MayView-Ravenswood Merger FAQs

MayView-Ravenswood Merger FAQs

December 9, 2019

1. Why are you doing this?
The purpose of this strategic affiliation is to stabilize and expand health services for the underserved and working poor in Northern Santa Clara County by insuring the long-term viability of MayView sites and services.
Operationally, the unification of MayView with Ravenswood has the future potential to provide a larger, more efficient, operational, financial and patient base, with expanded services that may include dental, optometry and pharmacy not currently available to MayView’s patient population.

2. What is the mission of the expanded organization?
“To improve the health of the community by providing culturally sensitive, integrated primary and preventative health care to all, regardless of ability to pay or immigration status, and collaborating with community partners to address the social determinants of health.”

3. What are the advantages for the affected communities?
Together, MayView and Ravenswood can:
(1) unify the primary care safety net in Santa Clara County and San Mateo County,
(2) expand patient services, and
(3) enhance support for our collective four clinic sites.

4. What is the size of the expanded Ravenswood organization?
Combined the initial size will include:
- 4 clinic sites
- A $40 million operating budget
- 300 employees
- 27,000 individual patients
- 110,000 patient visits, (includes health education, immunizations, and case management)

5. When will MayView become part of Ravenswood?
The transition is anticipated to be completed is April 1, 2020.

6. What will happen with MayView clinics in Palo Alto, Mt. View and Sunnyvale?
Our priority is for all of MayView’s sites, providers, services and patients to remain in place without disruption in operations.

7. Do patients have to change care providers?
No. Our aim is to preserve continuity of care for MayView patients so that they will be able to continue to receive care from their current MayView providers at their current MayView sites.

8. Will there be any reduction in staff at the MayView or Ravenswood clinic sites?
No reduction in staff is anticipated at either MayView or Ravenswood clinic sites.

9. What will be the surviving organization and board of directors?
The surviving organization and board of directors will be Ravenswood Family Health Center’s. Patient representatives from the Palo Alto, Mountain View and Sunnyvale sites will be recruited to join the Ravenswood Board of Directors. Other board members of the current MayView board of directors may become part of the Ravenswood Board as long as a consumer majority is preserved.

10. Who will be the CEO once the transition takes place?
Luisa Buada, will be CEO of Ravenswood as well as the Palo Alto, Mountain View and Sunnyvale clinics currently operated by MayView.

11. Is this going to be a for-profit organization?
No, Ravenswood’s corporate nonprofit public benefit 501(c)3 status will remain the same.

12. What health systems will benefit from the consolidation?
The enhanced primary care network provided by the consolidation supports the emergency rooms and follow-up care needs for our collaborating local health systems:
- Santa Clara Health and Hospital System – Valley Medical Center
- El Camino Hospital
- Sutter/Palo Alto Medical Foundation
- Stanford Hospital and Clinics
- Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
- Kaiser Permanente – Santa Clara, Redwood City
- Dignity Health – Sequoia Hospital

13. What happens to my recent donations to MayView?
We will respect donor contributions as restricted funding for the MayView sites and services for which they were intended.

14. What happens with the MayView name?
The MayView and Ravenwood board of directors have yet to decide the best way to preserve the MayView name and legacy. This will be determined during the transition planning process.

15. Where can I find out more information?
Please contact either organization’s CEO’s:
Ken Graham, CEO, Mayview Community Health Center, www.mayview.org
650-793-6007, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Luisa Buada, CEO, Ravenswood Family Health Center, www.ravenswoodfhc.org
650-330-7410, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.