On September 6, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Breaks Ground on 521,000 Square Foot Hospital Expansion in Palo Alto

On September 6, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Breaks Ground on 521,000 Square Foot Hospital Expansion in Palo Alto

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Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital:

* Expansion features 150 new patient beds, more healing spaces, latest medical technology and sustainable design practices

* Design renderings available to media at event, or download along with fly-through animation

* HP’s Meg Whitman, Apple’s Joel Podolny provide remarks on Silicon Valley innovation and support for child health

* Media lunch/tour of hospital mockups with designers, architects and medical staff available offsite after event

Packard Children’s CEO and President, Christopher G. Dawes, will celebrate groundbreaking and with families, donors and community leaders.

Speaker remarks, interview availabilities, ceremonial groundbreaking with:

* Yiaway Yeh, Mayor of Palo Alto

* Sam Feldman and Miranda Ashland, grateful patients

* John A. Sobrato, Founder and Chairman, The Sobrato Organization

* HP: Meg Whitman, President and CEO

* Apple: Joel Podolny, VP of Human Resources and Dean of Apple University

* Herb Schultz, Regional Director, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

* Additional interview opportunities include design teams, architects, sustainability experts, hospital leadership and medical staff

September 6, 2012

10:00 am - reception

10:30 am - speaker remarks

11:00 am - ceremonial groundbreaking, speaker interviews

12:00 pm - offsite lunch tour of mockups

Quarry Road and Welch Road, Palo Alto, CA

(Packard Children’s Hospital Expansion “Make-Ready” Site)

* For the event, please park at 730 Welch clinics or in the hospital parking lot at 725 Welch, and then walk to site. (map attached)

Directions to offsite “media lunch tour” of full-scale hospital room mockups at 1135 Hamilton Court in Menlo Park .

To increase its capacity for care and respond to community need, the Packard Children’s Hospital Expansion is doubling the existing hospital’s size and also adding 150 patient rooms, space for advanced diagnostic and treatment therapies, new patient care units and expanded support services. The growth allows Packard Children’s to continue to offer the most advanced cures, treatments and technologies available, performed by the best teams in pediatric and obstetric medicine within a state-of-the-art facility designed to meet the unique needs of children and families. The expansion incorporates sustainable design practices including on-site water collection, native vegetation, wind turbines, EV charging stations, and comprehensive recycling programs. Learn more by visiting .

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford is an internationally recognized 311-bed hospital, research center and leading regional medical network providing a full complement of services for the health of children and expectant mothers. In partnership with the Stanford University School of Medicine, our world-class doctors and nurses deliver innovative, family-centered care in every pediatric and obstetric specialty, tailored to every patient. Packard Children’s is annually ranked as one of the nation’s best pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report and is the only Northern California children’s hospital with specialty programs ranked in the U.S. News Top 10. Learn more about us at and our continuing growth at . Friend us on , watch us on and follow us on .

The Stanford University Medical Center Renewal Project is rebuilding and modernizing facilities that are the foundation of our community’s healthcare services. This includes rebuilding Stanford Hospital & Clinics and the Emergency Department; expanding Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital; replacing Stanford School of Medicine laboratories; and renovating Hoover Pavilion, the original Palo Alto Hospital. To find out more, visit .

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