About Stanford

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Stanford Medicine

Stanford Medicine encompasses the Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford Health Care and the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital.

Stanford Medicine is leading the biomedical revolution through discoveries that result in practical improvements to human health. Innovations include the first synthesis of biologically active DNA in a test tube, the first construction of a recombinant DNA molecule containing DNA from two different species, discovery of immune response genes, development of the microarray technology and the expansion of optogenetics. The first successful adult human heart transplant in the country and the first combined heart-lung transplant in the world were performed at Stanford.

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Stanford Health Care

Stanford Health Care is one of the nation’s top hospitals, specializing in the treatment of rare, complex disorders in such areas as cardiac care, cancer, neuroscience, surgery and organ transplants. It was founded in 1959 as the Palo Alto-Stanford Hospital Center. It has 613 licensed beds, 49 operating rooms, a medical staff of 2,116, a house staff of 1,152 residents and interns, and a nursing staff of 2,325 RNs, 154 LVNs and 139 nursing assistants. There were 26,147 inpatient admissions, 520,882 clinic visits and 57,606 emergency patient visits. The Stanford Health Library is used by about 21,600 people online monthly and by about 18,300 people annually at one of five locations.

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Lucile Packard Children's Hospital

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, is the heart of Stanford Children’s Health and a leader in every pediatric and obstetric specialty. Established in 1991, the 311-bed hospital, in collaboration with a network of 100 Stanford Children’s Health locations throughout the U.S. western region, provides care for nearly 400,000 patient visits a year. The hospital has 946 medical staff, 3,277 employees and 824 volunteers. The hospital is undergoing a 150-room expansion, opening in early 2017, which will create the most technologically advanced and environmentally friendly children’s hospital in America.



This page last modified Oct 13, 2014.