MedStaff Update: August 2013
To keep pace with Stanford's burgeoning clinical operations, Stanford School of Medicine anticipates gradually increasing the size of its faculty over the next five years, and expanding research opportunities for clinician educators. The move is part of a larger effort to foster growth in clinical research and advancement in clinical care.
It's no secret that medical research on women’s health has lagged behind that done on men. A new collaborative effort at Stanford, the Stanford WSDM Center (pronounced "wisdom"), hopes to tackle the continuing disparities in medicine between men and women and across the gender spectrum, and encourage scientists and clinicians to consider sex and gender when designing studies and providing patient care.
Each year, three million Americans have their cataracts removed by the skilled hands of ophthalmic surgeons. But using laser technology, surgeons at the Byers Eye Institute at Stanford now can remove cataracts with more precision and more safety, offering patients less discomfort and faster healing.
Highlights from a week with the Joint Commission and Institute for Medical Quality
When reviewers from the Joint Commission and the California Medical Institute for Medical Quality stop by unannounced once every three years, a multi-departmental herculean effort ensues. At the conclusion of its most recent visit, Stanford received accolades for its caring physicians and staff, along with a list of corrective actions to ensure continued compliance with accreditation standards.
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By Amir Dan Rubin, President and CEO
As we head into the new fiscal year we reflect on our strategic road map to achieve excellence in an evolving environment. More specifically, each year we develop Strategic Deployment plans that seek to align our purpose, with our people and our performance management.