Topic List : Patient Care
Supportive care lacking among dying cancer patients
All patients with advanced cancer should receive both palliative and hospice care before death, yet a study shows only half of veterans receive palliative care, and the use of hospice depends on the care environment.
Expanded Ronald McDonald House opens
The new building has 67 private family suites for families who have children hospitalized at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.
Children’s hospital turns 25
The June 10 anniversary also kicks off a one-year countdown to the opening of a 520,000 square foot, state-of-the-art, new main building of the hospital.
Trauma service turns 30
The doctors and nurses with Stanford’s Level 1 trauma service treat the Peninsula’s most gravely injured residents and conduct research on how to improve care.
Child’s hand reattached by trauma team
When Elijah Olivas' hand was severed in a car accident, dozens of experts from Stanford’s pediatric trauma team coordinated to perform 20 hours of life- and limb-saving surgery.
At children's hospital, parents mentor parents
Parent mentors at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford offer care-management strategies, as well as a shoulder to cry on, to parents of youngsters newly diagnosed with devastating medical conditions.
Autism symposium set for May 7
The symposium, whose theme is “Understanding the Puzzle,” will aim to help parents make sense of how new research could affect their children’s lives.
A lifesaving heart surgery
Swimming lessons? Check. Banging on the piano? Check. Playing in the snow? Check. Toddler Alex Bracebridge is now living a normal life, thanks to a heart surgery at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.
New CEO for Stanford Health Care
David Entwistle has served as the chief executive officer at the University of Utah Hospitals & Clinics since 2007. He will begin at Stanford on July 5.
Lengthening bone with magnets
Andrew Hirsch, 18, who had more than an inch added to his femur, knows from experience the benefits of a new bone-lengthening device.