Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

This is something that I never thought was going to happen. A facility like this will be transformative
for our patients This is what we’ve always imagined and now it’s real. This Stanford Neuroscience Health Center is
a physical realization of our long-held dream and vision. The medical architecture of the last generation placed the physician at the center of things. This building flips that. It places the patient at the center of all things we do. The very best patient care requires that we put many fields together, for the special needs of that one patient. We can’t do that in the conventional health setting. One has to start from the ground up. It’s the first of its kind in the country
to integrate 21 subspecialties in one center. We’ve got the most advanced technology here
so that patients receive the very best in both advanced medical care and also patient-oriented
compassionate care. There’s a lot of patients that we share
in common, so we all needed to be together under one roof so that we could really collaborate
with each other. This is how new ideas are born. We meet in
the halls. We may discuss a patient we’ve both seen, have an idea we want to bounce
off someone else, and the proximity is a huge advantage in terms of facilitating these kinds
of creative approaches. It’s easy to forget sometimes what it’s
like to be a patient, how much time you spend going to visits, getting your treatment. I
like the idea that the physicians are sort of orbiting the patient, rather than
the patients orbiting the physicians. We want to make this experience for patients
as stress-free as possible. They’ll be able to receive all of their care in one visit. I got to see five different clinicians in
the span of about three hours. I was like, “Wow! This is cool.” Honoring the voice of our neuroscience patients
was incredibly important to the development of this project. They let us know exactly
what they needed. Some of the things that were priorities were
issues of access, doorways, push buttons, bathrooms, making sure that you have good
turning radius, low counters. We did what we call empathy mapping, and we
drew what the path of travel would be for our patients as they came into the building
for all of the 21 subspecialties. A lot of the obstacles that you had to deal
with before there aren’t there anymore. In this kind of an environment, everything
just becomes calmed and settled. I believe that the Stanford Neuroscience Health
Center does represent the future of neuroscience. We’ve seen the growth of many interdisciplinary
programs: our stroke program, our comprehensive epilepsy program, the movement disorders program.
We have really tried to think about taking research that occurs in the laboratory, and
translating that to how it can help human beings. There is something very special about this
place, and I think that it’s the crosstalk between the sciences and clinical medicine.
Having this type of facility where we have these multiple disciplines, is what will really set us apart from any other institution in the country. This building, it’s very physical architecture,
says what we hope to say in our hearts, which is that we will treat them in a way that opens
up the world to them. To have this building made that’s specifically
for neuroscience patients is astounding. I can’t even overstate how special this building
is going to be to the neuroscience patients from this point on. This place is special.

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