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Mills-Peninsula & PAMF Donate $9M to Bay Area Community Clinics

Mills-Peninsula Health Services and the  Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) —not-for-profit affiliates of Sutter Health – are providing $9 million in funding over the next three years to 11 community clinics in Alameda, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and San Mateo Counties. The community clinics provide health care for free or reduced rates to low-income and uninsured people who may otherwise be unable to access medical care.

“Caring for the community is at the heart of what we do at Mills-Peninsula and the Palo Alto Medical Foundation,” says Jeff Gerard, Regional President, Sutter Health. “We are committed to improving health care throughout the Bay Area. By partnering with these clinics, we will help increase much-needed access to medical care.”

“Our partnership with Mills-Peninsula goes beyond the dollars to truly keep people healthier,” says Sharon Petersen, Samaritan House director of operations. “So many wonderful physicians from Mills-Peninsula help people feel good day to day.”

With this contribution, the following clinics will be able to expand their services in a wide range of ways, from hiring new medical staff and building new clinics to launching online health record systems. Here is how the money will be used in 2014:


Learn about the community clinics and services:

Alameda County

Santa Clara County

Santa Clara/San Mateo Counties

San Mateo County

Santa Cruz County

See how Mills-Peninsula and PAMF partner and work with local communities at