Press Room

August 15, 2016

Natividad Medical Center Certified Farmers’ Market Every Wednesday From 11:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M.

Cooking Demo Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

August 4, 2016

Natividad Medical Center Announces Appointment of Chief Medical Officer

Salinas, Calif. – August 4, 2016 – Natividad Medical Center (NMC) announced the appointment of Craig A. Walls, M.D., Ph.D. as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) effective July 25, 2016. Since 2006, Dr. Walls has served in several roles at NMC including medical director of the emergency department, attending emergency physician and vice-chief of the medical staff.


July 22, 2016

Natividad Medical Center and the Monterey County Health Department, Safe Kids and the CHP Offer a Free Child Passenger Seat Check For The Community Save the Date for September 24th for National Child Passenger Safety Week

SALINAS, CA (July 2016) -- Did you know that 4 out of 5 child passenger safety seats are installed or adjusted incorrectly? Could yours be one of them? Car crashes are the number one preventable cause of death for children and young adults in the United States. Monterey County Residents are invited to join Natividad Medical Center and the Monterey County Health Department, Safe Kids and CHP for a free community event.


July 6, 2016

Laurel Pediatrics Clinic Offers Vouchers for Families to Buy Fresh Fruits and Vegetables at Natividad Medical Center Farmers’ Market

SALINAS, CA (July 6, 2016) — Starting July 6, the Laurel Pediatrics Clinic of the Monterey County Health Department will be hosting an innovative program that will provide families afflicted with diet-related illnesses with vouchers to buy fresh fruits and vegetables at Natividad Medical Center's weekly farmers market.

The program, called Fresh Produce Prescription (FPRx), is a unique partnership of Natividad, the Health Department and Everyone’s Harvest, which operates five certified farmers' markets in Monterey County, including Natividad's, and partners with various healthcare organizations to provide incentives for healthy eating.


June 28, 2016

Natividad Medical Center’s Diabetes Education Center Accredited for 5th Year

American Association of Diabetes Educators Reaccredits the Center’s Diabetes Self-Management Education Program

Salinas, CA (June 28, 2016) – Natividad Medical Center’s Diabetes Education Center has renewed its status as an accredited, Medicare-certified diabetes education program by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) for the fifth year. Natividad’s Diabetes Education Center provides critical diabetes education services to residents in and around Monterey County. The center serves over 600 unique patients each year and has seen a 32 percent increase in the number of patients over the last year.



June 27, 2016

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

Cooking Demo Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

SALINAS, CA  (June 27, 2016) – 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.


May 2, 2016

Natividad Medical Center Employee Artwork on Display

SALINAS, CA. (May 2, 2016) — The Natividad Medical Foundation (NMF) Annual Donor & 2016 Hero Award celebration included the unveiling at Natividad Medical Center (NMC) of the employee art exhibition, “Colors of Monterey County.”

NMC’s first employee art exhibit will be on display for a year on the first-floor corridor outside the Human Resources office. The display is sponsored by the Arts Council for Monterey County and the Natividad Medical Foundation through its Art for Better Health program.


April 28, 2016

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

Farmers Market Opens May 18th with a Cooking Demo

Grand Opening Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

Join us for our grand opening on Wednesday, May 18th for a nutritious celebration in honor of National Salad Month! 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!



April 25, 2016

Natividad Medical Center Receives Top Rating from National Hospital Rating Organization

SALINAS, CA (April 25, 2016) — Natividad Medical Center in Salinas (NMC) is pleased to announce that the hospital has received the top rating from The Leapfrog Group, one of the country's leading organizations in measuring and publicly reporting hospital performance. NMC received an “A” rating in The Leapfrog Group's Hospital Safety Score, a twice-annual survey of more than 2,500 hospitals across the nation. NMC was one of 798 hospitals to receive an “A”, ranking among the safest hospitals in the United States. The Hospital Safety Score was created and is administered by The Leapfrog Group, an independent, national nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health system.


April 6, 2016

Natividad Medical Center Salutes Its Volunteer Auxiliary

National Volunteer “Celebrate Service” Week April 10 - 16, 2016 Natividad Medical Center is Proud to Celebrate 56 Years of Volunteerism in 2016!
SALINAS, CA (April 6th, 2016) – For 56 years, the Auxiliary volunteers have been familiar and friendly faces at Natividad Medical Center, whether they are helping hospital staff in various departments, in the gift shop, assisting patients and visitors at the information desks or helping raising funds for a variety of hospital projects.
In recognition of National Volunteer “Celebrate Service” Week April 10th – 16th and in honor of the Volunteer Auxiliary’s 56th year of service to the hospital in 2016, Natividad Medical Center is shining the spotlight on its dedicated volunteers. In 2015, the 450 member Auxiliary gifted 49,437 hours of volunteer time to the hospital.



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