Health System (5000D)
The Health System helps San Mateo County residents live longer and better lives.
Department Headline Measures
Percent of San Mateo County 7th Graders Meeting Physical Fitness Standards is Meeting Target
Life Expectancy by Race and Ethnicity
- Total Sources: $695,003,790
- Total Requirements: $845,317,847
- Net County Cost: $150,314,057
- Funded FTEs: 2,088
- Total Sources: $693,797,290
- Total Requirements: $848,651,500
- Net County Cost: $154,854,210
- Funded Positions: 2,088
Number of San Mateo County Residents Enrolled in Covered California is Below Target
Number of San Mateo County Residents Enrolled in Medi-Cal though ACA Expansion Meeting Target
Number of Patients Assigned to SMMC by HPSM Who Have Not Been Seen Meeting Target
Percent of Requests for San Mateo County Mental Health Assessment
and Referral Team (SMART) Program Services that are Responded to by a
SMART Paramedic Below Target
Percent of Emotionally Disturbed Young Adults Receiving Full Service
Partnership Services who Experience a Reduction in Days Hospitalized
Percent of Performance Goals Met Below Target
Percent of Customer Survey Respondents Rating Services as Good or Better Expected to Meet Target
Average Costs per Capita Compared to Bay Area Counties Exceeding Target
Percent of Employees Rating Experience Working for the County as Good or Better Exceeding Target
Percent of Employee Evaluations Completed Annually Below Target - New Evaluation Pilot Underway
Percent of Employees Meeting 20 Hour Training Requirement Below Target*
*Increasing the percent of employees meeting the 20 hour training requirement is a priority. Fiscal year 2017-18 results will be reported at year-end in order to reflect all training hours, including continuing medical education.
FY 2015-17 Highlights
- Ranked Healthiest county by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.
- Completed implementation of the color coded (green, yellow, red)
restaurant inspection signage system throughout San Mateo County.
- Became the first county in the State to implement the Drug Medi-Cal
Organized Delivery System, which will increase Federal revenue to
support substance abuse treatment and offer other clients a full
continuum of care that supports long-term recovery.
- Implemented an "Everyone Every Day" system that already involves 700
plus Health System staff in immediate identification and root-cause
problem solving for harm/risk of harm issues; spread problem-solving
huddles to 14 additional work areas; and engaged 120 staff through 12
week-long improvement events.
- Implemented the Elder and Dependent Adult Protection Team (EDAPT)
with County Measure K Funds, forging a critical partnership between the
Health System, County Counsel, District Attorney, and the community,
providing 150 community outreach/training events.
FY 2017-19 Priorities
- Adapt to federal policy and potential budget changes that reduce the role or capacity of government in promoting health.
- Build support for policies that build healthy and equitable
communities so that all residents can live longer and happier lives
regardless of income level or where they live.
- Continue to develop Patient Centered Medical Homes to engage our patients effectively.
- Further develop capacity to care for the health needs of inmates at the highest level of acuity.
- Evolve “Whole Person Care” pilot targeting 2,000 adult
clients/patients with medical and behavioral health challenges to
deliver the right services at the right time in the right setting to
effectively engage and address their complex needs.
- Partner with the Project Development Unit on the advancement of
major capital projects including Cordilleras, Animal Shelter, San Mateo
Campus, and South San Francisco to improve service to our clients and
remain a great place to work for our staff.