Press Room

October 24, 2016

CALNOC Recognizes Natividad Medical Center As Top Performing

NMC Awarded for Prevention of Injury Falls and Hospital-Acquired Pressure Ulcers

Salinas, Calif. – October 24, 2016 - Natividad Medical Center (NMC) has been recognized by the Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes (CALNOC) with two 2016 Awards for Performance Excellence. CALNOC, the leading provider of research on nursing sensitive indicators, honored NMC for its work to reduce injury falls and hospital-acquired pressure ulcers.



October 17, 2016

Natividad Medical Center Launches Brain Smart Concussion Awareness Program

Trauma Center Partners with Local Athletic Programs to Educate on Concussion Symptoms

Salinas, Calif. – October 17, 2016 – In response to the approximately 3.8 million sports-related concussions occurring annually in the U.S., Natividad Medical Center (NMC) today announced the launch of Brain Smart, a community education series on head trauma.

An estimated 1.5 million concussions occur each year in children, but roughly half are never reported to healthcare providers. A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that can have long-lasting consequences if left untreated.


October 7, 2016

The Diabetes Education Center (DEC) at Natividad Medical Center will celebrate Diabetes Awareness Month and World Diabetes Day Monday, November 14

SALINAS, CA (October 2016)—The Diabetes Education Center (DEC) at Natividad Medical Center will celebrate American Diabetes Association’s Diabetes Awareness Month and World Diabetes Day on Monday, November 14th, themed this year as “Eyes on Diabetes”.
There will be an information booth inside of the main lobby of building 500 (Main Hospital), where anyone can visit and pick up diabetes information, including a risk-assessment tool which Diabetes Education Center staff can help score.
· Tuesday, November 14th World Diabetes Day and November is American Diabetes Association’s Diabetes Awareness Month
· Natividad Medical Center Main Lobby (Building 500), 1441 Constitution Boulevard, Salinas
· 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
· The direct line for the Diabetes Education Center is 831-755-6292
· NOTE: There will be no diabetes testing on this date



September 20, 2016

Sam Karas Acute Rehabilitation Center Receives Top Ranking from Kindred Healthcare

Salinas, Calif. – September 20, 2016 – Natividad Medical Center (NMC) announced its Sam Karas Acute Rehabilitation Center ranked first out of 107 Kindred Healthcare hospital-based inpatient rehabilitation units for clinical excellence. NMC's Acute Rehab Center received top scores in Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) ranging from patient acuity to occupancy rate.

"We are extremely honored to receive the top recognition from Kindred Healthcare, an organization known for its wide breadth of high-performing facilities nationwide," said Michelle Toderick, program director of NMC's Acute Rehabilitation Center. "This is not only a great testament to the hospital, but a recognition of the excellent patient care provided by our team of skilled doctors, therapists and rehab nurses."


September 15, 2016

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

Cooking Demo Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

SALINAS, CA–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.


September 13, 2016

Salinas' Natividad Medical Center Hosts Series of Monthly Weight Loss Seminars in 2016

SALINAS, CA. (September 13th, 2016) — If you are looking into weight-loss surgery and need information from professionals, Natividad Medical Center is hosting a series of information seminars through the end of the year.

Weight-loss surgery is one of those major life decisions that can help spark a lasting change in your lifestyle.
All patients need to attend a seminar before surgery can be scheduled. For many patients, this will be their first step in looking into weight loss surgery.



August 15, 2016

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

Cooking Demo Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

August 4, 2016

Natividad Medical Center Announces Appointment of Chief Medical Officer

Salinas, Calif. – August 4, 2016 – Natividad Medical Center (NMC) announced the appointment of Craig A. Walls, M.D., Ph.D. as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) effective July 25, 2016. Since 2006, Dr. Walls has served in several roles at NMC including medical director of the emergency department, attending emergency physician and vice-chief of the medical staff.


July 22, 2016

Natividad Medical Center and the Monterey County Health Department, Safe Kids and the CHP Offer a Free Child Passenger Seat Check For The Community Save the Date for September 24th for National Child Passenger Safety Week

SALINAS, CA (July 2016) -- Did you know that 4 out of 5 child passenger safety seats are installed or adjusted incorrectly? Could yours be one of them? Car crashes are the number one preventable cause of death for children and young adults in the United States. Monterey County Residents are invited to join Natividad Medical Center and the Monterey County Health Department, Safe Kids and CHP for a free community event.


July 6, 2016

Laurel Pediatrics Clinic Offers Vouchers for Families to Buy Fresh Fruits and Vegetables at Natividad Medical Center Farmers’ Market

SALINAS, CA (July 6, 2016) — Starting July 6, the Laurel Pediatrics Clinic of the Monterey County Health Department will be hosting an innovative program that will provide families afflicted with diet-related illnesses with vouchers to buy fresh fruits and vegetables at Natividad Medical Center's weekly farmers market.

The program, called Fresh Produce Prescription (FPRx), is a unique partnership of Natividad, the Health Department and Everyone’s Harvest, which operates five certified farmers' markets in Monterey County, including Natividad's, and partners with various healthcare organizations to provide incentives for healthy eating.


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