Stanford Medicine Newsletter Updates For the Local Community


Breaking new ground

The Breaking New Ground Campaign, launched in 2007, supports the child health programs of Stanford University School of Medicine and a transformative expansion of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital.

Campaign funds will add critical programs to train the next generation of pediatric leaders and discover new cures for childhood diseases. Illnesses such as cancer, asthma and diabetes pose serious threats to the well-being of children and require ever more effective treatments. Stanford physician scientists are engaged in promising research that spans a wide breadth of medical science with a common objective: better health for children worldwide.

Their discoveries in the laboratory are translated quickly into lifesaving care at Packard Children’s Hospital, which will eventually double in size—adding 150 new patient rooms and new surgical, diagnostic and treatment areas.

The expansion project is a breakthrough opportunity to design a world-class facility that provides patients and doctors with the most advanced clinical advancements and technology while also addressing the specialized needs of children and families.

To learn more about Breaking New Ground, please visit

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