STANFORD, Calif. (December 10, 2015) – Stanford Health Care
hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony today to celebrate the completion of
its new Stanford Neuroscience Health Center in Palo Alto. Attendees
included Stanford Health Care leadership and medical staff, community
members, patients and public officials.
The Stanford Neuroscience Health Center is a first-of-its-kind
comprehensive care destination that brings together neurologists,
neurosurgeons, interventional neuroradiologists, and other care
providers from 21 neuroscience subspecialties to work side-by-side,
allowing teams to share their expertise and information rapidly. The
integrated outpatient services in one convenient location results in
more accurate diagnoses, organized care, better quality of life and
improved outcomes for the patient.
"The Stanford Neuroscience Health Center will provide the
absolute leading edge of care in a highly coordinated fashion,"
said Amir Dan Rubin, President and CEO, Stanford Health Care.
"This first-of-its-kind center brings together multidisciplinary
teams of Stanford clinicians, leveraging breakthrough approaches, all
in a highly patient-centered facility."
At the Stanford Neuroscience Health Center, patients will have
access to advanced diagnostic techniques, the latest treatments and
unique ground-breaking clinical trials – some of which are not
available anywhere else in the world. The center's revolutionary
neuroscience technology includes an Autonomic Lab with one of the
first clinical care thermoregulatory sweat labs in the nation and the
first dedicated clinical PET/MRI. The building will also offer unique
supportive services, including an outdoor Mobility Garden and a
Wellness Center for restorative patient classes, such as yoga and
dance, as well as educational lectures.
An established NIH Alzheimer's Disease Research Center will be
housed in the building and is one of only 29 in the country where
scientists will have the opportunity to conduct interdisciplinary
research on Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, the two most common
neurodegenerative disorders nationwide.
"At Stanford Medicine, we are committed to working across
boundaries to provide
preventive, personalized, and patient-centered care for
our patients," said Lloyd B. Minor,
M.D., dean of the Stanford University School of Medicine.
"Through the Stanford Neuroscience Health Center, we are leading
the biomedical revolution in Precision Health by providing
our neuroscience patients with individualized care that is focused on
wellness and integrates the most technologically advanced equipment
with groundbreaking discovery," said Minor.
The design of the Stanford Neuroscience Health Center was created to
provide a physically and emotionally supportive care environment for
patients in each of the 21 neuroscience subspecialties. One of the
biggest draws of the building is patient access to a team of
specialized physicians, surgeons and nurses in one location. Building
planning included extensive process design work and incorporated
feedback from the 12-member Patient and Family Advisory Council,
physicians and care team members to address virtually every aspect of
the facility, from flooring to lighting.
"It is so unique to be involved and appreciated at this level
like we were at Stanford. The life of a neuroscience patient can be
extremely difficult, and having a seat at the table to give a
patient's perspective on every detail from the flooring to the wall
colors to the types of chairs is incredibly empowering," said
Paula Holwell, chair of the Stanford Neuroscience Patient and Family
Advisory Council. "As someone who is personally going to be
treated at this center, it means so much to know that my voice helped
to shape what the future patient experience will be like at the
Stanford Neuroscience Health Center."
The new five-story, 92,000-square-foot Neuroscience
Health Center, designed by architect TEF Design and constructed
by Cahill Contractors, is located at 213 Quarry Road at the Hoover
Medical Campus in Palo Alto. The new facility is scheduled to open for
patient care in January 2016.
For more information, visit: https://stanfordhealthcare.org/snhc.