Volume 24 No. 1 January 2000 --9

Bauer appointed to reconfigured vice president's post; 
dean sought

Doctors can help spur health legislation, 
says Eshoo

Facilities upgrade planned for medical school facilities



The birth of Harrison James Curtiss at 12:12 a.m. on Jan. 1 was perhaps the most exciting event during otherwise uneventful activities marking the new millennium at Stanford Hospital. Shown with Harrison are his parents, Julie and Chance Curtiss of Oakland. Julie Curtiss works with faculty psychiatrist Chris Hayward as an administrative associate in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.
+1 IN 2000
Although millennium activities were uneventful, a team of physicians and administrators were ready at a Stanford Hospital command post to deal with contingencies. From left are Eric A. Weiss, faculty attending physician in the Emergency Department; Larry L. Smith, risk management; Francine Serafin-Dickson, hospital administration; and Cindy Day, vice president and director of clinical support and medical staff services. Day served as incident commander, in charge of the command post on New Year's Eve.

Millennium Arrives Smoothly at Stanford Hospital, Too

Jan. 1, 2000 arrived on the crest of an uneventful evening at Stanford Medical Center where a command center team had been closely anticipating any potential Y2K problems, such as computer system or communications failures, or an influx of patients.

"We were busy but we had no problems. We were staffed up and prepared in every area," said Cindy Day, a hospital administrator who directed the medical center's emergency command center. Virtually all clinical and support services increased personnel on New Year's Eve to ensure that any potential issues could be addressed immediately. At Stanford Hospital at midnight, patients filled 217 beds, 48 percent of the facility's capacity.


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