eBay Inc. Partners with Stanford Hospital & Clinics to Help Fund the Development of New Stanford Hospital
By: eBay Inc. Staff
The company joins five elite technology companies also funding the innovative project.
As an extension of its commitment to innovation, eBay Inc. is one of six leading Silicon Valley technology companies — including Apple, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Intuit and Oracle — to have pledged support for development of a new $2 billion hospital at the internationally renowned Stanford Medical Center in Palo Alto, Calif.
The six companies participating in the Stanford Hospital Corporate Partners Program are projected to provide up to $150 million in funding to create a global model for patient-centered, technologically advanced healthcare.
"eBay believes in the power of innovation to make a real difference in people's lives,” said John Donahoe, eBay Inc. president and CEO. “We are excited to partner with Stanford Hospital and other leading Silicon Valley technology companies on this ground-breaking vision to innovate healthcare delivery."
SHC Board Chair Mariann Byerwalter noted that the corporate partners contributing to the new facility will ultimately benefit healthcare efforts on a global scale. “We are thrilled and deeply grateful to have the extraordinary generosity of these Silicon Valley companies whose products and services have transformed how people live, communicate and work worldwide,” she said, in a statement. “Our corporate partners recognize that Stanford is uniquely positioned to lead in translating the next wave of medical breakthroughs into care that will benefit patients everywhere, and that by investing here, they can impact health worldwide.”
Rafael Viñoly Architects, working in association with Lee, Burkhardt, Liu, Inc. will design the new, 600-bed hospital. According to a statement from SHC: “The sustainable design features modular pavilions around a light-filled central atrium, with expansive views across the red-tiled roofs of the Stanford University campus and beyond to the foothills. The design anticipates an ever-accelerating pace of medical and technological progress with flexibility to adapt to future innovations that are unimaginable today, while providing a healing environment responsive to the emotional, social and psychological needs of patients, families, visitors, medical professionals and staff.”