He doesn’t know it now but when Grayson James Wright is old enough to speak, he’ll have quite a story to tell about how he came into the world.
“Oh, it was terrifying,” said Kamber Wright, Grayson’s mother, who was one week away from her due date of November 15 and her husband Matthew was at work when the phone started ringing. (KRCR News Channel)
There’s a new dog in town, but he isn’t your average pup! ‘Enloe’ the Labrador will soon be trained to sniff cancer.
“The early warning system, the dog’s ability to find it at this tiny, tiny stage because of their incredibly powerful nose really gives us a lot of possibility and hope,” explained Founder and CEO of the In Situ Foundation, Dina Zaphiris. (KRCR News 7)
Like hundreds of thousands of people in the North State, Kiyomi Bird vividly remembers how she spent the night of Feb. 12.
Bird, director for the Community Health and Sciences division of the Butte County Public Health Department, got word in the afternoon that public safety authorities might call for an evacuation south of Oroville Dam. With the main spillway and emergency spillway damaged, Lake Oroville had reached a critically high level that threatened flooding of low-lying areas. (Chico News & Review)
When asked about the most serious health care issues facing the nation, Americans consistently name cost and access as the two most pressing problems. This has been the case since at least 2001, when the pollsters at Gallup began posing the question each November. Last year, 42 percent chose one of the two as the biggest challenges to living healthy.
Enloe Medical Center received $250,000 Monday from the Chuck and Sharon Patterson Charitable Fund toward the construction of its Cardiovascular Care Center, the largest donation for this project to date.
The center will be the central point of heart care for the hospital, doubling the current capacity for patients. It’ll have three procedure rooms, medical imaging equipment, 10 bays for patient care, a diagnostic treatment area, a family lounge and a private meeting room for physicians and patients’ families. (ChicoER)
More than 80 percent of emergency room physicians say the mental healthcare systems in their regions are dysfunctional, and do not adequately serve patients, according to a survey done in December by the American College of Emergency Physicians involving 1,500 of its members.
Unfortunately, thousands of people in need of mental health treatment are often being dropped at the emergency departments of their local hospitals, where under federal law doctors must evaluate these patients despite the limitations on ER-based mental health treatment. (Healthcare Finance)
Enloe Medical Center has been designated a hospital that systematically encourages new mothers to breastfeed their babies.
The Chico hospital has won “recognition as a Baby-Friendly birth facility,” according to a news release.
The award means Enloe is certified under criteria established by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund as providing an excellent environment for promoting and supporting breastfeeding. (Chico Enterprise-Record 10/12/11)
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