Press Room

January 13, 2016

Natividad Medical Center announces appointment of Chief Nursing Officer

SALINAS, CA (January 13, 2016) — Natividad Medical Center (NMC) announced the appointment of Nancy A. Buscher, DNP, RN as Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) effective December 28, 2015. Buscher has served as Interim CNO for the past two years.

“We are very fortunate to have Nancy on board in this significant role,” said NMCCEO Dr. Gary Gray. “Her wealth of experience and talent has already made a positive impact at NMC. I am confident that her professionalism and leadership skills will continue to be a great asset to our team. Nancy's knowledge of clinical practice and quality improvement will help ensure that we remain responsive to our patients' needs.”

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December 30, 2015

Natividad Trauma Center Celebrates its One-Year Anniversary in January 2016

SALINAS, CA – (December 30, 2015) In the first week of 2016, Natividad Medical Center in Salinas will celebrate one year of having the area's only Level II trauma center.

The hospital received this important designation on Jan. 5, 2015, after an extensive review by a team of trauma care experts from Los Angeles. The designation followed a 2 1/2-year effort by Natividad that was part of a four-year Monterey County Emergency Medical Services Agency process to designate a local hospital as a trauma center.

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November 17, 2015

Natividad Medical Center Earns ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®’ Recognition from The Joint Commission

SALINAS, CA  (November 17, 2015)– Natividad Medical Center announced today that it has been recognized as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.

Natividad Medical Center was recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2015 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for
  • Heart Failure- Evaluation of the left ventricular ejection fraction for heart failure patients and a prescribed ACE-inhibitor or ARB medication upon discharge when appropriate
  • Surgical Care – Appropriate antibiotic selection and use, peri-surgical hair removal, venous thrombosis embolism prevention, urinary catheter removal, and blood glucose control for cardiac patients.
  • Venous thromboembolism- interventions for prevention of hospital acquired and treatment of existing VTEs
  • Perinatal Care-includes use of antenatal steroids, cesarean section rates, elective delivery rates, mother’s choice to breast feed exclusively and new born breast feeding rates, new born blood stream infections

 

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October 31, 2015

Natividad Medical Center Recognized with Award for Performance Excellence from CALNOC

(SALINAS, CA -- October 31, 2015) – Natividad Medical Center (NMC)has been recognized by the Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes (CALNOC) with a 2015 Award for Performance Excellence for Preventing Hospital Acquired Ulcers. CALNOC is a non-profit agency and the leading provider of actionable information and research on nursing sensitive indicators. This information helps hospital executives make decisions that advance improvement in patient care quality, safety, and outcomes. CALNOC gave out its awards at a conference last week.

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October 14, 2015

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 Warm Summer Squash Salad during a Live Cooking Demo Wednesday, October 28th

SALINAS, CA– October 14, 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.

At Natividad Medical Center’s Certified Farmers’ Market run by Everyone’s Harvest, shoppers will find fresh quality fruits and vegetables (many certified organic), beautiful flowers, live plants, and unique gifts from small-scale family farmers and local independent businesses. By shopping at Natividad Medical Center’s California Certified Farmers’ Market you are supporting local California growers.

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October 8, 2015

Natividad Medical Center Certified Farmer's Market Every Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

NEW DATE: Live Cooking Demo Wednesday, October 21st Learn to Make Pan Roasted Salmon with Chopped Kale & Radicchio Chermoula Salad by Chef Todd Fisher at Tarpy’s Roadhouse

SALINAS, CA – October 8, 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.

t Natividad Medical Center’s Certified Farmers’ Market run by Everyone’s Harvest, shoppers will find fresh quality fruits and vegetables (many certified organic), beautiful flowers, live plants, and unique gifts from small-scale family farmers and local independent businesses. By shopping at Natividad Medical Center’s California Certified Farmers’ Market you are supporting local California growers. Join us for on for a live cooking demo on Wednesday, October 21st at 12:00 p.m. All participants will receive $10 in produce vouchers! In addition, attendees can enjoy a sample of the featured recipe and a take home recipe card. Cooking demo will be by Chef Todd Fisher at Tarpy’s Roadhouse.

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October 8, 2015

Natividad Residency Faculty New Hires

SALINAS — October 8, 2015 – Natividad Medical Center is happy to announce the hiring of five new faculty members to its highly respected Family Medicine Residency Program.

The five new doctors include two former U.S. Navy flight surgeons, a primary care physician with 14 years of experience, a native of Mexico with extensive medical research, volunteer and teaching experience and a family medicine physician originally from Peru who spent a year providing comprehensive medical care to 2,000 people in the rural areas of Amazonas in Peru.

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October 8, 2015

The Diabetes Education Center (DEC) at Natividad Medical Center will celebrate American Diabetes Month November 3

SALINAS, CA (October, 2015)—The Diabetes Education Center (DEC) at Natividad Medical Center will celebrate American Diabetes Month November 3, themed this year as “Eat Well, America”. The event also celebrates World Diabetes Day, which marks the second of a 3-year focus on healthy living and diabetes, with its theme “Diabetes: Protect Our Future”.

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October 5, 2015

Natividad Medical Center Adds New Equipment Effective October 12th That Will Dramatically Increase The Ability to Detect Breast Cancer in Women at an Early Stage

It is the only state-of-the-art 3D digital mammography system in Monterey County!

SALINAS, CA (October 5, 2015) — With the recent acquisition of a state-of-the-art 3D digital mammography system, Natividad Medical Center has dramatically increased its ability to detect breast cancer in women at an early stage. It is the only state-of-the-art 3D digital mammography system in Monterey County!

The Hologic Selenia Dimensions with AWS 8000 system, the first commercially available system to make use of the breakthrough technology of digital 3D mammography or breast tomosynthesis, was installed Aug. 21 in the Radiology Department at Natividad.

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October 5, 2015

Natividad Medical Center Adds New Equipment Effective October 12th That Will Dramatically Increase The Ability to Detect Breast Cancer in Women at an Early Stage

It is the only state-of-the-art 3D digital mammography system in Monterey County!
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