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Kaiser Permanente CEO to Keynote Health 2.0 8th Annual Fall Conference

Jul 29, 2014 No Comments by

SAN FRANCISCO, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Health 2.0 announces Bernard Tyson, CEO of Kaiser Permanente, as a keynote alongside visionary physicians Eric Topol, Patrick Soon-Shiong, and Samsung’s President Young Sohn at the Health 2.0 8th Annual Fall Conference this coming Sept. 21-24 in Santa Clara, CA. This year, Health 2.0 is set to host the very first Wearable Tech Fashion Runway as a part of the larger session on Consumer Tech & Wearables: [...]

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Two Clovis Community icons received awards at the Clovis Hall of Fame Gala

Jul 01, 2014 No Comments by

Clovis Community Medical Center’s CEO, Craig S. Castro, was named “Citizen of the Year” and Clovis Community’s Guild was given the “Community Service” award at this year’s Clovis Hall of Fame and Community Awards Gala. The evening honored Clovis’ finest – those who have shown courage, commitment and leadership in helping shape the city of [...]

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$35,000 provides more access to cancer services

Jun 24, 2014 No Comments by

Clovis Community Medical Center’s Lymphedema Clinic received a $35,000 grant from Susan G. Komen’s Central Valley. The grant will help provide lymphedema and related rehabilitation services to those battling breast cancer, who otherwise might not be able to afford care. Because of Komen’s Central Valley support, Clovis Community can now provide more resources for patients [...]

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Kaweah Delta Celebrates a Year of Helipad Landings

Jun 19, 2014 No Comments

TULARE – The first operational helipad in Tulare County surpassed the number of landings anticipated in its first year with nearly a third of those bringing patients to Kaweah Delta Medical Center for life-saving care. Kaweah Delta Medical Center’s helipad received 183 helicopter landings in its first year; 51 of which brought patients to the [...]

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Youth Get a Glimpse of Health Care for the Summer

Jun 17, 2014 No Comments

HANFORD – Instead of hanging out at the water park, at home or with friends, 45 local students have chosen to spend their summer volunteering at Adventist Health / Central Valley Network. The high school and college students are part of the network’s first Discover Health Care Volunteer Summer Program. The goal of the program is to [...]

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Emergency Department Clothes Closet Sparks Grass-roots Effort

Jun 03, 2014 No Comments

HANFORD − Thanks to a grass-roots effort by nurses and volunteers at Adventist Health / Central Valley Network, patients who are discharged from the Emergency Department will now leave with clothing, and a sense of dignity. In December 2013, Peggy Silva, a case manager for Adventist Medical Center-Hanford, says a homeless patient was given discharge orders but [...]

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New Community Care Clinic Opens in Oakhurst

May 29, 2014 No Comments

OAKHURST – For the first time in its history, Adventist Health / Central Valley Network is opening a clinic in the foothills. The Community Care Clinic in Oakhurst will begin welcoming patients on June 2. The upstairs and downstairs clinics in the two-story building were formerly operated by Clovis Community Medical Center, who invited AH to take [...]

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Clinical Trial Reaffirms Diet Beverages Play Positive Role in Weight Loss

May 28, 2014 No Comments

DENVER, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — A groundbreaking new study published today in Obesity, the journal of The Obesity Society, confirms definitively that drinking diet beverages helps people lose weight. “This study clearly demonstrates that diet beverages can in fact help people lose weight, directly countering myths in recent years that suggest the opposite effect – weight gain,” [...]

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Huge Clovis multi-million expansion nears completion

May 23, 2014 No Comments

The last milestones of Clovis Community Medical Center’s $300 million-plus expansion project unfolded this spring, leaving just a few final touches for the project’s culmination this fall. “We’ve spent several years planning and expanding to meet our community’s healthcare needs ,” said John Kass R.N., CNO and interim COO at Clovis Community Medical Center. “And [...]

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Adventist Medical Centers in Hanford and Selma Receive National Women’s Choice Award for Emergency Care

May 09, 2014 No Comments

CENTRAL VALLEY – Two hospitals within the Adventist Health / Central Valley Network were named recipients of the 2014 Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Hospitals in Emergency Care. The honor went to Adventist Medical Centers in Hanford and Selma. The Women’s Choice Award is the only distinction that identifies the nation’s best healthcare institutions and [...]

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New Poll Finds Most Americans Worried EPA Regulations Will Lead to Higher Electricity Prices

May 08, 2014 No Comments

WASHINGTON, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Most Americans (76%) are at least somewhat worried that new regulations proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to remove coal-powered electricity from the nation’s energy mix will lead to higher prices for consumers, according to an online survey of 2,058 adults conducted in April, 2014 by Harris Poll on behalf [...]

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Healthcare Workers’ Confidence Climbs in First Quarter 2014

May 05, 2014 No Comments

ATLANTA, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — U.S. healthcare workers’ confidence levels rebounded in the first quarter of 2014, rising 2.9 points to 58.0, according to the Randstad Healthcare Employee Confidence Index. The online study among 158 healthcare employees, which included physicians, nurses, healthcare administrators and other healthcare professionals, was conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of Randstad Healthcare during [...]

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Tulare Regional Recognized by California Vital Records Department

May 02, 2014 No Comments

TULARE – Tulare Regional Medical Center has announced recognition from the California Department of Vital Records for quality and accuracy. Tulare Regional Medical Center was recognized for complete recording of birth certificate data by the California Department of Vital Records. Vital Records requires recording of 14 critical values including, date of mother’s first prenatal visit to [...]

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Research: Young Children Have Excess Saturated Fat and Sodium in Their Diets

Apr 29, 2014 No Comments

SAN DIEGO, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Specific foods consumed by young children are leading to excessive intake of saturated fat and sodium in their daily diets. New research presented today at the Experimental Biology 2014 conference shows cheese, hotdogs, whole and 2 percent milk are among the top foods and beverages contributing to saturated fat and [...]

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Survey Finds Majority of Workers Feel They Are Overweight

Apr 21, 2014 No Comments

CHICAGO, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – As the polar vortex finally releases its grip on the U.S. and beach season is no longer a mirage, workers are examining their physical fitness with mixed results. More than half of workers (55 percent) categorize themselves as overweight, on par with last year. Thirty-nine percent say they’ve gained weight at their [...]

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Children’s Hospital’s Adaptive Sports Program Scores Reeve Foundation Grant

Apr 11, 2014 No Comments

MADERA – The Children’s Hospital Central California Adaptive Sports Program will add new sports equipment thanks to a $1,500 Quality of Life grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. The awarded funds will purchase new tennis racquets, tennis balls and basketballs, allowing  the Adaptive Sports program to offer expanded recreational and athletic experiences for [...]

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Report: U.S. Teens Say They Are Sleep-Deprived and Stressed

Apr 10, 2014 No Comments

CHEVY CHASE, Md., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – American teens say they are not getting enough sleep and they are feeling the weight of stress according to a teen-led research study of nearly 1,000 youth ages 13 to 19. The news comes as part of the Teens Take on Health report released by National 4-H Council and Molina Healthcare at [...]

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Community’s Financial Ratings Raised Again by National Service

Apr 07, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO – For the second time in just two months, Community Medical Centers has received an improved financial rating that cites strong clinical services and stellar management among other attributes as a case for the upgrade. Moody’s Investors Service (Moody’s) announced the upgraded ratings on Community’s revenue bonds from Baa2 to Baa1 on March 19. [...]

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UCSF Fresno will Welcome 100 New Physicians this Summer

Mar 27, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO – UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program wrapped up another successful recruitment period on March 21 – this year’s Match Day. As a result, 100 new physicians will start their residency and fellowship training at UCSF Fresno this summer.  One of the incoming medical residents is Andres Anaya. Anaya conducted third-year rotations in obstetrics and [...]

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First Patients Enrolled in a Clinical Study of Drug Coated Chocolate(R) Balloon

Mar 25, 2014 No Comments

PLEASANTON, Calif. and SINGAPORE, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — TriReme Medical LLC, a subsidiary of Singapore based QT Vascular Ltd. announced today that the first three patients were enrolled in a clinical study of its unique drug-coated Chocolate(R) PTA balloon. Dr. Andrew Holden, co-Principal Investigator of the study, performed these procedures at Auckland City Hospital, in Auckland, New Zealand. The drug-coated Chocolate(R) [...]

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