Ariadne Labs


In January 2018, Stanford University Department of Medicine (DOM) joined a health system collaborative led by Ariadne Labs to implement the Serious Illness Care Program throughout Stanford Medicine, with a focus on DOM divisions.

The Ariadne Labs Serious Illness Care Program Collaborative has expanded to include over 30 health systems in the US, Canada and the UK.


The Serious Illness Care Program was developed by Atul Gawande, Susan Block and their partners at Ariadne Labs. The lab, a joint center between Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, develops scalable health care innovations to save lives and reduce suffering. Their vision is that health systems equitably deliver the best possible care for every patient, everywhere, every time.  Their innovations include the BetterBirth Program and the world-renowned WHO Surgical Safety Checklist.

For more information, visit the Ariadne Labs website.