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Mills & San Mateo County Launch Heart Attack Symptom Awareness Campaign

With heart attack, every second counts. Call 9-1-1 at first signs.

SMCM4120_STEMI_SHMills_TwitterShared_400x400_FINALMech092614Mills-Peninsula Health Services, the San Mateo County Health System and the Hospital Consortium of San Mateo County are joining forces to promote a new countywide campaign aimed at raising public awareness of heart attack symptoms and the importance of immediately dialing 9-1-1 if they, or a loved one, experience symptoms.

The campaign is designed to make everyone aware of the symptoms of a heart attack, which are not always as dramatic they are portrayed in the media. Experiencing any of these symptoms may be an indication of a heart attack:

  • Pain
  • Discomfort
  • Tightening or pressure sensation in the chest or upper body—neck jaw, shoulders, arms
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea
  • Sweating

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John & Marcia Goldman Foundation Donates $100,000 to Mills-Peninsula

 Support Advances Adolescent Behavioral Health Services Pilot in Four Bay Area Counties

The John & Marcia Goldman Foundation has granted the Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation $100,000 in support of an innovative pilot program that screens adolescents for behavioral health problems and helps them get treatment. The comprehensive Adolescent Behavioral Health (ABH) program addresses the epidemic of untreated behavioral health conditions among adolescents. The program is available to patients who receive their primary care through the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), a regional partner of Mills-Peninsula Health Services. The two affiliates of the Sutter Health network are working together to expand behavioral health care services for adolescents in primary care settings. ABH is a five-year demonstration project, officially launched in January 2014, to address issues of a severely fragmented behavioral health system in a proactive, systematic way.

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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