Atherton couple donates $80 million to Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford School of Medicine

The West building of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford will be reimagined as the primary home for services for mothers and babies. The Dunlevies’ gift funds new facilities on the first floor. (courtesy of Lucile Packard Foundation for Child

An Atherton couple has donated $80 million to Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and Stanford University's School of Medicine to improve the services available to Bay Area mothers and babies.

The gift comes from Elizabeth and Bruce Dunlevie and is the largest ever from individuals to the hospital, the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health announced Tuesday.

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.

"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.