Inter-Departmental Correspondence

Health System



December 29, 2010


January 25, 2011







Honorable Board of Supervisors


Jean S. Fraser, Chief, Health System
Susan Ehrlich, MD, MPP, Chief Executive Officer
San Mateo Medical Center


Agreement with Peninsula Volunteers, Inc.



Adopt a Resolution authorizing the Chief of the Health System to execute an Agreement with Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. for the donation of a van for use in support of the recipient’s programs.



On April 26, 2006, the Sequoia Healthcare District Board of Directors approved a grant to San Mateo Medical Center (SMMC). The grant was to allow SMMC to purchase a van for the Ron Robinson Senior Care Center to use in transporting elderly residents and their caregivers living in the Sequoia Healthcare District to the Ron Robinson Senior Care Center (RRSCC).



RRSCC, in coordination with the SMMC’s Materials Management Department, submitted a proposal to the Sequoia Healthcare District for a transportation project involving seniors. The primary purpose of the grant was to expand available transportation services to seniors in the community through the purchase of a wheelchair accessible vehicle to transport patients and their caregivers to medical appointments at SMMC, in particular the RRSCC.


The vehicle was purchased and placed in use in 2007. Soon thereafter, however, SMMC ceased providing transportation services and the vehicle has therefore not been utilized to the full extent intended.


The Sequoia Healthcare District has been approached regarding transfer of the vehicle to a community based organization providing services within the Healthcare District. Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. provides a range of services designed to support senior members of the community. Located within the District, Peninsula Volunteers’ programs include Little House, the Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center, Rosener House Adult Day Services, Meals on Wheels, and Crane Place and Partridge/Kennedy Low Cost Housing. This organization is interested in using the vehicle for transportation for its senior programs.


SMMC staff has communicated with the Sequoia Healthcare District’s administration regarding the possible donation of the vehicle to Peninsula Volunteers, and District staff administration has indicated that this would be acceptable to the District.


The Agreement and Resolution have been reviewed and approved by County Counsel as to form. Prior to transfer of the vehicle to Peninsula Volunteers, County staff will ensure that the title has been properly transferred and that Peninsula Volunteers’ vehicle and liability insurance has been reviewed and approved by Risk Management.


This Agreement contributes to the Shared Vision 2025 outcome of a Healthy Community by maximizing the independence of seniors and adults with disabilities by promoting access to community-based services and support.



It is not anticipated that this Agreement will have any fiscal impact on the County.