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...
Ruth SchechterTuesday, May 1, 2012

In Good Hands: Packard Develops Outreach Network of Pediatric Surgical Care

When it comes to pediatric surgical care, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital has turned the traditional model on its head. Through a network of outreach clinics spanning the western United States,...
Jennifer YuanTuesday, November 1, 2011

Special Delivery: A Focus on Obstetrics

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital recognizes that a healthy start for children begins with outstanding care for expectant mothers. The following stories of four local women, each of whom passed...
Ruth SchechterTuesday, November 1, 2011

Together as One: Packard Integrates Care for Mother and Newborn

When it comes to giving birth, where does the health of the expectant mother end and the care of the baby begin? At most hospitals, there is a distinct line between obstetrics—the surgical specialty...
By Ruth SchechterTuesday, November 1, 2011

Obstetrics: High Risk High Reward

When Tara Rojas of Newark decided it was time to start a family, she had a lot going against her. Type 1 diabetes had ravaged her organs, and in 2001 she had a kidney and pancreas transplant, which...
Mark ShwartzTuesday, November 1, 2011

Obstetrics: Raising the Bar

A century ago, childbirth in the United States was anything but routine. On average, complications of pregnancy took the lives of 8 women for every 1,000 births. Today in the U.S., fewer than 20...
Theresa JohnstonWednesday, May 11, 2011

Major League Effort: Cole, Lafayette

On a warm summer evening last year, 12-year-old Cole Combi of Lafayette took the mound at the Oakland Coliseum. The occasion was Donate Life Night with the A’s, and Cole—a two-time kidney transplant...
Mark ShwartzSunday, May 1, 2011

Care for All: Brandon, Morgan Hill

At age 10, Brandon Pride of Morgan Hill has been elected school president, competed in the Junior Olympics, and earned a brown belt in Taekwondo. Brandon’s achievements are extraordinary considering...