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Doctors Medical Center of Modesto reaches surgery milestone

Surgeons at Modesto-based Doctors Medical Center performed an open-heart surgery June 13, bringing the total to 20,000 at the hospital. The procedure has been performed at DMC since 1976. Two…

Stockton, Merced students to have art on display at governor’s office

Students from Fathers and Families of San Joaquin in Stockton, We’Ced in Merced and Brown Issues in Sacramento will have their artwork displayed at the State Capitol. Youth from the…

Humana, Tenet Healthcare reach agreement; patients regain in-network access

Humana, Tenet Healthcare reach agreement; patients regain in-network access

Patients with Humana’s commercial and Medicare health insurance once again have access to in-network care through Doctors Medical Center in Modesto, Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock and Doctors Hospital of…

Economy continuing to fare well, economic forecast reports

The Center for Business and Policy Research at the University of the Pacific in Stockton released its California and Metro Forecast today. In it, the state economy is reportedly performing…

Summer meal programs providing food for students on school break

Hunger doesn’t end just because school does. Many school-aged children receive reduced-cost or free meals weekdays during the school year. “No parent or child should ever worry about food security,”…

Special Needs Trusts help ensure continued support for disabled clients

Special Needs Trusts help ensure continued support for disabled clients

By PATRICIA REYNOLDS Business Journal writer MODESTO—Julie Rogers worries about being able to financially provide for her 7-year-old disabled grandson, Eric Pierce, especially after he reaches adulthood. As the boy’s…

Supervisors appoint new commissioners for Health Plan of San Joaquin

Supervisors appoint new commissioners for Health Plan of San Joaquin

Health Plan of San Joaquin welcomes three new faces to its governing board. It was announced May 9 that George M. Khoury, MD, Miguel Villapudua and Tom Patti will be…

Modesto cardiologists perform first aortic valve replacement in Stanislaus County

Modesto cardiologists perform first aortic valve replacement in Stanislaus County

Two Modesto cardiologists recently performed the first transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure at Memorial Medical Center. The minimally-invasive procedure is for patients with severe aortic stenosis, a condition where…

Setting the pace: St. Joseph’s Medical Center unveils new cardiac technology

Setting the pace: St. Joseph’s Medical Center unveils new cardiac technology

STOCKTON – A paperclip. That’s how big the latest device is that could save your life. Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center recently introduced the Medtronic Micra Transcatheter Pacing System,…

Kaiser Permanente gives $6 million for heart studies

OAKLAND — Kaiser Permanente is giving $6 million in grants to reduce heart attacks and strokes in the most at-risk communities. The money will be used to implement Kaiser’s Preventing…

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