Stanford's $2B hospital to open in October

After more than a decade of planning and construction, Palo Alto, Calif.-based Stanford Health Care plans to open a $2 billion hospital in late October, according to the Palo Alto Weekly.

The 824,000-square-foot facility will house an expanded level 1 trauma center and emergency department, 368 private patient rooms, 20 operating rooms and five gardens with native California plants. It will be next to the hospital's current facility.

After the new hospital opens, the old facility will be renovated at brought up to earthquake-resistant standards. Together, the two buildings will house 600 patient rooms. 

More than 4,000 medical staff will be trained this summer to familiarize themselves with the new facility before it opens to patients, hospital officials said.

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