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Bay Area Parent Surveys Name PAMF Pediatricians “Best in Bay Area”

bestofparentspressPalo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) pediatrics received top honors – Gold ratings – in the 2015 surveys of Bay Area Parent and Parents’ Press readers. Bay Area Parent named PAMF Best Pediatricians on the Peninsula and in Silicon Valley. Parents’ Press named PAMF Best Pediatricians in San Mateo County and in Santa Clara County.

More than 130 PAMF pediatricians provide patient care at PAMF medical centers located throughout the Bay Area in Alameda, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties. Its pediatricians are frequent contributors to the “Kids Health” resource center of the PAMF website and blog, and are frequent lecturers at PAMF’s monthly health education lecture series, which is free and open to the community.

“We hire the very best and brightest pediatricians who excel at medicine and empathy,” said PAMF Regional Medical Director and Pediatric Service Line Leader David Quincy, M.D. “Our pediatricians make it a priority to build trust with each child. They genuinely care about each child’s well-being.”

Other Sutter Health affiliates also received awards in the reader survey. Mills-Peninsula received the Gold Award for best hospital and best birth center on the Peninsula. California Pacific Medical Center received the Gold award for best birth center in San Francisco/Marin and the Silver award for best hospital. Alta Bates Summit Medical Center received the Bronze award for best birth center in the East Bay.

About the Palo Alto Medical Foundation

The Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) for Health Care, Research and Education, is part of the Sutter Health network. Founded in 1930, PAMF is a not-for-profit health care organization that is a pioneer in the multispecialty group practice of medicine, health innovation and patient-centered care. PAMF’s more than 1,200 affiliated physicians and 5,400 employees serve nearly 1 million patients at its medical centers and clinics in Alameda, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties. For more information, visit: PAMF website I blog Twitter I Facebook I Google+. To learn about PAMF’s Druker Center for Health Systems Innovation, visit the PAMF Innovation Center website.

PAMF’s Dr. Meg Durbin Receives Excellence in Healthcare Award

Silicon Valley Business Journal Honors Six Health Care Professionals

Durbin.Podium2The Silicon Valley Business Journal hosted its Excellence in Health Care 2015 award ceremony at its annual Business of Healthcare event on August 7, 2015. Meg Durbin, M.D., a family medicine doctor at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), was one of six health care professionals to receive this year’s award.

Dr. Durbin was honored for her work to improve mental health care for teens. She co-created and co-leads the Adolescent Behavioral Health (ABH) project at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation. The project brings together a multidisciplinary team of primary care physicians, psychiatrists, psychotherapists and researchers to address the gaps in care that teens experience when seeking care for emotional and mental health issues.

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PAMF Center for Cosmetic Surgery Opens


The new Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) Center for Cosmetic Surgery opened for patient care on Monday, July 13, 2015.

The new center, located at 715 Altos Oaks Drive in Los Altos, provides the latest advances in surgical and non-surgical cosmetic treatments, offering patients a full range of cosmetic surgery and aesthetic services, including facial and body contouring and skin rejuvenation services. The center includes eight exam rooms, two treatment rooms, two operating suites, separate entrances and exits for added privacy and ample parking behind the building. Read More

PAMF Receives Highest Rating for Patient Care

CAPG-New-Logo-300x83Six physician organizations in the Sutter Medical Network, including all five medical foundations, received “Elite” status in the 2015 CAPG Standards of Excellence Survey™—the highest possible honor awarded by the CAPG professional organization. The annual survey measures medical group infrastructure against multiple criteria such as patient experience, population health and affordability. Read More

Geriatric & Palliative Care Center Opens

$3M in community donations builds remodeled space for interdisciplinary care

The Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) is advancing the delivery of geriatric services and palliative care in a newly expanded interdisciplinary setting, scheduled to open June 15, 2015 at its Palo Alto campus. Named the Guzik Family Center on behalf of a generous family donation, the new 2,500 foot Center was built with $3 million in charitable donations from the community.

Albert Lam, M.D.

Albert Lam, M.D.

“Every day, our geriatrics and palliative care teams deliver the very best care possible to help patients navigate their unique aging and health care journeys,” said Albert Lam, M.D., director of geriatric medicine at PAMF.  “We are deeply honored that the community has reinforced our commitment to excellence and coordinated care by generously helping to fund this new center – an investment that will give back to the community for generations to come.” Read More