Articles May 31, 2016

Stanford Children’s Health Opens New 80,000-SF Specialty Services Center

Source: Medical Construction & Design

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Stanford Children’s Health recently opened the doors to a new pediatric specialty services center to expand access to dedicated outpatient care for children and adolescents, as well as couples dealing with fertility issues.

Located at 1195 W. Fremont Ave. in Sunnyvale, California, Stanford Children’s Health Specialty Services – Sunnyvale houses more than 20 clinical subspecialties, including endocrinology, dermatology, urology, pediatric development, adolescent medicine and more. Designed for flexibility and comfort, it features large and comfortable exam rooms, adjacent changing rooms, adaptable meeting spaces and plenty of family friendly design.

The new center is also home to unique medical and therapeutic services that feature the latest technology available. This includes an EEG and pulmonary function lab, a phototherapy room and a radiology suite with ultrasound, fluoroscopy and bone density scanning. A high-tech lab is dedicated to the diagnosis and rehabilitation of sports injuries in young athletes, including concussions. Family friendly waiting areas are decorated with colorful artwork, beanbag cushions and comfortable, retro-style couches and chairs.

The building’s unique and expanded services include:

  • A 6,000-square-foot Pediatric Motion and Sports Performance Lab with state-of-the-art equipment. The lab analyzes and rehabilitates children with neuromuscular disorders or sports injuries, and also allows researchers to study the science of movement in young people.
  • For the study and treatment of concussions, the lab features Bertec Computer Dynamic Posturograpy with Immersive Virtual Reality technology which combines immersive virtual reality environments with highly sensitive dynamic balance plate capabilities, giving the clinician the ability to enhance assessment and training protocols.
  • Stanford Medicine Fertility and Reproductive Health, which consolidates reproductive endocrinology and fertility services into one site, with facilities that are open seven days a week. The expanded service includes 10 exam rooms, 5 consultation rooms, 2 treatment suites and a telemedicine suite. The IVF lab suite houses embryology and micro-manipulation equipment and features a state-of-the-art air filtration system, specifically designed for the IVF application, contributing to the optimum environment for embryo culture and IVF success.
  • The Real Time Location System and other leading-edge designs to support a superior patient experience, including a more efficient check-in and less waiting time. The system utilizes infrared and radio-frequency identification technologies.

Patient-focused services such as Recreation Therapy & Child Life, social services, nutrition and on-call interpreters are onsite for immediate access. Ongoing shuttles to and from the nearby CalTrain station, a private lactation room and spacious locker rooms with showers are provided for staff.

The architect on the project was HOK; Level 10 Construction served as general contractor.

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