A Legacy of Innovation

Lifting up our patients. Lifting up each other.

We believe that great things happen when you put talented people together and then empower them to reach beyond the ordinary. Every day is an inspiration and an opportunity to lift up our patients with the kind of care that has earned us a worldwide reputation for excellence.

As an organization with more than 300 facilities throughout the Bay Area, we are a team united by our culture of respect.  Our C-I-Care philosophy invites each employee to elevate the patient experience, because every interaction is a chance to make a positive impact in the lives of those around us. Of course, that same commitment extends to the way we work together. We prize open communication and intensive collaboration as we strive to recognize every contribution.  Because that's how true innovation happens again and again.

A history of firsts.
A future full of possibilities.

From the very beginning, Stanford Health Care has been a home for passionate achievers. Across every discipline and at every level, our people have advanced medicine in ways few thought were possible. In our more than 160-year history, we have seen so many firsts. In 1956, our team treated a tumor with  the Western Hemisphere's first nuclear linear accelerator, a device that now serves as the cornerstone of cancer treatment. We performed California's first kidney transplant in 1960, and eight years later our team performed the first successful adult human heart transplant in the United States. Decades later, we continue to work at the forefront of health care, developing new imaging capabilities in 2008 to illuminate tumors in vivo with precision of one-trillionth of a meter, and in 2010, discovering how to use a healthy person's genome sequence to predict disease risk.

Of course, we believe these achievements are only the beginning. We will continue in our relentless pursuit of excellence, creating life-changing advancements for people all over the world. You're invited to share in the legacy, and join us for the inspiring road ahead of us.
phenom communities
Share our journey. Discover your own. We are the people behind the medicine. The individuals who deliver life-giving hope as they continue to move Stanford Health Care forward, one breakthrough at a time. It's a journey worth celebrating, and one you're invited to share.

Proud to Work at Stanford Health Care

Every day brings new challenges and new rewards. Hear how the spirit of teamwork at Stanford makes it an unforgettable place to work.

Awards & Recognitions

At Stanford Health Care, our collaborative team brings award-winning care and innovation to patients the world over. Learn more about our achievements, and the many possibilities to make your own impact at the forefront of medicine.
Leapfrog hospital award

Leapfrog 'Top Teaching Hospitals' 2022 Award

Stanford Health Care has been named one of the nation's best teaching hospitals by Leapfrog Group, a top health care watchdog organization that evaluates providers based on rigorous quality and patient safety standards.
Vizient Award


Stanford Medicine ranked in the top ten percent among peer academic medical centers for both inpatient and outpatient care by Vizient, Inc., the nation's leading health care performance improvement company.

U.S. News & World Report
2022-2023 Best Hospital

One of only 20 hospitals in the nation to earn top honors for exceptional performance in specialized and complex care, and nationally ranked in 10 specialties.

StanfordMed Together

The commitment is real. The teamwork is like no other.