After a barrage of accusations that Stanford’s recently-acquired ValleyCare Medical Center is a poor work environment — including allegations of worker intimidation, bribery and patient endangerment — the hospital’s nurses have taken matters into their own hands and unionized.
Stanford University Dance Marathon (SUDM) is an annual philanthropic event that raises money for health-related causes. Students dance for 24 consecutive hours while raising money to donate. In the past, SUDM has donated proceeds to organizations such as FACE AIDS (2008) and Partners in Health Rwanda (2014-2016), organizations which seek to provide communities in Rwanda…
After almost 10 years of planning, the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital is scheduled to open a new building in December.
On Tuesday, Stanford’s Board of Trustees met for the first time this academic year to discuss topics including a new graduate student housing project at Escondido Village and the recently-completed Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. Leadership transitions were also a theme, with Jeff Raikes ’80 presenting on his preparations for his new position as chair of the board and University President Marc Tessier-Lavigne reporting on the long-range planning process launched under his leadership.
In light of several suicide clusters and an emerging need to raise awareness of mental health issues, the 2016 Adolescent Mental Wellness Conference took place in the South San Francisco Conference Center Aug. 5-6.
After an unsuccessful extended mediation session between the Committee for Recognition of Nursing Achievement (CRONA) and the Stanford Hospitals and Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, CRONA is preparing to call a nurses strike.
Nurses from Stanford Hospitals and Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital are set to go on strike if the hospitals’ management and the Committee for Recognition of Nursing Achievement (CRONA) do not agree on a new contract.
Herbert Schwartz, professor emeritus and former chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Stanford’s School of Medicine, died on Nov. 13 at the age of 89. Schwartz and his colleagues were instrumental in founding the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in 1991.