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SMMC: About


About Us

San Mateo Medical Center is a public hospital and clinic system fully accredited by The Joint Commission. We operate outpatient clinics throughout the county and an acute-care hospital in San Mateo.

Our mission is to ”partner with our community to provide excellent healthcare for patients, including those experiencing social, environmental, or economic challenges.” As part of San Mateo County Health, the medical center serves the healthcare needs of all residents of San Mateo County, with an emphasis on education and prevention.


Who We Are

We help every patient live their healthiest life. 

Partnerships play an important role in our daily work. Our nurses, doctors, and staff partner with patients, community organizations, and each other to provide excellent healthcare for patients, including those experiencing social, environmental, or economic challenges. 

We believe everyone in our community deserves optimal health and we are here for those who need us most to help them achieve their health goals. 

San Mateo Medical Center uses barcode technology to improve medication safety.

Quality of Care

San Mateo Medical Center is proud to be recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®. We were recognized for improving performance on interventions that increase chances of healthy outcomes for patients in four areas: heart attacks, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.


Compliance Program

San Mateo Medical Center’s Compliance Program encourages all staff and providers to be aware of and participate in general ethical principles of conduct. Lines of communication are made available to all staff to ensure participation and compliance with program guidelines. It is the responsibility of every employee and member of the professional staff of San Mateo Medical Center to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the highest ethical standards described by the medical center’s Compliance Code of Conduct, its policies, and the Compliance Plan.



San Mateo Medical Center is led by a talented team of strategic thinkers who have dedicated their careers to serving the community.


Volunteer at SMMC

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with San Mateo Medical Center! Volunteers are an important part of our team, helping to support staff, enhance the patient experience, and bring smiles to those they meet.

Volunteer opportunities are available at our hospital and clinics in San Mateo, as well as our community clinics in  Daly City, Half Moon Bay, Redwood City, and South San Francisco. 

We're grateful for the support of community members like the Magnuson Family.

Make a Donation

As a public hospital and clinic system, we provide comprehensive, excellent medical and mental health care to all our patients, many of whom have limited resources. We value your partnership in eliminating the disparity some in our community experience.

Your generous donation will help us serve the healthcare needs of all our patients including education, prevention, and direct patient care. To make a donation, or to learn more, contact the San Mateo County Health Foundation.