Mills-Peninsula Health Services is a not-for-profit health care organization with deep roots in San Mateo County.
Founded by prominent Californian Elizabeth Mills Reid, the Church of St. Matthew Red Cross Guild opened in San Mateo in 1908 with just six beds. It was later renamed Mills Memorial Hospital. After Mills Memorial experienced significant growth in the decades that followed, Peninsula Hospital opened in 1954 four miles to the north in Burlingame thanks to the creation of a public hospital district. In 1985, Mills and Peninsula signed a merger agreement to form Mills-Peninsula Health Services. Peninsula Medical Center was replaced in 2011 with the state-of-the-art Mills-Peninsula Medical Center, which, together with Mills Health Center, provides compassionate, state-of-the-art care to patients in San Mateo County.
Mills-Peninsula Health Services is part of the Peninsula Coastal Region of Sutter Health, a family of not-for-profit hospitals and physician organizations in Northern California that share resources and expertise to advance health care quality. Sutter Health’s Peninsula Coastal Region also includes the Palo Alto Medical Foundation.
Growing to Meet the Needs of Our Community
To meet the growing needs of the community, in 2011 the new 241-bed Mills-Peninsula Medical Center opened its doors. Located in Burlingame, the $640 million, 450,000-square-foot general acute-care hospital features:
- All private rooms with state-of-the-art patient lift technology for safety
- Electronic patient charting and online capabilities for advanced patient-physician-family communication
- An Emergency Department
- Family sleeping accommodations in all medical/surgical, obstetric, intensive care and neonatal intensive care rooms
- Advanced earthquake technology that allows the hospital to withstand an 8.5 quake and remain functional
Mills-Peninsula also operates the Mills Health Center in San Mateo, which provides a wide range of outpatient services, including surgery, rehabilitation and diagnostics. The Mills Health Center is also home to Mills-Peninsula’s inpatient rehabilitation program.
Caring for Seniors
Mills-Peninsula created Senior Focus in 1985 to help seniors protect their independence, provide education on how to stay healthy, and offer services to assist when challenges arise. More than 25 years later, Senior Focus has matured into a trusted resource for families and a highly regarded partner and advisor for local agencies and organizations.
Representing the best current thinking about healthful aging, Senior Focus serves as educator, service provider and advocate for elders both in the hospital and at home in the community.
Caring for Those in Need
At Mills-Peninsula Health Services, our mission is to enhance our patients’ health. We understand that many in our communities struggle to pay for their health care. Mills-Peninsula’s Financial Assistance Program helps qualified patients who are unable to pay for medically necessary services they have received.
Mills-Peninsula offers a variety of programs to help you pay for the care you need. If you believe you may qualify, learn more about our Financial Assistance Program or contact us at (650) 652-3000.
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