Stanford University Hospital Medical Staff Update
November 1997, Volume 21, Number 10
Merged organization launched, clinical integration continues
UCSF Stanford Health Care was launched Nov. 1 as leadership of the new organization continued efforts to integrate clinical services for the newly merged entity.

The new organization began operations with a consolidated payroll and benefits system for some 11,000 employees. The merged organization consists of Stanford Health Services, which includes Stanford University Hospital, the Stanford Faculty Practice Group, and Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital; UCSF Medical Center, including UCSF/ Mt Zion; the UCSF Medical Group and clinics that are owned by or affiliated with the two medical centers. Not included are San Francisco General Hospital, Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute, the Veterans Affairs medical centers, and UCSF Fresno. The Stanford and UCSF schools of medicine remain governed by their respective universities.
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Leadership Group Response to Faculty

Chief of Staff

President of the medical staff

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News Summary

B1 serves surgical patients

BMT, Hematology clinics moving, combining

CALS survey postponed until March or April

Cardiologist, researcher Hultgren dies at home

Dermatologist, HIV physician dies in house fire

Before the King lecture

Merged organization launched, clinical integration continues

Primary Care

Quick dial links sites at UCSF Stanford Health Care

Resistance testing helps physicians find effective drug cocktails

Satellite sleep disorders center thrives in San Francisco

SHS ends with targets met, employees get bonuses



The open configuration of Stanford's newest magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system, called the MRT, for "magnetic resonance therapy," is a radical departure from the claustrophobic design of conventional scanners and gives physicians easy access to patients during imaging. The device also provides ample room for performing complex procedures within the scanner. In this demonstration, MRT nurse coodinator Gail Reiner poses as a patient, while Bruce Daniel, assistant professor of radiology, positions a tracking device used to guide biopsies.The new system was installed last year, and is one of only four such scanners in the United States and 11 worldwide.

Shopping benefit

Bloomingdale's department store at the Stanford Shopping Center will hold a "Shopping Benefit for Stanford University Medical Center" on Wednesday, Nov. 19, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Ten percent of all purchases on that day will be donated to the medical center and other local charities.
For more information, contact Bloomingdale's at (650) 463-2000.

The Update is prepared for the Medical Staff Office by the Medical Center Office of Communications. Suggestions, comments and contributions, including letters, are welcome and should be directed to:

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Hospital Admissions

Chart as of
Sept. 30, 1997
Last Month
Fiscal Yr To Date
Last Fiscal
YTD 9/96
Admissions 2,054 2,054 1,964
Inpatient Days
9,766 9,766 8,953
Patient Days
939 939 775
Length of Stay
4.75 4.75 4.56
2,819 2,819 2,711

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