Stanford Medicine Newsletter Updates For the Local Community

 

New clinical building in Redwood City

   

On July 9, the Stanford Medicine Outpatient Center in Redwood City will open a new three-story medical building, broadening the range of Stanford Medicine expertise available at the location.

Pavilion D will be home to the spine, tumor, and foot and ankle centers; the digestive health and pelvic health centers; and an endoscopy suite. A 300-car parking garage will open in mid-August.

"We created a welcoming clinical space that's centered around the patient," said Aimee Walter, administrative director of ambulatory clinics for Stanford Health Care.

"Pavilion D represents more than a building. It is a new model of care," said Ray Kim, MD, professor and division chief of gastroenterology and hepatology. "The new space was designed to promote wellness and health, beyond treating disease. It's about making the community healthier."

The Digestive Health Center will include a staff of 27 gastroenterologists and 12 hepatologists. The adjacent Pelvic Health Center will bring together specialists in uro-gynecology, urology, colorectal, gastroenterology, physical therapy and pain into one clinical space. A team of 70 medical assistants, advanced practice providers, nurses, clinical care coordinators and patient-testing technicians will staff both centers.

"Pelvic health involves a series of disorders that cross disciplines, so it makes sense to work as a group," said Brooke Gurland, MD, medical director of the Pelvic Health Center and a clinical professor of surgery at the School of Medicine. "Our new space allows us to provide multidisciplinary care, which benefits patients with complex medical conditions."

Patient rooms in Pavilion D are spacious, with extra-wide exam chairs for added patient comfort. The clinic includes consultation rooms for telemedicine visits, patient education and private discussions, and six procedure rooms. The light-filled space features a meditation room, a health library, and calming views of nearby salt marshes and the East Bay hills.

"We spent several years designing the new space and a new method of delivering patient care," said Uri Ladabaum, MD, professor and senior vice chief of gastroenterology and hepatology. "Our guiding principle has always been 'What is best for the patient clinically and emotionally?'"

The third-floor Endoscopy Center will offer private prep and recovery rooms located just outside each of the nine endoscopy suites. This will maximize patient privacy and efficiency of care, Ladabaum said.

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