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Memorial Medical Center seeks participants for patient family advisory council

Memorial Medical Center seeks participants for patient family advisory council

Memorial Medical Center (MMC) is committed to providing a consistent, high quality patient experience and is looking for additional community members to gain insight and feedback about the experiences patients and their families have had at the Sutter Health hospital in Modesto.

“We are working to make the voice of the patient and family evident in everything we do,” said Roberta Mori, director of patient and family engagement at Sutter Health. “At Sutter Health, we value our patients’ voices and understand they can help us to improve and promote patient-centered care.”

The process for becoming an advisor consists of an initial phone screening, followed by an in-person interview. This is a volunteer position and is not compensated.

Those interested in learning more about the Patient Family Advisory Council or signing up to be a volunteer can visit our website,www.sutterhealth.org/pfac, to complete an online application.

Interested community members may also contact us via email at patientfamilyeng@sutterhealth.org

Local family honored for helping create “Pathway” to good health in Modesto

Local family honored for helping create “Pathway” to good health in Modesto

MODESTO, Calif. – May 24, 2018 –The Porges family, owners of the successful chain of Prime Shine Car Wash locations in the Central Valley, was recently honored during a reception acknowledging their $100,000 donation to Memorial Hospital Foundation for the Sutter Health Heart & Vascular Institute at Memorial Medical Center.

The hall that leads to the Heart and Vascular Institute on the 3rd floor of MMC’s North Tower is now known as the “Porges Family Pathway to Your Good Health.”

“Prime Shine has been a part of the Central Valley for over twenty-seven years, and we couldn’t be more proud that we have the ability to donate to this institute,” said Evan Porges, Prime Shine Car Wash president. “It will provide our community vital heart care, not just today, but for generations to come.”

The institute allows MMC to place a renewed emphasis, not only on providing new treatments for heart disease, but also new ways to prevent this devastating illness — the number one killer in America. Heart disease can strike anyone at any time, without regard for age, ethnicity or gender. Half of men and two-thirds of women who die suddenly of coronary artery disease have had no symptoms and no known risk factors.

Getting In-Shape: New CEO puts emphasis on helping people achieve goals

Francesca Schuler is the new CEO of In-Shape Health Clubs, which has 65 locations throughout California.

STOCKTON—With a diverse upbringing and instilled work ethic, one could say Francesca Schuler has been preparing for her role as CEO for most of her life.

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Andrade selected as CEO of Hispanic Chamber

Jesus Andrade was recently selected as the CEO of the San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SJCHCC). He was chosen unanimously by the organization’s Board of Directors starting June 8, 2018.

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The Stockton Kings, minor league team for the Sacramento Kings, recently unveiled its new logos at a school rally at Hong Kingston Elementary in Stockton.

“This new brand not only starts a new chapter for the Kings franchise, but also for the City of Stockton,” said Sacramento Kings Owner and Chairman Vivek Ranadivé. “Through sport, we aspire to positively impact the community, and we look forward to partnering with civic leaders, businesses, schools and non-profits to continue to reinvent Stockton.”

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Solar solutions: Company provides alternative installations for alternative energy

Car ports with solar installations are becoming increasingly attractive to people with limited space to dedicate to the panels.

JACKSON—In the industry’s early days, solar panels needed a large area to draw as much power from the sun as possible. Nowadays, customers with minimal space can utilize the alternative energy source without the need for an expansive rooftop.

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Graffiti-Con Cars and Comics

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Pool prep important step for clear water and lazy summer days

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MODESTO—The Central Valley summers are beckoning swimming pools from their wintertime hibernation.

Triple-digit days call for dips in cool, crystal blue waters, games of Marco Polo and weekend barbecues.

Swimming pools offer endless entertainment, and exercise. It brings health and happiness to your family and friends. To keep your pool healthy in return, proper maintenance and upkeep is required—especially during its busiest season.

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Comforting classics: Diners still popular throughout Central Valley

Oscar Quiroz, second from right, jokes with staff and customers at the Mangy Moose Cafe in Manteca.

MANTECA—It might not be the most appetizing of names, but the Mangy Moose Café draws a regular crowd of locals and some not-so locals.

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In-Shape partners with TRX to educate personal trainers

In-Shape Antioch personal trainer, Daniel Garces, is seen learning one of the MOVE7 foundational movements – the lunge.

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