Press Release

Stanford Hospital & Clinics Performs 500th Lung Transplant

February 10, 2014

From the moment she took a breath in the Stanford Hospital & Clinics recovery room, 65-year-old Patsy Nix knew that her newly transplanted lungs were working. That first breath, she said, "was a miracle." What she didn't know was that her transplant was far more than a personal landmark. Hers was the 500th lung transplant for Stanford.