Stanford University Medical Center To Provide Outpatient Specialty Services at Redwood City Facility
Stanford University Medical Center on Friday announced plans to open a new outpatient care center in Redwood City that will provide specialty services, such as orthopedics, treatment for sleep disorders, ophthalmology, surgery and imaging, the San Jose Mercury News reports. The new outpatient facility, which will be housed in an existing building, will be the first Stanford center located off-campus.
The new center, which will open in 2007, will be funded by both Stanford University and Stanford Medical Center. The cost has not yet been disclosed.
By moving some of its outpatient services off-campus, Stanford will be able to meet growing demand for services by an aging population while avoiding space constraints on its main campus. The new building is part of the growing trend toward outpatient care as patients are discharged earlier due to the increase in minimally invasive surgeries that can be done on an outpatient basis, according to the Mercury News.
Stanford is one of several hospitals in the area that are expanding or replacing facilities over the next 10 years, the Mercury News reports (Krieger, San Jose Mercury News, 2/27).