Stanford Health Care – The Marc and Laura Andreessen Emergency

Stanford, California

Stanford Health Care is among the top 10 hospitals in the nation according to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-2023 Best Hospitals rankings. This academic medical center was named one of the top three health care systems in California and the best in the San Jose metropolitan area. For the eighth consecutive year, Stanford Health Care was included in the honor roll, which recognizes the 20 best performing hospitals nationwide for a variety of medical specialties, procedures and conditions. Stanford Health Care’s accomplishments include Magnet Designation, Vizient Award for Quality, Niche Award, Comprehensive Stroke Center, STEMI receiving facility, Pediatric receiving facility, and American College of Surgeon’s Level I adult and pediatric trauma designation.

The Marc and Laura Andreessen Emergency Department at Stanford Health Care (SHC) is a 66-bed adult emergency department, a 15-bed pediatric emergency department with an 11-bed clinical decision unit. As a Level I adult and pediatric trauma center, SHC’s ED provides care for two counties and is the front door for over 47 percent of all inpatient admissions. The SHC emergency department is set to see over 100,000 patients this year! Highlights of SHC’s emergency department include staff wellness initiatives, “Quick-look” nurse implementation at triage, staff safety initiatives and staff retention. Our emergency department is honored to be a four-time Lantern Award recipient this year.