Stanford's Leading Edge and Coordinated Cancer Services Will Soon
be Available in the South Bay
STANFORD, Calif. June 26, 2015 – Stanford Health Care today
held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion and
upcoming opening of its new Stanford Cancer Center South Bay in San
Jose. Attendees included Stanford Health Care employees and medical
staff, area physicians, community members, and public officials. The
Stanford Cancer Center South Bay brings Stanford Health Care’s
renowned comprehensive cancer services to the South Bay in a
state-of-the-art, patient-oriented center.
"This stunning new facility has been designed with a complete
focus on delivering the absolute best in cancer care and compassion to
patients and families," said Amir Dan Rubin, president and CEO,
Stanford Health Care. "At our Stanford Cancer Center South Bay,
groundbreaking clinical treatments will be integrated into a
patient-centered experience and facility, designed to promote
outstanding care, compassion and healing."
The design of the Stanford Cancer Center South Bay was created to
bring a multidisciplinary care team to each patient’s exam room,
rather than having patients move from one department to another during
their visit. Every detail has been considered from the patient's
perspective to support the delivery of the most advanced cancer care
available, in a setting that is unsurpassed in the South Bay.
Planning for the building included extensive workflow design in
partnership with Stanford's Patient
and Family Advisory Councils, members of the local community,
and a multidisciplinary team of physicians and staff to provide a
welcoming and efficient layout. Details include separating the patient
from the comings and goings of the medical staff to further enhance
the calming effect of the space, and locating the infusion treatment
area on the top floor with expansive windows providing calming views.
Versatile care areas can be customized to accommodate patient and
provider needs, and to adapt to evolving medical technology.
Moreover, the Stanford Cancer Center South Bay extends regional
access to Stanford Health Care's leading edge and coordinated care.
Stanford is known for a number of key breakthroughs in cancer,
including the initial development of the tumor board, the first
medical use of a linear
accelerator, invention of the CyberKnife
for focused radiation
therapy, development of one of the first targeted cancer
treatments through the use of monoclonal antibodies, and a host of
other advances, several of which will be available to our patients in
the South Bay.
"At Stanford Medicine, we are leading the biomedical revolution
in Precision Health—and the new Stanford Cancer Center South Bay
perfectly showcases the intersection of leading edge technology and
science with personalized, precise and compassionate care," said
Minor, dean of the Stanford University School of Medicine.
"We are truly excited to extend Stanford’s comprehensive and
compassionate cancer care to more Bay Area residents, and we welcome
the opportunity to enhance our growing clinical research
program," said Beverly S.
Mitchell, MD, Director, Stanford Cancer Institute.
The 70,000-square-foot facility, located at the intersection of
State Route 85 and Los Gatos Boulevard in San Jose, is scheduled to
open for patient care in mid July.