Archive for Health Care

Time is Running Out to Reserve St. Jude Dream Home Tickets

Nov 01, 2013 No Comments

CLOVIS – This is the last weekend to visit the St. Jude Dream Home house.  The house is open this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Just for touring the home, visitors can enter for a free chance to win a $10,000 shopping spree at Ashley Furniture [...]

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New Report Finds Low Public Health Investment in San Joaquin Valley

Oct 31, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Despite having some of the state’s highest levels of poverty and poor health outcomes, the San Joaquin Valley receives less public health funding from state and federal sources than other California counties with similar populations, according to a new report from the San Joaquin Valley Public Health Consortium. The report is the first [...]

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Saint Agnes Medical Center Wins Consumer Choice Award for the 18th Straight Year

Oct 29, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – For the 18th consecutive year, Valley residents chose Saint Agnes Medical Center as their Consumer Choice Award winner. Saint Agnes is one of 277 hospitals nationwide to receive the 2013/14 award for overall quality and image, and is among an elite group of only 37 hospitals to receive the distinction 18 years in [...]

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$100,000 Wells Fargo Gift Supports Premature Babies; Other Key Services

Oct 23, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – A gift from Wells Fargo will help grow the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) operated by Children’s at Saint Agnes Medical Center to an eight-bed level III NICU, treating more critically ill babies. This is the second year that Wells Fargo has elected to support the NICU, allowing a higher level of care to [...]

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Community Medical Centers Named a Top 500 Technology Innovator

Oct 21, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Community Medical Centers made this year’s InformationWeek 500 – a list of top technology innovators in the U.S. According to InformationWeek magazine, this year’s theme is digital business rooted in data analytics, mobile computing, social networking and other customer-focused technologies. “Every enterprise is now a digital business – or needs to become one [...]

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Adventist Medical Center Makes Room for Babies

Oct 10, 2013 No Comments

HANFORD – Community members and their children, along with hospital and city leaders, were the first to break ground to begin construction on the new $40 million Adventist Health / Family Birth Center at a Groundbreaking Ceremony on Oct. 10. The 49,000-square-foot center, which will provide obstetrics and delivery services for Kings County families, will [...]

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Adventist Health / Physicians Network Welcomes Neurologist to Selma

Oct 08, 2013 No Comments

SELMA – Board-certified and fellowship-trained neurologist Dr. Michael Medeiros has joined Adventist Health / Physicians Network to care for patients in Selma. Specializing in the treatment of seizures, headaches, neuropathies, strokes and multiple sclerosis, Dr. Medeiros cares for patients at 1142 Rose Ave., Suite C, in Selma. Dr. Medeiros, who grew up in Laton and [...]

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Study Shows Declining Prices For Major Implantable Devices

Sep 24, 2013 No Comments

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) today released a new study on pricing trends for implantable medical devices that shows average prices have declined significantly for major categories of implantable medical devices from 2007 through 2011. “These average pricing declines reflect the intensely competitive marketplace for medical technology and underscore the tremendous [...]

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Adventist Health Launches Online Patient Portal

Sep 19, 2013 No Comments

CENTRAL VALLEY – To improve patients’ engagement in their health, Adventist Health / Central Valley Network has launched an online patient portal, called MyAdventistHealth, for patients to easily access their health records and manage their health. Through MyAdventistHealth, all patients can enjoy quick access to their lab results, use a link to the online bill [...]

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St. Jude Dream Home ‘Early Bird’ Deadline is Friday

Sep 18, 2013 No Comments

CLOVIS – Fewer than 2,000 tickets have been sold for the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway.  This year’s house will be located in the De Young CountryCourt community in Clovis. Individuals who reserve tickets by Friday, September 20th will also be eligible to win the Early Bird prize, gas for a year, valued at $3,000, courtesy [...]

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Kaweah Delta Set to Welcome Paralympic Gold Medalist to Oct. 5 Fitness Expo

Sep 13, 2013 No Comments

VISALIA – The first U.S. archer to win a Paralympic Games gold medal since 1984 will headline the Kaweah Delta Community Health & Fitness Expo and 5th Annual Rehab Reunion on Saturday, Oct. 5, in Visalia. Jeff Fabry, who took the gold last year in London and become the first gold medalist for USA Archery [...]

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Wells Fargo Invests in Employees’ Education at Community

Sep 03, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The medical field is constantly changing and so is the need for medical education. Community Medical Centers’ partners at Wells Fargo Bank met this need by again showing their support with a $100,000 commitment toward employees’ education at Community. “We both share the same vision and value in investing, supporting and understanding the [...]

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St. Jude Dream Home Sponsors, Supporters Turn Out for Floor Signing

Aug 26, 2013 No Comments

CLOVIS – Dozens of St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway sponsors and supporters visited this year’s St. Jude Dream Home in De Young Properties’ CountryCourt community in Clovis Friday to write messages of love for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The floor signing for the 10th St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway occurred just over a [...]

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Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital Receives High Honor for Fifth Straight Year

Aug 12, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – For a fifth consecutive year, Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital has received Healthgrades Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award and a five-star rating, placing it among the top 5 percent nationwide for metabolic and bariatric surgery. “A recognition like this and the numerous others bestowed upon the hospital over the past few years does not [...]

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St. Jude Dream Home Tickets Go on Sale Thursday

Aug 09, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Tickets for the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway will be available beginning Thursday at all Fresno County Federal Credit Union branches, Fresno Coin Gallery and De Young Model Home Centers or by calling (800) 543-5887. For more information visit This year’s home will be located in the CountryCourt community in Clovis and [...]

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Tulare Regional Medical Center Receives Statewide Recognition

Aug 08, 2013 No Comments

TULARE – California Hospital Engagement Network (CalHEN) has announced that Tulare Regional Medical Center achieved project goals well ahead of schedule. 174 hospitals statewide have united in a federal initiative known as the Hospital Engagement Network.  As part of the Partnership for Patients program, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has established 26 [...]

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Website Launched to Educate Business Owners About the Affordable Care Act

Aug 05, 2013 No Comments

WASHINGTON – The Obama Administration has launched> , a one-stop-shop Website which will provide employers of all sizes educational materials on how the Affordable Care Act may affect businesses and help them compete.  The site includes a wizard tool that is tailored based on size and location, so businesses can learn how the law [...]

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New Chief Medical Officer for Adventist Health Clinics

Aug 02, 2013 No Comments

CENTRAL VALLEY – Adventist Health / Community Care has welcomed Dr. John Zweifler, MPH, as chief medical officer of 38 rural health clinics in the central San Joaquin Valley. The clinics, located in Kings, Kern, Tulare and southern Fresno counties, experience over 400,000 patient interactions a year. Dr. Zweifler, a board-certified family physician who has [...]

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Healthcare the Focus of Fresno EDC’s BEAR Breakfast

Jul 19, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The Fresno Chaffee Zoo Dining Garden was the site of the Economic Development Corporation serving Fresno County’s BEAR Breakfast, where healthcare was the topic of discussion. Presenters included Dr. David Hawkins, provost and dean of pharmacy with California Health Sciences University, as well as Lynne Ashbeck, regional vice president of the Hospital Council [...]

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Fresno EDC’s BEAR Breakfast is Friday

Jul 17, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The next semi-annual BEAR Breakfast, presented by the Economic Development Corporation serving Fresno County, is being held this Friday beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo Dining Garden. The focus of the morning will be “Economic Impact of Healthcare in the Valley.”  Presenters will include Dr. David Hawkins, provost and dean [...]

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