Press Room

September 15, 2013

Sam Karas Acute Rehabilitation Center at Natividad Medical Center

Celebrates National Rehabilitation Week This September 15 – 21 With A Patient Spotlight

SALINAS, CA (September 15, 2013) The Sam Karas Acute Rehabilitation Center, located at 1441 Constitution Blvd. Building 100 at Natividad Medical Center in Salinas, is a comprehensive and interdisciplinary inpatient unit. Medical care is directed by a physician specially trained in rehabilitation medicine. “We believe that Sam Karas Acute Rehabilitation Center is the best choice for acute rehabilitation in Monterey County,” said Betty Jo Ross, Clinical Liaison. “Dedicated to hope, healing and recovery, the center is designed to assist patients and their families with the transition from an acute crisis setting such as hip fracture or heart surgery to home. Our patients receive daily physician visits to help ensure medical stability and optimal functional recovery in order to help achieve a high level of functional independence to return home safely and with confidence. In addition to daily physician visits the patients are cared for 24/7 by nursing staff with special training in rehabilitation nursing.”



July 25, 2013

Natividad Medical Center Honored for Physician Communication Improvement Program

 SALINAS, CA — America’s Essential Hospitals (formerly the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems) has announced its 2013 Larry Gage Awards for quality-of-care improvements. These national awards were given out in June at the organization’s  annual conference in Hollywood, Fla. 


June 12, 2013

Natividad Diabetes Education Center Marks Accreditation Anniversary

Save the Date For Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 To Celebrate

 SALINAS, CA — The Diabetes Education Center (DEC) at Natividad Medical Center will celebrate its first anniversary as an accredited diabetes education program by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) June 15, 2013. The program has allowed Monterey County residents increased access to critical diabetes education services.


May 1, 2013

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

Grand Opening Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

 Join us for our grand opening on Wednesday, May 15th for a nutritious celebration! 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!


March 12, 2013

March 26th is Diabetes Alert Day!

Natividad Medical Center To Offer Free Diabetes Risk Test on Tuesday, March 26th From 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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 26th, as Diabetes Alert Day.


March 8, 2013

Natividad Medical Center Recieves Prestigious International Award

Becomes the 58th Baby-Friendly Hospital in California!

Baby-Friendly® USA, announces that Natividad Medical Center has received prestigious international recognition as a Baby-Friendly® birth facility. Natividad Medical Center is the 58th hospital in California to receive this coveted award.


March 1, 2013

ViaCare Monterey County to Launch on Monday, March 4th

Applications Will Be Available For Pick Up at 7 Monterey County Locations

ViaCare Monterey County will launch Monday, March 4th, the County of Monterey’s Low Income Health Program (LIHP). ViaCare is a partnership between Natividad Medical Center, the Monterey County Health Department, and the Monterey County Department of Social Services. ViaCare will provide coverage to approximately 500 uninsured adults between 19- 64 years of age, who earn up to 100% of the Federal Poverty Level, which is roughly $11,172 per year for an individual.


January 16, 2013

Natividad Medical Center Is Nationally Recognized for Patient-Focused “Always Events”

Natividad Medical Center in Salinas, California was selected to join the Always Events® Community and Recognition Program for its “Know Your Physician” initiative. Natividad Medical Center was selected by the Picker Institute, an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the principles of patient-centered care. In cooperation with educational institutions and other committed entities and individuals, Picker Institute sponsors awards, research and education to promote patient-centered care and the patient-centered care movement.


October 26, 2012

Natividad Medical Center Launches Pet Therapy Program

Caring Canines Leave A Paw Print On The Hearts of Natividad Patients

Natividad Medical Center announced today that it has launched a Pet Therapy Program. Pet Therapy is an important service for Natividad Medical Center patients and staff. The dogs and their human partners help ease patients' anxiety and promote shorter recovery time. The dogs are highly trained and know how to interact in a special way with each individual patient.


October 10, 2012

Natividad Medical Center Receives Two Grants

Health Care Workforce Grant and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Grant

Natividad Medical Center has received two grants. One from the Health Care Workforce for its family practice program and one from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services for its cross-cultural training program to teach medical residents skills to provide evidence-based Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for patients who have, or are at risk for, a substance use disorder with emphasis on youth, Latinos and seniors.


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