The Stanford University School of Medicine is internationally known
for outstanding medical practice and high-quality patient care. Its
facilities are among the best in the world. Recently, Stanford Hospital
and Clinics was recognized by U.S. News & World Report (July 23,
2001 issue) as one of "America's Best Hospitals," ranking
tenth in the nation.
Stanford University Medical Center, which includes Stanford
Hospital & Clinics, the Lucile
Salter Packard Children's Hospital, and two other affiliated
teaching hospitals, was ranked number 12 in the nation for federal
research awards that help scientists find new medical discoveries.
Libraries in the Medical Center contain scientifically based health
information for researchers, clinicians, students and the public.
Neurosciences maintain nationally recognized Centers of Excellence
for adults at
Stanford Hospital & Clinics and children at
Lucile Packard Childrens Hospital that bring together
interdisciplinary teams of physicians, nurses and health care professionals
to address complex and difficult neurological problems. Doctors
in the General Neurosurgery Clinics and its eight sub-specialty
clinics examine all neurologic disorders of the central and peripheral
nervous system. Our entire medical staff works closely with specialized
teams of medical providers in order to ensure that patients receive
thorough diagnoses and effective treatments that are tailored to
their specific medical needs.
Last year, Stanford and Packard neurosurgeons performed 1,600 complex
neurosurgical procedures in the hospitals 21 operating rooms,
which are open 24 hours per day and are equipped with the most advanced
medical technology available.
These resources help us deliver excellent medical care to patients
and support to their families.