BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, COUNTY OF SAN MATEO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA
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RESOLUTION ACKNOWLEDGING THE ORGANIZATIONS THAT HAVE DEVELOPED THE COMMUNITY HEALTH NETWORK FOR THE UNDERSERVED
RESOLVED, by the Board of Supervisors of the County of San Mateo, State of California, that
WHEREAS, on February 5, 2008, the County accepted a final report prepared by Health Management Associates (HMA) titled, “Assessment of Strategic Priorities for San Mateo Health Services”; and
WHEREAS, on May 20, 2008, the Board of Supervisors accepted the Final Planning Phase Recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Task Force (BRTF) on Adult Health Care Coverage Expansion; and
WHEREAS, a Health System Redesign Initiative team with membership from the County Manager’s Office, San Mateo Medical Center, the Health Department, and the Health Plan of San Mateo selected areas of priority to focus and developed a Redesign implementation plan outlining targeted goals and activities that was accepted by the Board of Supervisors on March 25, 2008; and
WHEREAS, a key priority of the Redesign implementation plan is development of a Community Health Network for the Underserved (CHNU) which is a public-private healthcare delivery system for the medically underserved that includes defined roles for each major private sector hospital, major ambulatory care providers and a redefined role for the County; and
WHEREAS, the following organizations have demonstrated leadership and commitment in advancing the development of the CHNU, in alignment with the vision of the BRTF: Kaiser Permanente; Permanente Medical Group; Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital; Palo Alto Medical Foundation; Palo Alto Medical Group; Mills-Peninsula Health System; Mills-Peninsula Medical Group; Ravenswood Family Health Center; Sequoia Hospital; Seton Medical Care; and Stanford University Medical Center; and
WHEREAS, the Peninsula Health Care District and Sequoia Health Care District have directed valuable funding support to the development of the CHNU; and
WHEREAS, this Board has considered the contributions of each of these organizations as detailed in the Health System Redesign Initiative Implementation Update.
NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY DETERMINED AND ORDERED that the Board of Supervisors acknowledge and thank the organizations that have developed the Community Health Network for the Underserved.
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