Study: Traffic problems would be unavoidable

Stanford, Palo Alto, Menlo Park face 44 'significant' environmental impacts from project

The costs of Stanford University Medical Center's hospital expansion will greatly exceed the $3 billion Stanford is sinking into the project.

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Posted by James Madison
a resident of Menlo Park
on Jun 26, 2010 at 7:02 pm

Replacing the current Stanford Hospital so that it meets current seismic standards and adequate space is provided for the Trauma Center/ER is reasonable.

Palo Alto should, however, ask Stanford why expand?

Sizewise the current hospital certainly is adequate for the current patient load. We never read about patients being turned away because no bed or OR space is available.

Just because UCSF has plenty of space to expand at Mission Bay is no reason for Stanford to expand to compete with it.

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Posted by Cancer Nurse
a resident of South of Midtown
on Jun 29, 2010 at 10:50 am

Comments from individuals about Stanford seeking foreign patients and not serving this community are ill-informed at best. As a nurse in the ITA (infusion treatment area) of the Cancer Center I make it a topic of conversation-"where did you come from today?" Patients we see are overwhelmingly from Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties-Sunnyvale, San Jose, Palo Alto, Mountain View and Redwood City. Certainly many do come from the Central Valley and other parts of CA, and yes Stanford does have facilities to help make their experience a positive one. As for traffic-more people need to use alternate transportation to get to the hospital but that can also be said of the schools in Palo Alto-let your children walk or bike to school and stop driving them!! I bike to work at Stanford and would love to see fewer SUVs and Odesseys loaded with one able-bodied child.

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