The physicians, staff members and volunteers of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation uphold a promise to provide a superb patient experience to the individuals and families who depend on us.
Our dedication to caring is shared by the more than 1,000 physicians and approximately 4,500 staff members who serve almost 800,000 patients in communities across Alameda, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties.
This is a time of significant change in health care. The Affordable Care Act and the California Health Benefit Exchange will have a profound effect on PAMF. We anticipate decreased reimbursement for our services and are energetically working to reinvent our care delivery systems. True partnerships with our patients will be very important to our future success.
As a not–for–profit organization, our sole purpose is to provide exceptional health care for those who are in need. We are also focused on helping everyone learn how to prevent illness and improve their quality of life. We do not have shareholders or owners. All retained income after we pay for salaries, benefits and other operating expenses is reinvested to enhance our patient care systems through new and improved facilities and equipment, health education and medical research.
The physicians and staff at PAMF have been providing outstanding health care in our communities since 1930. Philanthropic support is critical to our future. We are deeply grateful for the support of our philanthropic donors, whose generosity is so vital to maintaining the extraordinary quality of our programs and services. When people in our communities express their gratitude through philanthropic gifts, it strengthens our ability to uphold the excellence for which our organization is known. We also owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to our Board of Trustees for their guidance and wisdom, and to our physicians, staff and volunteers for the dedication and compassion they extend each day to our patients. Working in partnership with you, we are confident that we can sustain our superb quality for decades to come.
Chair, Community Board of Trustees
Richard Slavin, M.D.
Chief Executive Officer