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Memorial Medical Center opens new biplane surgical suite

Memorial Medical Center opens new biplane surgical suite

Memorial Medical Center (MMC), part of Sutter Health, recently opened their new biplane neurological suite, allowing neurosurgeons to use advanced equipment and techniques to benefit local Sutter Health patients.

The biplane suite, which includes the use of two rotating cameras to create detailed 3D views of the blood vessels in and leading to the brain, is designed to help neurosurgeons better treat patients with stroke-causing blood clots. The physicians are able to quickly receive more detailed information, helping  lead to a faster recovery for the patient.

“The technology offers a minimally invasive method to locate the clots in the brain and to use imaging to help guide surgeons as they remove the clots,” said Sergio Camarillo, director of patient care services at MMC.

2.06 acres purchased across from Stockton Kaiser; Outpatient clinic to occupy space

This artist’s rendering shows the planned outpatient clinic to be built at 7500 W. March Lane in Stockton.

STOCKTON—A 2.06-acre property on West Lane across from the Kaiser Permanente campus was recently purchased for $1.25 million. It will be the home to a new outpatient clinic.

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Winn chosen as new member of Health Commission

San Joaquin County Board Supervisor Chuck Winn was appointed as a new member of the County’s Health Commission.

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Kaiser posts 2017 financial results; operating revenue up over previous year

Oakland-based Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., its hospitals and subsidiaries reported on its 2017 financial results, showing an increase in all areas of operation.

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No normal day: UOP neuroscientist spends days training, researching, discovering

Robert Halliwell, PhD, second from left, is an academic neuroscientist at University of the Pacific in Stockton. He’s pictured here at a free flu shot clinic with second year students, from left, Kalee Chau and Marc Ruiz. Also pictured is Halliwell’s colleague, Dr. Ed Rogan.

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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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