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For the fifth year in a row, Mills-Peninsula Health Services has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s 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 American Heart Association/American Stroke Association standards of care for at least two consecutive years and achieving 75 percent or higher compliance with five of eight stroke quality measures in the Get With The Guidelines program.
Today, Mills-Peninsula Medical Center announced it is a recipient of Healthgrades 2015 America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award™. The distinction places Mills-Peninsula among the top 1 percent of nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for its consistent, year-over-year superior clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades.
Mills-Peninsula earned the recognition by achieving clinical outcomes that are better than expected across the majority of conditions and procedures performed from 2011 to 2013 consistently, year after year.
With heart attack, every second counts. Call 9-1-1 at first signs.
Mills-Peninsula Health Services, the San Mateo County Health System and the Hospital Consortium of San Mateo County are joining forces to promote a new countywide campaign aimed at raising public awareness of heart attack symptoms and the importance of immediately dialing 9-1-1 if they, or a loved one, experience symptoms.
The campaign is designed to make everyone aware of the symptoms of a heart attack, which are not always as dramatic they are portrayed in the media. Experiencing any of these symptoms may be an indication of a heart attack:
Support Advances Adolescent Behavioral Health Services Pilot in Four Bay Area Counties
The John & Marcia Goldman Foundation has granted the Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation $100,000 in support of an innovative pilot program that screens adolescents for behavioral health problems and helps them get treatment. The comprehensive Adolescent Behavioral Health (ABH) program addresses the epidemic of untreated behavioral health conditions among adolescents. The program is available to patients who receive their primary care through the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), a regional partner of Mills-Peninsula Health Services. The two affiliates of the Sutter Health network are working together to expand behavioral health care services for adolescents in primary care settings. ABH is a five-year demonstration project, officially launched in January 2014, to address issues of a severely fragmented behavioral health system in a proactive, systematic way.
Mills-Peninsula’s new Advanced Joint Care and Replacement Center, which opened to patients in July 2014, has joined the California Joint Replacement Registry (CJRR), an independent organization that collects and reports patient data about the outcomes of joint replacement procedures. Mills-Peninsula joined the CJRR in an effort to continuously improve quality and satisfaction for our patients who have hip and knee replacements.
Since its opening, the Advanced Joint Care and Replacement Center has registered more than 200 knee and hip replacement patients in the CJRR. “Tracking patient outcomes in the CJRR is truly beneficial to patients and the joint replacement care field as a whole,” said Kyoko Lok, clinical nurse case reviewer in Quality Management at Mills-Peninsula. Read More about Mills-Peninsula’s Advanced Joint Care and Replacement Center Joins the California Joint Replacement Registry
The Leapfrog Group® has named Sutter Maternity & Surgery Center (SMSC) to its 2014 Top Hospitals list. The elite award recognizes hospitals for excellence in quality of care and patient safety. SMSC was one of only 94 hospitals nationwide to be recognized. Only 7 percent of eligible hospitals earn the honor of Top Hospital. This is the second year SMSC has received the award. Two other Sutter Health network hospitals also received awards – Alta Bates Summit Medical Center and California Pacific Medical Center.
Funds are Part of $255 Million Donation by Sutter Health
One in six people in California go hungry, including many in San Mateo County and other Northern residents. To help provide meals for those in need, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, part of the not-for-profit Sutter Health network, has donated $33,500 to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties this holiday season.