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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 in precision health, the goal of which is to anticipate and prevent disease in the healthy and precisely diagnose and treat disease in the ill. 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 a leading academic health system, delivering clinical innovation across its inpatient services, specialty health centers, physician offices, virtual care offerings, and health plan programs. As the only Level I trauma center between San Francisco and San Jose, Stanford Health Care provides compassionate, coordinated care, personalized for the unique needs of every patient. With 613 licensed beds, 49 operating rooms, nearly 2,000 faculty physicians and more than 1,200 residents and fellows, Stanford Health Care is committed to providing the highest quality care to patients and their families. Stanford Health Care is building a new 824,000-square-foot hospital that will transform the way patient care is delivered. The new Stanford Hospital will open in 2019.
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and Stanford Children’s Health
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital is at the center of Stanford Children’s Health, the Bay Area’s largest health care system exclusively dedicated to children and expectant mothers. As a top-ranked children’s hospital by U.S. News & World Report, Packard Children’s is a leader in providing world-class, nurturing care and achieving extraordinary outcomes in every pediatric and obstetric specialty. The newly expanded hospital opened in December 2017, adding 149 patient beds and more than doubling the size of the original hospital. Today, Packard Children’s Hospital, in collaboration with a network of over 100 Stanford Children’s Health locations throughout the U.S. western region, provides care for over 500,000 patient visits a year. Stanford Children’s Health has 1,058 medical staff, 4,618 employees and 631 volunteers.