Stanford Children’s Health Opens New, 80,000-square-foot Specialty Services Center in Sunnyvale

Children’s Health
opened the doors to a new pediatric specialty
services center on Monday, May 2, to expand access to dedicated
outpatient care for children and adolescents, as well as couples dealing
with fertility issues.

Located at 1195 W. Fremont Ave, Stanford
Children’s Health Specialty Services – Sunnyvale
houses more than 20
clinical subspecialties, including endocrinology, dermatology, urology,
pediatric development, adolescent medicine and more. Designed for
flexibility and comfort, it features large and comfortable exam rooms,
adjacent changing rooms, adaptable meeting spaces and plenty of
family-friendly design.

The new center is also home to unique medical and therapeutic services
that feature the latest technology available. This includes an EEG and
pulmonary function lab, a phototherapy room and a radiology suite with
ultrasound, fluoroscopy and bone density scanning. A high-tech lab is
dedicated to the diagnosis and rehabilitation of sports injuries in
young athletes, including concussions. Family-friendly waiting areas are
decorated with colorful artwork, beanbag cushions and comfortable,
retro-style couches and chairs.

The clinic is the largest of the 10
Bay Area specialty service centers
that provide access to Stanford
Children’s Health experts — Northern California’s largest health care
enterprise for pediatrics and obstetrics.

“Bringing access to specialty care closer to home is part of our
response to an evolving health care environment,” said Kim
, chief strategy officer and chief administrative officer
physician practices at Stanford Children’s Health. “Many kids may be
treated initially at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, but
their follow-up and ongoing care can be provided close to where they

Ensuring preeminent specialty care is more accessible for patients who
need it is a huge plus for families, especially in the fast-growing
South Bay region. It’s a model that reduces travel time and stress, and
creates more availability for those needing appointments. Nationally, 16
percent of children require some kind of specialty care. Of the more
than 500,000 visits to Stanford Children’s Health facilities, including
Packard Children’s Hospital last year, over half were specialty care
visits. These are chronic, complex and rare conditions that require
ongoing care from pediatricians with special training in these complex
illnesses – and often require inconvenient travel to access those

The building’s unique and expanded services include:

  • A 6,000-square-foot Pediatric Motion and Sports Performance Lab with
    state-of-the-art equipment. The lab analyzes and rehabilitates
    children with neuromuscular disorders or sports injuries, and also
    allows researchers to study the science of movement in young people.
  • For the study and treatment of concussions, the lab features Bertec
    Computer Dynamic Posturograpy (CDP) with Immersive Virtual Reality
    technology which combines immersive virtual reality environments with
    highly sensitive dynamic balance plate capabilities, giving the
    clinician the ability to enhance assessment and training protocols.
  • Stanford Medicine Fertility and Reproductive Health, which
    consolidates reproductive endocrinology and fertility services into
    one site, with facilities that are open seven days a week. The
    expanded service includes 10 exam rooms, 5 consultation rooms, 2
    treatment suites and a telemedicine suite. The IVF lab suite houses
    embryology and micro-manipulation equipment and features a
    state-of-the-art air filtration system, specifically designed for the
    IVF application, contributing to the optimum environment for embryo
    culture and IVF success. “The lab and facilities are unmatched,” said
    Barry Behr, PhD, director of the IVF laboratory. “By consolidating
    into one suite and incorporating new technologies, we will be more
    comfortable for patients, streamline our workflow and be more
    efficient in our procedures, which may lead to better outcomes.”
  • The Real Time Location System (RTLS) and other leading-edge designs to
    support a superior patient experience, including a more efficient
    check-in and less waiting time. The system utilizes infrared and
    radio-frequency identification technologies.

Patient-focused services such as Recreation Therapy & Child Life, social
services, nutrition, and on-call interpreters are onsite for immediate
access. Ongoing shuttles to and from the nearby CalTrain station, a
private lactation room, and spacious locker rooms with showers are
provided for staff.

Addressing a national shortage, Stanford Children’s Health has been
continuously expanding access to pediatric specialists and
subspecialists throughout the Bay Area. Now with 10 multi-specialty
service centers, including new locations in Los Gatos that opened in
August, Pleasanton in February, Fremont in March and the upcoming
opening of the Monterey center in June, families are closer than ever to
one of the world’s top health care brands. These specialty care clinics,
along with community hospital partnerships and primary care practices at
more than 65 locations in Northern California, bring the preeminence of
Stanford Children’s Health within 10 miles of most Bay Area family homes.

Stanford Children’s Health Specialty Services – Sunnyvale is located
at 1195 W. Fremont Ave. The building is located close to both Highway 85
and Interstate 280, with ample parking.

About Stanford Children’s Health and Lucile Packard Children’s
Hospital Stanford

Stanford Children’s Health, with Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
Stanford at its core, is the largest Bay Area health care enterprise
exclusively dedicated to children and expectant mothers. Long recognized
by U.S.
News & World Report
as one of America’s best, we are a
leader in world-class, nurturing care and extraordinary outcomes in
every pediatric and obstetric specialty, with care ranging from the
routine to rare, regardless of a family’s ability to pay. Together with
our Stanford
physicians, nurses, and staff, we can be accessed through
partnerships, collaborations, outreach, specialty clinics and primary
care practices at more than 60 locations in Northern California and 100
locations in the U.S. western region. As a non-profit, we are committed
to supporting our community – from caring for uninsured or underinsured
kids, homeless teens and pregnant moms, to helping re-establish school
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Samantha Dorman,