Founded as a non-profit to insure even the poor and disadvantaged could afford health care, the Palo Alto Medical Foundation or PAMF has had a few troubles recently stemming from overcharging of indigent patients. The mission has not changed, and it staff is full of top-notch doctors, technicians, and lab attendants. It is one of the leading health care facilities in the area, and also one of the better ones. IT's relatively new campus, centrally located right in Palo Alto, is hard to miss -- it's a well designed location that aids the foundation in it's goal of first-class service. It has a close relationship with Stanford University, due to proximity and sharing of resources.