MedStaff Update: August 2014
Tackling Discharge Timeliness One Step at a Time
With patient demand exceeding capacity, Stanford Health Care has had to turn away patients who want or need clinical services, hold others for long periods of time in the Emergency Department and postpone or reschedule procedures. The lack of timely discharges is a key contributor to this capacity clog.
Ad Campaign Celebrates the 'Relentless Ingenuity' of Stanford Physicians
With a new name and a larger presence in the greater Bay Area, Stanford Health Care launched its biggest consumer advertising effort to date with a multimedia campaign that highlights the excellence of Stanford Medicine physicians.
Stanford Opens Several One-Stop Patient Care Hubs
In an effort to shoulder the burden of complex care for its patients, Stanford Health Care has created a number of one-stop hubs for comprehensive patient services in cancer, neuroscience, hearing and balance and wound care.
Featured Guest Contributor
Mark Lane Welton, MD, Chief of Staff
Smooth Hand Offs are Essential to Quality Patient Care
Through standard work with CI CARE, we have improved our patient-doctor communication immensely. We now need to expand our focus beyond communication with patients to communication between physicians and the care team to ensure we continue to deliver excellent care and improve our care where opportunities exist.