Over a decade in the making, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is just days away from opening its new Main building and grounds on December 9. The hospital reached the final step to announcing an opening date when it received its license from the California Department of Public Health on December 4. Designed to transform the patient and family experience, the new 521,000-square-foot building more than doubles the size of the existing pediatric and obstetric hospital campus. (MILTECH)
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center marked a new era Saturday with the unveiling of its new Sobrato Pavilion, a facility boasting cutting-edge technology and innovation that officials say will put the needs of patients first. (The Mercury News)
The Hospital Quality Institute (HQI) last week announced Santa Clara Valley Medical Center as the winner of the 2017 C. Duane Dauner Quality Award (formerly known as the Vanguard Award) for its Specialty Care Access Improvement Initiative, an innovative approach to improving patient experience and timely access to quality specialty referrals.
Hospitals in Santa Clara County are strong drivers in the local economy, deliver high quality patient care, provide “safety net” services to residents in need, improve community health outcomes and serve as a vital element in the region’s emergency response plans.
The Medical Respite Program for the homeless in Santa Clara County is a collaborative program between the Hospital Council of Northern and Central California and participating member hospitals, the County’s Valley Homeless Healthcare Program (VHHP), and HomeFirst, a local shelter provider which operates the program on a day-to-day basis.
Participating hospitals include: El Camino Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center, O’Connor Hospital, Regional Medical Center, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, and Stanford Health Care.
Hospitals in Santa Clara County have adopted Safe Pain Medicine Prescribing Guidelines for use by physicians in their emergency departments to help curb the availability and abuse of prescription drugs. The guidelines were developed in partnership with community stakeholders. The Safe Pain Medicine Prescribing flyer is attached and available in English and Spanish.
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Jo joined the Hospital Council as Regional Vice President for the South Bay region in 2010. She previously served as Local Government Relations Manager at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital for six years. In addition, she spent five years as the Senior Legislative Aide for the Vice Mayor of the City of San Jose. She has 20 years of experience in government relations with a focus on state and local issues.
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