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For 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 about Mills Receives Stroke Care Award
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 about Soul Stroll for Health May 21
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. 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.
In November 2015, Mills-Peninsula’s Emergency Department gained expanded stroke treatment expertise through a new telestroke service collaboration with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), a Sutter Health affiliate in San Francisco.
The telestroke service allows CPMC stroke neurologists to assess stroke patients at Mills-Peninsula in real time through a high-definition video and audio connection. Working in collaboration with a Mills-Peninsula ED physician, a stroke neurologist at CPMC is able to assess the Mills-Peninsula stroke patient, communicate with the patient and the patient’s family, and access all related tests, X-rays and scans. Read More about Mills-Peninsula, CPMC Team Up for Telestroke Service
The Top Performer program recognizes U.S. hospitals for providing quality health care, specifically for excellence in evidence-based clinical processes shown to improve care for certain medical conditions. Mills-Peninsula was recognized for excellence in care for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care and perinatal care.
“Our teams take great pride in providing each patient with the highest quality care,” says Janet Wagner, Mills-Peninsula CEO. “This recognition from The Joint Commission affirms Mills-Peninsula’s dedication to quality and excellence in all we do.” Read More about Mills-Peninsula Named Joint Commission Top Performer
Kimberly Moore Dalal, M.D., FACS, medical director of Surgical Oncology at Mills-Peninsula Medical Center and graduate of the Sutter Leadership Academy, has been elected to serve on the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC).
The Commission on Cancer (CoC) is a nationwide consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education and quality monitoring. Read More about Kimberly Dalal, M.D., Elected to Commission on Cancer
In June 2015, David C. Klonoff, M.D., medical director of the Diabetes Research Institute at Mills-Peninsula Health Services, was inducted as a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) of Edinburgh.
The induction ceremony in Edinburgh, Scotland recognized approximately 70 internists from around the world; only three were from the United States. Dr. Klonoff is also a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering.