Press Room

March 4, 2011

Natividad Medical Center (NMC) and the Monterey Bay Area Chapter of the American Red Cross Partner to Host a Free CPR Class at NMC

Class to be Held on Regional CPR Saturday, March 12, 2011

Natividad Medical Center and the Monterey Bay Area Chapter of the American Red Cross are partnering in honor of CPR Saturday, a regional initiative to offer free CPR training to NMC patients, and Salinas area residents.

The American Red Cross is recognized as the premier provider of First Aid, CPR, Aquatics, Water Safety, and other health and safety education programs.  The Monterey Bay Area Chapter will be providing CPR training that will help you stay prepared for virtually any life-threatening situation. Their experienced instructors will deliver training in a consistent manner that encompasses the learning styles of all participants.  In the event that the members of your group encounter an emergency at home or on the job, Red Cross training gives them the skills to respond with confidence.

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March 3, 2011

NMF Receives $201K Donation From TALC, Honors John D'Arrigo

SALINAS, CA – On Friday, February 25th, Natividad Medical Foundation received a $201,000 donation from The Agricultural Leadership Council (TALC).

TALC is a collective of 77 agricultural leaders, including the D’Arrigo, Taylor, Antle, Nunes and many other founding farm families as well as 55 new growers, shippers, packers and other ag-related businesses. John D’Arrigo, President of D’Arrigo Bros. Co. of CA and founder of TALC said, “It’s amazing to see so many competitors come together to act on our shared commitment to helping our farm workers and their families stay healthy.” Together, the 77 members of TALC donated more than $201,000 to NMF for medical equipment, including Monterey County’s only fully wireless rotating bed for patients in the Intensive Care Unit; a special “Panda” to keep babies delivered by Cesarean section warm in the operating room; a headlamp to allow surgeons to work hands-free; and an ultrasound machine to assist healthcare staff with the guided insertion of lines for the provision of fluids, medication and nutrition to patients in the Intensive Care Unit.

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February 24, 2011

Natividad Medical Foundation recognizes John D'Arrigo as 'Hero' recipient

The Natividad Medical Foundation has named John D'Arrigo as its 2011 NMF "Hero" award recipient.

D'Arrigo will receive the award at 6 p.m. today in the main lobby of Natividad Medical Center in Salinas.

He was selected for his "philanthropic leadership" in establishing the Agricultural Leadership Council, which helps farm workers by purchasing medical equipment to care for the babies, children and families treated at NMC.

D'Arrigo Bros. Co., Andrew and Phyllis D'Arrigo and the Agricultural Leadership Council have donated more than $600,000 since 2010, according to the foundation.
 

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August 25, 2010

September is National Baby Safety Month!

Natividad Medical Center To Offer Free Tips And Hand Out On How To Be Baby Safe In Honor of National Baby Safety Month!

Natividad Medical Center encourages parents and caregivers to educate themselves on the importance of being baby safe. September is National Baby Safety Month and in honor of this special month, Natividad Medical Center is offering a free hand out on how to tighten up your safety belts in and around the house. Stop by the hospital and pick up a copy at the front desk throughout the entire month of September or download the tip sheet from our website www.natividad.com.

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August 24, 2010

Natividad Medical Foundation Helps Local Women In Need of Gynecologic Surgery

More Than $55,000 Raised -- Enough for 22 Surgeries Raised in 60 days! Onyx Necklace Specially Designed To Raise Funds

Natividad Medical Foundation (NMF) President & CEO, Linda Ford, announced NMF has raised more than $55,000 in 60 days – enough for approximately 22 women to have the gynecologic surgery they so desperately need. To date, four surgeries have already taken place and one more is scheduled in the next 30 days.

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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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