Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford

Our physicians and fellows provide clinical care in the nurseries at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. With nurseries offering different levels of care, the learning environment for our fellows, residents and medical students is robust. 

LEVEL IV NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT (NICU): With a Neuro NICU and ECMO program our 40-bed NICU provides nationally-recognized, family-centered care for critically ill newborns with complex care needs. This specialized nursery supports premature babies, those carried through high-risk pregnancies, and others requiring intensive care. 

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is the only children's hospital in the Bay Area, and one of the few in the country, to offer obstetric, neonatal and developmental medicine services all in one place.  

For babies born at other hospitals, we have a transport team that specializes in caring for nearly 300 babies each year who are brought to the NICU via ambulance or Life Flight helicopter.

LEVEL II INTERMEDIATE CARE NURSERY (PICN): Our Intermediate Care Nursery is a 34-bed unit providing a full range of services to recovering newborns and those who require specialized care and hospitalization. Care in the PICN focuses on nutrition, growth and development, transitional care, and discharge coordination.