Stanford Hospital and Clinics

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Entrance to Stanford Hospital

Stanford Hospital (now Stanford Health Care) is located at 300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford, California, 94305[1] and is part of the Stanford University Medical Center along with the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and the Stanford School of Medicine. It is world-renowned for its work in cardiovascular medicine and surgery, organ transplantation, neurology, neurosurgery, and cancer diagnosis and treatment.[2] It has nearly 40,000 room visits per year and hosts 20,000 inpatients yearly.[3] In 2007, Stanford Hospital was ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the 15th-best hospital out of 5,462 medical centers in the United States.[4] Stanford received high rankings in the following specialties[5]

Specialty Ranking
heart 9
psychiatry 10
otolaryngology 12
rheumatology 12
cancer 13
urology 14
gynecology 16
kidney disease 18
digestive disorders 20
orthopedics 22
rehabilitation 23
neurology and neurosurgery 28
geriatrics 44

Life Flight[edit]

The Stanford Life Flight program began May 1, 1984. Stanford Life Flight flies in an EC 145 helicopter that can fly under both visual and instrument flight rules, allowing for response to calls in nearly any weather. The aircraft will accommodate two patients with two Flight Nurses, or one patient with up to four caregivers, plus the Pilot.[6] During the non-flight time, the flight nurses are available to support the Emergency Department and the ICU's. Stanford Life Flight celebrates 30 years [7]

Stanford University Hospital Center Heliport
IATA: noneICAO: noneFAA LID: 15CA
Summary
Airport type Private
Owner Stanford Hospital
Serves Stanford
Location 300 Pasteur Dr.
Stanford, California
United States
Elevation AMSL 84 ft / 25.60 m
Coordinates 37°26′07″N 122°10′29″W / 37.43528°N 122.17472°W / 37.43528; -122.17472Coordinates: 37°26′07″N 122°10′29″W / 37.43528°N 122.17472°W / 37.43528; -122.17472
Website stanfordhealthcare.org
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
Helipad H1 100x100 30.5x30.5 Asphalt
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Data Breach[edit]

After a vendor’s electronic file that included certain Stanford Hospital & Clinics patient information was discovered on a web site on August 22, 2011, it was removed the next day and SHC began an aggressive investigation.[9]

A $20 million lawsuit was filed against Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Multi-Specialty Collection Services LLC, for the data breach that had the medical records of 20,000 patients on commercial website for a year. Stanford Hospitals & Clinics has severed all connections with this contractor and will "vigorously defend" itself.[10]

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