A $105.8-million donation to Montage Health, the local nonprofit parent company of Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, was announced Tuesday during an event at Monterey Conference Center. (KSBW8)
Next to a hospital bed at the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, Vivian Sarubbi plucks a 32-string harp, filling the air with soft, soothing harmony. It’s hard to say for how long, because the sound seems to stop time. (Monterey County Weekly)
Decades ago doctors made house calls, bringing medical care to patients who couldn’t make it to the clinic.
Now Montage Health, the nonprofit parent company of the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula in Monterey, is bringing free medical care to those with no homes, as well as those with poor access to health care, in Monterey County. (Monterey County Now)
About two years ago, Troy Fink, 48, weighed about 270 pounds, was lethargic and newly diagnosed as a Type II diabetic.
“The first thing my doctor said was ‘don’t eat flour or sugar and go see Dana,’” said Fink. What he learned and put into practice changed his life and his health for the better. (Monterey County Herald)
Grocery shopping has never struck me as a challenge, but going to Save Mart under the tutelage of a dietician changes things. Suddenly every aisle becomes a minefield.
I recently joined a group of a half-dozen participants for a tour of the cavernous Sand City grocery store, led by Tess Warwick, a registered dietitian at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, where we met in the seemingly innocuous wine aisle. (Monterey County Now)
It is unusual for the leaders of two distinct health care systems to speak with one voice and to shake hands on a partnership that will transform the way our community thinks about health care. The rarity of the agreement between Montage Health (parent organization of Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula) and Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System (SVMHS) is not what makes it significant, though. The importance of the collaboration is best measured by the impact it will have on families throughout Monterey County. (Monterey Herald)
A husband and wife pair of emergency room doctors at the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula said they’re seeing a trend: patient after patient is coming into the emergency room looking for a fix.
“I can’t accept this for my community, so we decided not to,” CHOMP emergency room doctor Reb Close said. (KSBW8)
Hospital Council, participating hospitals, the shelter provider, elected officials, and community leaders celebrated the opening of the first Medical Respite Center (MRC) in Monterey County on May 24, 2016. The MRC is a public/private partnership between Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, Natividad Medical Center, Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System, Community Homeless Solutions, and Hospital Council.
Dr. Steven Packer has served as President/CEO of Community Hospital Foundation and its related corporations since January 1999. He previously served as Chief of Staff at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula and was Medical Director of Community Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit from 1988-1999. He is a graduate of UCSF School of Medicine, where he also completed Internal Medicine training. A pulmonary and critical care fellowship followed at UC Irvine. He completed the Stanford Executive Program at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business in 1999. Dr.
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