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Mills-Peninsula’s Advanced Joint Care and Replacement Center Joins the California Joint Replacement Registry

SH_MPHS_Orth_jointCare_1line_1lineDept_clr_cmykMills-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

The Leapfrog Group Names SMSC a 2014 Top Hospital

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.

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Mills Donates $33,500 to Local Food Bank this Holiday Season

Funds are Part of $255 Million Donation by Sutter Health

2nd Harvest Santa Clara San MateoOne 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.

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Press Ganey Recognizes Mills-Peninsula, SMSC, Other Sutter Affiliates for Patient Satisfaction

Press Ganey Award LogoMills-Peninsula Health Services, Sutter Maternity & Surgery Center (SMSC) and Menlo Park Surgical Hospital  have been named 2014 Guardian of Excellence Award winners in patient experience by Press Ganey Associates Inc. This award is a nationally-recognized symbol of achievement in health care.

The 2014 Guardian of Excellence Award recognizes top-performing facilities that consistently achieved the 95th percentile of performance in patient experience. This honor is awarded annually based on one year of data. Press Ganey partners with more than 10,000 health care facilities, including more than half of all U.S. hospitals, to measure and improve the patient experience. Read More

Mills-Peninsula, Sutter Maternity & Surgery Center Named Joint Commission Top Performers

TJC KeyThe Joint Commission today named Mills-Peninsula Health Services and Sutter Maternity & Surgery Center (SMSC) 2013 Top Performers on Key Quality Measures.® The Top Performer program recognizes hospitals for improving performance on interventions that increase the chances of healthy outcomes for patients.

Mills-Peninsula was recognized for excellence in accountability measures for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. SMSC achieved excellence in measures for surgical care. Read More

Mills-Peninsula Named the Top Bay Area Hospital for Value



Mills Peninsula Medical Center on March 25, 2011 in Burlingame, Calif.In a new ranking of hospitals based on value, Mills-Peninsula was ranked number one in the Bay Area for value delivered to patients. The Medical Value Index uses publicly available clinical and cost data reported to Medicare to create a score for each hospital that measures a combination of patient satisfaction, clinical quality and price.

Using an algorithm to process data based on six widely recognized quality and cost metrics, the Medical Value Index gives each hospital a single score, up to 800 points. The current value ranking is based on Medicare data from 2010-2012. Mills-Peninsula achieved a score of 592, which was the highest value ranking of acute care hospitals in the Bay Area with more than 251 beds, and the third highest of all Bay Area hospitals, regardless of size.

“Mills-Peninsula strives to provide the highest quality care and best service to our patients at the most affordable price,” says Janet Wagner, Mills-Peninsula CEO. “We are honored to receive this top ranking for value, which is great news for our community and a true reflection of our organization’s dedication to patient-centered care.” 

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American College of Surgeons Honors Mills-Peninsula for Quality Surgical Care

acs_nsqipFor the third year in a row, Mills-Peninsula Health Services achieved recognition for high-quality surgical care from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP).

Mills-Peninsula was one of only 44 hospitals in the country commended for achieving “meritorious outcome performances” in the following eight outcome areas in all surgery cases from Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2013: Read More