Stanford Hospital provides both general acute care services and tertiary medical care for patients locally, nationally and internationally. Stanford Clinics, the group practice consisting of 493 full-time faculty physicians from Stanford University School of Medicine, serves areas of expertise that range from primary care to the most advanced medical and surgical specialties. With a full-time faculty and community physicians that make up the hospital medical staff, Stanford Hospital & Clinics is always working to study methods of translating new knowledge into effective patient care.
As part of the Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford Hospital & Clinics has a close relationship with both the Stanford University School of Medicine, the oldest medical school in the Western United States, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, an adjacent pediatric teaching hospital providing general acute and tertiary care.
Stanford's ability to provide state-of-the-art care is enhanced by the close collaboration among these entities and their mutual commitment to patient care. As the primary teaching hospital for the Stanford University School of Medicine, the hospital plays a key role in the training of physicians and other medical professionals.
Throughout its history, Stanford Hospital & Clinics has pioneered medical advances that save lives and protect against disease. For example, Stanford Hospital performed the first successful adult human heart transplant in the country and the first combined heart-lung transplant in the world.
This year, Stanford Hospital & Clinics admitted more than 20,000 patients, treated over 42,000 emergency patients, and provided outpatient care through 403,855 visits to its clinics.
Stanford Hospital & Clinics is located on the northern end of the Stanford University campus in Palo Alto, California. The hospital is about 20 miles north of San Jose, and about 40 miles south of San Francisco. The hospital's mission is to provide excellent care for its patients who live close by, as well as for those who come from afar for treatment of complex disorders. – less