The New Stanford Hospital

Setting the standard for health care of the 21st Century

Countless donors—individual, foundations and corporations—have come together to create the new Stanford Hospital, a global model of what health care can and should be in the 21st century.  A blend of advanced technology and beautiful, healing, human-scales spaces, the building also sets standards for green construction and sustainability. 

Perhaps the most visible impact of the Campaign for Stanford Medicine is arising on a former parking lot adjacent to the existing Stanford Hospital.

More than 230 individual, corporate and foundation donors came together to fund the new Stanford Hospital, a state-of-the-art, patient-centered model of what health care can be in our time.

This transformative community asset, prompted in part by strict new seismic requirements for hospitals in the State of California, leverages the biomedical breakthroughs of the past 25 years—and anticipates those that will come online in the next 25.

Designed by renowned architect Rafael Viñoly, the hospital features an unusual design blending the most advanced technologies with uplifting, healing supportive aesthetics. Most of its technology—the Marc and Laura Andreessen Emergency Department, advanced imaging, hybrid surgical/interventional suites, and other acute care—is clustered on the first and seconds floors. The Garden floor—the third—mediates between technology and humanity, featuring a dining room, gardens, patient and family resources, areas for spiritual contemplation, walking paths, and meditation spaces. Above the garden floor rise the four care pavilions, with private, comfortable patient rooms dedicated to healing and recovery. 

What will the impacts of the new Stanford Hospital be, for patients here in Northern California and throughout the world?  The possibilities are dazzling and the list is long.  Advanced diagnostics will find cancer and other deadly diseases at earlier, more curable stages. Surgeries will give way to safer, less invasive, and equally effective interventions. Patients with previously crippling strokes or heart attacks will survive and thrive. Tissue lost to trauma or disease will be regenerated, giving unprecedented hope and health to patients formerly consigned to organ transplants, a lifetime of insulin use, or the ravages of dementia or spinal paralysis.

These advances could not have been made possible without the philanthropy of a diverse group of forward thinking donors and volunteers who generously gave of their time and resources to the Campaign for Stanford Medicine and made this hospital, and the medical discoveries it will help advance, a reality for both the local community and the world.

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The new Stanford Hospital puts a premium on sustainability

When visitors gaze out the windows of the patient rooms in the new Stanford Hospital, they will be able to look over a vista of rolling hills, rooftop gardens and green landscaping. But what they might not notice are the environmentally sensitive mechanisms designed to make the hospital sustainable and protect those expansive bedside views.

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