Press Room

February 8, 2018

Natividad Medical Center Receives Blue Distinction Recognition for Bariatrics and Maternity Care

Salinas, Calif. (February 08, 2018) — Natividad Medical Center (NMC) has been recognized with a Blue Distinction® Center for Bariatric Surgery and a Blue Distinction® Center for Maternity Care designation by Blue Cross Blue Shield. The Blue Distinction Specialty Care program recognizes nationally designated health care facilities that show expertise in delivering improved patient safety and better health outcomes.


January 31, 2018

Natividad Medical Center Celebrates 3rd Anniversary of Trauma Center Designation

Salinas, Calif. (January 31, 2018) — Natividad Medical Center (NMC) celebrates the third anniversary of its Level II Trauma Center designation, as of January 2018. NMC received the designation from the Monterey County Emergency Medical Services Agency (EMS) in January 2015.

“Trauma is the leading cause of death in people aged 1-45 and accounts for 41 million emergency department visits each year,” said Dr. Craig Walls, chief medical officer at Natividad. “Being the only Trauma Center in the area, we see everything from motor vehicle accidents to falls and injuries from violence. While we’re honored to provide the best care for our patients in order to get them back on their feet, we’re also focusing our efforts on trauma prevention.”


January 23, 2018

The Sam Karas Acute Rehabilitation Center Stroke Support Group Announces Its 2018 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 2018. 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.


January 17, 2018

Natividad Medical Center Launches ‘Stop the Bleed’ Public Education Campaign

American College of Surgeons Initiative Provides Medical Training to Local Schools and Organizations

Salinas, Calif. – January 17, 2018 – Natividad Medical Center (NMC) has implemented the American College of Surgeons’ (ACS) public education campaign, ‘Stop the Bleed’, to better equip the public with medical tactics to help save lives in urgent situations.


November 29, 2017

Salinas' Natividad Medical Center Hosts Series of Monthly Weight Loss Seminars and Support Groups in 2018

SALINAS, CA.— If you are looking into weight-loss surgery and need information from professionals, Natividad Medical Center is hosting a series of seminars and support groups in 2018.


November 6, 2017

Natividad Medical Center Recognized as Excellent Donation Partner by Donor Network West

Salinas, Calif. – November 6, 2017 – Natividad Medical Center (NMC) has received the Emerald Award from Donor Network West, the organ and tissue recovery organization for Northern California and Nevada, for its excellent collaboration and communication to ensure a cohesive organ donation process. The award honors NMC for meeting or exceeding 2016 key donation criteria in combination with extraordinary efforts to engage the community around donation.


October 31, 2017

Natividad Medical Center Receives Quality Care Awards from The Leapfrog Group and BETA Healthcare Group

Salinas, Calif. – October 31, 2017 – Natividad Medical Center (NMC) has received a safety grade of “A” from The Leapfrog Group, one of the country's leading organizations in measuring and publicly reporting hospital performance, for the fourth time in a row. The grade showcases NMC’s dedication to improving patient safety and minimizing errors, injuries, accidents and infections. NMC also received the Top Hospital Award from The Leapfrog Group in December 2016.


October 19, 2017

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

SALINAS, CA (September 2017)—The Diabetes Education Center (DEC) at Natividad Medical Center will celebrate American Diabetes Association’s Diabetes Awareness Month and World Diabetes Day on Tuesday, November 14th, themed “ Managing Diabetes – It’s Not Easy, But It’s Worth It”.


October 16, 2017

Natividad Medical Center Names New Program Director of Family Medicine Residency Program

SALINAS, CA. (October 16th, 2017) — The Natividad Medical Center has announced the appointment of Dr. Melissa B. Nothnagle of Rhode Island as its new Program Director of NMC's Family Medicine Residency Program, replacing Dr. Steven Harrison, who has been with Natividad since 1991.


August 10, 2017

Natividad Medical Center Partners with UCSF to Provide Healthcare Around the World

HEAL (Health, Equity, Action and Leadership) Initiative Trains Frontline Healthcare Staff to Serve in Vulnerable Communities

Salinas, Calif. (August 10, 2017) — Natividad Medical Center (NMC) has partnered with the University of California San Francisco's HEAL Initiative (Health, Equity, Action and Leadership), which helps to create and sustain a pipeline of health professionals to care for the most vulnerable populations domestically and abroad. Dr. Kristin Burstedt, a 2017 graduate of the NMC Family Medicine Residency Program, has been accepted into the HEAL Initiative Fellowship Program and will be NMC’s first site fellow focusing on a project in Salinas.


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