Shared Histories Help Shape PAMF's Future
When Camino Medical Group, Palo Alto Medical Clinic and Santa Cruz Medical Clinic joined to form a single physician group on January 1, 2008, their shared values and common history as pioneering Bay Area medical groups became all the more apparent. Examined next to each other, the histories of the three groups often share remarkable similarities. Each group was founded by the same number of doctors – six – and each has a long history of being the first in its service area with new technologies, treatments and ways of providing care.
It was this shared desire to provide the highest quality medical care possible in a changing health care environment that led to the idea of integrating into a single physician group and a single employer. As these once separate groups begin the next chapter of their histories as a united entity, with one physician group working hand-in-hand with one not-for-profit foundation medical foundation -– the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) -– it is interesting to look back and examine their similar pasts.
- How We Began: Palo Alto Medical Clinic
- How We Began: Camino Medical Group
- How We Began: Santa Cruz Medical Clinic
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