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2008-10-29 18:00:25

On Oct. 30, the Stanford Blood Center will honor more than 400 donors who have made 100 or more blood donations. "This is not your typical Silicon Valley business breakfast. This amazing group of people has helped save countless lives and their commitment to our community is remarkable," said center spokesperson Michele Hyndman. Between 7:30 and 9 a.m., donors and staff will gather at the Sheraton Hotel, 625 El Camino Real in Palo Alto, to enjoy a buffet breakfast. Two of the special...

2008-10-20 18:00:30

Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital today presented their vision for the future of medicine in Palo Alto. The special event to unveil designs for the expansion of Packard Children's Hospital and development of the new Stanford Hospital was hosted by President and CEO of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Christopher Dawes and President and CEO of Stanford Hospital & Clinics Martha Marsh. Today's unveiling marks an exciting milestone in advancing the...

2008-10-15 12:00:33

Stanford University Medical Center Renewal Project: WHAT: The Stanford University Medical Center Renewal Project is hosting a special event to unveil its design plans for the new Stanford Hospital and expansion of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. The designs will be presented by renowned architects Rafael Vinoly of Rafael Vinoly Architects for Stanford Hospital, and William Pedersen of Kohn Pedersen Fox for Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. ------- WHO: Featured speakers...

2008-10-07 18:00:34

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- It started as a pilot project to help transport a few patients and families. Now, 6000 rides later, the Care-a-Van for Kids department at Packard Children's Hospital is celebrating the success of 10 years of continuous community service to families who need transportation to hospital appointments. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/AQTU563) Providing free rides to families is a challenge, but a happy one. "We work hard to find...

2008-10-06 18:00:36

Pregnant women worried about their babies' genetic health face a tough decision: get prenatal gene testing and risk miscarriage, or skip the tests and miss the chance to learn of genetic defects before birth. But a new prenatal test could make this dilemma obsolete. The new method, developed by scientists at Stanford University, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, requires only a maternal blood sample to spot chromosomal disorders such as Down...

2008-10-06 00:00:36

Hospitalized kids with painful ailments from broken bones to cancer are often dosed with strong, painkilling drugs known as opiates. The medications block pain, but they can have nasty side effects. Constipation, for instance, is one side effect that can cause discomfort -- and even extend a child's hospital stay. "No parent wants their child in the hospital any longer than necessary," said Paul Sharek, MD, MPH, medical director for quality management and chief clinical patient safety...

2008-10-01 00:14:13

Pregnant women who are part of an Asian-white couple face an increased risk of gestational diabetes as compared with couples in which both partners are white, according to a new study from Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and the Stanford University School of Medicine. The researchers also found that Asian women whose partners are white are more likely than white women with Asian or white partners to have a caesarean delivery, as part of a broad analysis of perinatal outcomes among...

2008-09-11 21:00:25

By an 858 to 277 vote, employees at Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital have elected to be represented by the United Healthcare Workers West (UHW) union, hospital officials announced today. Under National Labor Relations Board rules, the results will not be certified for seven days to allow for any possible challenge to the results. These employees were formerly represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 715. Because the...

2008-08-12 18:00:29

The Stanford Blood Center is offering vouchers to Stanford Athletics events as a thank you to donors throughout August, a month in which the blood supply can reach critical shortages. From Aug. 1-28, donors at any of blood center's three locations will receive a voucher featuring the following discounts for Cardinal sports: -- Two general admission tickets to the Stanford vs. Oregon State football game on Aug. 28 at 6 p.m. -- Two general admission tickets for any regular...

2008-08-11 18:00:58

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) will hold an election on Sept. 10 and Sept. 11 to determine representation for 1,450 employees at Stanford Hospital & Clinics (SHC) and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (LPCH). "We are pleased that an election has been scheduled," said Lori Curry, vice president of human resources for Stanford Hospital & Clinics. "The Hospitals fully respect the right of our employees to select union representation or to remain independent. Both the law...


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