HP pledges $25 million to Children's Hospital

Funding will support hospital expansion, quality of care

HP will give $25 million to Lucile Packard Children's Hospital over the next decade, as well as develop a research initiative to improve patient safety and care, the Palo Alto tech company announced Monday (May 2) in a press release.

"HP's generous commitment will bring tremendous resources to bear on the future of children's healthcare," Christopher Dawes, president and chief executive officer of Packard Children's Hospital, stated in the release.

The majority of the funding will support the planned $1 billion expansion of the hospital, which will add 100 beds and increase access to state-of-the art treatments.

HP researchers are also working in collaboration with the hospital to investigate patient safety and quality of care, and use data-driven analysis and bioinformatics tools from HP Labs to improve patient experience, according to the release. Previous collaborations have resulted in advances in genome sequencing, personalized cancer treatment and the development of a computerized

order-entry system.

"Our partnership with HP has already succeeded in translating research discoveries into more effective clinical care, and we are thrilled to have their investment as we build new facilities to provide for future generations of children and expectant mothers," Dawes said.

Karla Kane

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Posted by Help-Reduce-Traffic-Impacrs
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on May 2, 2011 at 12:15 pm

Wonder if HP would ever see any sense in donating $25M to Palo Alto to help reduce traffic. This $25M will disappear, with little to show for its being gifted to the Hospital, over time. If HP were to donate $25M for a grade separation here in Palo Alto, the structure would be here, and in use, a hundred years from now.

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Posted by JT
a resident of Crescent Park
on May 2, 2011 at 3:55 pm

I'm happy HP is doing this, but I first read about this a couple of months ago. How come this news is being recycled?

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Posted by Hulkamania
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on May 2, 2011 at 5:52 pm

Help-Reduce-Traffic-Impacrs either must be kidding or hate children. Go take a tour of Packard and see what the first $35 mil did.

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Posted by Timothy Gray
a resident of Charleston Meadows
on May 3, 2011 at 11:04 am

The Lucile Packard Children's Hospital continues to provide access for families of all economic abilities. Not only does HP's gift provides for efforts to advance medicine, it provides a model of balance and charity that is a shining light. While much of medicine is going the duel routes of "have" and "have not", this great institution integrates the needs all without regard to economic ability. The gifts from HP and many individual donors preserve this outstanding tradition of generosity.

Many other communities actually pay a Hospital District tax to have just basic hospital services. This point can get lost until your child, grandchild, niece or nephew needs the life-giving services.

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Posted by PA resident
a resident of Fairmeadow
on May 3, 2011 at 11:26 am

Yeah, this is great news for the children!!!

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