PALO ALTO (CBS SF/BCN) — The Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and Stanford University’s School of Medicine received an $80 million donation from an Atherton couple to improve the services available to Bay Area mothers and babies.
The gift from Elizabeth and Bruce Dunlevie is the largest ever from individuals to the hospital, the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health announced Tuesday.READ MORE: Lake County Luxury Hotel, Housing Project Raises Concerns Over Wildfire Risk
The gift will fund a new labor and delivery unit and further develop Stanford’s Maternal-Fetal Medicine program. More than 4,400 babies are delivered each year at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in Palo Alto, hospital officials said.READ MORE: Theft Leaves San Jose Couple Bereft: 'We’re Heartbroken, All Our Precious Things Are Gone'
“Knowing from personal experience how transformative world-class medical treatment can be for mothers and babies, we’re thrilled to help advance the state of the art in medical science for maternal-fetal research, and to give every mother and baby the highest-quality medical care,” said Bruce Dunlevie.MORE NEWS: Indoor Restaurant Dining Resumes, Movie Theaters Reopen in SF and Santa Clara Counties
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