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Palliative care project helping increase quality of life for patients’ last days

Patients suffering from a terminal diagnosis often find they have a variety of options for care at the beginning of treatment and near the end of life. Often patients fall into a gap during the midpoint of treatment when they are looking for ways to deal with symptoms of their illness or side effects of medicine.

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Flu season plaguing Central Valley; lost work hours impact business costs

On average, $16.3 billion in earnings is lost annually due to the influenza virus. This year is shaping up to be no different, as flu outbreaks have been reported throughout San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties.

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Lodi hospital awarded stroke certification

Adventist Health Lodi Memorial has joined the ranks of care organizations that provide the best in stroke care.

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St. Joseph’s begins fundraising for cancer treatment equipment

 

Gauravjit Singh, MD, talks about the benefits of new linear accelerators that St. Joseph’s Medical Center is planning to purchase within the next two years.

By MARC LUTZ
Business Journal Editor

STOCKTON — More than five hundred cases of cancer are treated at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center each year, 95 percent of which receive radiation therapy. That number continues to grow.

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Public Health receives grant for child passenger safety

Public education regarding child passengers has received a boost from the state.

San Joaquin County Public Health Services was recently awarded a grant of $85,700 from the California Office of Traffic Safety. The grant will be used in a project that encourages parents and those caring for children to keep them in booster seats until the size and age required by law.

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Memorial Medical Center accredited by oncology radiation society

MODESTO — Sutter Health’s Memorial Medical Center has received a four-year accreditation for its oncology services.

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St. Joseph’s takes top marks in patient safety

STOCKTON—Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center recently received a safety grade of “A” for meeting the highest patient safety standards set forth by a national safety organization.

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