Stanford Medicine Center for Improvement

The goal of the Stanford Medicine Center for Improvement is to become the best at getting better. Please join us as we create a community of improvers – inclusive of everyone in the Stanford Medicine community in all disciplines and at all levels. Together, we will inspire and accelerate the delivery of consistent, excellent care across Stanford Medicine, inspiring and sharing our learnings with others everywhere.

Note: Please join our community of improvers today! Go to the “Engage” Tab and complete the brief form and attach your resume or CV to become an Affiliate or Fellow with SMCI now! See benefits here!

Our Aims

  • Support Stanford Medicine in becoming the “best at getting better”

    • Drive improvement key performance indicators in value (quality, safety, experience, and cost) at Stanford Children’s Health, Stanford School of Medicine, and Stanford Health Care

    • Develop the next generation of leaders in improving health

    • Generate and share new knowledge related to improvement in health delivery across Stanford and beyond

  • Enhance Stanford Medicine’s reputation for excellence in improving the health and well-being of ourselves and of the people we serve through collaborative, team-based work

  • Ensure our continued leadership in the knowledge economy, by investing in internal knowledge generation and sharing throughout Stanford Medicine


Four Core Principles

  • We create value for patients
  • People are our most valuable resource
  • We strive to be the best at getting better
  • Our leaders foster an environment for improvement