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500 Pasteur Drive

Stanford Health Care is expanding its facilities in order to accommodate advances in medical technology, increase capacity needs, meet new seismic safety requirements and transform the way that patient care is delivered.

Designed by the internationally recognized firm of Rafael Viñoly Architects in association with Lee, Burkhart, Liu, Inc., the 824,000-square-foot hospital expansion delivers seven stories of thoughtful design that combines both form and function.

The project includes the construction of a seven-story hospital building and four-story parking structure which will be located at 500 Pasteur Drive, adjacent to the existing hospital facilities at 300 Pasteur Drive.

Once completed, the hospital building will feature 368 individual patient rooms, for a total of 600 patient beds on site; an enlarged Level-1 Trauma Center and Emergency Department more than twice the size of the current Emergency Department; state-of-the-art surgical, diagnostic and treatment rooms; and acres of walking paths and gardens for patients and staff.

The completed facilities at 500 Pasteur Drive will connect seamlessly to the existing hospital facilities at 300 Pasteur Drive by way of an underground tunnel, a street level pedestrian path and a second floor pedestrian bridge.

Construction of the hospital building began in 2012 and is scheduled to open to patient care in early 2018. Stanford Health Care is open and fully operational throughout construction.

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Frequent Asked Questions

 

What is being built at Stanford Hospital?

Stanford Health Care is renovating and expanding its facilities to accommodate new medical technology, increase capacity needs, and meet seismic-safety requirements. The project includes the construction of a hospital building and parking structure at Stanford Health Care’s main campus in Palo Alto, CA. The new, 824,000-square-foot hospital facility, located at 500 Pasteur Drive, which will compliment and connect to the existing hospital at 300 Pasteur Drive,  will include 368 individual patient rooms, an enlarged Level-1 trauma center and Emergency Department, new surgical, diagnostic and treatment rooms and acres of gardens and walking paths. The project includes the renovation of the existing hospital in order to modernize existing patient rooms and facilities.

Why is Stanford Health Care expanding and renovating its facilities?

Like other acute care hospitals in California, Stanford Heath Care must meet strict new seismic safety standards established by Senate Bill 1953 or risk loss of its license. The construction and renovation work will enable Stanford to meet these seismic-safety requirements. In addition, Stanford Health Care must expand to continue to meet the needs of a growing community.

When was the construction project approved?

The project was unanimously approved by the Palo Alto City Council on June 6, 2011. The project is part of the Stanford University Medical Center Renewal Project, which includes the expansion of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, the renovation of Hoover Pavilion, the Welch Road Utility Project and the replacement of School of Medicine facilities. For more information, visit SUMCRenewal.org.

When did construction begin?

On November 1, 2012, work began to prepare the site for construction, including the demolition of the existing patient parking structure and the 1101 Welch Road medical office buildings. Construction of the hospital building broke ground on May 1, 2013.

When will construction be completed?

Construction of the new building will be completed in 2017 and will open to the public in 2018.

What are some of the features of the Future Stanford Hospital Project?

The 824,000-square-foot hospital building will include 368 individual patient rooms, an enlarged Level-1 trauma center and Emergency Department, new surgical, diagnostic and treatment rooms and acres of gardens and walking paths. The project includes the construction of a new parking garage that will connect to the hospital building. A pedestrian bridge and underground tunnel will connect the new hospital building to the existing Stanford Hospital, creating one, interconnected Stanford Health Care medical center. The building will include a natural light-filled lobby atrium, welcoming public and outdoor spaces and modular pavilions that offer extensive views of the foothills.

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Will the existing Stanford Hospital be replaced?

No, the existing hospital building at 300 Pasteur Drive will remain open and fully operational. Portions of the building will undergo renovations to modernize and upgrade the existing patient rooms and facilities.

Where is the new facility located?

The new facility is located at 500 Pasteur Drive on Stanford Health Care’s main campus in Palo Alto, CA. The hospital is located adjacent to the existing Stanford Hospital at 300 Pasteur Drive.

Will the Stanford Hospital Garden Entrance reopen?

Yes, the Garden Entrance will reopen upon completion of the new hospital building and renovated facilities in 2018.

Who should I contact if I have questions about the project?

For questions about the project, call the Construction Hotline (650) 701-SUMC (7862). For operational or Activation questions, email info@futurestanfordhospital.org.