Lucile Packard launches rebranded care network

Children's hospital now part of ovearching Stanford Children's Health brand

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford is re-branding itself as part of Stanford Children's Health, a network dedicated to the care of children and expectant mothers, the hospital announced Monday. The move is intended to help contribute to and continue to build the breadth of Northern California's largest children and women's health network, according to a press release.

Stanford Children's Health currently has access points and partners at 64 locations in Northern California,. The reach of its services extends to more than 100 locations in eight states, according to the release.

"Our network of care, now called Stanford Children's Health, represents how we are responding to the changing healthcare environment and an increased consumer demand for high-quality services to be available in outpatient settings closer to home," Christopher G. Dawes, president and CEO of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and Stanford Children's Health, stated in the release. "Access to this type of integrated care network improves the patient experience, increases convenience and reduces overall costs."

In addition to the rebranding, Stanford Children's Health is expanding its facilities with a new specialty service center in Sunnyvale slated to open in 2016. The Lucile Packard Children's Hospital is also in the midst of expansion, with a new 520,000-square-foot addition that features more family-friendly technology and greater patient capacity on its way in 2017.

— Palo Alto Weekly staff

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Posted by Been there
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on May 20, 2014 at 4:42 pm

Mrs. Packard was such a lovely woman and gave so much - it is too bad she no longer carries the brand they need/want.

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Posted by Crescent Park Dad
a resident of Crescent Park
on May 20, 2014 at 6:22 pm

It appears that the children's hospital at Stanford will still called, "Lucile Packard Children's Hospital". Which is how it all began. I'm OK with that.

You have to acknowledge that outside of our local area and/or long-time tech folks, Lucile Packard's name/reputation doesn't have much or any recognition. However, Stanford University is very well-known domestically and internationally.

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Posted by neighbor
a resident of another community
on May 20, 2014 at 7:18 pm

I'm sure that Lucille Packard, being the gracious and generous person she was, would not have minded the name change because it broadens the service considerably.

I'm also sure that the Packard family was included in the name-change process.

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Posted by Game Changer
a resident of Atherton
on May 21, 2014 at 10:07 am

Perhaps the name change is for the purpose of covering up a real or perceived bad reputation? As when Nations Bank bought B of A, but took the B of A name because Nation Bank's reputation was in the toilet?

I, for one, was very disappointed with Packard's care of my daughter. They allowed, without my knowledge or permission, a medical student to perform, unsupervised, a bone marrow biopsy. Result: the student broke the needle in my daughter's hip, the procedure had to be repeated, and we were billed twice for this abomination.

Then, when a tumor was removed from her upper back, another med student was allowed to suture, again unsupervised, without my knowledge or permission, the incision. Result: a lumpy, bumpy, uneven scar that required two,plastic surgeries, because the student had never closed a surgical wound before!

We sued, we won, and we took our daughter elsewhere!

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Posted by Frederick Terman
a resident of another community
on May 21, 2014 at 3:37 pm

First the Palo Alto City Council refuses to name the Main Library for David Packard, and now Stanford removes Lucille Packard's name from the Children's Hospital. They are destroying the community I created.

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Posted by Crescent Park Dad
a resident of Crescent Park
on May 21, 2014 at 4:17 pm

You're not reading the article correctly. They dropping LP from the network name. LP is still the "name" on the children's hospital at Stanford.

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