Stanford Medicine Newsletter Updates For the Local Community

 

Community matters

Christopher Dawes, president and CEO of Stanford Children's Health; Lloyd Minor, MD, dean of the Stanford School of Medicine; and David Entwistle, president and CEO of Stanford Health Care.

   

At Stanford Medicine, we're determined to bring the most advanced treatment and prevention approaches to all who can benefit. Leading the biomedical revolution in Precision Health — ensuring that care is predictive, preventive and precise to keep each individual patient healthy — also means reaching well beyond our campus to increase everyone's access to excellent care, regardless of where they live.

Stanford Medicine — which includes Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford Health Care and Stanford Children's Health — is working to be a global leader in Precision Health. That effort begins right here at our research and education base at the School of Medicine, where we're advancing knowledge of human health, training medical leaders of the future and caring for patients at our two world-class hospitals. We've also grown our medical networks and partnerships, linking regional primary and secondary care providers with our renowned specialists to deliver leading edge and coordinated care for every patient's unique needs.

Expanded partnerships

For pediatric and obstetrics patients, Stanford Children's Health network includes partnerships and practices at more than 100 locations in the West. In the Bay Area alone, some 725 children's specialists provide care at 60 locations.

Couples seeking advanced fertility support can consult with experts at our new Fertility and Reproductive Health Services-Sunnyvale location, while high-risk maternity patients can access care at six perinatal diagnostic centers in the region. We also are expanding our telehealth presence, allowing timely and cost-reducing local access to world-class care that might not be otherwise available.

For adult patients, Stanford Health Care applies its spirit of innovation to reimagine how ongoing interaction with your doctor and health care team takes place. Whether it's online, in person or at work, we are examining how offering care in new settings makes physician visits easier and more convenient, and how that matrix works together to make Precision Health a reality. With six medical groups in 52 locations, 318 physicians and allied health providers representing 29 specialties, Stanford Health Care providers receive more than half a million patient visits each year across Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.

Delivering care

Advancing treatment includes developing creative ways to deliver care wherever patients may be, whether at home or at work. For example, the Irvine Company and Stanford Health Care recently opened an Express Care Clinic at River View Apartment Homes in San Jose. Same-day and next-day appointments are available for a range of minor illnesses and injuries, including colds and flu, respiratory illnesses, abdominal pain, cuts and sprains.

Another way we've expanded our network is through convenient, onsite employer clinics staffed by our physicians. For instance, at Qualcomm's San Diego headquarters, employees receive their medical care from Stanford Medicine physicians at one of two onsite clinics. Likewise, Yahoo employees at the company's Sunnyvale headquarters and Cisco employees in San Jose have access to Stanford Medicine physicians at onsite facilities.

Specialty sites

Stanford Health Care has added specialty care sites, including one in Emeryville, where we provide specialty care in obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics and cardiology, among others. The new Stanford Cancer Center South Bay brings together world-class specialists and sophisticated technology in a spacious, serene, state-of-the-art setting. In addition to offering the most advanced treatments, the South Bay Cancer Center provides patients with access to more than 300 clinical trials, which provide pioneering treatments unavailable anywhere else.

Most recently, Stanford Health Care affiliated with ValleyCare Health System, significantly improving access to high-quality care for patients in the Tri-Valley region of Pleasanton, Livermore and Dublin.

Increased presence

Stanford Medicine is an academic medical center with a premier medical school at its core—a learning health system. As we increase our presence in more communities, we make it easier for patients to participate in clinical trials and benefit from medical research as we continue to define and deliver Precision Health. We pursue the most challenging horizons in human health and expand our reach with the goal of providing more patients with our innovative expertise. We look forward to being the place you turn to for comprehensive and compassionate support to meet your health care needs, regardless of where you are.

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