Ceremonial groundbreaking at children's hospital

September 6, 2012 4:00:24 PM PDT
A ceremonial groundbreaking in Palo Alto took place Thursday for the massive expansion of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital.

The new facility will include of 521,000 square feet of new space, 104 more patient rooms, and the latest high-tech equipment.

Officials say the expansion is needed to meet the growing need for specialized pediatric and obstetric care

Actual construction begins later this fall. Officials hope to have it completed by the winter of 2016.