Inpatient care for pediatric cardiology patients and cardiac surgery patients takes place entirely within the Stanford Medical Center. Lucile Packard Children's Hospital is part of Stanford Medical Center, and LPCH is connected to Stanford Hospital and Clinics on all levels. Labor and Delivery and the newborn nurseries are in SHC which is directly adjacent to the Neonatal Intensive Care unit in LPCH. Our operating rooms are in LPCH, as are the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit and the step down unit, 3West. Newborns and infants diagnosed with heart disease are admitted to the NICU with care coordinated between neonatal intensivists and consult care by cardiac intensivists. Post-operative cardiac surgical patients are cared for in the CVICU, then move to 3-West until discharge. Medical patients are cared for in the NICU, PICU, CVICU or on 3-West as appropriate. Support services such as the echocardiography laboratory, pediatric radiology and the inpatient pharmacy are all within 2 floors of the in-patient units.
The 3 West unit has 20 beds and a combination of cardiovascular surgery and cardiology patients and pediatric solid organ transplant patients. Our health care team is a dynamic group that focuses on the safe and quality care of our patients and families. There are 5 dedicated pediatric cardiology nurse practioners who work alongside cardiology attendings and fellows to deliver care to all cardiac patients. Our team approach includes ancillary services such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, recreational therapy, child life, respiratory therapy, nutrition, case management, social services, pharmacists, and chaplaincy. Our team rounds daily in a collaborative effort to discuss the care and progression of our patients in a family centered way.