To expand healthcare choices and access in the Stockton area,
Adventist Health will manage Dameron Hospital starting Jan. 1,
2020, under an agreement between the nonprofit healthcare
organizations, Dameron Hospital Board President Bill Trezza
announced on Dec. 18.
A newly established system that aims to hasten diagnosis and
treatment for stroke sufferers in San Joaquin County took effect
this month, an event worthy of a “wonderful celebration,”
according to Mary Nicholson, an advocate for stroke survivors.
There’s no doubt the 202-bed acute-care facility has had a rough
time lately. The biggest blow came at midnight April 30 when its
lucrative three-decade relationship with Kaiser Permanente and
its 100,000 Stockton members came to an end. The hospital
subsequently determined it had no choice but to shut down its
maternity and pediatric units after more than 100 years of
delivering Stockton’s babies, leading to the layoff of some 70
The UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento and Dameron Hospital
Association in Stockton announced Thursday they have dropped
plans to pursue a joint venture after two years of
negotiations. (Sacramento Business Journal)
Among the primary tasks for any physician is diagnosing what ails
us. To do it properly, they need information – observing the
patient, obtaining vital signs such as heart rate and blood
pressure, and getting accurate results from lab tests.
Those lab tests often take time. That’s time added to the
patient’s suffering and time that costs the doctor, clinic or
hospital money. But that is changing for the better, thanks to
new technology. (Goldeen, Stockton Record 9/16/13)
An agreement between San Joaquin County and Stockton’s two
hospitals, St. Joseph’s Medical Center and Dameron Hospital,
designating them as receiving centers for certain types of heart
attacks has been approved by the Board of Supervisors.
Saving lives is what emergency medicine is all about, and
Stockton’s two acute-care hospitals both took a big leap forward
in that direction Friday when they passed site surveys to become
preferred destinations for heart attack patients.
A team from the San Joaquin County Emergency Medical Services
Agency visited St. Joseph’s Medical Center and Dameron Hospital
on Friday and determined both facilities met the strict criteria
to become designated STEMI receiving centers. (Goldeen, Stockton
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