Mills-Peninsula Newsroom

Mills-Peninsula Honored in Bay Area Parent Awards

Mills-Peninsula and several other Sutter Health affiliates recently received top ratings in Bay Area Parent Magazine’s 2016 “Best of the Best” survey. BAP-2016BestBay Area Parent readers selected Gold, Silver and Bronze winners in 45 different categories, including several health care categories, for the Silicon Valley, the Peninsula and the San Francisco/Marin area. The categories are chosen by the Bay Area Parent editorial team to reflect resources that are most important to local parents.

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Mills-Peninsula Offers Free Forum On Caring for a Loved One with Dementia

Senior couple relaxing outsideSutter Health’s Mills-Peninsula Health Services is offering a free forum from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, on ways caregivers can manage care for a loved one with dementia.

Dr. Linda Oberstein, an internist at Sutter Health’s Palo Alto Medical Foundation in Burlingame and medical director of Senior Focus, will share some ideas on how to provide the best care, environment and support for a loved one with dementia. Methods of managing stress and making things easiest for both the patient and the family will be discussed.

The forum will be held in Auditorium One and Two at Mills-Peninsula Medical Center, 1501Trousdale Drive in Burlingame.

Registration is required. Please register by Sept. 26, 2016, by calling 650-696-3660 to register or for more information.

About Mills-Peninsula Health Services

Founded in 1908, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, is a Sutter Health affiliate providing top- ranked, patient-centered medical care and health care innovation at inpatient and outpatient facilities in Burlingame and San Mateo, California. For more information, visit

Sutter Health Introduces First Fully Dissolving Heart Stent

Recently approved by FDA, the first-of-its-kind dissolving heart stent opens clogged arteries to restore blood flow, then gradually dissolves in the body

Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento and Mills-Peninsula Health Services, both affiliates of Sutter Health, will be among the first in the country to offer patients with coronary artery disease a new treatment option, the Abbott Absorb stent, which literally disappears in the body over time.

Sailesh Shah, M.D., an interventional cardiologist at Sutter Medical Center and David Daniels, M.D., an interventional cardiologist at Mills-Peninsula will implant patients with the world’s first FDA-approved dissolving heart stent. Read More

Mills-Peninsula Begins Construction of Replacement Helipad

Sutter Health’s Mills-Peninsula Health Services has begun construction of a helipad to replace the one demolished during construction of Mills-Peninsula Medical Center, which opened in May 2011.

Once constructed, the helipad will facilitate transport of critically ill patients and enhance Mills-Peninsula’s participation in the newly-launched Sutter Health medical transport network. Via air ambulance, critically ill patients will be transported more quickly and efficiently – both within the Sutter Health network and outside of it.

The helipad will also help ensure residents continue to have access to emergency care in the event a disaster, such as an earthquake, renders roadways impassable. Read More

Mills Receives Stroke Care Award

StrokeGold_2016For the sixth year in a row, Mills-Peninsula Health Services has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s (AHA/ASA) Stroke Gold Plus award for high-quality stroke care. The award recognizes Mills-Peninsula for treating stroke patients with 85 percent or higher compliance to AHA/ASA standards of care for at least two consecutive years and achieving 75 percent or higher compliance with five of eight stroke quality measures.

The quality measures include aggressive use of medications, such as antithrombotics, anticoagulation therapy, deep vein thrombosis prophylaxis, cholesterol reducing drugs and smoking cessation – all aimed at reducing death and disability and improving the lives of stroke patients. Read More

Soul Stroll for Health May 21

The 15th annual Soul Stroll for Health Walk will be held on Saturday, May 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Coyote Point Park in San Mateo.

Mills-Peninsula Health Services and the African American Community Health Advisory Committee (AACHAC) organize this annual event to raise awareness about good nutrition and physical activity as keys to good health. Read More

Mills-Peninsula Announces New Treatment for Peripheral Artery Disease

Image-Guided Atherectomy Device Helps Physicians See Inside Arteries

The Cardiovascular Department at Mills-Peninsula Health Services is one of the first in the United States to offer a new treatment recently cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to provide relief for patients suffering from the painful symptoms of peripheral artery disease, or PAD — a condition caused by a build-up of plaque that blocks blood flow in the arteries to the legs and feet.


Dirk Baumann, M.D.

Dirk Baumann, M.D. and Stephanie Lin, M.D., vascular surgeons at Mills-Peninsula, are two of the first physicians in the country using Avinger’s Pantheris™ lumivascular atherectomy system, the first-ever, image-guided atherectomy device for the treatment of PAD.

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