A newly established system that aims to hasten diagnosis and treatment for stroke sufferers in San Joaquin County took effect this month, an event worthy of a “wonderful celebration,” according to Mary Nicholson, an advocate for stroke survivors.
Long waits at the emergency room are the norm at many hospitals, and a source of frustration for patients and doctors. The emergency department at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Stockton, operated by Dignity Health, sees about 275 patients each day. In the past two months, it has been able to shrink the amount of time it takes for a doctor to attend to an emergency room patient from around 30 minutes to less than 20 minutes. (San Francisco Chronicle)
Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center earned the Greenhealth Partner for Change award from Practice Greenhealth. The award honors health care facilities that reduce their environmental footprint, become a community anchor for sustainability and a leader in the global movement for environmental health and justice. (Central Valley Business Journal)
Dignity Health and Kaiser Permanente have agreed to joint ownership of St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Stockton.
Dignity Health will keep an 80 percent ownership interest in the hospital and related operations. Kaiser will buy a 20 percent interest, the two companies announced Monday. The deal is expected to close in mid-2016. (Sacramento Business Journal)
Dignity Health and Kaiser Permanente have reached an agreement to jointly own St. Joseph’s Medical Center.
The partnership announced late Monday will take effect in mid-2016, at which time San Joaquin County’s largest hospital will become both a Dignity Health and Kaiser facility in a first-of-its-kind arrangement for both health care giants. (Stockton Record)
An agreement between San Joaquin County and Stockton’s two hospitals, St. Joseph’s Medical Center and Dameron Hospital, designating them as receiving centers for certain types of heart attacks has been approved by the Board of Supervisors.
St. Joseph’s Medical Center has earned international recognition as a Baby-Friendly Hospital after meeting stringent standards established by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund.
It is the first Baby-Friendly Hospital in both San Joaquin County and the San Joaquin Valley and the 48th in California. Nationwide, more than 125 hospitals have met Baby-Friendly standards. (The Stockton Record 3/2/12)
Saving lives is what emergency medicine is all about, and Stockton’s two acute-care hospitals both took a big leap forward in that direction Friday when they passed site surveys to become preferred destinations for heart attack patients.
A team from the San Joaquin County Emergency Medical Services Agency visited St. Joseph’s Medical Center and Dameron Hospital on Friday and determined both facilities met the strict criteria to become designated STEMI receiving centers. (Goldeen, Stockton Record 2/11/12)
“Ding! Attention, please! Doctor Kawaguchi! Doctor Alan Kawaguchi! Please call the nurses’ station at 2 East!”
Imagine you’re in the hospital and you hear that kind of overhead page all day and all night. It is a common occurrence – some would say nuisance – that has permeated the hallways of large hospitals for decades.
That is no longer the case at 359-bed St. Joseph’s Medical Center, San Joaquin County’s largest hospital with 2,400 employees and more than 1,800 staff phones spread over a large campus at 1800 N. California St. (Goldeen, Stockton Record 1/17/12)
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