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Stanford Hospital expansion on track for spring approval

Original post made on Feb 18, 2011

Stanford University Medical Center's proposal to dramatically expand and rebuild its hospital facilities in Palo Alto hit a milestone Thursday when the city completed a critical environmental document analyzing the project's impacts.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, February 18, 2011, 9:39 AM

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Posted by too much traffic
a resident of Stanford
on Feb 18, 2011 at 11:16 am

What's the problem? Just add more car traffic lanes in the "significant but unavoidable" congestion areas. Use eminent domain if the property owners aren't too enthusiastic about helping out. Stanford has offered to pay millions of dollars to solve these problems. Better take the money while it is still on the table.


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Posted by janet
a resident of Menlo Park
on Feb 18, 2011 at 12:53 pm

Alpine Road is way over capacity already and is a death trap for local residents. Traffic through this residential district is either at a standstill or way over the speed limit. The biggest hazard is the flow of construction rigs from Stanford that swing into the bike lanes and over the yellow lines. There has already been one death and will probably be more. Stanford blocks off all its property from traffic and dumps it onto everyone else in the surrounding area. How are Cal train passes going to help anyone - especially since Cal Train is reducing the number of trains.


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Posted by Too much traffic
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Feb 18, 2011 at 1:05 pm

Janet--let's get the discussion off and rolling with gross exaggerations and other falsehoods.
We know Stanford is the evil empire--certainly if Morton, Kishimoto and Drekmeier say it it has to be true.
Unfortunately Janet will not be happy unless there are more deaths on Alpine Road.


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Posted by anonymous
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Feb 18, 2011 at 8:56 pm

Instead of that odd scheme of Stanford sponsoring Caltrain passes for doctors who would never use them (and perhaps Caltrain will not even "be there,") can we instead have monies given to city of PA for road resurfacing, since roads near me, like Embarcadero Rd, that carry heavy Stanford traffic, will doubtless carry many more cars each day and be "impacted?"


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Posted by Kate
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Feb 19, 2011 at 4:33 am

Without good, qualified, well-trained nurses, the best physical plant in the world is meaningless. Why build a state of the art facility then treat the nurses like dirt?? Nursing is not all aboutt bed-pans and taking temps. It is a highly skilled, scientific, humanitarian profession that takes years of training. You don't want a minimally trained nurse - I'm talking about registered degreed nurses - assisting at your surgery, taking care of your heart, watching every minute over your new preemy baby - a 2 pounder -, your child with cancer, you/ your son with a heart transplant or heart surgery. Get real people. If you take your BMW in for service, you want the best mechanic. People are far more important. YOUR LIFE in the hospital, in the ER, anyplace there , depends on qualified RN's - registered nurses. And Stanford Medical Center treats them like second class citizens.


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Posted by mary
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Feb 19, 2011 at 7:42 am

Amen Kate.

Shame on Stanford and Packard.


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Posted by Too much traffic
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Feb 19, 2011 at 9:29 am

"Instead of that odd scheme of Stanford sponsoring Caltrain passes for doctors who would never use them (and perhaps Caltrain will not even "be there,") can we instead have monies given to city of PA for road resurfacing, since roads near me, like Embarcadero Rd, that carry heavy Stanford traffic, will doubtless carry many more cars each day and be "impacted?""

It is not an "odd scheme" and it is not just for doctors. It ias for all employees and Palo Alto wholeheartedly supports this plan. Also consider how much money this gives to cash strapped Caltrain. Once again Stanford comes to the rescue of a local beleaguered institution.


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