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 a leading academic health system, specializing in the treatment of rare, complex disorders in such areas as cardiac care, cancer, neuroscience, surgery and organ transplants. Stanford Hospital 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. With 613 licensed beds, 49 operating rooms, nearly 1,600 faculty physicians and more than 1,100 residents and fellows, Stanford Health Care is committed to providing the highest quality care to patients and their families. In 2015, Stanford Health Care partnered with ValleyCare Health System, a leading community hospital system in the East Bay’s Tri-Valley region, to become Stanford Health Care–ValleyCare. Stanford Health Care is also building a new 824,000-square-foot hospital facility that will transform the way that patient care is delivered. The new Stanford Hospital will open in 2018.

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Lucile Packard Children's Hospital

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital is at the core of Stanford Children’s Health and the top-ranked children’s hospital in Northern California. Established in 1991, the 302-bed hospital, in collaboration with a network of 100 Stanford Children’s Health locations throughout the U.S. western region, provides care for nearly 500,000 patient visits a year. The hospital has 1,027 medical staff, 3,827 employees and 981 volunteers. The hospital is undergoing a 149-bed expansion, opening in late fall 2017, which will create the most technologically advanced and environmentally friendly hospital for children and expectant mothers in America.



This page last modified Feb 27, 2017.