Topic List : Patient Care
Half-million COVID-19 tests at Stanford Medicine
Stanford Medicine, one of the first medical centers in the country to conduct clinical tests for COVID-19, has remained at the cutting edge of coronavirus detection.
Brain implants steady artist’s hand
Thanks to deep brain stimulation, an artist stricken with a common but lesser known neurological disorder called essential tremor can paint again with a steady hand.
$80 million gift for health of mothers, babies
The gift will help advance the science and practice of maternal-fetal medicine and fund new facilities to increase access to care at Stanford Medicine.
Genome sequencing at Stanford Health Care
Stanford Medicine now provides a service that harnesses the power of genome sequencing to identify the source of diseases and help target treatments.
How the pandemic is changing medicine
Stanford Health Care President and CEO David Entwistle spoke with other health care leaders on how the coronavirus pandemic has challenged their organizations and their communities, and how it could alter health care.
Standout year for heart transplant program
Research scientist Tom Pugh was among 86 people to undergo heart transplants at Stanford Health Care in 2020.
Stanford Medicine takes hundreds of patient transfers in pandemic
The transfers occurred as part of a mutual aid agreement among local and regional hospitals as COVID-19 cases surge.
Hospitals earn top safety grade
The Leapfrog Group, a national organization that evaluates health care organizations on many facets of patient safety, gave Stanford Health Care and Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare an A in its most recent assessment.
Patient’s leg healing after freak injury
Wendy Quivey suffered a complex leg fracture while celebrating a friend’s wedding in Mexico. Stanford orthopaedic surgeon Michael Gardner was able to get her back on her feet.
Eventful first year at new hospital
The 368-bed hospital building, which celebrates its one-year anniversary on Nov. 17, features technology and design features that have made handling COVID-19 cases easier.