Press Room

April 23, 2014


FROM 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Grand Opening Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
Save the Date for a live Cooking Demo on Wednesday, May 28th, 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.


October 28, 2013

Natividad Medical Center Recognized with Award for Sustained Excellence from CALNOC

SALINAS, CA -- October 28, 2013 – Natividad Medical Center (NMC)has been recognized by the Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes (CALNOC) with a 2013 Award for Sustained Excellence. CALNOC is a non-profit agency and the leading provider of actionable information and research on nursing sensitive indicators. This information helps hospital executives make decisions that advance improvement in patient care quality, safety, and outcomes. CALNOC will give out its awards at a conference this week. 


October 22, 2013

Natividad Diabetes Education Center Helps Increase Awareness For World Diabetes Day November 14th

Save the Date For “A Day in the Life of Diabetes”

SALINAS, CA --The Diabetes Education Center (DEC) at Natividad Medical Center will celebrate World Diabetes Day November 14th themed this year as “A Day in the Life of Diabetes.”

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.

October 1, 2013

Level II Trauma Center Designation

Message from Harry Weis, CEO, Natividad Medical Center

Today, the Board of Supervisors received the recommendation from the independent, highly qualified trauma services review team on which hospital in Monterey County best meets or will meet the national standards for performing high quality Level II trauma services. As CEO, I am overjoyed that Natividad Medical Center (NMC) was recommended for future designation as the Level II Trauma Center for Monterey County. We respect and endorse the recommendation from this expert review team presented today. Monterey County residents should feel fortunate that this nationally recognized gold standard process was followed in determining the best facility for trauma care. This landmark, critical decision to designate the Level II Trauma Center will not only benefit trauma patients but will improve the overall quality of health care in our community.


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.


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