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File #: 22-377    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/18/2022 Departments: HEALTH
On agenda: 5/17/2022 Final action: 5/17/2022
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with Peninsula Pathologists Medical Group, Inc. to provide pathology services for the term of June 1, 2022 through May 31, 2025, in an amount not to exceed $2,600,000.
Attachments: 1. 20220517_r_Peninsula Pathologist Medical Group, Inc., 2. 20220517_a_Peninsula Pathologist Medical Group, Inc.
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 Peninsula Pathologists Medical Group, Inc. to Provide Pathology Services

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with Peninsula Pathologists Medical Group, Inc. to provide pathology services for the term of June 1, 2022 through May 31, 2025, in an amount not to exceed $2,600,000.

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BACKGROUND:
San Mateo County is responsible for providing necessary medical care to its medically indigent population. Since 2005, Peninsula Pathologists Medical Group, Inc. (PPMG) has provided pathology services for San Mateo Medical Center (SMMC). Pathology is the specialty of the causes and effects of disease, especially through laboratory examination of samples of body tissues for diagnostic and forensic purposes.

DISCUSSION:
Under this agreement, PPMG has agreed to meet all of SMMC's pathology needs (excluding autopsies), including: anatomic slide preparation and histology/cytology services; inpatient and outpatient pathology; supervision of anatomic and surgical pathology, including non-gynecology; specimen processing; blood transfusions. PPMG personnel will also serve as medical director for pathology, and be on-call and available 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.

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 Attorney's Office 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 100% of all laboratory and pathology services provided will comply with standards as defined by the Joint Commissio...

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