The world is come upon me, I used to keep it a long way off, But now I have been run over and I am in the hands of the hospital staff ― Stevie Smith, Selected Poems


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Sometimes it’s the patient, not the doctor or hospital administrator, who knows best. Stanford Cancer Center South Bay has espoused this ethos in every aspect of its development, including having patients conduct interviews for hiring.

As Katie Abbott, the senior program manager for business operations, puts it: “Being in healthcare as a clinician or an administrator doesn’t mean you’re saved from being a patient. But we still become blind a bit and miss things—it really takes those eyes of other folks to help us design better.”

The center, which opened in June, employs patients and family members from Stanford’s Palo Alto center, as well as a local community cancer…

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 At Stanford’s new cancer center, patients interview every new hire

Sometimes it’s the patient, not the doctor or hospital administrator, who knows best. Stanford Cancer Center South Bay has espoused this ethos in every aspect of its development, including having patients conduct interviews for hiring.

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Find a Cancer Center

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National Comprehensive Cancer Network

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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

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Fred Hutch

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Huntsman Cancer Institute

Physicians and scientists realize that the best way to make improvements in cancer treatments, cures, detection, and prevention is to understand cancer at a molecular and genetic level.

MD Anderson

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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

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Nevada Cancer Institute

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Perlmutter Cancer Center

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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

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