Mission: Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford began with one mom's vision. Lucile Salter Packard, our generous founder and visionary for children's health, believed strongly in caring for both the body and soul of every child ...
Stanford Children’s Health is the only network in the area—and one of the few in the country—exclusively dedicated to pediatric and obstetric care. Our doctors and facilities bring our Stanford Children’s Health level of extraordinary care to our multiple specialty locations, pediatric practices and partner hospital locations across the entire San Francisco Bay Area. Which means that a Stanford Children’s Health physician is easy to access, closer to home.
We respect the power of your voice to make a significant impact through open communications and problem resolution. You will be encouraged to speak up during daily huddles, team meetings, and via routine surveys and continuous process improvement activities to identify waste and barriers to success in an effort to make your work simpler, more efficient, and safer.
In doing so, we will ensure we meet our care delivery, patient satisfaction, employee engagement, and overall operational targets - allowing us to maintain our position as the Bay Area’s leading health network for children and expectant mothers.
Our willingness to confront many of the challenges that today’s hospitals face defines the Stanford Children's Health culture. One of the most direct expressions of this is the Packard Quality Management System (PQMS).
Just as our hospital expansion is an investment in our future, PQMS is an investment in our professional transformation. The system makes our work simpler, more effective and safer, dramatically improving:
PQMS fosters an environment where problems are discussed openly and seen as opportunities that can lead to better outcomes. Overall, it leads to process improvements and makes problems and solutions visible and active parts of our culture.
Providing extraordinary family-centered care is one of our top priorities at Stanford Children's Health. This requires that we continuously reevaluate our programs and strategies for doing so. PCARES, a result of our commitment to continuous improvement, is a framework built to fine tune our communication skills and make accountability a more central part of our daily working environment.
PCARES asks you to:
We’re serious about making effective communication and openness a hallmark of our diverse hospital environment. It leads directly to better patient outcomes and experiences, and enhances our already outstanding professional culture. PQMS and PCARES are just two examples of the many ways our environment can enrich your career all while improving the quality of care that people have come to expect from Stanford Children's Health.
One unique aspect of the Stanford Children's Health culture is “family-centered care.” This is the belief that children receive the best possible care when the health care team works in close partnership with families. Examples of this are evident throughout Stanford Children's Health. For instance, our Parent Hours program consists of weekly meetings with parent groups to discuss and learn about topics related to their child’s hospitalization.
For Our Patients, Family-Centered Care:
For Our Families, Family-Centered Care:
As a pediatric hospital, it’s vital that our relationships with parents and children be built on trust and respect, and that means elevating the role of collaboration in facilitating better care. Visit our Family-Centered Care page for more information about this aspect of our culture.
We have long history of providing extraordinary care and innovation for babies, children and expectant mothers from our community and beyond.
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford traces its roots to the Stanford Home for Convalescent Children, which was established in 1919 to care for children with long-term illnesses such as polio, tuberculosis and rheumatic fever. In 1986, David and Lucile Packard generously donated $40 million to construct a new children's hospital devoted to the care of children and expectant mothers. The hospital opened in 1991 and was named in memory of our visionary, Lucile Salter Packard, who died in 1987. Today, Stanford Children’s Health honors her vision through our dedication in delivering innovative services and unparalleled family-centered care.
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is in the process of creating America’s most technologically advanced, family-friendly and environmentally sustainable hospital for babies, children and pregnant women. The expansion, set to open in fall 2017, adds 521,000 square feet of building space and 149 new patient rooms. Six new surgical suites, a nuclear medicine department, three new imaging units, four diagnostic units including a cardiac “hybrid” angiography suite, and more than 3.5 acres of healing gardens and green space are designed into the project.
Our expanded building will enable us to deliver the most innovative technology and treatment equipment currently available for pediatric and obstetric care in the Bay Area and beyond. It will optimize the hospital's services and infrastructure, adding private rooms, family-friendly amenities and the flexible floor space the hospital needs to adapt to new technologies and to provide more efficient services.
The award-winning firm, Perkins+Will, in association with Hammel, Green and Abrahamson Architects, leads the design and architecture of the hospital expansion. More than 800 physicians, surgeons, radiologists, nurses and parents supported the design process. More than $250 million has been contributed toward the project by local philanthropists, including the Sobrato Family Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and generous corporate partners.
I have been working at Stanford Children's Health full-time (Less than a year)
Shared Governance; the team cares about you as an employee; great pay and benefits
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I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Stanford Children's Health in October 2018.
The application was submitted through a recruiter. An initial screening with the recruiter was followed by a phone interview with the hiring managers. The process from initial screening to offer took approximately two weeks.