California children's hospitals expanding new location

By Healthcare Facilities Today
January 13, 2014

Stanford Children’s Health and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford are building a new, larger location for its South Bay Specialty Clinic, according to an article on the Medical Construction & Design website. The clinic, currently in Los Gatos, Calif., will eventually move to a larger building in Campbell.

It’s all a part of an important new model and system for healthcare delivery, the article said. 

“Today’s busy families, economic concerns and the Affordable Care Act are all drivers in changing the way Americans receive care,” gastroenterologist Kenneth Cox, M.D., who is also a professor of pediatrics at the Stanford School of Medicine, said in the article. “Quality care that’s more accessible – and in outpatient settings near where families live, reduces costs, increases convenience – and creates a better patient experience.”

That experience can even have an effect on outcomes, COx said in the article. Research from his team suggests that liver transplant outcomes are improved when quality care is more accessible closer to where patients live.

Expanded access means Bay Area children can see urologists, neurologists, pulmonologists and more – without having to travel to Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford in Palo Alto for each specialty. Care not centered on a trip to the hospital is part of a growing national movement to add more value for the consumer, the article said.

Increasingly, consumers expect specialty care, well care and disease management to be accessible in outpatient settings like those of Stanford Children’s Health, according to the article. 

Read the article.



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