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PAMF Fertility Physicians Observe National Infertility Awareness Week

National Public Education Initiative April 19-April 25, 2015

PAMF logoThe Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) Fertility Physicians of Northern California and RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association recognize National Infertility Awareness Week, April 19 through April 25 – joining millions of women and men, healthcare professionals, mental health professionals, and other thought leaders to promote greater awareness about infertility.

PAMF Fertility shares RESOLVE’s mission to help people find information and support for infertility. In addition to monthly free support groups for community infertility patients, PAMF Fertility offers a variety of ongoing programs to help people navigate the challenges of infertility including these upcoming events: Read More

PAMF Opens Surgery Center in Fremont

Fremont-ASC-OutsideThe new Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) Surgery Center Fremont opened for patient care on Monday, April 6, 2015. The Surgery Center Fremont is home to 58 physicians and 68 support staff. It is anticipated that the 20,400-square-foot surgery center will serve 10,230 patient visits in the first year.

The surgery center is located at 3120 Kearney Street on the Fremont, California campus that also houses two PAMF medical office buildings. The center is designed to be convenient and accessible for patients. The facility has four operation rooms and two endoscopy suites, 10 pre-op and 10 post-op bays (two bays will accommodate patients staying overnight) and five post-anesthesia care unit recovery bays. The new center will provide space for a sterile processing department, and onsite quality, infection control, education and administrative teams. The center also includes a new four-story, 216 space parking garage to provide ample parking for patients and visitors.

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Jimmy Hu, M.D.

“We are excited to open the doors of our new surgery center which provides patients with the highest quality of care, using state-of-the-art equipment and technology,” said PAMF’s Alameda Regional President Jimmy Hu, M.D. “This investment symbolizes our commitment to the health of everyone who lives in the Fremont and surrounding area. Our new Surgery Center Fremont will provide the community with better access to care by our expert and caring team.”

Surgery Center Fremont offers these surgical services and procedural care:

  • Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)
  • Orthopedics
  • Ophthamology
  • Gynecology
  • Urology
  • Colonoscopy/upper endoscopy
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Podiatry
  • Bunionectomy
  • General surgery
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation

View a complete list of PAMF Surgery Centers.

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 of care. 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 850,000 patients at its medical centers and clinics in Alameda, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties. The Palo Alto Medical Foundation is part of Sutter Health’s Peninsula Coastal Region, which also includes Mills-Peninsula Medical CenterSutter Maternity & Surgery Center and Menlo Park Surgical Hospital. 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 Honored for EHR Technology

Two affiliates within Sutter Health’s not-for profit network received awards honoring their electronic health record (EHR). The  Palo Alto Medical Foundation clinics throughout the Bay Area and Memorial Medical Center in Modesto, Calif. earned prestigious Stage 7 Awards from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), an industry authority in health care information technology.

Sutter Health will receive its awards at the 2015 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition on April 12-16, 2015, in Chicago. Read More

PAMF Expands Gastroenterology Sevices to San Jose

Expanding specialty medical services available in the South Bay, the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) has added further gastroenterology services in the San Jose/Los Gatos area.

As part of this expansion in services, Gastroenterologists David Stein, M.D., and Geoffrey Spencer, M.D., have joined PAMF. Their South Bay practice is located at 2440 Samaritan Drive in San Jose. With this expansion, PAMF gastroenterology services are now available in Burlingame, Dublin, Fremont, Los Gatos/San Jose, Mountain View, Palo Alto, San Carlos and Santa Cruz.

“Adding this well-respected practice expands our existing digestive health services in Los Gatos and extends our ability to provide coordinated primary and specialty care to our patients in the South Bay,” said Elizabeth Vilardo, M.D., PAMF regional president.

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PAMF Danville Primary Care Is Now Open

First Primary Care Office in Contra Costa County for PAMF

The Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), part of the Sutter Health network of care, opened a new medical office in Danville, California, on March, 2, 2015 – PAMF’s first location in Contra Costa County. This expansion in the East Bay helps meet the demand for primary care for residents of Danville and the surrounding communities.

Initially, adult and pediatric care will be offered at PAMF Danville Primary Care, a 3,000-square-foot medical office located at 919 San Ramon Valley Boulevard.

By the end of 2015, the location will be expanded into a new, 18,000-square-foot PAMF Danville medical center that will be home to 17 primary care physicians and a team of medical support staff. Patients will have access to a full range of health care services, including primary outpatient care (internal medicine, family medicine and pediatrics), as well as diagnostic imaging, mammography and laboratory services – all in one location. More than 20 specialty care and advanced diagnostic services are currently available at PAMF’s Dublin Center in the East Bay. Read More

Silicon Valley Cardiology Joins PAMF

Silicon Valley Cardiology (SVC) recently joined the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) in November 2014. This move brings together two renowned Bay Area medical practices offering services in state-of-the-art cardiac care.

“By combining our organizations, we can use our expertise and resources to bring the best of cardiac medicine to a greater number of patients in our communities,” said SVC founder Roger Winkle, M.D.

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Conrad Vial, M.D., Medical Director, Cardiovascular Service Line at PAMF

“Coming together to form an expanded and integrated cardiovascular medicine practice is great news for patients in the Bay Area,” added Conrad Vial, M.D., medical director of the cardiovascular service line at PAMF. “The community will have even greater access to high-quality, seamless and coordinated cardiac care in multiple Bay Area locations.”  Together, SVC and PAMF will create and execute a unified vision for cardiovascular services at PAMF.

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