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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.
Mills-Peninsula Medical Center received top honors – the Gold Award – in the 2015 survey of Bay Area Parent readers. Bay Area Parent named Mills-Peninsula Medical Center as the Best Hospital on the Peninsula and voted the Mills-Peninsula Birth Center as the Best Birth Center on the Peninsula.
“We are so pleased to be selected as best hospital and best birth center on the Peninsula by Bay Area Parent readers,” said Janet Wagner, Mills-Peninsula Health Services CEO. “It is especially gratifying to receive recognition from our community for the extraordinary care our physicians, nurses and staff provide to our patients every day.”
Four hospitals within the Sutter Health network achieved recognition today as among the best hospitals in California for 2015-16 by U.S. News & World Report. The annual rankings rate top hospitals in the state and in major metropolitan regions, as well as top hospitals according to their performance in 16 adult specialties.