Posts made in August, 2011

New Residential-Based Rehab Offered at Mills-Peninsula

Every story of addiction is different. Despite perceptions, addicts are not only homeless people and movie stars. They are parents, professionals, neighbors and family members.

Each person struggling with an addiction to alcohol, drugs and other substances can feel isolated, frightened and hopeless. They wrestle with emotional and physical problems. Regardless of what circumstances led to addiction, there are paths to recovery.

Mills-Peninsula Health Services has introduced a unique residential-based rehabilitation option — an intensive 28-day program for people with alcohol- and drug-dependencies. Participants commit to attending the program seven days a week for four weeks at the newly renovated Behavioral Health Center in San Mateo. The program is staffed by the same addiction medicine physicians and staff who care for patients admitted to Mills-Peninsula’s inpatient detoxification program. Read More

Mills-Peninsula Receives 2011 American Heart Association’s “Get With the Guidelines®” Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award

The American Heart Association awarded Mills-Peninsula a Stroke Gold Plus award, the highest available in the AHA’s Get With The Guidelines stroke prevention program, reported Kathleen MacKerrow, Mills-Peninsula Health Services’ stroke program coordinator.

The award recognizes hospitals that have reached the goal of treating stroke patients with 85 percent or higher compliance to American Heart Association/American Stroke Association standards of care for at least 24 consecutive months. Get With The Guidelines is a quality-improvement program for hospitals designed to ensure consistent care for cardiac and stroke patients following the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines and recommendations. Currently, more than 1,400 hospitals participate in the program. Read More