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.
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 and, today, is the only Level-1 trauma center between San Francisco and San Jose. It has 613 licensed beds, 49 operating rooms, 1,450 faculty physicians and 1,016 interns and residents. There were 520,882 ambulatory visits in 2013. The Stanford Health Library receives 360,000 online visitors and is used by about 17,000 people annually at one of five locations. The new, 824,000 square-foot Stanford Hospital will open in 2018.
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.
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