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)
Five area medical facilities were recognized as being among the nation’s top performers in improving care in key areas in 2012. The Joint Commission, the leading accrediting agency for heath care organizations and programs in the U.S., recognizes facilities for top performance in using clinical guidelines shown to improve care in categories that include heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, stroke and venous thromboembolism, or inpatient psychiatric services. (Sacramento Business Journal 11/1/13)
Mercy Hospital of Folsom began moving patients this week into its $15 million progressive-care unit, the second phase of a long-range plan to meet the needs of the region’s growing population. (Robertson, Sacramento Business Journal 5/20/11)
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