Stanford Health Care – Why Work For Us?


Stanford Health Care, with multiple facilities throughout the Bay Area, is internationally renowned for leading edge and coordinated care in cancer care, neurosciences, cardiovascular medicine, surgery, organ transplant, medicine specialties, and primary care. Throughout its history, Stanford has been at the forefront of discovery and innovation, as researchers and clinicians work together to improve health, alleviate suffering, and translate medical breakthroughs into better ways to deliver patient care. Stanford Health Care: Healing humanity through science and compassion, one patient at a time. 

At Stanford Health Care, your career is supported within a distinctive hospital culture. This environment compliments the pioneering, collaborative atmosphere that has earned us our worldwide reputation for excellence.

Stanford Health Care continues to provide exceptional careers amidst a setting that is always changing, moving forward and re-evaluating the services we provide patients. Some of the world’s most advanced health care is happening right here, right now, proving that our pioneering spirit is as alive today as it’s always been.

Continuing to advance medicine

There is no better place than Stanford Hospital & Clinics to become an integral contributor to a new era of medicine, where once unimaginable treatments and cures are now within reach:

  • Stanford researchers are now uncovering the genetic mechanisms behind many cardiac diseases, and our physicians and bioengineers are currently creating groundbreaking computerized analysis of the heart’s most complex functions.
  • Rapid innovations in diagnosis and treatment of brain disorders are occurring as the result of collaborative efforts between Stanford scientists and researchers. We continue to pioneer procedures to treat stroke victims that are quickly becoming new standards in medicine.
  • Big strides in cancer detection and treatment at the Hospital are giving an unprecedented number of people a new lease on life, and have prompted us to open our first Survivorship Clinic.


project:renewal is a multi-faceted initiative to modernize, expand, and enhance the facilities to keep pace with our community’s evolving needs.

Through project:renewal, the Hospital will build on its legacy of award-winning health care, and continue to develop the programs and services that have made us a world-renowned leader in medicine, science, education, and research. Our renovation and modernization plans include:

  • More Individual Rooms: We’re building additional single-patient rooms to reduce infection rates, increase privacy, and allow more space for patients and visitors.
  • New Operating Rooms: 800-square-foot operating rooms are being added to incorporate new technology and innovations as they are introduced to the medical community.
  • Healing Environment: New facilities will include a light-filled lobby atrium and welcoming public spaces, and modern modular pavilions will offer extensive views from the foothills to the Bay.
  • A New Emergency Department: Our new ER will offer three times more space to serve all facilities.

Additional construction will provide accommodations for diverse health care specialties and outpatient services:

  • More open spaces, including a lawn and Redwood Grove
  • The Stanford Health Library
  • A new Café in Pavilion area
  • A new parking structure

Stanford Health Care has the resources, and the expertise, to create better futures for our patients and each other.


We support your career and help you achieve more

Your patients depend on your attention, but your career deserves some as well. At Stanford Health Care, we’ll help you meet and surpass your career goals. We offer a wide range of opportunities to advance your knowledge and skills through a number of continuing education and leadership building programs.

Professional Development

Learning is a lifelong endeavor. We created the Stanford Center for Education and Professional Development (SCEPD) to meet your educational needs and promote the highest quality in patient care by providing state-of-the-art professional development programs for the healthcare community. The SCEPD has also been accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.

Building Stronger Leaders

The Hospital also operates the Stanford Health Care Leadership Academy, which was established to foster the growth, development, and success of our organization’s leaders. This six-month program is open to all employees at the management level and above and features a mix of theoretical components and hands-on training taught by senior executives and renowned experts from inside and outside our facility. Central areas of focus include:

  • Daily management practices
  • Cohesive and integrated management
  • Competency assessment
  • Accountability systems
  • Cross-functional collaboration
  • Knowledge sharing
  • Problem solving and more

Advancement is in our character. It’s part of our DNA and one of the core reasons the Hospital is held in such high regard worldwide. Working here, you’ll have unique opportunities to benefit from these and other programs to help make advancement an ongoing part of your career.

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    The facility is well known and kept clean. The staff is friendly and professional. The environment is nice and calm.


    I can't really think of any down side of working at Stanford health care. I don't think anyone would turn down an offer from Stanford.

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    The dynamics of interdisciplinary team are collaborative and flowing. All members have a say instead of dictated by physicians.

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    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Stanford Health Care (Palo Alto, CA) in August 2015.


    I applied 8/11, I got called by the hiring manager to schedule an interview. I interviewed with the unit manager and the assistant manager. They were very friendy and welcoming. They do not make you feel intimidated or scared. The interview lasted approximately 1 hour. They also gave me a tour of the unit. They allowed me to ask questions. What I like the most is that the process was fast and I was able to directly talk to the hiring manager. The same day after my interview as I was walking out of the hospital, the manager called me and said that she couldn't wait another day more and would like to extend me the job offer. I said yes, of course! It's Stanford!

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Stanford Health Care Awards & Accolades

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The Honor Roll of Best Hospitals , US News & World Report, 2015
Environmental Excellence Award , Practice Greenhealth, 2012
Best Hospital , US News & World Report, 2015
Stage 7 Award , HIMSS Analytics, 2010
Level 1 Trauma Center , American College of Surgeons, 2015
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Headquarters Stanford, CA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1957
Type Company - Private
Industry Health Care
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

For over 160 years, Stanford Health Care has been advancing medicine together as fearless leaders and unstoppable patient advocates. Consistently ranked among the nation’s best hospitals, we are a team of pioneers, bringing groundbreaking medical research and patient care to the communities we serve every day. We’re Stanford Health Care, home to health care professionals making the impossible a reality every day. We’re pushing the boundaries of what medicine can do, and that takes people who can lead fearlessly, challenge the expected, and inspire healing in everything ... More

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