Press Room

June 29, 2015

Natividad Medical Center Earns Accreditation From National Children’s Alliance

National Children’s Alliance recognizes the Archer Child Advocacy Center and Bates-Eldredge Clinic for its delivery of high quality and effective services to child abuse victims through accreditation

Salinas CA (June 29, 2015) – Natividad Medical Center has been awarded accreditation by National Children’s Alliance following an extensive application and site review process. As the accrediting agency for Children’s Advocacy Centers (CAC) across the country, National Children’s Alliance awards various levels of accreditation and membership to centers responding to allegations of child abusein ways that are effective and efficient, and put the needs of child victims of abuse first. Accreditation is the highest level of membership with National Children’s Alliance and denotes excellence in service provision.

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June 24, 2015

Grand Opening of Laurel Vista Clinic and expanded Laurel Family Practice Clinic

The public is invited to join the celebration, Wednesday, June 24th from Noon to 3 pm

SALINAS, CA (June 24, 2015) The Monterey County Health Department (MCHD) Clinic Services Bureau and the Natividad Medical Center (NMC) Family Medicine Residency Program are proud to announce the opening of the Laurel Vista Clinic and the expanded Laurel Family Practice and Women’s Health Clinics. The much anticipated new and enlarged Laurel Family Practice Clinic and the Laurel Vista Clinic will open on July 1, 2015.

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June 17, 2015

Natividad Medical Group’s Commitment to Family Medicine Continues With the Addition of Two Accomplished Physicians to its Medical Team

SALINAS, CA (June, 2015) Natividad Medical Group, a family medicine practice located at Natividad Medical Center, announces the addition of two family medicine physicians: Dr. Marc Tunzi and Dr. Ana Abril Arias. “We are excited and honored to have highly competent and dedicated physicians such as Dr. Tunzi and Dr. Arias as part of our medical team,” says Dr. Minerva Perez-Lopez, member of the Natividad Medical Group. “Their superior patient care experience enhances the already high quality of care that Natividad Medical Group provides to the community.”

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May 26, 2015

Cooking Demo Rescheduled NATIVIDAD MEDICAL CENTER CERTIFIED FARMER’S MARKET EVERY WEDNESDAY FROM 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Chef Brandon Miller from Mundaka will make a Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho during a Live Cooking Demo Will Now Take Place Wednesday, July 8th (There will not be a cooking demo today.)

SALINAS, CA– (May 26, 2015) Natividad Medical Center offers a Certified Farmers' Market every Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. The Farmers’ Market is located at 1441 Constitution Blvd., outside of building 200-Out Patient Services and is part of Natividad Medical Center’s ongoing commitment to promote wellness and healthy eating among Natividad Medical Center’s staff, patients and their families.

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May 20, 2015

Natividad Medical Center Certified Farmer’s Market Every Wednesday From 11:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M.

Grand Opening Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Join us for our grand opening on Wednesday, May 20th for a nutritious celebration in honor of National Salad Month!  Enter our Reusable Bag drawing to win a bag full of farmers’ market fruits, vegetables, and flowers. Fun activities for children at our Kids Booth !

 
SALINAS, CA– May 20, 2015 – Natividad Medical Center offers a Certified Farmers' Market every Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. The Farmers’ Market is located at 1441 Constitution Blvd., outside of building 200-Out Patient Services and is part of Natividad Medical Center’s ongoing commitment to promote wellness and healthy eating among Natividad Medical Center’s staff, patients and their families.
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May 20, 2015

The Physicians at Natividad Medical Center Make Donation To The Food Bank For Monterey County and Dorothy’s Place

SALINAS, CA – May 20, 2015 – The physicians at Natividad Medical Center announced today they will a $9000 donation from the Medical Staff funds to The Food Bank For Monterey County and Dorothy’s Place.

“We are pleased to make donations to both The Food Bank for Monterey County and to Dorothy’s Place,” said Dr. Tunzi who has served as the Program Director of Family Medicine Residency Program at Natividad Medical Center and is currently the Assistant Program Director.  “These community agencies serve the needy in our community just like we do and we want to show our solidarity for the outstanding work they do. We know very well that our patients use the services that Dorothy’s and the Food Bank provide, and we are grateful for all that they do. Also, Natividad Family Medicine resident physicians and our visiting  medical students go to Dorothy’s regularly and see the great things that happen there; we want them to know that this kind of community giving is something physicians must support.”
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May 11, 2015

Save the Date For Wednesday, May 27th In Honor Of National Stroke Month, Sam Karas Acute Rehabilitation Center Stroke Support Group Will Host Guest Speaker Leo Costa, JR

Costa is a World Famous Fitness Expert/Former Body Builder Who Had Three Strokes in Three Weeks

SALINAS, CA – May 11, 2015 – In honor of May being National Stroke Month, the Sam Karas Acute Rehabilitation Center Stroke Support Group will host a guest speaker at their monthly support group meeting.  The Sam Karas Acute Rehabilitation Center is designed to assist patients and their families with the transition from an acute hospital setting to home. Patients receive daily physician visits to ensure medical stability and optimal functional recovery. The Center helps patients reach a high level of functional independence to return home safely and with confidence.

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April 8, 2015

Natividad Medical Center Recognized for Quality Bariatric Surgery

SALINAS, CA  (April 2015) – Anthem Blue Cross has recognized Natividad Medical Center with a Blue Distinction® Center designation in the area of bariatric surgery as part of the Blue Distinction® Centers for Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated healthcare facilities shown to deliver quality specialty care, based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical community, for patient safety and better health outcomes.

To receive a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery designation, a healthcare facility must demonstrate success in meeting patient safety as well as bariatric-specific quality measures, including complications and readmissions, for gastric stapling and/or gastric banding procedures. A healthcare facility must also have earned national accreditations at both the facility level and the bariatric care-specific level.
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January 5, 2015

Natividad Medical Center’s Designation as Monterey County’s Level II Trauma Center Frequently Asked Questions

 Q: What is a Trauma Center?

A: A trauma center is a specialized hospital distinguished by the immediate availability of specialized personnel, equipment and services to treat the most severe and critical injuries

Q: Why is a Trauma Center important to our community? 

A: Local trauma care is a vital community service that saves lives and eliminates the need to fly critically injured patients to a distant trauma center

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January 5, 2015

Natividad Medical Center Receives Designation as Monterey County’s Level II Trauma Center

SALINAS, CA, January 5, 2015 - Natividad Medical Center announced it has received designation as Monterey County’s Level II Trauma Center by the Monterey County Emergency Medical Services Agency. “The designation of the Trauma Center at Natividad Medical Center will benefit trauma patients and their family members and improve the overall quality of health care in our community,” said Kelly O’Keefe, MD, Interim Chief Executive Officer of Natividad Medical Center. “As an acute care hospital, for the past 128 years, we have made an organizational commitment to the people of our community to provide safe, effective, accessible, and quality health care. We continue this commitment with this designation as a Level II Trauma Center providing a vital community service locally that saves lives and eliminates the need to fly critically injured patients to a distant trauma center.”

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