Press Room

July 9, 2010

Natividad Medical Center Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Celebrates Its 5 Year Anniversary Saturday, July 10th

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Harry Weis, CEO of Natividad Medical Center, announced today that its Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) will celebrate its 5 Year Anniversary on Saturday, July 10th. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, NMC’s California Children’s Services-Certified Level III NICU has two full time University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Neonatologists and five Neonatal Nurse Practitioners. The NICU unit treats a range of infants with serious health issues -- from premature newborns which require help to breathe, to those with serious illnesses. The Natividad Medical Center NICU keeps parents and their children united throughout the treatment and recovery process. Natividad Medical Center also offers a neonatal transport service that has picked up sick infants from hospitals as far away as San Luis Obispo and Hollister and delivered them for treatment in Salinas.

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June 27, 2010

In Honor Of National Salad Week, Natividad Medical Center Certified Farmers Market Announces a Featured Farmer Cooking Demonstration By Chef Todd Fisher On Wednesday, July 28th

The Certified Farmers Market is Held Every Wednesday Through the End of October

SALINAS, CA – June 27th, 2010 — Harry Weis, CEO of Natividad Medical Center, announced today that Natividad Medical Center’s Certified Farmers' Market, run by nonprofit organization Everyone’s Harvest, will have a featured farmer cooking demonstration by Chef Todd Fisher. The cooking demo will be held Wednesday, July 28th at 1:00 p.m. (The Farmers Market is from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.).

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June 21, 2010

Natividad Medical Center Receives BETA Healthcare Group OB Award of Excellence Two Years In A Row For Quality Obstetrical Practices

NMC Receives Insurance Rebate for Achieving 100% Compliance in Obstetrical Practices

BETA Healthcare Group (BHG) and Natividad Medical Center (NMC) will hold a joint press conference to announce that NMC is the recipient of the BETA Award of Excellence for the second consecutive year. The goal of the initiative is to promote best practice in care delivery to moms and babies in BETA’s “Quest for Zero” preventable birth injuries. The award is given to hospitals that demonstrate 100% compliance with all elements of the OB initiative outlined below. More than 35 hospitals were eligible to participate and 5, to date, have received the Award of Excellence. NMC is one of 4 BETA members that have received the award for two consecutive years.

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June 4, 2010

Natividad Medical Center Certified Famers Market Announces a Featured Farmer Cooking Demonstration by Jcg Farms on Wednesday, June 23rd

The Certified Farmers Market is Held Every Wednesday Through the End of October

SALINAS, CA – June 4th, 2010 — Harry Weis, CEO of Natividad Medical Center, announced today that Natividad Medical Center’s Certified Farmers' Market, run by nonprofit organization Everyone’s Harvest, will have a featured farmer cooking demonstration by JCG Farm owners, Jose and Bertenice Garcia. The cooking demo will be held Wednesday, June 23rd at 12:00 p.m. (The Farmers Market is from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.).

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May 18, 2010

Natividad Medical Center Announces the Grand Opening of its Certified Farmers' Market

Held Every Wednesday From June Through the End of October

SALINAS, CA – May 18th, 2010 — Harry Weis, CEO of Natividad Medical Center, announced today that Natividad Medical Center will offer a Certified Farmers' Market, run by nonprofit organization Everyone’s Harvest, beginning Wednesday, June 2 from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The Farmers Market will be located at 1441 Constitution Blvd., outside of building 200-Out Patient Services, and be open to the public every Wednesday, from June 2nd to October 27th. The Certified Farmers Market 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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April 13, 2010

Natividad Medical Center Salutes Its Auxiliary Volunteers

National Volunteer Week April 18th – April 24th
SALINAS, CA (April 13th, 2010) – For 50 years, the Auxiliary volunteers have been familiar and friendly faces at Natividad Medical Center, whether they are in the gift shop, assisting patients and visitors at the information desk or helping raising funds for a variety of hospital projects. In recognition of National Volunteer Week April 18th – 24th and in honor of Natividad Medical Center’s 50th Year of Volunteer Auxiliary in 2010, Natividad Medical Center is shining the spotlight on its dedicated Auxiliary volunteers.
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March 15, 2010

March 23 is National Diabetes Alert Day!

Natividad Medical Center To Offer Free Body Mass Index (BMI)

SALINAS, CA (March 15, 2010) 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 23, as National Diabetes Alert Day.

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February 17, 2010

Natividad Medical Center Emergency Room (ER) Doctor Returns From Haiti

Media Interviews Available on Thursday, February 18th, 2010

SALINAS, CA (February 17th, 2010) – Harry Weis, CEO of Natividad Medical Center (NMC), announced today that Emergency Room Doctor Peter Bloomfield will be returning to Natividad Medical Center on Wednesday, February 17th from Haiti where Dr. Bloomfield helped with medical relief efforts in Haiti with Convoy of Hope organization.

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January 20, 2010

Natividad Medical Center Emergency Room (ER) Doctor Heads To Haiti

Dr. Peter Bloomfield to Help With Medical Relief Effort Through Convoy Of Hope

Peter BloomfieldSALINAS, CA (January 20th, 2010) – Harry Weis, CEO of Natividad Medical Center (NMC), announced today that Emergency Room Doctor Peter Bloomfield is leaving today to help with medical relief efforts in Haiti with Convoy of Hope organization. Dr. Bloomfield will be in Haiti for 30 days working as a medical emergency relief worker. All of the doctors in the ER have pitched in to cover Dr. Bloomfield’s shifts while he is in Haiti.

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October 20, 2009

Monterey County Board Of Supervisors Names New Natividad Medical Center Board Of Trustees Member

Kelly O’Keefe, M.D., Brings 30 Years of Healthcare Expertise to Salinas Hospital’s Board

On October 13, 2009, the Monterey County Board of Supervisors appointed Kelly O’Keefe, M.D., as a new member of Natividad Medical Center’s Board of Trustees. Dr. O’Keefe is currently the Medical Director of Community Health Plan, a non-profit community healthcare services organization located in Monterey...

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