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New PAMF Sunnyvale Center Opens August 5

 The Palo Alto Medical Foundation‘s (PAMF) new Sunnyvale Center will open for patient care on Monday, August 5, 2013.

The new 120,000-square-foot medical center replaces the 55-year-old medical building at 301 Old San Francisco Road with a modernized medical center to serve residents of Sunnyvale, California, and surrounding areas in the Silicon Valley.

Main entrance of PAMF's new Sunnyvale Center

Main entrance of PAMF’s new Sunnyvale Center

“Our goal is to provide our community with a continuum of life-long coordinated care in state-of-the-art facilities located where people live and work,” said PAMF Division President Elizabeth Vilardo, M.D.

The new Sunnyvale Center has 170 exam rooms and approximately 80 doctors and support staff, and 800 onsite parking spots. Construction of the new medical center and parking structure took two years to complete. The adjacent clinics at 201 and 401 Old San Francisco Road will be closed for renovation which is as yet unscheduled.

Services at the new Sunnyvale Medical Center include:

  • Primary Care Center with Family Medicine and Internal Medicine
  • Cancer Care Center
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology department
  • Pediatric Care department
  • Diagnostic Imaging Center offering the most advanced technology, including MRI, PET and CT and SPEC CT scanners
  • Complete laboratory, enabling patients to walk directly from the exam room or their physician’s office to the lab
  • Conference Center
  • Health Resource Center
  • Café

Comprehensive Primary Care

The Primary Care Center occupies 80,000 square feet of the new Sunnyvale Center, providing space for 60 physicians, including internists, pediatricians, obstetrician-gynecologists and family physicians.

Cancer Care Center

Occupying 40,000 square feet on the first floor, the new Cancer Care Center will have the most up-to-date technology and provide patients and their families with integrated access to medical oncologists and radiation services. All oncology infusion services are moving from PAMF’s Mountain View Center to the new Sunnyvale Center. Chemotherapy infusion services are also relocating to the Sunnyvale Center; all other infusion services will remain at the Mountain View Center. The center will join existing PAMF clinical programs at other sites creating an integrated regional Cancer Care program.

The new Cancer Care Center includes:

  • Offices, exam rooms and support services for medical and radiation oncology physicians
  • Thirteen infusion (chemotherapy) stations
  • Advanced radiation therapy equipment including a linear accelerator to provide radiation therapy necessary for many cancers and brachytherapy
  • Patient support programs, including dietitian services, clinical social workers and complimentary therapies
  • Clinical drug trials as part of PAMF’s Oncology Clinical Trial Program
  • Cancer Survivorship Program

PAMF’s History in Sunnyvale

PAMF began as the Sunnyvale Medical Clinic in 1954, with the original group consisted of six doctors working in a one-story building. Over the next 35 years, the practice expanded to a 100-doctor multispecialty medical group operating out of five clinics in Sunnyvale, Santa Clara and Mountain View.

In 1994, the group added 28 more doctors and changed its name to Camino Medical Group. At the same time, it also established an integrated health care delivery system with El Camino Hospital, a business partnership that ended three years later.

In 1997, the group re-established itself as an independent multispecialty group. It became one of Northern California’s largest physician-owned medical groups, with more than 160 medical providers caring for 140,000 patients in the South Bay area.

In 2000 Camino Medical Group affiliated with the Palo Alto Medical Foundation and began to operate as a not-for-profit entity, creating one of the largest multispecialty group practices in California.

Learn more about the new Sunnyvale Center on the PAMF website.

Watch the time lapse of the construction of the new Sunnyvale Center – two years of work compressed into just to a few minutes. (Click on the link and then on the “Timelapse” button.)

The public was invited to attend the grand opening of the new center at a community open house and health fair on Sunday, July 28, 2013.