A new digital series now available online explores the work of
frontline caregivers dedicated to tend to individuals who don’t
know where they will sleep or when their next meal will be.
“Homeless Guardians,” a special project of the California
Hospital Association and Our Health California, launched Tuesday
with a look at efforts in Sacramento and San Diego, and will add
features from Los Angeles and San Francisco in the coming
Dignity Health announced Thursday it is distributing $1.05
million this year to dozens of community-based organizations in
Nevada, Sacramento and Yolo counties to help meet community
health needs outside its hospital walls.
The grants are going toward assisting the most vulnerable
residents of the region: at-risk children, survivors of human and
labor trafficking, individuals living with mental illness and
dementia, the homeless and ethnic groups with high rates of
chronic disease. (The Sacramento Bee)
Mercy General Hospital will open a brand-new, $11.6 million
oncology unit next week.
The 24-bed unit with all private rooms and upgraded technology is
a big switch from 20 beds in mostly shared space in the south
wing. Patients will move to the new unit on July 16.
(Sacramento Business Journal)
Mercy General Hospital will draw families securely into the
patient care team with the opening of the Alex G. Spanos Heart &
Vascular Center, and it will give the medical team the space it
needs to operate a very busy cardiac-care unit. (Sacramento
Twenty new east Sacramento apartments, featuring 19th-century
Craftsman-style architecture and 21st-century amenities, were
unveiled Thursday by owner Mercy General Hospital.
The market-rate units on part of the former site of Sacred Heart
Parish School at 3940 H St. are a byproduct of a controversial
hospital expansion project approved by the Sacramento City
Council in 2007. (Locke, Sacramento Bee 3/22/13)
Hospitals and hospital-related spending contribute $11.7 billion
annually to the region, a new report concludes. And some of those
ripple effects travel far — even to the construction industry.
(Robertson, Sacramento Business Journal 4/20/12)
Sutter Memorial Hospital and Woodland Memorial Hospital have
received chest pain center accreditation from the Society of
Chest Pain Centers, an international organization that seeks to
eliminate heart disease as the No. 1 cause of death worldwide.
Mercy General Hospital has had the same accreditation since July
2009. No other local hospitals have it. (Robertson, Sacramento
Business Journal 5/12/11)
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