Recognized Worldwide for Innovation & Excellence

While everyone at Stanford Children’s Health takes great pride in their individual commitments to pediatrics and obstetric care, we are always grateful that our status among hospitals is recognized by other outstanding organizations. Whether you are working with our more than 1,000 internationally-recognized physicians and specialists providing family-centered patient care or our more than 3,000 award-winning staff providing support services, you will have the resources and support to impact the lives of more 400,000 children and expectant mothers each year – knowing that each child’s life has the power to change the world.

This commitment allows us to continue to achieve our top honors for quality, patient safety, evidence-based clinical processes, and our key specialty programs. The following is a sample of some of the awards that we’ve earned.  


Top Spot in Northern California for a Decade

America’s Best Children’s Hospitals survey ranks Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford tops in Northern California. In the U.S. News & World Report publication of America's Best Children’s Hospitals 2014-15, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford has received the highest rankings of any children’s hospital in Northern California.




Named One of the Best Organizations for Leadership Development

The National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL) has identified Stanford Children’s Health as one of nineteen leading Best Organizations for Leadership Development (BOLD) healthcare organizations, who use evidence-based leadership development practices to achieve excellence and improve the quality of healthcare in their communities. Stanford Children’s Health received honorable mention recognition.

Leapfrog Top Children’s Hospital Distinction

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford awarded coveted 2013 Leapfrog Top Children’s Hospital Distinction. The Leapfrog Group has named Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford to its annual list of Top Hospitals. We were selected as a Top Children’s Hospital out of a record number of 1,324 hospitals participating in The Leapfrog Group’s annual survey. The selection is based on measurements of a hospital’s performance on patient safety and quality.