Nonprofits collaborate to open food pharmacy

Samaritan House and Second Harvest Food Bank, with support from the Sequoia Healthcare District, officially opened a Food Pharmacy Wednesday where low-income patients with diabetes can “fill” prescriptions for free nutritious food. The Food Pharmacy is thought to be the first of its kind in California, located at the Samaritan House Redwood City Free Clinic Read More »

El Camino Hospital taps MayView for low-cost healthcare

Effective this month, El Camino Hospital will begin referring uninsured and underinsured patients to MayView Community Health Center, replacing the volunteer-driven RotaCare Clinic Mountain View that will likely close this summer. The El Camino Healthcare District Board of Directors voted Jan. 19 to grant MayView $2.4 million over three-and-a-half years. The district will continue to Read More »

Tahoe Forest offering free programs for American Heart Month

During the month of February, American Heart Month, Tahoe Forest Hospital is focusing on helping our community understand the threat of heart disease and the importance of staying fit through diet and exercise. Approximately every 25 seconds, an American will have a coronary event and about one every minute will die from one, making heart Read More »

Petaluma Healthcare District Set to Review Lease Options for Hospital

Petaluma Health Care District (PHCD) is pleased to announce that two hospital operators completed the bid process to lease and operate Petaluma Valley Hospital (PVH) when its 20-year agreement with St. Joseph Health expires in January 2017. St. Joseph Health and Prime Healthcare Services have submitted refined proposals for lease options, which PHCD will review Read More »

Bond passage required for mandated Kaweah Delta upgrade

At this time of year, many of us create “goals for the year” or resolutions. “Better heath” is usually on most lists. Rarely do our resolutions include: “survive a heart attack” or “get treated for an injury” or “have successful emergency surgery.” The reality, however, is that many of us, over the course of the Read More »

Stakeholders weigh Petaluma hospital bids

In an unusual showing for the Petaluma Health Care District, a large audience of hospital employees, union representatives, elected officials, public safety workers and area residents packed the publicly-elected board’s meeting last week to hear deliberations on selecting the best of four bids to operate the district-owned Petaluma Valley Hospital. The highly attended meeting was Read More »

Plan to expand Desert Healthcare District wins support

The long conversation about how to improve health standards in the eastern Coachella Valley is getting somewhere. For over a decade, valley leaders have floated the idea of expanding the west valley’s Desert Healthcare District into towns and neighborhoods to the east. The creation of a new east-only district was also considered, but one valleywide district Read More »

Antelope Valley Hospital’s Cancer Center Earns National Accreditation

The cancer program at Antelope Valley Hospital (AVH) has earned a three-year accreditation as a National Comprehensive Community Cancer Center from the Commission on Cancer (CoC), a multidisciplinary program of the American College of Surgeons. AVH is the only hospital in the area to receive this accreditation. To earn CoC accreditation, a cancer program must Read More »

Palmer brings strength to Fallbrook Healthcare District

Highly intelligent. Warmly enthusiastic. Superbly educated. Insightful. Driven. A perfect fit. These are just a few words and phrases that describe Bobbi Palmer, the new executive director of Fallbrook Healthcare District. The district received a substantial number of quality applicants when they recruited for the position being vacated by the retiring Vi Dupre. In selecting Read More »