Stanford Health Care continues East Bay expansion with opening of Emeryville outpatient facility
Stanford Health Care held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 2nd to officially announce the opening of their new Emeryville outpatient facility. Stanford signed a lease at the Wareham-owned EmeryStation Greenway building about two years ago. Their presence is expected to provide a boost to the eateries and other local establishments along the Hollis corridor.
The 4-story, 90,000 square foot facility will feature a comprehensive suite of medical offices, outpatient surgery rooms, and diagnostic medical equipment in one location. It is also the only building in the East Bay Stanford Health Care network with a concentrated network of medical services.
Located at 5800 Hollis Street, the facility continues to expand the city’s medical services in what has been a traditionally biotechnology heavy corridor. The new facility will provide jobs to 225 employees, including 40 doctors in the first year of service. The visitor parking garage has 110 spaces and expanded employee bicycle parking.
Hundreds attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the facility last Thursday, with Stanford and city officials praising the amenities of the new facility.
The facility will “enable care providers to provide high touch care that all patients deserve,” said Lloyd Minor, Dean of the Stanford University School of Medicine.
Minor further discussed his hope to use Stanford’s health care to bring racial equity to health services within the community. He noted how his organization’s approach to health care can start to address problems such as the high obesity rate in Latino children.
Emeryville Mayor Scott Donahue also spoke of how the mutually beneficial relationship between Stanford and the City. “Stanford has worked at integrating into our community,” said Donahue. “We want to be a livable city…We want patients to feel comfortable in our city.”
Also in attendance at the ceremony was city councilmembers John Bauters and Dianne Martinez along with Stanford Health Care president and CEO David Entwistle.
The facility will house a myriad of services, allowing patients to complete all their medical work in one trip. Two floors will be dedicated to primary and specialty care services. The facility will also offer a laboratory, imaging suite, four operating rooms, and two procedure rooms.
Stanford’s focus on patient-centered design can be seen throughout the facility. Valet parking will be offered. And a new ‘Patient Pass’ self-service system will help patients check-in for their appointments without seeing a receptionist.
Patients who visit a primary or specialty care doctor will no longer have walk by cubical, desks, and nurse’s stations to access services. Patient flow was redesigned in this facility, with medical staff and patients taking different routes to reach the exam room.
Doctors will not have traditional offices in the facility as well. Medical staff will set up shop at shared workstations each day, organized into clinic pods.
Stanford also commissioned and installed multiple pieces of art from local artists.
West Berkeley sculpture artist, Emily Payne, created two pieces for the lobby entrance. One piece, Tumbleweed, expresses the “idea of human processes. We age, get older, die, and regenerate,” said Payne. Her work can also be found in the Kaiser Oakland emergency room, and other locations throughout the community.
Stanford Health Care’s new facility will be operated under contract by University Healthcare Alliance, Stanford’s foundational arm. UHA is well-known to East Bay patients, being the umbrella organization that partners with other long-standing East Bay and Tri-Valley medical groups, such as Bay Valley Medical Group, Alameda Family Physicians, and ValleyCare Physician Associates.
The organization expects to see 40,000 clinic visits a year in their new facility and is scheduled to open for patient care on March 16th. For more information about their services, go to stanfordhealthcare.org.
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