Press Room

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."

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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.

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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.

 

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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
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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.

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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.

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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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June 28, 2016

Natividad Medical Center’s Diabetes Education Center Accredited for 5th Year

American Association of Diabetes Educators Reaccredits the Center’s Diabetes Self-Management Education Program

Salinas, CA (June 28, 2016) – Natividad Medical Center’s Diabetes Education Center has renewed its status as an accredited, Medicare-certified diabetes education program by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) for the fifth year. Natividad’s Diabetes Education Center provides critical diabetes education services to residents in and around Monterey County. The center serves over 600 unique patients each year and has seen a 32 percent increase in the number of patients over the last year.

 

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June 27, 2016

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

Cooking Demo Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

SALINAS, CA  (June 27, 2016) – 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 2, 2016

Natividad Medical Center Employee Artwork on Display

SALINAS, CA. (May 2, 2016) — The Natividad Medical Foundation (NMF) Annual Donor & 2016 Hero Award celebration included the unveiling at Natividad Medical Center (NMC) of the employee art exhibition, “Colors of Monterey County.”

NMC’s first employee art exhibit will be on display for a year on the first-floor corridor outside the Human Resources office. The display is sponsored by the Arts Council for Monterey County and the Natividad Medical Foundation through its Art for Better Health program.

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