Mickelson Center Update
May 1, 2024
Sutter Health
Exterior of the Mickelson Center

May 1, 2024

As we look forward to reopening the pool we have posted two full-time, benefited lifeguard positions!

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The role includes monitoring the safety of patients, members, and therapeutic staff by preventing and responding to emergencies. Assisting pool patrons, patients and therapy staff as needed. Checking in members, maintaining the pool deck/locker rooms, and monitoring pool operations. Providing the highest level of customer service by complying with safety guidelines, regulations, and good practices.

For more information or to apply visit: https://wd1.myworkdaysite.com/recruiting/sutterhealth/SH/job/San-Mateo/Lifeguard-II_R-64497-1

March 1, 2024

The demolition phase of the pool repair work is underway! Every bit of plaster that is removed is progress toward re-opening the Mickelson Center warm water therapy pool!

Photo of pool plaster removed.

January 8, 2024

Sutter Health is committed to re-opening the Mickelson Center warm water therapy pool which was closed at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The demolition phase of the repair work, necessary before we can reopen the pool, began on Saturday, January 6, 2024. The milestone was celebrated by Mills-Peninsula Medical Center CEO Darian Harris, community groups and elected officials.

Group photo taken 1-6-24 in front of MPMC pool Darian Harris pool press conference Darian Harris at podium construction truck in front of pool on 1-6 Darian Harris, CEO of MPMC and San Mateo County Supervisor David Canepa Darian Harris at podium

We will continue to provide updates as they are available at this website: https://vitals.sutterhealth.org/mickelson-center/

November 13, 2023

Your vote for pool tile colors made a difference!

Sutter Health requested the public’s input on the colors for the pool edging and wording outside the locker rooms and received 64 votes before voting concluded on November 9, 2023.

With 53% of the votes, Spa* tile color for the pool edge and Navy tile color for the words spelling out “Men” and “Women” on the floor outside the locker rooms won. *Spa is just the brand name of the color and not a new feature at the pool.

Thank you for your input!

October 25, 2023

Sutter Health is committed to re-opening the Mickelson Center warm water therapy pool which was closed at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Repair work is scheduled to begin soon and we need your input on the colors for the pool edging and wording outside the locker rooms.

Please take a moment to vote on which option you like the most. Only one vote per person. (Elemental Tan is the pool deck color in both options.)

pool tile sections boards

Option 1 Option 2
Aqua Glow tile color for the pool edging and the words spelling out “Men” and “Women” on the floor outside the locker rooms. Spa* tile color for the pool edge and Navy tile color for the words spelling out “Men” and “Women” on the floor outside the locker rooms.

Please note that Spa is just the brand name of the color and not a new feature at the pool.

The Mickelson Arthritis and Rehabilitation Center pool, located at the Mills Health Center in San Mateo, is an ADA-compliant warm water facility that had aged over its many years of service. Closed at the start of the pandemic in 2020, the pool could not be reopened without repairs. After obtaining the necessary licenses and permits for construction, Sutter is on track for an anticipated re-opening of the pool for its patients in early summer 2024, pending no unforeseen delays.

We are committed to listening to and including our community as we reopen the pool. In an effort to ensure transparency throughout this process, we will continue to provide updates as they are available at this website.

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June 21, 2023

Sutter Health is committed to re-opening the Mickelson Center warm water therapy pool which was closed at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our teams have assessed the work needed to reopen the pool and following that analysis, we’ve committed to investing in the project and are moving forward. We are in the process of applying for necessary permits before work can begin, and anticipate that the pool will be ready for our patients in early summer 2024, pending no unforeseen delays.

We are committed to listening to and including our community as we re-open the pool. In an effort to ensure transparency throughout this process, we will continue to provide updates as they are available at this website: https://vitals.sutterhealth.org/mickelson-center/

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