Packard Children's PROJECT NEWS

  • Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford plans major expansion of its world-renowned Heart Center

    September 08, 2015

    This month marks a two-year countdown to the opening of the hospital’s $1.1 billion, 521,000 square foot expansion. Almost doubling the size of the current hospital and adding 149 patient beds, the expansion and new main building will increase access to America’s most advanced and family-friendly hospital for children and expectant mothers.

  • Designing a Water Wise Hospital

    July 14, 2015

    Preserving natural resources, especially water, is a central aspect of the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford expansion and new main building.

  • Popular Mechanics: How to make a sustainable hospital

    March 03, 2015

    Hospitals are energy hogs. They don’t have to be. By Kevin Dupzyk. An earthquake can have positive side effects. Like in 1994, when, in response to an earthquake that damaged many hospitals in the San Fernando Valley, California issued seismic safety regulations specifically for patient-care facilities. But they were never instituted- until last summer. Now […]

  • Beam me up: Construction ceremony marks hospitals’ milestones

    March 03, 2015

    Physicians, staff, parents and donors mingled at the construction site of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford January 14 to celebrate its topping off — a ceremony to mark the completion of the structural phase of its new facility and to observe an important milestone in the construction of the $1.2 billion project.

  • Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford Expands

    January 27, 2015

    Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford recently held a “topping out” ceremony to celebrate the landmark of lifting the highest beam into place on its $1.1 billion expansion project.

  • Weathering heights: Crane operator makes the climb for hospital expansion

    September 22, 2014

    A.J. Barker might not have a long commute to get to work in the morning, but he  probably has one of the highest. Each workday he climbs 200 feet of steel to position himself in the cabin of one of the two enormous yellow tower cranes at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford expansion work site.

  • Intermittent Lane Closures on Welch Road Beginning December 23, 2013

    December 19, 2013

    The Packard Children’s Expansion Project has reached an exciting milestone and is moving into the structural steel phase of construction.  In order to accommodate steel deliveries onto the site, ­the right hand turn lane on eastbound Welch Road near the Packard Children’s construction site will be closed intermittently beginning Monday, December 23, 2013. During this time, […]