Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Medical Center announced it was named
a top 25 hospital for environmental excellence by Practice
Greenhealth, a national group dedicated to environmental
sustainability in healthcare.
In all, Kaiser Permanente received 16 Practice Greenhealth
Environmental Excellence Awards. (The Reporter)
The reddish cedar mulch was piled in wheelbarrows ready
to be spread around trees along the sidewalk at Dan O. Root
Elementary School on Monday. Tools were propped against a
pillar beneath the portico.
And hundreds of volunteers were ready to put the material and
tools to good use.
Rebuilding Together Solano County and Kaiser Permanente
Napa-Solano hosted the day of improvement and volunteerism
on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. (Daily Republic)
Combine a bus crash, train derailment and dozens of wounded or
dead and you’ve got Thursday’s disaster drill, which linked
medical facilities statewide.
“It was put together by the California Department of Public
Health as part of the statewide Medical Health and exercise
program,” explained Lee Kiolbasa, emergency management
coordinator with NorthBay Healthcare. “It is the same scenario in
each county with all counties playing as if the disaster occurred
in their county.” (The Reporter)
Kaiser Permanente began providing Level II trauma services in
Vacaville on Thursday, a little more than four years after it
opened its model trauma program in south Sacramento.
Max Villalobos, longtime chief at Kaiser’s south Sacramento
medical center, moved to Solano County in 2010 and oversaw the
trauma application for the new center in Vacaville.
(Robertson, Sacramento Business Journal 11/22/13)
Excitement bubbled Tuesday at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in
Vacaville, where officials heralded the opening of Solano
County’s second Level III trauma facility. (Fu, Vallejo
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