Press Room

February 27, 2017

Natividad Medical Center Launches Phase Two of Brain Smart Program

Trauma Center Initiative Invites Seniors to Participate in Fall Prevention Workshop

Salinas, Calif. – February 27, 2017 – Natividad Medical Center (NMC) today announced the launch of the second phase of Brain Smart, the hospital’s community education series on head trauma, focusing on fall prevention. Falls are the leading cause of injuries for Americans aged 65 and older.


February 9, 2017

Tuesday, March 28th is Diabetes Alert Day!

Natividad Medical Center To Offer Free Diabetes Risk Test on Tuesday, March 28th From 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

SALINAS, CA -- Natividad Medical Center encourages you to know your risk of developing diabetes, a disease that many ignore until it is too late. To help bring attention to the disease, the American Diabetes Association has deemed Tuesday, March 28th, as Diabetes Alert Day.


January 31, 2017

Natividad Medical Center Trauma Center Celebrates 2nd Anniversary

Level II Trauma Center Continues Growth with New Services, Physicians and Programs

Salinas, Calif. – January 31, 2017 – Natividad Medical Center (NMC) celebrates the second anniversary of its Level II Trauma Center designation, as of January 2017. Since its designation, the NMC Trauma Center has increased its annual volume of patients from 1,375 in 2015 to 1,522 in 2016.


January 12, 2017

The Sam Karas Acute Rehabilitation Center Stroke Support Group Announces Its 2017 Support Schedule

SALINAS, CA --The Sam Karas Acute Rehabilitation Center Stroke Support Group will host a guest speaker at their monthly support group meetings throughout 2017. 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 and therapy 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.



December 19, 2016

Salinas' Natividad Medical Center Hosts Series of Monthly Weight Loss Seminars in 2017

SALINAS, CA. (December, 2016) — If you are looking into weight-loss surgery and need information from professionals, Natividad Medical Center is hosting a series of seminars in 2017.


December 6, 2016

Natividad Medical Center Earns Coveted 2016 Leapfrog Top Hospital Award

Salinas, California – December 6, 2016 – Natividad Medical Center (NMC) has been named a Top Hospital for the first time by The Leapfrog Group, one of the country's leading organizations in measuring and publicly reporting hospital performance. Widely acknowledged as one of the most prestigious distinctions a hospital can receive in the U.S., the recognition showcases NMC’s commitment to patient safety and quality.



December 1, 2016

Natividad Medical Center Celebrates Reopening of Newly Renovated Sam Karas Acute Rehabilitation Center

Additional Rooms and New Equipment Increase Quality of Care at NMC

Salinas, Calif. – December 1, 2016 – Natividad Medical Center (NMC) today celebrates the reopening of the newly renovated Sam Karas Acute Rehabilitation Center. The renovation has expanded the center with the addition of four acute rehabilitation beds and four dialysis beds, bringing its total capacity to 24 beds, making it the largest acute rehabilitation center in Monterey County.



November 11, 2016

Our Kids Are Not Broken: Tools to Build Resilience in Youth Workshop Series

SALINAS, CA - Nov. 11, 2016 — A leading national expert in adolescent medicine will conduct a one-day workshop in Salinas on Monday, Nov. 28 to increase positive development and resilience strategies in our youth.


November 1, 2016

Natividad Medical Center Makes State’s Honor Roll for Low C-Section Rates

Smart Care California Honors NMC for Meeting Healthy People 2020 Goal

Salinas, Calif. – November 1, 2016 – Natividad Medical Center (NMC) was named one of 104 hospitals in California that has met the Healthy People 2020 goal of reducing the number of C-sections for low risk, first-birth deliveries to 23.9 percent or less. NMC’s C-section rate is even lower at 19.9 percent. Healthy People 2020 is an agenda set forth by the federal government for improving the nation’s health and seeks to accomplish numerous health-related benchmarks by the year 2020.


November 1, 2016

Natividad Medical Center Receives BETA Healthcare Group Award of Excellence Eight Years in a Row

NMC Awarded for High Quality Obstetrical Practices

Salinas, Calif. – November 1, 2016 – For the eighth consecutive year, Natividad Medical Center (NMC) has received an Award of Excellence in Obstetrics from BETA Healthcare Group (BETA), the largest professional liability insurer of hospitals in California. Natividad successfully completed both tiers of BETA’s award and risk management program, “Quest for Zero,” which is focused on improving patient safety and reliability, as well as reducing risk in obstetrics. By demonstrating 100 percent compliance with BETA requirements, Natividad Medical Center has qualified for a nine percent reduction in its liability insurance premiums.


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