Be As Passionate About Life
As You Are About Your Work

A career at Stanford Children's Health isn’t just about doctors, patients and their families. It’s about taking pride in what you do, both in and out of work, and knowing that you play an integral role in something bigger. We give you the professional freedom. It’s up to you how you choose to use it.

When you become part of our team, you’ll be joining a group of dedicated individuals who truly care about and believe in the work they do. Whatever your area of expertise, you can rest assured that your efforts and dedication are truly appreciated. Your Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford benefits package is designed to reward your extraordinary work and commitment with benefits, tools and resources that will keep you and your family healthy and secure.

The sections below provide highlights of our various benefits offerings. For specific details about our health, wealth, income and survivor protection, work and life, and voluntary benefit offerings, view our benefits summaries:

Benefits for Health

Your well-being is one of our top priorities. As a Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford employee, you have access to superior medical benefits that offer you affordable health care within our own, world-class Stanford Health Care and Stanford Children’s Health network of providers and facilities. We also offer a choice of dental plans and a vision plan to help you maintain your best physical health. Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford pays most of the cost (and in some cases, all of the cost) for health care benefits. You’ll pay your portion through pre-tax contributions from your paycheck. 

To fully support your health, we also offer the HealthySteps to Wellness program, designed to help you maintain better health. The program offers you a variety of engaging activities that will make improving your health fun and rewarding. And by participating, you can also earn wellness incentive dollars that will be contributed into either a Health Savings Account or a Health Incentive Account. These wellness incentive dollars can be used to help you reduce your out-of-pocket medical expenses.

Benefits for Wealth

We want to help you save. To assist you with current and future expenses, we offer several tax-advantaged accounts which allow you to set aside pre-tax dollars for future expenses, even in retirement.

It’s never too soon to start planning for retirement. To help you prepare, the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford retirement plan offers you the opportunity to save for a financially secure future. You are eligible to participate in the Retirement Savings Plan (RSP) immediately. The RSP is a 403(b) plan which provides a way for you to contribute pre-tax dollars and save for your retirement.

Benefits for Income and Survivor Protection

Rest assured, as a Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford employee, you’ll be prepared for the unexpected. We offer a variety of benefits to protect you and your income in the event of an illness or injury, including Life insurance, Accidental Death and Dismemberment, Short- and Long-Term Disability, and Business Travel Accident Insurance.

Benefits for Work and Life

Passion is feeling excited to do all of the things you love to do. Stanford Children’s Health believes in the importance of maintaining good mental and emotional health. Because feeling good is about more than just physical health, it’s about having energy both in and out of work to focus on what drives you. Beyond health and wealth benefits, we offer a variety of benefits to support your work/life balance.

Backup Care: We understand how important it is for your loved ones to receive care while you’re at work. We provide employees with a backup care benefit which offers up to 80 hours per calendar year of child and/or elder care when your regular provider is unavailable, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You’ll feel comfort knowing your loved ones are in good hands.

Time Off: Our generous time-off benefits, including paid holidays and vacation will ensure you get rest and relaxation when you need it. If you are unable to work because of illness or injury, you’re protected by hospital-paid long-term disability coverage, an Extended Sick Leave benefit and any optional short-term disability and/or supplemental long-term disability coverage you choose to purchase.

Extended Sick Leave (ESL): If you are unable to work due to your own serious health condition, as of the fourth consecutive shift absence, or from the first day if you are hospitalized on that day, you may receive an Extended Sick Leave benefit that is at no additional cost to you. All regular or fixed-term employees begin accumulating ESL hours at the rate of .0116 hours per hour worked (equivalent of 24 hours per year for a full time employee). There is no limit on the accumulation of ESL.

Education: We have a host of resources and programs to boost your professional growth. We offer tuition assistance and scholarship programs to provide you with resources to pursue personal and professional passions. In addition, Stanford University offers abroad range of courses through its Continuing Studies program and we also offer Continuing Medical Education for nurses, pharmacists, social workers and other professionals.

We also have a host of Leadership Development courses for our leaders (and those aspiring to be leaders) to help them grow their staff and their business. With all these educational offerings, we’re doing our best to ensure that you grow with us.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Life challenges can be difficult to deal with. When you need someone to talk to, our EAP provides telephonic counseling, referrals to mental health professionals, and more at no cost to you, providing you with peace of mind in troubling times.

Commuting and Parking: Pay for work transportation expenses through convenient payroll deductions using pre-tax dollars. You can use the parking and transportation program for onsite parking permits, transit passes and vanpool expenses. If you would rather take public transportation to avoid the headache of traffic, you may be eligible for a free Caltrain Go Pass and/or VTA Clipper Card. For more information about the programs, mass transit and parking at the hospital, visit the Parking and Transportation Services website.

Employee Discounts: Enjoy a variety of discounts at area theme parks, fitness centers and other attractions.

Stanford Credit Union: You are eligible to join this financial collective, which offers competitively-priced loans, credit cards, checking accounts and investment options.

Access to Stanford University Programs: As our employee, you have access to several valuable University programs, including:

  • The Health Improvement Program (HIP), which offers a wide range of fitness and health management courses and activities.
  • Stanford’s WorkLife Office, which provides elder care and child care consultation and referrals, onsite child care programs and other services to help you maintain a healthy balance in your life.
  • Access to participating University gym facilities for an annual fee.
  • Workplace English for job-related language instruction.

Voluntary Benefits

To further offer you a comprehensive benefits package, as a hospital employee, you can purchase auto, legal, pet, homeowner’s and renter’s insurance, as well as comprehensive identity theft consultation and restoration coverage, at competitive group rates.

*These are benefits highlights only and are subject to change. Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford reserves the right to review, edit or end any benefit for any reason. For questions, please contact HR Operations at 650-721-5400.