Press Room

November 11, 2016

Our Kids Are Not Broken: Tools to Build Resilience in Youth Workshop Series

SALINAS, CA - Nov. 11, 2016 — A leading national expert in adolescent medicine will conduct a one-day workshop in Salinas on Monday, Nov. 28 to increase positive development and resilience strategies in our youth.


November 1, 2016

Natividad Medical Center Makes State’s Honor Roll for Low C-Section Rates

Smart Care California Honors NMC for Meeting Healthy People 2020 Goal

Salinas, Calif. – November 1, 2016 – Natividad Medical Center (NMC) was named one of 104 hospitals in California that has met the Healthy People 2020 goal of reducing the number of C-sections for low risk, first-birth deliveries to 23.9 percent or less. NMC’s C-section rate is even lower at 19.9 percent. Healthy People 2020 is an agenda set forth by the federal government for improving the nation’s health and seeks to accomplish numerous health-related benchmarks by the year 2020.


November 1, 2016

Natividad Medical Center Receives BETA Healthcare Group Award of Excellence Eight Years in a Row

NMC Awarded for High Quality Obstetrical Practices

Salinas, Calif. – November 1, 2016 – For the eighth consecutive year, Natividad Medical Center (NMC) has received an Award of Excellence in Obstetrics from BETA Healthcare Group (BETA), the largest professional liability insurer of hospitals in California. Natividad successfully completed both tiers of BETA’s award and risk management program, “Quest for Zero,” which is focused on improving patient safety and reliability, as well as reducing risk in obstetrics. By demonstrating 100 percent compliance with BETA requirements, Natividad Medical Center has qualified for a nine percent reduction in its liability insurance premiums.


October 31, 2016

Natividad Medical Center Receives ‘A’ Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group

Salinas, Calif. — October 31, 2016 — Natividad Medical Center (NMC) is pleased to announce that it 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 second time. The top grade reveals Natividad’s concentration on improving patient safety and minimizing injuries, accidents and infections.


October 24, 2016

CALNOC Recognizes Natividad Medical Center As Top Performing

NMC Awarded for Prevention of Injury Falls and Hospital-Acquired Pressure Ulcers

Salinas, Calif. – October 24, 2016 - Natividad Medical Center (NMC) has been recognized by the Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes (CALNOC) with two 2016 Awards for Performance Excellence. CALNOC, the leading provider of research on nursing sensitive indicators, honored NMC for its work to reduce injury falls and hospital-acquired pressure ulcers.



October 17, 2016

Natividad Medical Center Launches Brain Smart Concussion Awareness Program

Trauma Center Partners with Local Athletic Programs to Educate on Concussion Symptoms

Salinas, Calif. – October 17, 2016 – In response to the approximately 3.8 million sports-related concussions occurring annually in the U.S., Natividad Medical Center (NMC) today announced the launch of Brain Smart, a community education series on head trauma.

An estimated 1.5 million concussions occur each year in children, but roughly half are never reported to healthcare providers. A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that can have long-lasting consequences if left untreated.


October 7, 2016

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

SALINAS, CA (October 2016)—The Diabetes Education Center (DEC) at Natividad Medical Center will celebrate American Diabetes Association’s Diabetes Awareness Month and World Diabetes Day on Monday, November 14th, themed this year as “Eyes on Diabetes”.
There will be an information booth inside of the main lobby of building 500 (Main Hospital), where anyone can visit and pick up diabetes information, including a risk-assessment tool which Diabetes Education Center staff can help score.
· Tuesday, November 14th World Diabetes Day and November is American Diabetes Association’s Diabetes Awareness Month
· Natividad Medical Center Main Lobby (Building 500), 1441 Constitution Boulevard, Salinas
· 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
· The direct line for the Diabetes Education Center is 831-755-6292
· NOTE: There will be no diabetes testing on this date



September 20, 2016

Sam Karas Acute Rehabilitation Center Receives Top Ranking from Kindred Healthcare

Salinas, Calif. – September 20, 2016 – Natividad Medical Center (NMC) announced its Sam Karas Acute Rehabilitation Center ranked first out of 107 Kindred Healthcare hospital-based inpatient rehabilitation units for clinical excellence. NMC's Acute Rehab Center received top scores in Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) ranging from patient acuity to occupancy rate.

"We are extremely honored to receive the top recognition from Kindred Healthcare, an organization known for its wide breadth of high-performing facilities nationwide," said Michelle Toderick, program director of NMC's Acute Rehabilitation Center. "This is not only a great testament to the hospital, but a recognition of the excellent patient care provided by our team of skilled doctors, therapists and rehab nurses."


September 15, 2016

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

Cooking Demo Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

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.


September 13, 2016

Salinas' Natividad Medical Center Hosts Series of Monthly Weight Loss Seminars in 2016

SALINAS, CA. (September 13th, 2016) — If you are looking into weight-loss surgery and need information from professionals, Natividad Medical Center is hosting a series of information seminars through the end of the year.

Weight-loss surgery is one of those major life decisions that can help spark a lasting change in your lifestyle.
All patients need to attend a seminar before surgery can be scheduled. For many patients, this will be their first step in looking into weight loss surgery.



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