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Dr. Klonoff Inducted as Fellow of Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

David Klonoff, M.D.

David Klonoff, M.D.

In June 2015, David C. Klonoff, M.D., medical director of the Diabetes Research Institute at Mills-Peninsula Health Services, was inducted as a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) of Edinburgh.

The induction ceremony in Edinburgh, Scotland recognized approximately 70 internists from around the world; only three were from the United States. Dr. Klonoff is also a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering.

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Bay Area Parent Names Mills Best Hospital & Birth Center on Peninsula

Mills-Peninsula Medical Center received top honors – the Gold Award – in the 2015 survey of Bay Area Parent readers. Bay Area Parent named Mills-Peninsula Medical Center as the Best Hospital on the Peninsula and voted the Mills-Peninsula Birth Center as the Best Birth Center on the Peninsula.

“We are so pleased to be selected as best hospital and best birth center on the Peninsula by Bay Area Parent readers,” said Janet Wagner, Mills-Peninsula Health Services CEO. “It is especially gratifying to receive recognition from our community for the extraordinary care our physicians, nurses and staff provide to our patients every day.”

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U.S. News & World Report Names Mills Among Best California Hospitals

Four hospitals within the Sutter Health network achieved recognition today as among the best hospitals in California for 2015-16 by U.S. News & World Report. The annual rankings rate top hospitals in the state and in major metropolitan regions, as well as top hospitals according to their performance in 16 adult specialties.

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Mills-Peninsula to Sell Skilled Nursing Operations to Plum Healthcare Group

Mills-Peninsula Health Services today announced that it is completing the sale of the Mills-Peninsula Skilled Nursing operations, located at 1609 Trousdale Drive in Burlingame, to Plum Healthcare Group, LLC. The California Department of Public Health granted an operating license to Plum Healthcare Group, and transfer of ownership will take place on June 30. The new entity will be called Peninsula Post-Acute.

“The guiding principle for the sale of our skilled nursing facility has been to ensure quality services will continue to be available in our community,” said Dolores Gomez, Mills-Peninsula Health Services chief operating officer. “This move is part of an ongoing effort to concentrate resources on services our hospital is best positioned to provide, reduce costs and be more affordable to our acute care patients.” Read More

Mills-Peninsula Receives Fifth Consecutive Stroke Quality Award

StrokeImage2015_2For the fifth year in a row, Mills-Peninsula Health Services has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Stroke Gold Plus award for high-quality stroke care. The award recognizes Mills-Peninsula for treating stroke patients with 85 percent or higher compliance to American Heart Association/American Stroke Association standards of care for at least two consecutive years and achieving 75 percent or higher compliance with five of eight stroke quality measures in the Get With The Guidelines program.

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Mills Named One of Healthgrades 2015 America’s 50 Best Hospitals

healthgradestop50Today, Mills-Peninsula Medical Center announced it is a recipient of Healthgrades 2015 America’s 50 Best Hospitals AwardThe distinction places Mills-Peninsula among the top 1 percent of nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for its consistent, year-over-year superior clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades.

Mills-Peninsula earned the recognition by achieving clinical outcomes that are better than expected across the majority of conditions and procedures performed from 2011 to 2013 consistently, year after year.

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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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