In 1986, David and Lucile Packard donated $40 million for the construction of a new children’s hospital in Palo Alto, California. When it opened in 1988, the new facility was named in memory of Lucile, who was deeply involved in the design of the hospital but passed away before it opened.
Today, the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital (LPCH) is a state-of-the-art internationally recognized pediatric and obstetric hospital that is also a nurturing, supportive place for children and their families. It incorporates gardens, outdoor play areas, and other unique features into the healing process. With over 650 physicians and 4,750 support staff and volunteers, LPCH is a world-class, nonprofit hospital devoted entirely to the care of babies, children, adolescents, and expectant mothers.
Today, the Packard Foundation continues its significant financial support of LPCH in meeting the needs of children and their families.