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Medical Network Rebrands As 'Stanford Children's Health'

Stanford Children’s Health is the largest comprehensive network in Northern California exclusively dedicated to pediatrics and obstetrics.

Credit: Stanford Children’s Health.
Credit: Stanford Children’s Health.

Stanford Children’s Health has formally launched the organization’s new brand, which underscores the ongoing expansion of its network and access to care beyond Palo Alto to dozens of locations across the Bay Area. 

The new Stanford Children’s Health, with Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford at its core, is the largest and only network of care exclusively dedicated to children and expectant mothers in Northern California, with access points at 64 locations and more on the way. 

To raise awareness about Stanford Children’s Health extraordinary care available to families right in their communities, a new and comprehensive advertising campaign launched last week.

“Our network of care, now called Stanford Children’s Health, represents how we are responding to the changing healthcare environment and an increased consumer demand for high-quality services to be available in outpatient settings closer to home,” said Christopher G. Dawes, president and CEO of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and Stanford Children’s Health. “Access to this type of integrated care network improves the patient experience, increases convenience and reduces overall costs.” 

Stanford Children’s Health is the largest comprehensive network in Northern California exclusively dedicated to pediatrics and obstetrics. 

The network includes a robust physician network, numerous satellite locations, outreach sites and primary and specialty care services across the Bay Area.

Stanford Children’s Health services are available at more than 100 locations in eight states and receive nearly 400,000 patient visits a year. 

“Having closer access to specialists and sub-specialists in areas where these professionals might not have existed can have an effect on outcomes, especially with advanced care,” said gastroenterologist Kenneth Cox, MD, chief medical officer at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and professor of pediatric gastroenterology at the Stanford School of Medicine. “For instance, we have research showing that liver transplant outcomes are improved when quality care is more accessible closer to where patients live.” 

Included in the 64 access points in the Bay Area are Stanford Children’s Health pediatric specialty centers in San Francisco with partner CPMC, in Walnut Creek with John Muir Health, in Emeryville, Palo Alto, Capitola, and Los Gatos (moving to new Campbell location in 2015). 

Additionally, Stanford Children’s Health recently purchased an 80,000 sq. ft. building in Sunnyvale, and this specialty service center will open in early 2016. With the current locations and ongoing expansion, most Bay Area family homes have access to a Stanford Children’s Health physician within 10 miles of where they live. 

Building the Hospital of the Future

In addition to the network expansion, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford will open in 2017 a 520,000 sq. ft. addition that will add more patient rooms, operating rooms and diagnostic facilities designed especially for children. This will allow new private rooms for our pediatric and obstetric patients, the latest in kid-friendly technology, and more than 3.5 acres of healing gardens and green space. 

Info provided by Stanford Children’s Health.

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