InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corporation named Stanford Hospital as one of 34 testing sites for its neuro-spinal scaffold study. The study’s implementation of a biodegradable implant will support remaining spinal tissue and promote healing in patients with spinal cord trauma.
Nurses from Stanford Hospital and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford voted last week to officially accept a new three-year contract that will increase their wages by 4 percent annually. Earlier, on April 27, the union struck a tentative deal with the hospitals after voting to strike if negotiations failed.
Nurses from Stanford Hospitals and Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital will no longer go on strike, after settling on a deal that— among other concessions— will make them the highest-paid nurses in the Bay Area.
“We provide student-athletes with unparalleled educational and athletic opportunities, and that should be pay enough. We don’t want to directly compensate them, and don’t feel we should have to.” Those were, essentially, the arguments of Pac-12 COO Jamie Zaninovich and Stanford Senior Associate Athletics Director Kevin Blue at last week’s Stanford Sports Innovation Conference hosted…
Thomas Montine, current chair of pathology at the University of Washington, was recently appointed as the new chair of the Stanford University School of Medicine’s Department of Pathology. According to Stanford Medicine’s News Center, Montine’s term starts on May 1.
According to Paul Khavar, Chair of Dermatology and a co-leader of the search committee for the new chair of pathology, Montine’s leadership within the realm of neuropathology, especially in genomics, complements Stanford Medicine’s goal of providing better patient care.
Stanford Health Care is facing criticism and concern regarding its patient safety due to its recent poor Medicare ratings and older C. difficile infection rates. Members of the Quality team at Stanford Health Care state that they are addressing concerns by creating the Center for Advancing Patient Safety and utilizing new cleaning methods. However, some members of the Stanford community still believe that more improvements are needed.
A recent STAT News investigation stated that Stanford has violated a federal law requiring the disclosure of applicable clinical trials and observational studies involving human subjects on ClinicalTrials.gov. By failing to report the results, the institutions deprive the public of data on medical treatments and their efficacy.
Stanford Health Care announced that its CEO and president, Amir Dan Rubin, will be leaving the organization at the end of the year to join UnitedHealth Group’s Optum health service platform as executive vice president.