Apple buys up a StartX company, Stanford Hospital subjects patients to long waiting times and Stanford expands its presence online
In an auditorium in the Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge at Stanford Hospital, 13 custodians from the Stanford School of Medicine and Stanford Hospital and Clinics sit in a semicircle to talk. Some of them are new employees, hired just weeks ago. Others have been working at Stanford for 21, 27 or even 37 years. Whether they’re veterans or rookies, however, they all agree: There’s never been a worse time to be a custodian at the hospital.
Stanford Hospitals and Clinics (SHC)’s recent decision to implement job cuts and offload services to an external contractor has prompted allegations of negligence and worker abuse from community members.
Stanford Hospital & Clinics received the Gold Medal of Honor from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for its accomplishments in the field of organ transplantation and donation at an awards ceremony on Oct. 4.
President John Hennessey announced a $1 billion Campaign for Stanford Medicine on Monday. The campaign, which is already halfway to its goal with pledges and expectancies, will raise funds for a new hospital and new programs aimed at changing health care on a national and global level.
Roughly 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students utilize Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) or receive off-campus treatment each year, according to CAPS director Ron Albucher. CAPS has experienced growth in student use consistently over the last five years.
The last year has been a turbulent time for Stanford University with broad implications for the future character and extent of the institution.
Daniel Strickland, M.A. ‘09 Ph.D. ’10, died last Friday from injuries sustained in a car crash on Interstate Highway 280. He was 27.