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April 28, 2016

NATIVIDAD MEDICAL CENTER CERTIFIED FARMER’S MARKET EVERY WEDNESDAY FROM 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Farmers Market Opens May 18th with a Cooking Demo

Grand Opening Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

Join us for our grand opening on Wednesday, May 18th for a nutritious celebration in honor of National Salad Month! Enter our Reusable Bag drawing to win a bag full of farmers’ market fruits, vegetables, and flowers. Fun activities for children at our Kids Booth!

 

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April 25, 2016

Natividad Medical Center Receives Top Rating from National Hospital Rating Organization

SALINAS, CA (April 25, 2016) — Natividad Medical Center in Salinas (NMC) is pleased to announce that the hospital has received the top rating from The Leapfrog Group, one of the country's leading organizations in measuring and publicly reporting hospital performance. NMC received an “A” rating in The Leapfrog Group's Hospital Safety Score, a twice-annual survey of more than 2,500 hospitals across the nation. NMC was one of 798 hospitals to receive an “A”, ranking among the safest hospitals in the United States. The Hospital Safety Score was created and is administered by The Leapfrog Group, an independent, national nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health system.

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April 6, 2016

Natividad Medical Center Salutes Its Volunteer Auxiliary

National Volunteer “Celebrate Service” Week April 10 - 16, 2016 Natividad Medical Center is Proud to Celebrate 56 Years of Volunteerism in 2016!
SALINAS, CA (April 6th, 2016) – For 56 years, the Auxiliary volunteers have been familiar and friendly faces at Natividad Medical Center, whether they are helping hospital staff in various departments, in the gift shop, assisting patients and visitors at the information desks or helping raising funds for a variety of hospital projects.
 
In recognition of National Volunteer “Celebrate Service” Week April 10th – 16th and in honor of the Volunteer Auxiliary’s 56th year of service to the hospital in 2016, Natividad Medical Center is shining the spotlight on its dedicated volunteers. In 2015, the 450 member Auxiliary gifted 49,437 hours of volunteer time to the hospital.

 

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April 5, 2016

Natividad Medical Center Designated Blue Distinction® Center for Maternity Care

MONTEREY, CA  (April 2016) – In an effort to help prospective parents find hospitals that deliver quality maternity care, Anthem Blue Cross announced that Natividad Medical Center has been designated as one of the first hospitals to receive the Blue Distinction® Center for Maternity Care designation, a new designation under the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program.

Nearly four million babies are born in the U.S. annually, making childbirth the most common cause of hospitalization. This new Blue Distinction Centers for Maternity Care program evaluates hospitals on several quality measures, including the percentage of newborns that fall into the category of early elective delivery, an ongoing concern in the medical community. Compared with babies born 39 weeks or later, early term infants face higher risks of infant death and respiratory ailments such as respiratory distress syndrome, pneumonia, and respiratory failure, among other conditions. These babies also have a higher rate of admission to Neonatal Intensive Care Units. 

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March 21, 2016

Natividad Medical Center Salutes Its Auxiliary Volunteer

National Volunteer “Celebrate Service” Week April 10 - 16, 2016. Natividad Medical Center is Proud to Celebrate 56 Years of Volunteerism in 2016!

SALINAS, CA (March 21, 2016) – For 56 years, the Auxiliary volunteers have been familiar and friendly faces at Natividad Medical Center, whether they are helping hospital staff in various departments, in the gift shop, assisting patients and visitors at the information desks or helping raising funds for a variety of hospital projects.

In recognition of National Volunteer “Celebrate Service” Week April 10th – 16th and in honor of the Volunteer Auxiliary’s 56th year of service to the hospital in 2016, Natividad Medical Center is shining the spotlight on its dedicated volunteers. In 2015, the 450 member Auxiliary gifted 49,437 hours of volunteer time to the hospital.

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February 29, 2016

Tuesday, MARCH 22nd is Diabetes Alert Day!

Natividad Medical Center To Offer Free Diabetes Risk Test on Tuesday, MARCH 22nd From 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

SALINAS, CA (February 29, 2016) -- 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 22nd, as Diabetes Alert Day.

On Diabetes Alert Day, a day in which everyone is encouraged to take a Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes, the Diabetes Education Center will have an informational booth in the outpatient lobby of Natividad Medical Center, 1441 Constitution Blvd. , Main Lobby from 11:00am - 1:00pm. Please stop by our booth to find out if you are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes and what you can do to prevent it. There will be no blood testing. No appointment necessary. Available on a first come first serve basis. The direct line for the Diabetes Education Center is 831-755-6292.

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February 29, 2016

The Sam Karas Acute Rehabilitation Center Stroke Support Group Announces Its 2016 Support Schedule

SALINAS, CA (Feburary 29, 2016) -- The Sam Karas Acute Rehabilitation Center Stroke Support Group will host a guest speaker at their monthly support group meetings throughout 2016.  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.

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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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