Community Support for
PAMF in San Carlos
The San Carlos Center has generated support from a broad spectrum of residents, patients and community leaders.
"A big problem is the cost of medical care. I'm getting up in years, so I'll probably be using the system as a consumer much, much more than I ever have in the past. So I'm very interested in plans that show how we can contain the cost of medical care. And I think the Palo Alto Medical Foundation's integrated care approach is one of the ways we can do it."
- John Buchanan, former San Carlos Mayor
"The Palo Alto Medical Foundation's decision to build its new medical campus in San Carlos will be a huge boon for our community. Residents will not only have more choices when it comes to our health care, but we will also have a prestigious neighbor and community investor bringing high-paying jobs and consumers into our city."
- Mike Tiernan, San Carlos Downtown business owner and long-time resident
"One of the things I know the Palo Alto Medical Foundation focuses on is community education. They're very active working with the schools in Palo Alto. I know they plan to be extremely active and proactive in working with the schools in San Carlos."
- Linda Drew, former PTA president and San Carlos Citizen of the Year
"What excites me about the Palo Alto Medical Foundation here in San Carlos is that it is the finishing touch on what we have in our community. We have the youth center. We have the senior center. We have the Kiwanis buildings here. We have Highland Park, and now we have our own medical foundation here in our town. We are a small town, but we're a mighty little town, and this just makes us perfect."
- Bernadette Mellott, 39-year San Carlos resident
"I live near the site where the Palo Alto Medical Foundation is considering building its new building. I think it will be a nice addition to my neighborhood."
- Connie Barton Barba, San Carlos Economic Development Advisory Commission member
" Anytime you can introduce into a city an industry or development that's going to bring higher wage jobs, it's going to increase the amount of money that's injected into the economy ... It's going to affect how people spend money downtown on Laurel Street. It can only do good things for the economy of San Carlos."
- Kevin Clay, San Carlos real estate broker
"I think it's critically important that people have access to good health care. The Palo Alto Medical Foundation accepts virtually every major medical insurance carrier. In my field, people don't want to buy a health insurance policy that will not allow them to go to the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, because the Foundation is seen as one of the premier health care facilities in the greater Bay Area, not just the Peninsula."
- Ronald Collins, health insurance broker and 36-year San Carlos resident
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