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Achieving Community Health Together

Spring 2015

Health District News Apple Tree Dental Opening Spring 2015 Apple Tree FAQ: Peninsula Health Care District recently celebrated the groundbreaking of Apple Tree Dental

On January 29, 2015, the Peninsula Health Care District (PHCD) celebrated the groundbreaking of the Apple Tree Center for Dental Health at 430 N. El Camino Real in San Mateo, bringing all San Mateo County residents one step closer to accessing comprehensive, highquality dental care in their local community. The mission of Apple Tree Dental is to improve the oral health of all people, including those with special dental access needs who face barriers to care. The San Mateo Center will house the region’s first Care Coordination Center, which will facilitate the on-site delivery of dental care at dozens of community sites, such as senior care facilities, special needs group homes, and Head Start centers, thus removing barriers to access for basic dental care for individuals of all ages and income levels. The San Mateo Center will address a serious gap in dental

services, as the 2013 San Mateo County Triennial Community Health Needs Assessment found that “lack of dental insurance and access remains an issue, as more than 185,000 San Mateo County adults do not have dental insurance.” The San Mateo Center is scheduled to open on May 4, 2015, and will be equipped with the latest technology to treat all San Mateo County residents. It will feature hover chairs and patient lifts for individuals with developmental disabilities and mobility impairments, and large treatment rooms that can accommodate family care conferences. At full capacity, the San Mateo Center anticipates delivering approximately 8,500 dental visits per year. PHCD sponsored the initial community research by surveying current needs and provider capacity to determine the gaps in care and confirm the need in San Mateo County for a program such as Apple Tree. PHCD provided lead funding to launch the San Mateo Center, which included an opportunity to lease a PHCD-owned building on the mid-Peninsula, a low-interest loan to remodel the building, and $2 million in special initiative funding for equipment and operating expenses. To learn more about the San Mateo Center, visit peninsulahealthcaredistrict.org and appletreedental.org. Left: Dick Gregory, DDS, director of the San Mateo Center for Dental Health. Below: The groundbreaking commences.

When can we schedule an appointment? The San Mateo Center will be open on May 4, 2015. Beginning in April, call (844) 403-7887 for an appointment. Who can I call to find out if my wheelchair bound mom or my autistic child would be eligible? Apple Tree’s staff has experience providing oral health care to all patients. If my dad’s in a nursing facility, how can he get Apple Tree services? Apple Tree’s delivery system provides dental services at the San Mateo Center and onsite at nursing facilities and other community sites. Please have the Center Administrator or Director of Nursing call Apple Tree to engage services for your family member. What is a Care Coordination Center and how does that serve the community? Navigating health care of any kind can be a daunting task. Apple Tree’s Care Coordination Staff interfaces with patients, their families, and caregivers to coordinate insurance plans, informed consent, medical consultations, treatment plans, and much more. We know that patient satisfaction amounts to more than simply delivering excellent dental care. My dentist is retiring. How can I become a patient at the San Mateo Center? We welcome all patients. Our clinical team has decades of experience providing high quality, comprehensive dentistry. The San Mateo Center is equipped with new, state-ofthe-art technology, including digital imaging, electronic health records, and tele-dentistry.

Photos: Alain McLaughlin photos

Recognizing the Leadership of Daniel Ullyot, MD

After serving on the Peninsula Health Care District (PHCD) Board of Directors for more than 10 years, Daniel Ullyot, MD, announced his retirement effective February 25, 2015. During his tenure on the PHCD Board of Directors, Dr. Ullyot served as board chair for five years, and was an integral part in the agreement with Mills-Peninsula Health Services Dr. Ullyot has retired after that ultimately led serving on the PHCD Board to the opening of the of Directors for 10 years new Mills-Peninsula Medical Center in 2011. A 50-year Master Lease Agreement was established, which in part allows PHCD to ensure that vital services are offered within the District. This is key to carrying out the District’s mission that residents always have access to health care through a strong, local, community-based hospital. In addition, Dr. Ullyot served on the Long Term Planning Committee, as chair for seven years; the Sutter Oversight Committee for three years; the hospital’s Building Committee; and as the co-chair of the City of Burlingame’s Mitigation Committee throughout the hospital construction project. Dr. Ullyot’s contributions to the PHCD Board of Directors and District residents have been of the highest order and were recognized as such by State Senator Jerry Hill; Assemblymember Kevin Mullin; San Mateo County Board of Supervisors; City Council of San Mateo; Millbrae School Board; Mills-Peninsula Medical Center, and many others who attended the Board’s February 26 meeting which honored Dr. Ullyot. PHCD is greatly appreciative of his leadership, statesmanship, and commitment. In his honor, the Board announced that the library at The Trousdale, PHCD’s new assisted living and memory care facility opening in late 2016, will be named the Dr. Daniel Ullyot Library.


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2015 grant recipients

Caminar Bridges to Wellness Program Catholic Charities Adult Day Health Children’s Health Initiative Community Gatepath CORA Edgewood Center InnVision Shelter Network Jewish Family & Children’s Services Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club Ombudsman Services Peninsula Family Services Parca Police Activities League Samaritan House San Bruno Park School Health Clinic Second Harvest Food Bank Senior Focus StarVista The Latino Commission

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PHCD distributes $1.8 million More than 100 community leaders, Peninsula nonprofits, government officials, and Peninsula Health Care District (PHCD) supporters attended the seventh annual “Achieving Community Health Together” grant awards at the San Mateo Public Library on January 29, 2015. At this year’s event, the PHCD Board of Directors distributed $1.8 million in community grants to support 19 health-focused nonprofit organizations in San Mateo County.

Grant recipient organizations are invited to nominate one volunteer who has stood out over the past year for their contributions in helping that organization achieve its mission. The volunteer nominees are then considered for PHCD’s annual Volunteer of the Year award and are recognized at the annual grants event. Volunteers are an integral part of nonprofit and health service organizations and are a tremendous resource for helping our community partners expand their capacity to support those in need. Below is a list of the 2014 volunteer nominees: Ann Ossenberg Caminar Brian Horwitz Catholic Charities Eladio (Paul) Malolot Children’s Health Initiative Joe Benitez Edgewood David Silver InnVision Shelter Network Norm and Rose Ann Goodwin Jewish Family and Children’s Services Kevin Kan Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club Jay Katz Ombusman Charles Woods Peninsula Family Services Dr. Beatty Ramsay Samaritan House Jeannine Ryan Senior Focus Bill Evans StarVista Dee Dee Rodriguez The Latino Commission

Photos: Alain McLaughlin photos

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n in community grants at the annual awards event Since 1996, PHCD has invested more than $30 million in community grants and special initiatives. This funding supports local health-focused organizations that are committed to addressing community health needs and gaps. Each year the District’s health priorities are evaluated and redefined based on the current health needs of the communities we serve. PHCD’s 2015 health priorities include: access to basic health and mental health services; childhood obesity and nutrition; senior services that promote quality of life and independence while living in the community; and a reduction of health risks through education and prevention. In 2015, grant funds were invested in the following categories:

•• •• FY2015 Grant Distribution by Priorities

Assemblymember Kevin Mullin and Agnes Herron

Access to mental health & basic care

Senior programs

Risk reduction through prevention & education Childhood nutrition

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Access to Care


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This chart represents the $1.83 million awarded in community grants. It does not include $3.5 million in special initiative funding for the Healthy Schools Initiative, the Kimochi grant, or Apple Tree Dental.


Thank you to the 2015 grant recipients and volunteers for the tremendous impact you are making in the community. We value your partnership with PHCD and the remarkable work you do to carry out our mission and vision. Together we can achieve community health.

Making a Difference in the District The Peninsula Health Care District (PHCD) Board of Directors was pleased to honor a Community Health Leader and Volunteer of the Year at this year’s “Achieving Community Health Together” celebration. Assemblymember Kevin Mullin (D-San Mateo) was named PHCD’s 2015 Community Health Leader, and was recognized for his advocacy efforts to ensure that all residents have access to health care services. He actively promoted Affordable Care Act enrollment education programs and health information fairs, with a particular emphasis on access to health care for underserved populations. Assemblymember Mullin introduced two bills this past December that focus on public health, specifically expanding the Nurse-Family Partnership to improve pregnancy outcomes and child health, and addressing the challenges of providing safe, legal disposal of household hazardous waste. The Board also honored a Volunteer of the Year, Agnes Herron, an 18-year volunteer at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center in San Mateo. Ms. Herron was recognized for her service as the Brown Bag Site Chair, in which she continues to go the extra mile to prevent hunger in the community. As the head volunteer, she supervises a group of 10+ volunteers that distribute more than 98,000 pounds of food per week. Ms. Herron helps Second Harvest Food Bank serve more low-income seniors and disabled adults in the community because of her leadership, reliability, and dedication. Thank you Assemblymember Mullin and Ms. Herron for your commitment to improving the health and well-being of all District residents. In addition, PHCD would like to recognize Carol Ong, senior field representative in Assemblymember Mullin’s office, for her ongoing support of the District. Volunteers and community leaders are making the District a healthier place for all.


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telephone (650) 697-6900 Board Of Directors Lawrence W. Cappel, Ph.D. Chairman Rick Navarro, M.D. Vice Chair Helen C. Galligan, R.N. Secretary Dennis Zell, Esq. T reasurer Cameron Emmott, M.D. Director Chief Executive Officer Cheryl A. Fama, MPA, BSN

Have you visited our website recently? A few highlights of what you’ll find…

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To learn more, visit peninsulahealthcaredistrict.org

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Coming in 2016… The Trousdale

Assisted Living Community

PHCD stays connected to the trends and needs of our residents and takes action to address them, and The Trousdale is an example of such a response. By 2020, there will be more than 60,000 people over the age of 75 living within San Mateo County. The strongest growth will be in the 85+ population which is projected to increase by 90 percent in 2020 and 148 percent by 2030. People are living longer and healthier than ever before, however, there may be a time when a supportive living environment is desired and necessary to maintain independence and engagement in life and the activities most enjoyed. This new facility will be centrally located on the Peninsula across the street from Mills-Peninsula Medical Center and close to physician offices, public transportation, and shopping. The Trousdale Assisted Living community has been thoughtfully and sensibly designed through District Board collaboration with senior service providers, senior housing developers, and senior health care architects. From the building to the programs, The Trousdale will provide a broad selection of life enrichment opportunities for learning, wellness, dining and socializing. Care for our residents will be tailored to their unique needs

ON THE CORNER OF TROUSDALE & MAGNOLIA through a personal wellness plan that is designed in partnership with the resident and their family. Please join us at the official groundbreaking ceremony on May 5, 2015 at 3 PM at 1600 Trousdale Drive, at the corner of Magnolia. Construction is slated to start mid-May with completion anticipated in late 2016. If you are interested in learning more about the programs; wish to get on the waiting list for a residence; or would just like to track the progress of the construction, visit eskaton.org/Trousdale or call (650) 697-6900. Please join our mailing list by emailing TheTrousdale@eskaton.org.

The PHCD offices have relocated to 1819 Trousdale Drive, just up the street from our previous location. Our contact information remains the same: phone (650) 697-6900 or email us at info@peninsulahealthcaredistrict.org.

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PHCD Spring 2015 Newsletter  

PHCD newsletter highlighting District projects, initiatives, and updates.

PHCD Spring 2015 Newsletter  

PHCD newsletter highlighting District projects, initiatives, and updates.