A multidisciplinary team at Stanford Medicine has envisioned Green Button, a proposed system designed to let doctors receive guidance for treating patients with combinations of characteristics that have not been examined in clinical trials. The idea was outlined in an article in the Journal Health Affairs last year.
Due to generous donors, increased property values and positive returns, Stanford University’s endowment has increased by 3.6 percent over the past year. According to results released by the Stanford Management Company (SMC), the final sum for 2015 amounts to $22.2 billion, as of August 31, 2015 when the fiscal year concluded.
The Hoover Neuroscience Health Center will open this winter as the first building to be finished under the Stanford University Medical Center Renewal Project, organized by the Planning, Designing and Construction Department (PDCD) at Stanford. As a part of the Renewal Project, Stanford Health Care, the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Welch Road utilities and the Hoover Medical Campus will be renovated as well.
Last year, the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford announced its plans for expansion, which will make it the largest Ronald McDonald branch in the world. Construction is underway and the Stanford house is projected to be completed in spring 2016.
Starting March 16, pediatric surgeon Dennis Lund will join Stanford Children’s Health and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford as the new chief medical officer. Lund will also serve as the associate dean for material and child health at the School of Medicine.
On July 1, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded Stanford a $7.2-million grant as part of a continued effort to diagnose mystery diseases. The University will serve as one of several new clinical sites in the Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN), a program which, according to its website, aims to find diagnoses and treatments for patients who are undiagnosed despite having received prior evaluations.
A new polio-like illness has affected at least 20 children in California over the past 18 months, in an outbreak first identified by Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital pediatric neurologist Keith Van Haren.
Stanford’s Ronald McDonald House will expand its facilities in March in order to serve more patients and their families. The expansion will add 52,000 square feet—including 69 more guest rooms, new dining areas, a library and a healing garden—to accommodate longer guest stays and increased demand for services. Since the House’s last expansion in 2003,…