Jordan Herget, a health-care executive with more than 13 years of senior leadership experience in multiple health systems, has been named senior vice president and area manager for Kaiser Permanente’s Roseville service area. (Rocklin & Roseville Today)
Youth who end up in the hospital after being shot, stabbed or beaten receive medical care — but they don’t always get the resources they need to cope with trauma.
At the UC Davis Medical Center, violence intervention specialists Esmeralda Huerta and Chevist Johnson are determined to intervene. “We send back youth to the community who have no follow up care, no one to talk to, no way of recovering,” Huerta said. “That’s not our goal.” (Capital Public Radio)
Geared toward helping individuals experiencing a mental health crisis, a new urgent care facility is planned in West Sacramento.
A partnership between the Yolo County Health and Human Services Agency and Sutter Health, the First Responders’ Mental Health Urgent Care will open its doors on April 4. The grand opening will be held from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the site — 500 Jefferson Boulevard, Building B in West Sacramento. (Daily Democrat)
The staff of Sutter Davis Hospital say they work tirelessly to deliver top-rated, affordable healthcare — and for that commitment, Sutter Davis was named the Best Hospital in the annual Reader’s Choice Awards. (Davis Enterprise)
The California attorney general’s office has approved an affiliation agreement between Marysville-based Rideout Health and Roseville-based Adventist Health, providing one of the final regulatory approvals needed for the deal to move forward. (Sacramento Business Journal)
Families on Medi-Cal can now receive free genomic testing to diagnose rare genetic disorders at UC Davis Medical Center, according to an announcement Thursday.
“Children with rare genetic disorders that come to our clinic and many times they don’t have an answer,” said Dr. Suma Shankar, associate professor of pediatrics and director of the Precision Genomics Clinic at UC Davis. (The genomic testing) helps us come to a definite diagnosis.” (The Sacramento Bee)
Dignity Health Woodland Memorial Hospital has awarded a $82,717 community grant to two collaborative proposals that will help people in mental health crises and families at risk in Yolo County. (Enterprise)
The California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS) has announced that Dignity Health Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital was one of 111 hospitals in California who surpassed a federal target aimed at reducing Cesarean births (C-Sections) for first-time mothers with low-risk pregnancies. This achievement marks the second-consecutive year Sierra Nevada Memorial made the honor roll based on 2015 and 2016 discharge data. (YubaNet.com)
Congratulations are in order. Marshall Medical Center was recently given a 5-star rating – the highest possible – by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for Overall Hospital Quality. Marshall was the only hospital in the region (from the North State to the Central Valley and to the Sierras) to receive five stars. Marshall ranks among the top 7% of hospitals in California for Overall Hospital Quality. (Mountain Democrat)
This report, commissioned by the Hospital Council of Northern and Central California, estimates the economic impact of hospital spending in the greater Sacramento area (Sacramento, Yolo, Placer, El Dorado, Yuba, Nevada and Sutter counties).
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Brian is Regional Vice President of the Hospital Council for the Sacramento-Sierra, Stanislaus-Merced, and San Joaquin-Mother Lode sections. In this capacity, he convenes several health care stakeholder groups to improve issues such as emergency medical services, workforce development, and mental health. He also serves as a member of the San Joaquin County Health Commission. The Commission oversees the Health Plan of San Joaquin, a $1 billion Medi-Cal health plan.
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