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January 5, 2015

Natividad Medical Center Receives Designation as Monterey County’s Level II Trauma Center

SALINAS, CA, January 5, 2015 - Natividad Medical Center announced it has received designation as Monterey County’s Level II Trauma Center by the Monterey County Emergency Medical Services Agency. “The designation of the Trauma Center at Natividad Medical Center will benefit trauma patients and their family members and improve the overall quality of health care in our community,” said Kelly O’Keefe, MD, Interim Chief Executive Officer of Natividad Medical Center. “As an acute care hospital, for the past 128 years, we have made an organizational commitment to the people of our community to provide safe, effective, accessible, and quality health care. We continue this commitment with this designation as a Level II Trauma Center providing a vital community service locally that saves lives and eliminates the need to fly critically injured patients to a distant trauma center.”

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January 5, 2015

Natividad Medical Center’s Designation as Monterey County’s Level II Trauma Center Frequently Asked Questions

 Q: What is a Trauma Center?

A: A trauma center is a specialized hospital distinguished by the immediate availability of specialized personnel, equipment and services to treat the most severe and critical injuries

Q: Why is a Trauma Center important to our community? 

A: Local trauma care is a vital community service that saves lives and eliminates the need to fly critically injured patients to a distant trauma center

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December 10, 2014

Natividad Medical Center Named 1 of 33 High Performing Hospitals In Maternity Care in California

SALINAS, CA (December 2014) – Natividad Medical Center has been named 1 of 33 high performing hospitals in maternity care in California by The California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF). CHCF recently released the findings of reports measuring hospital performance in four key areas of maternity care: low-risk C-section rates, episiotomy rates, rates of exclusive breastfeeding before discharge, and VBAC (vaginal birth after C-section) rates.

"The goal has always been to provide our community with world class perinatal care,” said Dr. Peter Chandler, Medical Director of Natividad’s Obstetrics/Gynecology Department. “We are honored to be recognized for our outcomes along with our partners Stanford and UCSF."

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October 14, 2014

The Diabetes Education Center (DEC) at Natividad Medical Center will celebrate American Diabetes Month November 14th

SALINAS, CA (October 2014) -- The Diabetes Education Center (DEC) at Natividad Medical Center will celebrate American Diabetes Month November 14th, themed this year as “America Gets Cooking to Stop Diabetes”. The event coincides with World Diabetes Day, which this year marks the first of a 3-year focus on healthy living and diabetes, with its theme "Diabetes: Protect Our Future”.

Save the Date of November 14th:
There will be an information booth inside of the main lobby of building 200-Out Patient Services where anyone can come and pick up diabetes information.
· November 14th
· 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
NOTE: There will be no diabetes testing on this date

Diabetes education is a collaborative process through which people with or at risk for diabetes gain the knowledge and skills needed to modify behavior and successfully self-manage the disease and its related conditions. Services are provided by diabetes educators.

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September 17, 2014

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

Join The Farmers Market Cooking Demo With Paul J Lee, CEC® Director, Drummond Culinary Academy at Rancho Cielo Youth Campus on Wednesday, October 29th–Taste and Enjoy!
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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.

October Farmers Market:
Join us on Wednesday, October 29th at the Natividad Medical Center Farmers Market.  At 12:00 p.m. at the Farmers Market join Paul J Lee, CEC® Director, Drummond Culinary Academy at Rancho Cielo Youth Campus for a cooking demo with a special recipe.
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September 2, 2014

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

Save the Date for a live Cooking Demo on Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

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.
 
Join us for on Wednesday, September 24th for a live cooking demo at 12:00 p.m.  All attendees can enjoy a sample of the featured recipe and a take home recipe card.  Cooking demo will be by Chef Terry Teplitzky from Wild Thyme in Marina. 
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August 7, 2014

Natividad Medical Center Announces the Appointment of a New Team Member for the future Level II Trauma Center coming soon to the Central Coast

SALINAS, CA — Natividad Medical Center announced today the appointment of a new team member to its future Level II Trauma Center coming soon to the Central Coast.  Andrew McCague, a Trauma Surgeon, will assist with trauma systems implementation and management as well as co-direct the intensive care unit.

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July 31, 2014

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

Save the Date for a live Cooking Demo on Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

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.

Join us for on Wednesday, August 27th for a live cooking demo at 12:00 p.m.  All attendees can enjoy a sample of the featured recipe and a take home recipe card.

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July 22, 2014

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

Save the Date For Hot Hula August 6th and U-JAM September 10th!

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.

Join us for Hot Hula on August 6th and U-JAM on September 10th.

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July 9, 2014

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

Save the Date for a live Cooking Demo on Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

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.

Join us for on Wednesday, July 30th for a live cooking demo at 12:00 p.m.  All attendees can enjoy a sample of the featured recipe and a take home recipe card.

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