The Stanford Medical Center
The Stanford Medical Center includes the Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford Hospital and Clinics and the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. The Medical Center is known for breakthrough technologies and treatments, including 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 and development of the microarray technology that allows researchers to see at once which genes of the thousands present in a cell are switched “on."
Stanford Hospital and Clinics
Stanford Hospital and Clinics (SHC) is known worldwide for advanced treatment of complex disorders in areas such as cardiac care, cancer treatment, neurosciences, surgery and organ transplants. Consistently ranked among the nation’s top hospitals, SHC is internationally recognized for translating medical breakthroughs into patient care.
In fiscal year 2012, SHC had 613 licensed beds and 49 operating rooms. It has a medical staff of 2,136, a house staff of 1,099 residents and interns, and a nursing staff of 2,154 RNs, 15 LVNs and 141 nursing assistants. There were 25,164 inpatient admissions, 643,806 outpatient visits and 53,908 emergency patient visits.
The Stanford Health Library is a free service used by about 30,000 people online monthly and by about 17,000 people annually at one of five locations, including the Stanford Hospital, Stanford Shopping Center, or the Stanford Cancer Center.
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital is ranked as one of the nation's best pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report and is the only San Francisco Bay Area children’s hospital with programs ranked in the U.S. News Top Ten. The 311-bed hospital is devoted to the care of children and expectant mothers and provides pediatric and obstetric medical and surgical services in association with the Stanford School of Medicine. Packard Children’s offers patients a full range of health care programs and services, from preventive and routine care to the diagnosis and treatment of serious illness and injury.
Its relationship with the School of Medicine and Silicon Valley provides Packard Children’s with the ability to use leading technology to improve patient care, from the development of new vaccines and devices for cardiac intervention to breakthroughs in gene therapy.
Packard Children’s has 817 medical staff and 2,752 employees, plus 800 volunteers. During the past year, the hospital cared for 6000 pediatric inpatients and 4500 obstetric patients from 38 states and 6 countries, and there were 140,000 clinic visits. Packard Children’s also has outreach, clinical services and satellite facilities throughout the Bay Area and beyond, including the Mobile Adolescent Health Services Program, which provides exams and free medications for homeless and uninsured youths.
Recently, Packard Children’s broke ground on a $1.2 billion, 521,000 sq. ft. expansion that will add 150 patient rooms and create the most technologically advanced, environmentally friendly children’s hospital in America. Opening of the expansion will be December 2016.
Stanford University School of Medicine
The Stanford School of Medicine is a research-intensive medical school that improves health through leadership, collaborative discoveries and innovation in patient care, education and research. Among the programs engaged in the transfer of ideas between laboratories and patient-care settings are:
- Beckman Center for Molecular and Genetic Medicine
- Center for Clinical Informatics
- Center for Genomics and Human Genetics
- Center for Imaging
- Stanford Cancer Institute
- Stanford Cardiovascular Institute
- Stanford Institute for Immunity, Transplantation and Infection
- Stanford Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
- Stanford Institute for Neuro Innovation and Translational Neuroscience
- Stanford Program for Bioengineering, Biomedicine and Biosciences