Recognized Worldwide for Innovation & Excellence

While everyone at Stanford Medicine 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.  

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford Continues to Rank Among Top Children's Hospital in the Nation (June 2023)

Packard Children’s Hospital is recognized as the top-ranked children’s hospital in Northern California by the 2023–24 U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals survey, a designation awarded to pediatric centers that deliver exceptionally high-quality care across multiple specialties. The rankings show Packard Children’s as the No. 3 children’s hospital in California and the Pacific region. Three specialties ranked in the top 10 in the nation.

Named One of the Best Organizations for Leadership Development

The National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL) has identified Stanford Medicine 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

A logo for the leapfrog group

Description automatically generatedLucile 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.