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)
Sometimes, an innovative surgery is only the first step in saving a patient. The second might be something as basic as changing their mattress material or the way they sit, to prevent the formation of a life-threatening bedsore.
Mercy San Juan Medical Center has received certification as a comprehensive stoke center, the first local hospital to be recognized for its ability to provide complex stroke care.
Certification in this category by The Joint Commission, which accredits health-care facilities nationally, puts Dignity Health’s Carmichael hospital in an elite group of nine hospitals statewide. It is the only hospital north of the Bay Area with this designation. (Sacramento Business Journal)
Mercy San Juan Medical Center and Sutter Medical Center Sacramento ranked among the top 10 percent of hospitals in the nation that perform a minimum volume of bariatric surgeries, according to a report released Tuesday by Healthgrades, a leading provider of information on doctors and hospitals. (Robertson, Sacramento Business Journal 8/1/12)
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