A look inside Blue Zones Project’s plan to re-engineer communities – including Salinas – for longer, healthier lives.

A smile flashed across Dan Buettner’s face when he took the stage at Sherwood Hall in Salinas on June 29. His presentations, by this point, are well-oiled – he’s gotten good at rolling into a city and offering a plan for their residents to turn around their health. “You’re the 50th community we’ve come into,” Read More »

Kern COG names annual award-winners

Ridgecrest’s municipal leadership during the July 2019 earthquakes topped a list of outstanding achievements and quality-of-life improvements released Tuesday by the Kern Council of Governments. Kern COG said its 29th annual awards program, set for March 5 at Seven Oaks Country Club, will honor more than a dozen individuals and programs, including Ridgecrest Mayor Peggy Read More »

West Health and Local Leaders Sign the San Diego Senior Emergency Care Initiative

For the first time in the U.S. history, local health systems, public and private, are coming together to commit to better emergency care for seniors. The San Diego Senior Emergency Care Initiative pledges that a majority of the region’s emergency departments will be accredited as senior-friendly by 2021. The initiative is funded with $700,000 from the County Read More »

NIHD Named Healthcare District of the Year

Northern Inyo Healthcare District’s success with its new Medication Assisted Treatment program garnered the District top honors last week from the Association of California Healthcare Districts (ACHD). Chief Executive Officer Kevin S. Flanigan, MD MBA credited the achievement to the effort put forward by the entire NIHD team with securing the honor. “From the Board Read More »

Petaluma Health Care District Board President Elece Hempel Honored as Trustee of the Year by Association of California Health Care Districts

PETALUMA, Calif., October 18, 2019 – The Association of California Health Care Districts (ACHD) honored Petaluma Health Care District (PHCD) Board President Elece Hempel as Trustee of the Year at a ceremony on October 10. The award recognizes the health care district trustee — chosen from the entire state — who has most notably impacted his or her Read More »

Marin General Hospital rebranded as health system

Marin General Hospital, the county’s largest hospital, is changing its name to the MarinHealth Medical Center. Several other components will operate under the new MarinHealth name as well: Marin General Hospital Foundation, a fundraising organization for the hospital; Prima Medical Foundation, which works in roundabout fashion to recruit physicians that will be loyal to Marin Read More »

Sept. 20 Grand Opening Set For $9 Million Health And Wellness Center

The official opening is coming soon for a 10,000-square foot facility heralded as western Calaveras county’s new “one-stop” health care mecca. This week, the Mark Twain Health Care District (MTHCD) board approved negotiating to hire Tina Terradista as general manager of the district’s $9 million Valley Springs Health and Wellness Center. A registered nurse, she Read More »

Beach Cities Health District eyes next step for its $530 million Healthy Living Campus in Redondo Beach

Following another round of public meetings this month over a proposed $530 million Healthy Living Campus in Redondo Beach, officials at the Beach Cities Health District were taking it all in at their offices near Redondo Unified High School this week. “I think what I’m left with,” said Tom Bakaly, the health district’s CEO, “is Read More »