Stanford University Medical Center

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A medical facility that houses Stanford Health Care and Stanford Children's Health, the Stanford University Medical Center is part of the Stanford University. It is a teaching hospital for the Stanford University School of Medicine and is frequently recognised as one of the finest hospitals in the United States. Additionally, it has received several awards for its excellence. It was recognised by US News as the fourth-best hospital in the state of California in the year 2020–21 (after UCLA Medical Center, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and UCSF Medical Center, respectively), and it was listed as the thirteenth-best hospital in the US.

The Stanford Home for Convalescent Children (also known as the "Con Home") was established in 1911 to mark the beginning of the institution that would later become the hospital. The Stanford Hospital was founded in 1959, the same year that the Stanford Medical School relocated its operations from San Francisco to a new location south of the city. At the time, the hospital was co-owned by the city of Palo Alto and was known as the Palo Alto-Stanford Hospital Center. It was rechristened when the university made the acquisition of the building in 1968.

500 Pasteur Drive is the address of the Stanford Health Care facility in Stanford, California. It is the principal teaching hospital for the Stanford University School of Medicine and is listed by U.S. News & World Report as one of the finest hospitals in the United States on a regular basis. The facility, which can be found at the north end of the university campus, consists of the main hospital building, the Stanford Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Blake Wilbur Building, the Boswell Building, the Hoover Pavilion, the Neurosciences Health Center, and the building that houses the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Additionally, the facility houses a variety of professional offices and departments of the School of Medicine and Stanford Health Care, in addition to the recent expansions. A landing facility and the Life Flight helicopter are located on the top of the main structure.

Patients come from all over the world to get tertiary medical treatment and general acute care services from Stanford Health Care. Patients come from all across the country as well. Clinical specialisations including as organ transplantation, the detection and treatment of cancer, cardiovascular medicine and surgery, and neurosciences are recognised all over the globe for their excellence. In 1981, the Stanford University Medical Center was responsible for performing the first successful combination heart-lung transplant in the world. This accomplishment is only one of many that the facility has accomplished. The hospital is an essential component in the education of medical doctors as well as other types of healthcare workers. It offers researchers from the medical school a clinical setting in which to conduct their investigations on the best methods to apply newly acquired knowledge to the treatment of patients. The hospital's medical team is comprised of both full-time Stanford academics and community doctors from the surrounding area.

A trauma centre that meets the criteria for Level I care may be found at Stanford Hospital. In 1986, it was designated as a trauma centre, and in 1998, the American College of Surgeons granted it designation as a Level I trauma centre for the first time.