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PAMF Pulmonologist Performs First Robotic Bronchoscopy on a Patient in the U.S.

Posted on Apr 30, 2018 in Cancer, Innovation, Quality, Research, We're Awesome

New Procedure Advances Lung Cancer Diagnosis  and Treatment
                          

Ganesh Krishna, M.D.

Mountain View, Calif. – Ganesh Krishna, M.D., director of interventional pulmonology at PAMF, part of the not-for-profit Sutter Health network, successfully performed an innovative robotic bronchoscopy procedure to view the inside of the lungs and obtain a tissue sample from a patient with an abnormal CT scan of the chest.

This procedure, the first of its kind performed in the United States, took place on March 30 at El Camino Hospital, as part of a clinical trial of Auris Health’s Monarch Platform.

“Since the robotic bronchoscope has the ability to travel deeper into the lung and precisely guide a biopsy instrument to even the most difficult nodules, the technology offers the potential to diagnose lung cancer at an earlier stage,” said Dr. Krishna, who is also medical director of the Interventional Pulmonology Program at El Camino Hospital and fellowship director of the Interventional Pulmonary Fellowship Program in collaboration with University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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Sutter Health Opens Latest Walk-In Care Clinic in Oakland

Posted on Apr 17, 2018 in Expanding Access, Quality, We're Awesome

New innovative center in Oakland offers same-day, convenient care
for non-urgent issues

Oakland, Calif. – Sutter Health opened the newest Walk-In Care clinic in Oakland, a service of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, today at 5095 Telegraph Ave., Suite B.

Sutter’s Walk-In Care clinics offer a quick, convenient care option for everyday illnesses and health needs in a stand-alone storefront that is easily accessible. The Oakland clinic is Sutter Health’s seventh Bay Area location. Other clinics are located in Dublin, Petaluma, San Francisco, San Ramon, Walnut Creek and San Jose.

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Palo Alto Medical Foundation Opens Pediatric Urgent Care Clinic in Dublin

Posted on Feb 13, 2018 in Expanding Access, Quality, We're Awesome, Wellness

New Pediatric Clinic Offers Same-Day Appointments and Extended Hours

New Pediatric Urgent Care Clinic in Dublin.

Dublin, Calif. –  Sutter Health’s Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) announces the opening of a Pediatric Urgent Care Clinic in Dublin, offering convenient care from pediatricians and medical professionals.

The Pediatric Urgent Care Clinic, located on the first floor of 4050 Dublin Blvd., offers same-day medical attention for minor to moderate illnesses after hours and on all holidays. The clinic is open from 1 to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and holidays.

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PAMF Scholarships Help Fund Future Doctors’ Education

Posted on Feb 7, 2018 in We're Awesome

      Applications are due April 13, 2018, from eligible                             students pursuing a medical education

Palo Alto, Calif. (Feb. 7, 2018) – The physicians at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) continue to help meet future needs for new physicians by awarding scholarships annually to deserving high school students who are committed to becoming physicians.

Since 1993, PAMF physicians have funded and awarded more than 60 scholarships to outstanding local high school students who attend a four-year college and plan to pursue careers as doctors.

The Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group (PAFMG) Pre-Medical Scholarships each total $25,000 per recipient and are paid out to each student over five years, helping students to fulfill their ambition to become a doctor and give back to their communities. Read More

Palo Alto Medical Foundation and Plusoptix Collaborate to Improve Vision Screening for Kids

Posted on Jan 10, 2018 in Quality, Research, Transformation

Easy to use, kids-friendly vision screening devices can help reduce the risk of lazy eye by more than 50 percent through comprehensive vision screening.1

 PALO ALTO, Calif.—Palo Alto Medical Foundation, an affiliate of Sutter Health , a leading not-for-profit health care system in Northern California, and Plusoptix, a world leader in instrument based vision screening, today announced they are working together to help improve routine vision screening for children in pediatric and family medicine clinics. More than 30 clinics at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) are utilizing vision screeners from Plusoptix as a way to ensure young children are thoroughly screened for eye disorders. Read More