Topic List : Patient Care
Stanford Cancer Center South Bay opens to first patients
A patient and family advisory council recommended ways to maximize patient comfort at the new cancer center.
'A mother hen,' early Stanford kidney donor dies at 99
One of Stanford’s first living kidney donors lived a long and fulfilling life with her family.
Doctor, nurses honored for advances made in early days of cardiac care
Alfred Spivack taught nurses to do a number of jobs generally restricted to doctors in the early days of Stanford’s coronary care unit, and also helped to developed new technology for cardiac care.
Implanted pump helps heart-failure patient graduate from high school
Doctors said 17-year-old Tovi Balliao was too sick to wait for a heart transplant. But now, a pump implanted in his heart has let him delay a transplant indefinitely.
Patient-doctor ethnic differences thwart conversations on end-of-life care, study finds
Doctors struggle to start discussions with ailing patients about how they want to spend their last days, a survey finds. The upshot? Patients should bring up the topic themselves.
Pilot project aims to help heart-failure patients self-manage
A pilot project that monitors heart-failure patients at home is a joint effort of Stanford Health Care’s heart failure team and Aging Adult Services Program.
Girl's massive airway tumor treated through new therapy
The lifesaving treatment Isabella Manley received as a baby has allowed her to become a healthy first-grader. The treatment protocol has since been used worldwide to help thousands of others with similar tumors.
New program assigns personal guides to cancer patients
A new program assigns special nurses to serve as one-on-one advocates and liaisons for cancer patients new to Stanford Health Care.
New system aims to simplify patient transfers in emergency
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford has a new electronic medical records system that helps make the process of transferring patients safer and more efficient in the event of a major crisis.
Newborn with heart defect saved after 13-hour operation
The baby’s condition, tetralogy of Fallot, was complicated by the fact that he was also missing his pulmonary valve and one of his pulmonary arteries was detached. But a doctor gave the distraught parents a glimmer of hope.