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Stanford Health Care Overview

Stanford, CA
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
Health Care
$25 to $50 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 ... Read more

Company Updates

  • The future of the health care system remains uncertain many are curious about the fate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). SHC's CEO David Entwistle weighs in on how an ACA repeal could impact medical innovation and human health.

  • Congratulations to three SHC employees who were honored by the DOD with the Patriotic Employer Award. They were nominated for their efforts to recruit veterans and active duty personnel to SCH and to assist them with details of their military leave.

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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.

Welcome to a community of caregivers that believes in giving their best, every time. When you join Stanford Health Care, your contributions make an impact on so many levels. As both an organization and individuals, we are uniquely committed to the C-I-CARE philosophy, emphasizing our shared commitment to respect, courtesy and a true personal connection to every person we serve. It’s what sets us apart and drives us forward as health care professionals. C-I-CARE instructs us to: 

  • Connect with people by calling them by their proper name, or the name they prefer
  • Introduce yourself and your role
  • Communicate what you are going to do, how long it will take, and the impact to the patient
  • Ask permission before entering a room, examining a patient, or undertaking an activity
  • Respond to a patient’s questions or requests promptly; anticipate patient needs
  • Exit courteously with an explanation of what will come next

At Stanford Health Care, your outstanding work deserves outstanding rewards. We offer compensation and benefits that include: 

  • Competitive salaries
  • Extensive range and benefits, both standard and elective
  • Generous paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Outstanding retirement programs
  • Credit union and employee discounts
  • Backup care, maternity services and on-site child care
  • A variety of rewards and recognition programs
  • Health and fitness programs
  • And much, much more…


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Stanford Health Care President and CEO David Entwistle
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    I have been working at Stanford Health Care full-time


    Senior management is very supportive and open to interesting new projects that will make your job more efficient
    Coworkers are passionate about healthcare and very patient centric
    The work itself is challenging and dynamic
    Professional working environment with a twist of fun
    Managers want to help you obtain your ultimate career goal and willing to support
    Company growth is tremendous with new clinics and brand new hospital
    Benefits are great
    Tons of resources available to each employee, which always employees to be productive


    Get ready to work! Can be very fast paced
    Cost of living is high

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to be involved in the daily operations of each department
    Keep investing in your employees and promote from within

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Stanford Health Care Photos

Stanford Health Care photo of: Stanford volunteer ED team @ Avon 39 walk
Stanford Health Care photo of: Patriotic Employer Award
Stanford Health Care photo of: February Heart Month
Stanford Health Care photo of: SHC Renewal Project. Scheduled to open 2018.
Stanford Health Care photo of: Talent Acquisition Team with David Jones, CHRO
Stanford Health Care photo of: CRNA Week 1/23-27, 2017, SHC CRNAs
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Stanford Health Care Interviews

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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Stanford, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Stanford Health Care (Stanford, CA).


    Phone interview, then in-person interview with multiple managers a few weeks later. From there it took months for the recruiter to get back to me with an offer and the salary negotiations were like a root canal. My start date was a full month and a half after signing the offer letter due to their archaic recruiting, onboarding and payroll process.

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Stanford Health Care Awards & Accolades

  • Fit-Friendly Worksites Gold Award Recognition, American Heart Association, 2016
  • The Honor Roll of Best Hospitals, US News & World Report, 2016
  • Magnet Status for Nursing Excellence, ANCC Magnet, 2016
  • The Honor Roll of Best Hospitals, US News & World Report, 2015
  • Best Hospital, US News & World Report, 2015
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