What Makes a Top 20 Hospital: Stanford Hospitals and Clinics DeVry University
Stanford Hospitals and Clinics are leaders in human health care on a local, national and global scale. Stanford was ranked number 15 of top 20 hospitals in America and number one amongst all hospitals in the San Jose metropolitan area. For the tenth time Stanford also made the U.S News hospitals Honor Roll, ranking among the top in ten specialties; cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, neurology, neurosurgery, urology, rheumatology, gynecology, orthopedics, and psychiatry (Stanford Medicine). Stanford is a pioneer in both adult and pediatric quality patient health care. Stanford Medicine consists of three main components, the Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford Hospitals and Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. One of the main advantages that the Stanford Medical Center has is that it is located on the schools main campus in Palo Alto, California. This gives it an upper hand in the way that the new knowledge can be applied to help prevent, diagnose and treat human health. The Stanford School of Medicine is the oldest medical school in the western United States. It was also ranked number four by USNWR for 2012 (Stanford Medicine). It is recognized as one of the top research institutions in the world. Stanford hospitals and clinics are able to turn medical research and knowledge into high quality patient care. The hospital is fundamental in the training of the medical professionals because it provides a clinical environment that allows researchers to translate new knowledge into patient care. Stanford Clinics provide top quality care through 15 locations on campus and throughout the Bay area. Clinics participate in preferred health care programs as well as Medical and Medicare. Stanford is dedicated to providing high quality health care for local patients who live in the area as well as patients who traveled from all over the world for complex diseases and disorders. With nearly 500 full time physicians and a medical staff of almost 2,000 and over 1,000 interns and residents each and every one is devoted to providing high quality health care (Stanford Medicine). The Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital has over 600 physicians that are dedicated to providing the best possible care for babies, children, adolescents, and expecting mothers. The hospital not only provides quality care but a nurturing environment that is designed to make the healing process faster and friendlier. The hospital is also very active in the community that it serves through several outreach services. They have a mobile health van that offers physical examinations and immunizations to children and adolescents in the area, as well as several health education classes. Determined to meet the demands of their growing patient community they also have three satellite facilities located throughout Northern California. In the El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, the Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City, and the Washington Hospital in Fremont, California (Lucile Packard Childrens Hospital at Stanford ). A hospital must consistently provide the highest quality care across the board in all specialties it offers. That is exactly what sets Stanford Hospitals and Clinics apart from other hospitals and in the top 20 nationally. Quality health care consists of several things, the nurses’ response time, doctors’ care, and the hospitals atmosphere. Stanford is patient centered and provides equal quality care for all patients regardless of age, gender, race and socio-economic status. It’s safe, effective, efficient, and timely care are all part of what makes Stanford a leader in high quality health care. Providing excellent health care is an achievement every day for the staff of Stanford Medical.
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