Medical Center

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.


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 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 facility that will transform the way that patient care is delivered. The new Stanford Hospital will open in 2019.


Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital

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 doubled the size of the original hospital. Established in 1991, Packard Children’s 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. Packard Children’s has 1,058 medical staff, 4,351employees and 614 volunteers.