SchechterTuesday, May 1, 2012

Safe and Sound: Making Pediatric Surgery Safer, Seamless, and More Precise

You may not hear the ocean’s roar when you walk into an operating room at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, but there is a sea change in surgery under way nonetheless. Day and night, weekdays and...
Mark ShwartzTuesday, May 1, 2012

Switch: Packard’s Pediatric Transplant Program Takes a Team Approach to Saving Lives

Jeremiah Kwakye of San Jose was just 15 months old when his parents brought him to Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital for a life-saving liver transplant. “I handed my son to the surgical team and...
By Theresa JohnstonTuesday, May 1, 2012

Comfort Always: Helping Young Patients Manage Pain

When 2-year-old Lexsea Morgan of Ben Lomond was scheduled for surgery at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital last February to fix a congenital kidney problem, her mother had an unusual request: Would...