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 Bee)
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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