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2010-11-17 06:00:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An estimated one in seven children in California has a special health care need, yet the state ranked worst in the nation on a composite index that measures whether these children have adequate health insurance, receive basic preventive care, and receive medical care that is comprehensive, ongoing and family-centered, according to a study released today. Children with special health care needs are those who have a chronic...

2010-06-02 21:15:32

Chronically ill children with private insurance are much less likely than those with public insurance, such as Medi-Cal, to be admitted to a California hospital offering specialized pediatric care, according to a new study by researchers at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and the Stanford University School of Medicine. The study also shows that the likelihood of a chronically ill child being admitted to a specialty-care center varies wildly across the state. For example, chronically ill...

2009-05-11 11:00:00

STANFORD, Calif., May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- David Cornfield, MD, the chief of pulmonary, allergy, and critical care medicine at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford, has been elected president of the Society for Pediatric Research (SPR). (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090511/SF14213) Beginning this month, Cornfield is leading the prestigious organization of research-based academic pediatricians for a one-year term. "It's a great honor to be chosen by the Society...

2009-05-07 17:45:00

Online Mobilization Campaign Urges Congress to Make Health Reform Work for Children STANFORD, Calif., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford is joining the National Association of Children's Hospitals (N.A.C.H.) as it gears up to launch a grassroots mobilization campaign asking Congress and the Obama Administration to make health care reform work for children. "Our hospital is extraordinarily proud to be taking part in Speak Now for Kids," said Christopher...

2009-03-03 16:00:00

Penguins, fish, sharks and more now on hospital's PackardVisionsystem PALO ALTO, Calif., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Bedtime Bingo. The Forever Young Zone. Special movie nights. Just a few of the reasons Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford is known for its extraordinarily kid-friendly environment. Now, with the launch of a "live" video channel devoted to the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, the hospital is offering kids and their families a Northern California first. Through the...

2008-11-03 15:00:21

Stanford University Medical Center today announced the release of the Fall 2008 Community Benefits Summary for Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and the Stanford School of Medicine. The summary presents an overview of essential healthcare services and extensive community benefits contributions provided to the local community as an inherent part of the institutions' missions. Chief among these benefits is the hospitals' long-standing commitment to...

2008-10-20 18:00:30

Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital today presented their vision for the future of medicine in Palo Alto. The special event to unveil designs for the expansion of Packard Children's Hospital and development of the new Stanford Hospital was hosted by President and CEO of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Christopher Dawes and President and CEO of Stanford Hospital & Clinics Martha Marsh. Today's unveiling marks an exciting milestone in advancing the...

2008-09-11 21:00:25

By an 858 to 277 vote, employees at Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital have elected to be represented by the United Healthcare Workers West (UHW) union, hospital officials announced today. Under National Labor Relations Board rules, the results will not be certified for seven days to allow for any possible challenge to the results. These employees were formerly represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 715. Because the...


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  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
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  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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