July 11, 2014
Quality & Patient Safety Alert! (PDF)
During a recent CDPH unannounced survey, the surveyor noticed that a patient had a condition change during their post-procedure recovery. The procedure report stated that the patient had tolerated the procedure and sedation well and had been discharged to home. The report was a template that was developed by the department to expedite the documentation requirements.
Major Construction Milestone for New Hospital
A large crane is moving steel beams into place in order to build the structure of the Stanford Hospital building under construction at 500 Pasteur Drive. The steel assembly process marks a major milestone in the construction of the seven-story, 824,000-square-foot building. Construction is scheduled to be completed in 2017 and will open to patient care in 2018.
Get to Know Stanford's South Bay Cancer Center, July 17th, 10am-1pm (PDF)
Employees and medical staff are invited to the Cancer Center on July 17th between 10a.m. to 1p.m. to learn more about Stanford's new South Bay Cancer Center, scheduled to open summer 2015 in San Jose. Join us in the lobby of the current Cancer Center at 875 Blake Wilbur for more information about the new facility and its benefits.
May We Take Your Picture?
The Patient Photos project is a patient identification project to assist with patient safety and identification. Once captured, the patient's photo is attached to the patient's electronic medical record (EMR). An additional benefit of having the patient photo in the EMR, is that the photo serves as a visual reminder to the provider, thereby enhancing caregiver communication with the patient. The initial pilot of this project was implemented in the Emergency Department in early March.