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First aid expenses’ effect on workers’ comp



If you are a business owner and required to purchase workers’ comp insurance, then you might know a thing or two about experience modifications. If not, it’s important to know the basics because it impacts your bottom line.

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DMC’s Kirk promoted to Central Valley CEO


Warren Kirk

MODESTO — Doctors Medical Center CEO Warren Kirk has been named CEO of parent company Tenet Healthcare’s Central Valley market.

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St. Joseph awards $220,000 in grants

STOCKTON — St. Joseph’s Medical Center has awarded nearly $220,000 in grants to three local community organizations that provide health and human services to residents in San Joaquin County.

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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.

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California’s uninsured rate at record low

SACRAMENTO — California’s uninsured rate has fallen to a new record low, according to a survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The rate of uninsured Californians is 7.1 percent, down from 17 percent in 2013.

“From expanding Medi-Cal to launching a competitive state-based marketplace, California is empowering consumers and providing quality and value,” said Covered California Executive Director Peter V. Lee.

The CDC survey covered January to September 2016 and showed a dramatic improvement among national averages as well. In 2013, the uninsured rate was 14.4 percent nationally. In 2016, it was 8.8 percent.

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Military-style academy takes first students


Chief Matthew Reece outside the Discovery Challenge facility at Sharpe Depot in Lathrop.
Photo by Wayne Denning

LATHROP — Andres Delgado will graduate from high school this spring, an accomplishment he didn’t believe was attainable.

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Lodi Health earns accreditation for weight-loss surgeries

LODI — Lodi Health has earned certification as a Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery for its weight-loss surgeries.

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