Sunlight floods through the 20-foot windows of the sprawling lobby.
One hundred silver birds float overhead, part of a menagerie of sculptures that greets visitors in all corners of the building. Cushioned easy chairs face a green lawn just outside. Gentle piano music wafts through the air.
This, surrounded by tall trees and lavender fields on the Stanford University campus, may be the fanciest new medical center for children in the country. (Boston Globe)
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford initiated various safety interventions for medication administration. Moving from a daily medication cart fill – once every 24 hours – to multiple fills per day – every 2 to 3 hours – and implementing a barcode verification system for all medication dispensing has resulted in a 21 percent decrease in missed doses, a 66 percent reduction in wasted doses and one of the lowest medication error rates according to incident reporting in the Solutions for Patient Safety Collaborative. (HealthcareITNews)
U.S. News & World Report says eight children’s hospitals in California are among the best in the country across numerous pediatric specialties. The news organization released its 12th annual “Best Children’s Hospitals” rankings Tuesday. (Hollywood Patch)
At Packard Children’s, new surgical and imaging suites will open at the end of June, and the entire second floor of Stanford Hospital, set to open in late 2019, will be devoted to surgery. (Stanford Medicine News Center)
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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