Hospitals rise

“Topping off” ceremonies during the spring marked the end of the structural phase of construction for the new Stanford Hospital and the expansion of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.

Scheduled to open to patients in 2018, the 824,000-square-foot Stanford Hospital will add 368 private rooms and double the size of the emergency department. The 521,000-square-foot addition to the children’s hospital scheduled to open in 2017 nearly doubles the size of the existing facility, allowing for up to 361 beds on-site.