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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…

DMC’s Kirk promoted to Central Valley CEO

DMC’s Kirk promoted to Central Valley CEO

MODESTO — Doctors Medical Center CEO Warren Kirk has been named CEO of parent company Tenet Healthcare’s Central Valley market. Kirk will oversee the operations of the three-hospital network, which…

Hair promoted to Dameron’s chief nursing officer

Hair promoted to Dameron’s chief nursing officer

STOCKTON — Denise J. Hair has been promoted to vice president of nursing services and chief nursing officer at Dameron Hospital. “She has more than proven herself as an effective…

Blog: Organ donor and recipient families meet in Modesto

Blog: Organ donor and recipient families meet in Modesto

I got an email this morning from Memorial Medical Center about a special meeting between two families involved in an organ transplant. In 2014, Tom Goss received a new heart…