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File #: 21-710    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/16/2021 Departments: HEALTH
On agenda: 9/14/2021 Final action: 9/14/2021
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with Sutter Bay Medical Foundation dba Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Healthcare, Research, and Education for otorhinolaryngology medical services for the term of October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2024, for an amount not to exceed $1,650,000.
Attachments: 1. 20210914_r_Sutter Bay Medical Foundation dba Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Healthcare, 2. 20210914_a_Sutter Bay Medical Foundation dba Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Healthcare
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 to Provide Otorhinolaryngology Medical Services

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with Sutter Bay Medical Foundation dba Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Healthcare, Research, and Education for otorhinolaryngology medical services for the term of October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2024, for 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. Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Healthcare, Research and Education has provided surgery services at San Mateo Medical Center (SMMC) for the past 14 years. The group became affiliated with Sutter Bay Medical Foundation in January 2017 and is now known as Sutter Bay Medical Foundation dba Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Healthcare, Research and Education (PAMF).

DISCUSSION:
PAMF will continue to provide ENT services at SMMC at the same level as the current agreement. PAMF ENT doctors are very 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 PAMF's services are accomplished through peer review by the Quality Assurance Committee and the Medical Staff Executive Committee.

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 C...

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