Guess what launched today? Here's a little color to give you a sneak peek.
Guess what launched today? Here's a little color to give you a sneak peek.
Guess what launched today? Here's a little color to give you a sneak peek.
Stanford Health Care's Office of Emergency Management Administrative Director Brandon Bond (left), along with Naval Aircrewman, stepped in to help relief efforts in the wake of #HurricaneIrma in St. Thomas. Shout out to all first responders and volunteers doing their part to help those in need in the aftermath of these devastating storms.
#tbt In 2010, two police officers started a knitting program at the Maple Street Correctional Center in San Mateo to help inmates learn a skill to give back to their families and communities. Special thank you to the female inmates for knitting hats and donating them to our patients at Stanford Cancer Center South Bay earlier this month.
#StanfordNeurology helped develop the world's first treatment for Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Watch the video to see how we're building new strength against neurodegenerative disorders. Learn more >> http://shc.is/2uYJf0C
When a patient discovered she could not afford her treatment at the Stanford Neuroscience Health Center, Financial Counselor Anna Quintana stepped up to help. Congrats to Anna, who was recently recognized for going the extra mile to help a patient find the funds to get the care she needed. #PatientCare #PatientFirst #StanfordHealth
Stanford Hospital has been named one of the top 10 hospitals in the nation by @usnews Learn more >> http://shc.is/2hCW2zC
Advance Practice Nurse Natalie Dickson works in the Palliative Medicine team. There she met a terminally ill patient during his last hospitalization, who had expressed an interest in spending his last moments on the Stanford Golf Course—joking that this had been his lifelong dream. Together with her colleagues, Natalie organized a way to grant this special wish for this kind and generous patient, reserving the practice facility and golf coaches so that the patient and his golf buddy of the last 24 years could enjoy this special occasion. Thanks to Natalie and other members of the Stanford community, the patient had his last putt. #PatientCare #NursesRock #PatientFirst #StanfordHospital #StanfordHealth
Last week, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford received a generous donation of $5,000 worth of Legos for inpatients thanks to Grady Hofmann, son of Stanford Health Care's Rusty Hofmann, MD. In 2012, Rusty donated his bone marrow to Grady, who was diagnosed with aplastic anemia in the spring of his third grade year. Last month, Rusty was recognized as a phenomenal father by NBC's Today Show. Pictured here is Grady, alongside Child Life caregivers who support young patients and families during their time at the hospital. @stanfordchildrens
Stanford Health Care and Stanford Children's Health - Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford have been re-verified as a Level 1 adult and pediatric trauma center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) -- the highest possible ranking for trauma centers. Stanford Health Care is in its thirtieth year as a trauma center, and it has been recognized as a Level 1 trauma center since 1998. Read the full press release: http://shc.is/2u9Uwtm
In 2013, Ron Gross was told by his oncologist that he desperately needed a bone marrow transplant to survive. Fortunately, Ron received a call from Stanford Health Care on Christmas Eve, and thanks to the #BetheMatch Registry, he was matched with a suitable bone marrow donor and received a life-saving transplant in February 2014. Days after his transplant, Ron received the first of many letters and cards from his donor, and responded to her with letters of appreciation. Because of the program's rules, Ron couldn't contact his donor directly until about six months ago. He learned his donor is an artist named Karolina who lives in Poland. Wanting to express his gratitude for the “gift of life in person, Ron and his family recently traveled to Poland to meet Karolina. During his visit, Ron learned Karolina's story and what compelled her to become a donor. She shared the emotional story of her family member who had died due to his battle with throat cancer. In honor of [her family member], Karolina made a promise to do her best to help people who are crippled by cancer, said Ron. Even though she is the CEO of her company and working long hours, she drove 211 miles to Germany to donate her bone marrow for international distribution...a decision that saved my life. #DonateLife #Donor #StanfordHealth
Shout out to the Positive Care Clinics at Stanford Health Care for their contributions in preventing HIV and STDs, particularly among the LGBTQ population! As part of Santa Clara's Getting to Zero campaign, whose goal is to reach 0 transmission in HIV and end AIDS, here's a #tbt of members of the #Stanford team doing their part to raise awareness and educate our local community at the Google campus about PrEP, a singly daily medication to prevent HIV infection. #GetToZero #Pride #PrideMonth #PatientSafety #LGBTQ
We're pleased to share that Lawrence “Rusty Hofmann, MD, will receive the Phenomenal Father Award on Tuesday from NBC's Today Show. Nominated by his 14-year old son Grady, Rusty, an interventional radiologist, will accept the award on national TV via Skype, alongside his son and “blood brother Grady. In 2012, Rusty donated his bone marrow to Grady, who was diagnosed with aplastic anemia in the spring of his third grade year. His body had stopped producing new blood cells, a condition which required that he have a bone marrow transplant (BMT) to survive. In less than a month, Grady endured dozens of doctor's appointments, two weeks of chemotherapy to destroy his non-functioning bone marrow, and an eight-hour transfusion of his dad's bone marrow. Rusty was a near perfect match for his son, which greatly improved Grady's outcomes. The BMT process required that Grady be isolated in the hospital for 60 days, followed by another 100 days of isolation at home to protect him from infection while his bone marrow regenerated. His brothers saved him from boredom with Nerf gun battles and indoor basketball games. And his mom saved him from repeating a grade by home schooling him. One part of the family's daily life that didn't change during Grady's medical ordeal was the Hofmann morning routine of breakfast and the Today Show. So when Grady heard that the Today Show was soliciting nominations for Phenomenal Fathers, he didn't hesitate to send in his online nomination describing why his dad is indeed the best. If you ask Rusty if he is deserving of the award, he points to his wife Amy. “Any parenting awards should go to her, said Rusty. “She is the glue that keeps all of us together. Today, Grady is five years post transplant, a milestone he reached in April of this year. “My family and I celebrate my transplant anniversary every year, said Grady, who just finished middle school and will be entering high school in the fall. “Throughout this experience, I learned that you can go through any hardship if you have your family to help you through it.
Stanford Health Care Nursing Assistant Kim Rodriguez followed her instincts when she sensed her patient didn't appear well enough to remain unattended. Kim decided to accompany her patient to the bathroom instead of leaving her alone, and shortly thereafter, the patient had lost consciousness and fell forward. Kim promptly supported the patient's head with her hands and called for help. Fortunately, the patient received immediate care and has since recovered. Kim was recently recognized for trusting her intuition and demonstrating her ability to solve problems quickly and efficiently to ultimately save a life. Way to go, Kim! #PatientSafety #PatientFirst #PatientCare #Stanford #StanfordHealth #NursesRock
Stanford Health Care was recently named winner of the Greenhealth Partner for Change Award, recognized for Environmental Excellence. Shout out to our sustainability and energy champions for demonstrating an ongoing commitment to improve our organization’s environmental performance and sustainability. #GoGreen #GreenHealth #Environment #Green #Change #StanfordHealth #Stanford #StanfordHospital
#tbt to Health Matters, Stanford’s Annual Community Day! More than 1,800 people attended to learn about healthy eating, play with the therapy dogs, participate in free mobility screenings, and hop aboard Life Flight, Stanford’s rescue helicopter. We’re looking forward to next year! #HealthMatters2017 #HealthMatters #education #communityday #Community #StanfordHealth #stanfordmedicine
As part of a new public health campaign called Stop the Bleed, members of Stanford's Trauma Service recently visited a local high school to teach students how to control life-threatening bleeding to save lives. The nationwide Stop the Bleed campaign was motivated by the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and the multiple tragedies that have occurred in the ensuing years, where victims died before medical help could safely get to them. The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma is leading the effort to save lives by teaching ordinary citizens basic bleeding control principles so that they can provide medical aid until first responders can take over the care of the injured person. #StopTheBleed #SaveLives #PatientSafety #Stanford #StanfordHealth
May is Better Speech and Hearing Month! Shout out to the #Stanford Speech-Language Pathologists who are raising awareness around communication disorders. This team plays an important role in the evaluation and treatment of patients with deficits in swallowing, speech, language, memory, executive function, augmentative communication and voice. Thanks to their efforts this month and every month in developing innovative programs to care for patients suffering from these disorders. #StanfordHealth #PatientSafety #PatientCare #SpeechPathology #BetterSpeechandHearingMonth #StanfordHospital
A patient experiencing dizziness and imbalance arrived at Stanford to see Eva Weinlander, MD, who noticed the patient had stopped taking a crucial medication to prevent stroke. She advised him to restart the medication immediately, but as he was leaving the hospital, he began experiencing facial numbness and called SHC triage RN Ian Ravn. Without hesitation, Ian rushed to the parking lot to meet the patient along with Dr. Weinlander and medical scribe Jimmy Yao. Together, the three of them worked as a team to treat the patient and safely coordinate his prompt transport to the emergency department, where a stroke code was activated. This team was recently recognized for their joint effort to help save a patient's life. #StrokeMonth #StrokeAwareness #PatientSafety #Safety
While on her way to a meeting, Nursing Professional Development Specialist Grissel Hernandez noticed a patient walking with bare feet in the rain outside. Concerned, Grissel approached him and introduced herself. She opted to walk with the patient, engage him in conversation and listen to his story while escorting him back to the unit. During the walk, Grissel discovered the patient felt sad and frustrated about his current medical diagnosis and prognosis, and Grissel could sense the patient was overwhelmed with stress. When they made it back to the unit, Grissel thanked the patient for his company, gave him a hug and assured him he is loved and cared for by many. Overcome with gratitude, the patient confessed that it had been a while since someone took the time to listen or notice him, and that Grissel's care-filled actions meant a lot to him. Even though Grissel is no longer a bedside nurse, she has recently been honored for taking the time to listen to this patient and prioritize his safety. #PatientCare #PatientSafety #PatientFirst #StanfordHospital #StanfordHealth
Eighteen #Stanford Hospital nurses and nurse managers recently spent the day in Sacramento learning about the California legislative process. The day included meetings with CA local state representative State Senator Jerry Hill, Assemblymember Marc Berman from Palo Alto (pictured in the center), and representatives of the California Hospital Association, the Board of Registered Nursing and the Governor's office. Enforcing the fact that ideas can turn into bills, which can turn into law, is an encouragement that voices at our level are heard in congress, said Nursing Professional Development Specialist Sonya Feng. #GovernmentRelations #Community #StanfordHospital
Happy Bike to Work Day! Thanks to @stanford.healthcare President & CEO David Entwistle for helping hand out water and treats to employees who commuted to work via bicycle or foot. #biketowork #wellness #health #StanfordHealth #StanfordHospital
Congratulations to our Chief Operating Officer, Quinn McKenna, for being named to Modern Healthcare’s inaugural list of the nation’s top 25 COO’s in healthcare. A seasoned healthcare executive with more than 25 years of leadership experience in academic medical centers, health systems and management consulting, McKenna joined the #StanfordHealthCare team in January 2017. #StanfordHospital #StanfordHealth
May 5 is World Hand Hygiene Day: The World Health Organization's annual global call to action for health workers. This year's theme is “Fight antibiotic resistance—it's in your hands. Join the #Stanford Health Care Infection, Prevention and Control Department (pictured here) in recognizing World Hand Hygiene Day by washing your hands to protect yourself and your family from the spread of harmful germs. #HandHygiene #HandHygieneDay #Safety #StanfordHealth #StanfordHospital
In honor of #StrokeMonth Stanford Health Care is pleased to announce that it has been recertified by The Joint Commission as an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center, a prestigious designation reserved for institutions with specific abilities to receive and treat the most complex #stroke cases. Stanford Health Care received the first ever Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center designation in the country in 2012, shortly after it was launched by The Joint Commission in partnership with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. #StrokeAwareness #StrokeAwarenessMonth
Last Saturday, a group of 18 volunteers from Stanford Health Care participated in this year’s Rebuilding Together Peninsula, a program dedicated to improving the homes and lives of low-income homeowners. Our team of #StanfordHealthCare volunteers helped to renovate a house for a single mother in Menlo Park. They painted the exterior of the house as well as all the fences, removed debris, rendered yardwork, dug up some of the concrete and laid tiles on the side of the house. Way to go! #GiveBack #Volunteer #Community #Stanford #StanfordHealth #StanfordHospital
April is National Occupational Therapy Month, and this year marks the 100th anniversary of the profession. Occupational Therapists (OTs) make a wide variety of contributions to patient care in both inpatient and outpatient settings. OTs work in various settings (hospitals, homes, schools, medical clinics and more) with patients of all ages on physical, cognitive and psychosocial skills necessary to participate in their most valued occupations to promote health, safety and well-being. #OccupationalTherapyMonth #OccupationalTherapy #OccupationalTherapist #StanfordHealth #Stanford
April is Clinical Trials Awareness Month at #Stanford Cancer Centers! The Stanford #Cancer Institute has more than 250 actively recruiting clinical trials, investigating a broad spectrum of new diagnostic, prevention and treatment strategies. This month, some of our experts are sharing the latest in cancer research in genomics, immunology and other targeted approaches for cancer treatment. Learn more http://stan.md/2pba260
The construction continues! Take a peek at the new #Stanford hospital that's starting to take shape. Photo credit: Brandon Bond
Today is National Pet Day! Thanks to our PAWSome volunteers who share their pets to help comfort patients and staff in need of some animal therapy. Here's a picture of one of our #PAWS volunteer dogs Haley to boost your mood today. #AnimalTherapy #NationalPetDay #StanfordHealth #StanfordHospital
This week we celebrate our Patient Access Services team for their dedication to providing patients and visitors with a positive first impression during their visit or stay at the hospital. #PatientsFirst #PatientServices #Stanford #StanfordHealth
#tbt to the recent #Stanford #RacingHearts event that was a huge success! 1600 people attended to hear inspiring stories from cardiac arrest survivors and a patient who recently received a heart transplant. @racingheartsorg
April is National Donate Life Month! Stanford Health Care is celebrating those who have saved lives through the gift of donation. Consider registering to become an organ, eye and tissue donor today. #DonateLifeMonth #StanfordHealth
#Stanford Health Care pharmacist Jessica Lau was walking out of the satellite pharmacy office on the B3 nursing unit when she heard a loud cry for help coming from a patient room. She immediately rushed over to the room and realized the patient was fine, but a guest who had come to visit the patient was visibly choking. Jessica was the first staff member to arrive, so she rapidly walked up behind the visitor and performed the Heimlich maneuver to dislodge the food from the visitor’s throat, restoring her ability to breathe. Jessica was recently recognized for her quick action that not only helped save a life, but demonstrated her courage and care for anyone in need. #PatientSafety #PatientCare #Pharmacists #StanfordHeroes #StanfordHealth #StanfordHospital
In honor of National Doctors Day, we'd like to take a moment to recognize our remarkable #Stanford doctors who work so hard to care for us and our loved ones 365 days of the year. Thank you to them, and to all the doctors across the world, for devoting their lives to healing others. #Doctors #NationalDoctorsDay #StanfordHealth #StanfordHospital
Spring has officially sprung in Palo Alto! Beautiful flowers have blossomed outside the fountain entrance of #Stanford Hospital. Photo credit: Judy Chow
Nutrition tip: Forget the fad...fad diets, that is! If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Stay away from any diets, pills or products that make miraculous claims. Healthy weight loss is 1-2 pounds per week. Don’t fall for a diet plan promising dramatic weight changes. Avoid any diet that eliminates or overly restricts entire food groups, such as carbohydrates. There is no evidence that specific combinations of foods or eating foods at certain times of day will help weight loss. No need for exercise? Ditch this claim! The key to healthy weight management is to find physical activities that you enjoy and to participate in them regularly. #NutritionMonth #Nutrition #HealthyEating #StanfordHealth
Abraham was referred to Stanford last summer after suffering from fatigue and unusual heart rhythm. He had been an active high school football player but suddenly lost a lot of energy and strength. Local doctors couldn’t figure out what was wrong. When he was brought to Stanford, doctors determined he needed a heart transplant, and fast. He was on ECMO (a machine used to take over the work of his heart and lungs) for 95 days--one of the longest times a patient has been on mechanical support--while waiting for a donor. His #Stanford doctor reworked the circuit to the ECMO, allowing Abraham (pictured above) to move around and get outside the hospital during this time, instead of staying in bed. Fortunately for Abraham, a new heart became available just before his 18th birthday, and he successfully received his transplant. We're pleased to report that Abraham is recovering well and faster than anticipated. #organdonation #donatelife #transplant #stanfordhealth #stanfordhospital
We're ready for our cardio this weekend! #fbf to last year's Racing Hearts 5k/10k at #Stanford. Great shot of race partner and Palo Alto Fire Fighter with his daughter. Can't wait for this weekend's event with @racingheartsorg #RacingHearts #StanfordHealth
When a patient arrived at Stanford Health Care with her three-year-old son after driving through a rainstorm, the last thing she needed was to feel stressed. This patient came in to have her labs drawn prior to a procedure she felt uneasy about, and recounted her experience with #StanfordHealth RN Shokoh Azizi. Shokoh demonstrated kindness, care and patience at a time this patient needed it the most. She even played with the patient's son, offering him stickers and toys to entertain him during the appointment. Congratulations to Shokoh for her recent recognition of exemplary patient care. #NursesRock #Nurses #PatientExperience #Compassion #Stanford #StanfordHealthCare
Beans, beans the magical fruit. Fiber is best known for helping food move throughout our body. Fiber also helps prevent heart disease, diabetes, digestive problems and weight gain. It can be found in whole grains, beans, fruits and vegetables. The recommended daily amount of fiber is 25 grams for women and 38 grams for men. You can meet this amount with 2 cups of fruit and 2.5 cups of vegetables every day. Make it your goal to make at least half of your grains whole grains! #NutritionMonth #Nutrition #HealthyEating #Stanford #StanfordHealth
Upon being diagnosed with stomach cancer in January 2008, Steve Melen turned to Stanford Health Care for treatment. Fighting for his life, he underwent major surgery involving the removal of his stomach, spleen and half of his pancreas, followed by several rounds of chemotherapy and radiation. Nine years later, Steve now lives cancer free and dedicates his life to fighting for others suffering from stomach cancer. He serves on the board of the Gastric Cancer Foundation, helping raise awareness and funds around his cause. Steve is very active in his community and has been able to live his dream of owning several racehorses, one named after his daughter, Dancing Ava. Most recently, Steve (pictured here with his daughter) led an underwater photo campaign for cancer survivors. The testimonials illustrate how this program has helped cancer survivors rediscover their beauty, regain their self-confidence and self-esteem, and encourage other suffering patients to have hope. #CancerSurvivor #StomachCancer #FightBack #GastricCancer #Stanford #StanfordHealth photo credit: Erena Shimoda
Stanford Health Care RN Cristina Woytowitz noticed some subtle behavioral changes in her patient’s condition, which could have easily been missed or dismissed as nothing to worry about. However, something about these changes didn’t sit well with Cristina, so she followed her instincts and escalated her concerns, suggesting some tests to rule out infection. When those results were negative, she continued pressing for more diagnostics as her gut was telling her that there was something more to the story. Indeed, Cristina was recently recognized for her critical thinking and persistence to help identify a complication for her patient, which allowed the patient's care team to swiftly intervene and remedy the issue before becoming more problematic. #NursesRock #StanfordHealth #PatientSafety #SafetyFirst #PatientCare #Nurses
#fbf to the #Stanford Center for Inherited Cardiovascular Disease team at the starting line of last year's annual Racing Hearts 5k/10k race. We're excited to get our hearts pumping for this year's 3/26 event in partnership with @racingheartsorg, a non-profit organization that empowers people to use life saving heart defibrillators (AEDs) to save lives during a sudden cardiac arrest. Racing Hearts' mission is to increase awareness of and improve access to automated external defibrillators. #RacingHearts #Awareness #CariovascularHealth #cardio #hearthealth #health #StanfordHealth