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File #: 20-046    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/27/2020 Departments: HEALTH
On agenda: 2/25/2020 Final action: 2/25/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with Galen Inpatient Physicians, Inc. dba Vituity to provide hospitalist services for the term of March 1, 2020 through February 28, 2023, in an amount not to exceed $9,600,000.
Attachments: 1. 20200225_r_Galen Inpatient Physicians, Inc. dba Vituity, 2. 20200225_a_Galen Inpatient Physicians, Inc. dba Vituity
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 Galen Inpatient Physicians, Inc. dba Vituity for Hospitalist Services

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with Galen Inpatient Physicians, Inc. dba Vituity to provide hospitalist services for the term of March 1, 2020 through February 28, 2023, in an amount not to exceed $9,600,000.

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

DISCUSSION:
Galen Inpatient Physicians, Inc. dba Vituity (Vituity) will assume all hospitalist services for SMMC. The agreement requires that Vituity provide 24-hour, 365-day per year coverage of the following SMMC units: 2AB, ICU, 3AB, and 1A. Coverage will be provided by Board Certified/Board Eligible Internal Medicine hospitalist physicians, with at least one such hospitalist always present on site.

County Administrative Memorandum B-1 provides that contracts for physicians are exempt from the Requests 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 by the end of the first quarter of the agreement term, at least 50% of same-day discharge patients will have discharge orders placed by 11:00AM.

PERFORMANCE MEASURE:
Measure
FY 2019-20 Estimated
FY 2020-21 Projected
Percentage of same-day discharge patients who will have discharge orders placed by 11:00AM, by the end of the first quarter of the agreement term
= 50%
= 50%

FISCAL IMPACT:
The term of the agreement is March 1, 2020 through February 28, 2023. T...

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