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File #: 19-1308    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/23/2019 Departments: HEALTH
On agenda: 1/28/2020 Final action: 1/28/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with Vijay Pottathil, MD, to provide gastroenterology services for the term of February 1, 2020 through January 31, 2023, in an amount to exceed $2,000,000.
Attachments: 1. 20200128_r_Vijay Pottathil, MD, 2. 20200128_a_Vijay Pottathil, MD
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Louise F. Rogers, Chief, San Mateo County Health
Chester J. Kunnappilly, MD, Chief Executive Officer, San Mateo Medical Center

Subject: Agreement with Vijay Pottathil, MD, to Provide Gastroenterology Services

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with Vijay Pottathil, MD, to provide gastroenterology services for the term of February 1, 2020 through January 31, 2023, in an amount to exceed $2,000,000.

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BACKGROUND:
San Mateo Medical Center (SMMC) has a continuing need for contracted medical staff to provide gastroenterology services.

DISCUSSION:
Dr. Pottathil will assume the clinic duties that include the provision of gastroenterology services, in addition to providing on-call coverage.

County Administrative Memorandum B-1 provides that contracts for physicians are exempt from the Request for Proposals process.

The agreement and resolution have been reviewed and approved by County Counsel as to form.

The resolution contains the County's standard provisions allowing amendment of the County fiscal obligations by a maximum of $25,000 (in aggregate).

It is anticipated that for emergency room and inpatient services involving gastroenterology, the number of patients requiring transfer to outside facilities will decrease by 50%.

PERFORMANCE MEASURE:
Measure
FY 2020-21 Estimated
FY 2021-22 Projected
Percentage of decrease in number of patients requiring transfer to outside facilities for gastroenterology services
50%
N/A

FISCAL IMPACT:
The term of the agreement is February 1, 2020 through January 31, 2023. The amount of the agreement is not to exceed $2,000,000 for the three-year term. Funds in the amount of $277,777 are included in the SMMC FY 2019-20 Adopted Budget. Funds in the amount of $666,666 will be included in the SMMC FY 2020-21 Recommended Budget. Similar arrangements will be made for future year...

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