It’s a step in a new direction for the health of Salinas
residents now that the Blue Zones Project is officially coming to
The project is a national health initiative based on the health
habits of people in the world’s “Blue Zones,” those areas where
people live longer than average with good quality of life.
(Monterey County Weekly)
About two years ago, Troy Fink, 48, weighed about 270 pounds, was
lethargic and newly diagnosed as a Type II diabetic.
“The first thing my doctor said was ‘don’t eat flour or sugar and
go see Dana,’” said Fink. What he learned and put into practice
changed his life and his health for the better. (Monterey
It is unusual for the leaders of two distinct health care systems
to speak with one voice and to shake hands on a partnership that
will transform the way our community thinks about health care.
The rarity of the agreement between Montage Health (parent
organization of Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula) and
Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System (SVMHS) is not what
makes it significant, though. The importance of the collaboration
is best measured by the impact it will have on families
throughout Monterey County. (Monterey Herald)
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