Posts made in March, 2011

Award-winning Journalist Linda Ellerbee to Keynote 10th Annual Mills-Peninsula Women’s Luncheon, Lecture

Mills-Peninsula Health Services is hosting the 10th Annual Mills-Peninsula Women’s Luncheon and Lecture on Monday, May 2, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the San Francisco Airport Marriot Hotel in Burlingame.

As the premier women’s health event on the Peninsula, the Women’s Luncheon serves a dual purpose: to educate attendees on timely and relevant health topics while also benefiting women’s health services at Mills-Peninsula.

This year’s featured guest speaker, Linda Ellerbee, is certain to educate and entertain. In fact, Ellerbee has a promise to women planning to attend: “You will laugh if you come,” she says. “Laughter was one of the biggest healing forces when I was going through treatment.”
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U.S. Surgeon General Visits Mills-Peninsula Medical Center

U.S. Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin visited Burlingame and San Mateo on Tuesday, March 15, 2011.

During her visit, Dr. Benjamin learned about the work of the Mills-Peninsula African American Community Health Advisory Committee (AACHAC) and gave a speech at the new Mills-Peninsula Medical Center in Burlingame. She then toured the San Mateo Medical Center in San Mateo to learn about the hospital’s Innovative Care Clinic and use of electronic health records. Read More

RSVP’s Deborah Owdom named Woman of the Year

Deborah Owdom with Assembly member Jerry Hill

Mills-Peninsula’s Deborah Owdom, coordinator of the Senior Focus RSVP program, has received the California State 19th Assembly District’s Woman of the Year award.

Assembly member Jerry Hill presented Deborah with the honor, praising her commitment and passion. The award was given in recognition of Deborah’s significant involvement in community agencies, particularly those that serve older adults. RSVP is a nationwide network of volunteers committed to local community involvement.

The Woman of the Year celebration is an annual event put on by the Legislature to honor well-deserving women as a part of Women’s History Month. Each assembly member selects a woman residing in his/her district who has made significant contributions to the district and community. There will be a ceremony to honor all the women chosen in the state capitol on Monday, March 21.