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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.

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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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Memorial Medical Center achieves four-year APEx® accreditation for radiation oncology services

Memorial Medical Center achieves four-year APEx® accreditation for radiation oncology services
One of only seven APEx accredited facilities in California

Modesto, CA – Memorial Medical Center, part of Northern California’s Sutter Health network of hospitals, has become the first Sutter Health facility, and seventh facility in all of California, to achieve a four-year accreditation of their radiation oncology services from ASTRO — the premier radiation oncology society in the world.