COUNTY OF SAN MATEO
San Mateo Medical Center
November 13, 2003
BOARD MEETING DATE:
December 2, 2003
Honorable Board of Supervisors
Nancy J. Steiger, Chief Executive Officer, San Mateo Medical Center
Amendment to the Agreement with Seton Medical Center
Adopt a resolution authorizing the President of the Board to execute an amendment to the agreement with Seton Medical Center.
On September 10, 2002, your Board approved, under single resolution, agreements with Catholic Health Care West-West Bay (Sequoia Hospital) and with Seton Medical Center. The term of the agreement with Sequoia Hospital is January 1, 2002 to December 31, 2003 while the agreement with Seton Medical Center is from January 1, 2002 to December 31, 2002.
Services provided under this agreement require technical capabilities that are not presently provided at San Mateo Medical Center. Examples of these services include Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), radiation therapy, noninvasive procedures, cardiac specialty services, sleep lab and medical/surgical acute care.
This agreement keeps the commitment to Ensure Basic Health and Safety for All and goal number 5: Provide residents access to healthcare and preventive care. The agreement contributes to this commitment and goal by providing specialty services as well as maintaining adequate coverage to county patients.
The previous agreement is being amended to increase the maximum by $449,000, from $600,000 to $1,049,000. The maximum amount the County shall pay for referrals to Seton shall not exceed $1,049,000. Funds were included in San Mateo Medical Center's FY02-03 Approved Budget.