Palo Alto Medical Foundation CEO to retire


After more than five years as chief executive officer at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), Richard Slavin, M.D., announced Sept. 3 that he plans to retire in January 2016, according to a press release.

Dr. Slavin has been CEO at PAMF, part of the Sutter Health network, since 2010. Before that, he was president of its Camino division in the South Bay.

"Dr. Slavin has been a driving force behind the clinical and operational excellence, strong financial performance and exceptional growth at PAMF for more than 15 years. After more than four decades as a physician and physician leader, he wishes to pursue other facets in his life," said Jeff Gerard, president of Sutter Health's Bay Area region, in a statement.

Dr. Slavin was part of the Sutter Health Senior Management Team from 2010 to 2015. During his time with PAMF, he led a "period of unprecedented growth, including the design and construction of distinctive new medical centers in Mountain View, Sunnyvale and San Carlos," the press release reads. "Under his leadership, PAMF's patient base reached one million, simultaneously being recognized statewide and nationally for exceptional quality and patient experience."

His successor hasn't yet been named, but that decision is expected "soon," according to the press release.

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Posted by Alphonso
a resident of Los Altos Hills
on Sep 8, 2015 at 11:46 am

Alphonso is a registered user.

Lost is what made PAMF a very good medical group - the thoughtful and careful practice of medicine. Building a bunch of no better than standard quality Sutter Creek clinics and slapping on the name PAMF is just an effort to mislead the medical consumer. The Stanford and Sequoia medical groups are now much better than the PAMF and the PAMF eye departments are just awful.

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Posted by PAMF Employee
a resident of another community
on Sep 8, 2015 at 12:40 pm

Slavin was responsible for outsourcing many PAMF jobs to Sacramento--yes outsourcing, staff can't uproot their lives because Slavin didn't fight to keep PAMF staff here. Hundreds of staff lost their jobs. PAMF is no longer the organization it used to be prior to Slavin and Camino Medical Group being involved with PAMF. PAMF once was nationally recognized for its exceptional care and staff, but this is no longer the case [portion removed.]

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Posted by Pearl
a resident of another community
on Sep 8, 2015 at 6:57 pm

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I agree with Alphonso and PAMF Employee. I am a third generation member of our family to go to PAMF. The outsourcing of services has steadily distanced the PAMF from its patients. Thanks for the info about the Sequoia medical Group; will check them out.

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Posted by DGN
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Sep 8, 2015 at 9:24 pm

The eye department at PAMP is ghastly.

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