Organizational News

National Fertility Organization Honors PAMF Fertility Medical Director

David Adamson, M.D.

David Adamson, M.D.

David Adamson, M.D., FRCSC, FACOG, FACS, a reproductive endocrinologist and the medical director of the assisted reproductive technology laboratories at Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) Fertility Physicians of Northern California, has been selected by RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, to receive its highest honor, the Barbara Eck Founders Award, for leadership, volunteerism and research in the field of infertility.  Dr. Adamson will accept the award at RESOLVE’s Night of Hope Gala, on November 17, 2015 in New York City.

As the organization that supports and provides a voice for people diagnosed with infertility, RESOLVE established the Hope Awards to recognize professionals, companies, volunteers and the media who have demonstrated leadership in the infertility field or have made a positive impact in the lives of people struggling with infertility. Read More

PAMF, SMSC, CPMC Selected as Leaders in LGBT Healthcare Equality

HEI LogoThe Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), Sutter Maternity & Surgery Center (SMSC) and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) have been recognized as “Leaders in LGBT Healthcare Equality” in the Healthcare Equality Index 2014 (HEI), an annual survey conducted by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational branch of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organization.

PAMF and SMSC were honored for their commitment to equitable, inclusive care for LGBT patients and their families who can face significant challenges in receiving good health care. According to the HEI 2014 survey, 56 percent of LGB patients and 70 percent of transgender or gender non-conforming patients surveyed have experienced some type of discrimination in the health care setting. Read More

Richard Slavin, M.D., to Receive Leadership in Healthcare Award


PAMF CEO Richard Slavin, M.D.

Presentation at Pathways One from the Heart Awards Breakfast on October 29 

Palo Alto Medical Foundation CEO Richard Slavin, M.D., has been selected to receive the annual Leadership in Healthcare Award from Pathways Home Health & Hospice. Pathways presents this award to individuals who have shown a lifetime commitment to health care and made a significant difference in local communities. The award will be presented at Pathways’ 25th annual One from the Heart Awards Breakfast honoring leadership in health care and philanthropy on October 29, 2015, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel in Palo Alto. Read More

New PAMF Daly City Center Opens

On Monday, September 21, 2015, the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) opened a new Daly City Center for patient care. Located at 901 Campus Drive in Daly City, the new center will offer primary care, including pediatrics, family medicine and internal medicine, for both children and adults. In addition, specialists in the fields of neurology, general surgery, vascular surgery and cardiac electrophysiology will rotate through the center each week to provide enhanced patient access to specialty care. The Daly City Center also offers laboratory services and, beginning on November 1, state-of-the-art digital radiology.

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Longtime Physician CEO Richard Slavin, M.D., to Retire

Richard Slavin, M.D., Chief Executive Officer, Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Richard Slavin, M.D., Chief Executive Officer, Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Led Camino Medical Group, Palo Alto Medical Foundation for 40 years

Richard Slavin, M.D., CEO of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), part of the Sutter Health network, has announced plans to retire on January 4, 2016. Dr. Slavin has had a long and impressive career in medicine that has shaped the way medical care is delivered in the Silicon Valley and beyond. He was a principal architect of the 2000 merger of Camino Medical Group and the Palo Alto Medical Foundation. Dr. Slavin served as president of the Camino Division of PAMF until 2010, when he became PAMF’s CEO.

“Dr. Slavin has been a driving force behind the clinical and operational excellence, strong financial performance and exceptional growth at PAMF for more than 15 years. After more than four decades as a physician and physician leader, he wishes to pursue other facets in his life,” said Jeff Gerard, president of Sutter Health’s Bay Area Region.

His successor will be announced soon.

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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.