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The Palo Alto Medical Foundation was one of six physician organizations in the Sutter Medical Network to receive “Elite” honors from the California Association of Physician Groups’ “Standards of Excellence” survey — the highest recognition awarded by CAPG.  #quality   #healthcare   #siliconvalley   #BayArea  
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The July issue of our monthly Health Connection e-newsletter is live! Check it out http://bit.ly/1iW4kwJ #health   #wellness   #siliconvalley   #bayarea  
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Want to improve your health? Sign up for a class at PAMF. Our classes cover a wide range of health and wellness topics: http://www.pamf.org/healtheducation/classes/ #siliconvalley  #wellness #BayArea
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The new PAMF Westside Clinic in Santa Cruz opens this summer for patient care - offering family medicine, pediatrics, laboratory, radiology & urgent care services. Learn more in our newsroom! http://bit.ly/TwEsvB #SantaCruz  
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What Teens Can Do About Acne: Almost all teens have acne at some point. See dermatologist Dr. Amy Gilliam’s advice to help clear it up: http://bit.ly/1nAd09p #acne   #acnetreatment   #teenhealth   #teenacnetreatment   #parenting   #parentingtips   #kidshealth  
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Be sun smart. Before heading outdoors, follow these top tips for sun protection from PAMF Dermatologist Amy Gilliam, M.D. http://ow.ly/xQzpm #sunprotection   #sunscreen   #summer   #skincancerprevention   #skincancerpreventiontips  
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The June issue of our monthly Health Connection e-newsletter is live! Check it out -> http://ow.ly/xx2yQ #health   #SiliconValley   #healthtips  
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You may have heard of mindfulness, but what is it exactly? Mindfulness is a way of paying attention to the moment by focusing on your breath and on your senses. Here is a mindfulness practice to try in five simple steps. http://ow.ly/yUWe9 #mindfulness   #mindfulbreathing   #mindfulliving   #mindfulnessmeditation  
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Exercise and kids: Why they need it http://bit.ly/1m6tk3w #kidshealth   #parenting   #fitness   #exercise  
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Surf’s up! Check out this beautiful surfboard designed by one of our creative employees for display in our new Westside Clinic in Santa Cruz. Local art is featured throughout the new clinic for visitors to enjoy. David Vernor of Vernor Surfboards shaped the board. #SantaCruz   #surfboards   #surfboardshaping   #surfboarddesigns   #art   #design  
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Don’t let poison oak spoil your next adventure in the great outdoors. Here’s what it looks like – and a PAMF doctor’s tips on what you can do if you come in contact with it http://bit.ly/1pa6Z4q #poisonoak   #hiking  
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How much water do you need to drink to maintain a healthy level? See PAMF Urologist Dr. Aigen’s answers: http://ow.ly/xx2yQ #water   #hydration   #hydrationtips  
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Nationally recognized, patient-centered, not-for-profit health care organization. Pioneer in multispecialty care, participatory medicine & health IT. Committed to excellence & quality, innovation & caring in health care, education & research.
Introduction
Founded in 1930, the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) is one of the nation's leading not-for-profit networks of community-based health care providers. PAMF's more than 1,200 physicians and 4,900 employees serve nearly 730,000 patients in Silicon Valley and throughout the Bay Area at our medical centers in Alameda, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties. We are a Sutter Health affiliate.

PAMF Mission:

We enhance the well-being of the people in our communities through compassion, excellence and innovation in health care services, research and education.

PAMF Vision:

To lead the transformation of health care to achieve the highest levels of quality, access and affordability.

PAMF Values:

  • Excellence & Quality
  • Innovation
  • Affordability
  • Teamwork
  • Compassion & Caring
  • Community
  • Honesty & Integrity