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File #: 20-520    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/1/2020 Departments: HEALTH
On agenda: 7/7/2020 Final action: 7/7/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing an amendment to the agreement with Sutter Bay Medical Foundation dba Palo Alto Medical Foundation for healthcare, research and education for otorhinolaryngology medical services, extending the term by one year to June 30, 2021 and increasing the amount payable thereunder by $550,000, to an amount not to exceed $1,650,000.
Attachments: 1. 20200707_r_Palo Alto Medical Foundation, 2. 20200707_a_Palo Alto Medical Foundation
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 Sutter Bay Medical Foundation dba Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Healthcare, Research and Education for Otorhinolaryngology Medical Services

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Adopt a resolution authorizing an amendment to the agreement with Sutter Bay Medical Foundation dba Palo Alto Medical Foundation for healthcare, research and education for otorhinolaryngology medical services, extending the term by one year to June 30, 2021 and increasing the amount payable thereunder by $550,000, to an amount not to exceed $1,650,000.

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BACKGROUND:
San Mateo County is responsible for providing necessary medical care to its medically indigent population. This care includes otorhinolaryngology (ENT) surgery, and the management and supervision of this service. The Sutter Bay Medical Foundation dba Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) for healthcare, research and education has provided surgery services at San Mateo Medical Center (SMMC) for the past twelve years. PAMF became affiliated with Sutter Bay Medical Foundation in January 2017. Parties entered into a new agreement on January 29, 2019 for the term of July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2020, in an amount not to exceed $1,100,000.

DISCUSSION:
PAMF will continue to provide ENT services at SMMC through the services of doctors familiar with SMMC and its patients. ENT medical services are provided under the general direction of the Chief of Surgery and the Chief Medical Officer. Monitoring and evaluation of the quality of services provided by PAMF are accomplished through peer review by the Quality Assurance Committee and the Medical Staff Executive Committee. The level of compensation and the related work is based on regional benchmarks for ENT services.

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