Support Your Community's Critical Needs
At Mills-Peninsula, we recognize that health care is local. We are committed to creating a new health care system for our community that places the patient and their family at the center of everything we do. Our transformational vision for 2020 is in place and we invite you to collaborate with us in creating healthier communities. The generosity of those who give to Mills-Peninsula makes a crucial difference in our ability to fulfill our mission to the community we serve.
We seek support from donors in areas that need improvement, to establish and continue innovative programs, and to acquire the latest technologies.
Getting funding for our critical needs will help us transform the delivery of health care and support the organization’s mission to be a community health resource that is a leader in patient care, research and education.
Our current funding priorities, in alphabetical order, are:
Mills-Peninsula Center for Innovation and Research
The Mills-Peninsula Center for Innovation and Research will be a living laboratory for new care models, promising technologies, therapeutic products, services and treatments. It will be the umbrella organization for clinical research, an innovation incubator for collaboration with biotech partners and start-ups for new technologies, and a simulation center for training and piloting new surgical and medical technologies. Learn more about the Centeror make a donation to become partners in this vision of health care innovation.Generate
Diabetes Center of Excellence
Nearly every medical specialty must be involved to create and sustain an effective diabetes program. Our goal is to develop a Diabetes Center of Excellence that will work with the community to reduce the incidence of type 2 diabetes and provide excellent care to improve the quality of life for people who have the disease. Learn more about the Diabetes Center of Excellence ormake a donation to the Center.
Emergency Services Expansion
Currently, Mills-Peninsula serves as the major receiving hospital for most emergencies on the Peninsula and is the official destination for emergencies at the San Francisco International Airport. To continue to meet these and other growing emergency-care needs in the community, we plan to expand our Emergency Department in the next five years by 42 percent to accommodate 50,000 visits annually. Learn more about the ways in which we hope to expand our emergency services or make a donation to support the expansion and improvement plan.
Heart and Vascular Institute
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in San Mateo County, accounting for one in four deaths. Mills-Peninsula plans to develop a Heart and Vascular Institute dedicated to prevention, treatment, intervention, rehabilitation, continuous quality improvement and education. Learn more about the Heart and Vascular Institute or make a donation to the development of a program that will provide an integrated continuum of cardiothoracic care.
Hybrid Surgical Suite
Every year, Mills-Peninsula surgeons perform approximately 1,000 interventional procedures, many of which are endovascular surgeries. While our surgeons are able to offer many advantages to patients, there is still room for better patient outcomes. With the acquisition of a hybrid surgical suite, patients will experience a shorter recovery period, less discomfort, local or regional anesthesia, smaller incisions, less stress on the heart, and fewer risks. Learn more about the innovative hybrid surgical suite or make a donation to support the acquisition of this equipment.
Institute for Cancer Care, Research and Healing
Cancer continues to be the leading cause of death in San Mateo County. The total number of cases is expected to double in the next 20 years. Mills-Peninsula plans to develop an Institute for Cancer Care, Research and Healing, where our multi-disciplinary team of physicians develop will develop personalized treatments and prevention measures, improve outcomes and enhance the patient experience. Learn more about the Institute or make a donation to help support our vision.
Medical Technology Fund
Mills-Peninsula has made a commitment to keep pace with medical technology, recruit and retain the finest medical professionals, and exceed our current rating in the top five percent of hospitals in the U.S. for clinical outcomes. In order to fulfill this commitment, we need to continually upgrade to the latest generation of diagnostic and treatment technologies as they are developed. Learn more about the Medical Technology Fund or make a donation to assist us in acquiring the latest state-of-the-art equipment.
Mental Health Program for Adolescents
Despite our reputation for providing high-quality care, the Peninsula lacks an integrated mental health program for adolescents. With your help, we can build upon a solid foundation of quality care, continue our efforts to overcome the stigma of mental health services and tailor mental health treatments to diverse age, gender, racial and cultural needs. Learn more about this region-wide integrated mental health program or make a donation to the Mental Health Program for Adolescents.
Nursing Center of Excellence
Mills-Peninsula nurses are actively engaged in a variety of clinical quality improvement initiatives including multidisciplinary teams working on overall patient safety and a variety of targeted projects to improve the outcomes of care. Our proposed Nursing Center of Excellence will bring greater focus to improving quality and safety, patient- and family-centered care and research to bring innovations to every care setting. Learn more about the Nursing Center of Excellence or make a donation to the Center.
Transitional Care Program
Mills-Peninsula has established a partnership between our hospital, physicians and the local community to develop a formal continuum of care model, or Transitional Care Program, that will respond to the growing need for improved discharge planning and transitional home care services. Learn more about this innovative patient-centered program for seniors or make a donation to help support this endeavor.
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