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Stanford Medicine

Stanford Medicine encompasses the Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford Hospital & Clinics 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 Hospital & Clinics

Stanford Hospital & Clinics 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, established in 1991, is one of the nation's best pediatric hospitals, devoted to the care of children and expectant mothers. It began as the Stanford Home for Convalescent Children in 1919. The 311-bed hospital has 958 medical staff, 3,257 employees and 853 volunteers. During the past year, the hospital cared for 13,000 pediatric inpatients and 4,500 obstetric patients. Packard Children’s also has outreach services and satellite facilities throughout the Bay Area, including the Mobile Adolescent Health Services Program, which provides exams and free medications for homeless and uninsured youths.