Stanford Hospital: By the numbers

How the new $2 billion Stanford Hospital is poised to serve the community for 100 years

  • THE NEW COMPLEX is the largest building on campus at 824,000 square feet. It can withstand an 8.0 magnitude earthquake. More than 5,500 Stanford Health Care employees work in the new space. A medical helicopter stop atop one wing is 160 feet above ground.
  • THE HOSPITAL can produce 2.5 megawatts of power. About 180 tech applications are being used, including a MyHealth app that helps patients, families and staff access patient health records.
  • A DAYLIGHT VIEW is visible within 50 feet of any spot inside the building. Wall-to-wall windows provide sweeping views from the 368 new patient rooms; the new hospital connects to the older hospital, which is being renovated — bringing the bed total to 600
  • MORE THAN 400 pieces of art and 4 acres of gardens grace the new public spaces. In the kitchen’s 7,000 extra square feet of space, staff serve 1,300 meals a day, accommodating more than 100 different diets.
  • THE 42,692-SQUARE-FOOT emergency department has 66 private bays and is 1 of 5 Level 1 trauma centers in California. Staff is expected to handle up to 90,000 emergency patients by the end of 2020. Nine of 28 operating rooms are outfitted with in-room equipment for advanced image-guided surgeries in real time.
  • TWENTY-THREE ROBOTS will carry linens, refuse and food trays; Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford has five of these devices, for a total of 28. They are 4 feet tall, can haul a ton and travel at 2 mph. A 4-mile pneumatic tube system in the new building connects to the tubes in the older building to transport tissue, blood samples and other medical materials; the system total is now 8 miles.
  • THREE LARGE-CABINET-SIZE machines load single doses of medications into packets for delivery to 115 dispensing stations. One machine can package 1,000 doses an hour — a task that would take 10 hours for a pharmacy technician.

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