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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.

While at the Mills-Peninsula Medical Center, Dr Benjamin spoke to about 250 community leaders in the Atrium of the new medical center, about her mission and vision as U.S. Surgeon General, as well as the power and importance of community collaboration.

Accompanying Dr. Benjamin were Gloria Brown, founder and former president of AACHAC; Darryl Lampkin, chair of AACHAC; Lisa Tealer, past chair, AACHAC; and diversity manager at Genentech; and Bob Merwin, CEO, Mills-Peninsula Health Services.

See what Dr. Benjamin had to say during her visit to Mills-Peninsula:

 

 

 

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