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St. Joseph’s Offers Two “Green” Community Health Education Opportunities

St. Joseph’s Offers Two “Green” Community Health Education Opportunities

The Backyard Herbalist. Learn about how that lavender, thyme, and dandelions in your backyard may contain green, growing anti-bacterials, anti-fungals, astringents and emollients, which actually have healing properties! Learn how to identify them and use them to “green up” your medicine cabinet!

Presenter: Glenda Glass, Clinical Herbalist, Clinical Microbiologist, CLS

Wednesday, March 30, 6 – 8 p.m., St. Joseph’s Medical Center Auditorium

To pre-register, please call: 461-5061. 

Grow Your Own Health. You can find out how to grow your own veggies, naturally and organically. Not only that, but you will also learn how to find the balance and serenity in your outdoor spaces using principles of Feng Shui. Get ideas that will fill you with inspiration to take home!

St. Joseph's receives Avon breast health grant for breast cancer outreach

St. Joseph's receives Avon breast health grant for breast cancer outreach

STOCKTON - The Avon Breast Health Outreach Program has awarded a $55,000 one-year grant to St. Joseph’s for an outreach project through St. Joseph’s Cancer Detection Program (CDP) and its Mobile Mammography Program. St. Joseph’s will partner with three Southeast Asian community organizations to develop a comprehensive breast cancer screening program that is culturally competent, including dedicated staff with specific language skills and trusted members of their own specific community to advocate on our behalf. It is the fourteenth year that the program has received funding from the Avon Foundation for Women to support its work on this important health issue, and in recognition of the program’s excellence. 

St. Joseph’s CDP will provide culturally appropriate education and educational material about breast cancer early detection and breast health to underserved women.

Dr. John Yarbrough joins medical staff at St. Joseph's

Dr. John Yarbrough joins medical staff at St. Joseph's

STOCKTON - St. Joseph’s Behavioral Health Center is pleased to announce the addition of John Yarbrough, MD, MBA, to the hospital medical staff. Yarbrough completed a fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry and was also the Chief Fellow in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, both at the West Virginia University School of Medicine. He obtained his medical degree at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, DC.

Yarbrough has extremely unique training and expertise in both forensic psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry.

Red Cross CPR Saturday set for March 5

Red Cross CPR Saturday set for March 5

STOCKTON - American Red Cross of San Joaquin County will hold its annual CPR Saturday on March 5 at the San Joaquin County Office of Education Service Center located at 2707 Transworld Drive in Stockton.

CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and AED provide a trickle of oxygenated blood to the brain and heart and keeps these organs alive until defibrillation can shock the heart into a normal rhythm. Learning CPR is easy as 1-2-3 and cardiac victims receiving timely CPR are three times more likely to survive.

The American Red Cross Preparedness programs help people lead healthier and safer lives. CPR Saturday offers community members an opportunity to learn in four hours the skills that could save a life in four minutes.

There is a $10 materials fee for the CPR training, which is a small price to pay to save someone you love. Classes take four hours for certification and begin every hour on the hour beginning at 8:00 a.m.

St. Joseph's honors doctors with Physician Champion awards

St. Joseph's honors doctors with Physician Champion awards

STOCKTON - Physician Champion awards were presented to Drs. Steven Goldberg and Dean Sloan during a recent physician recognition ceremony.

Steven Goldberg, MD, a general surgeon, was named Physician Champion of Quality. Goldberg has been a well-respected surgeon in this community for over 30 years, esteemed by his colleagues, and well-liked by staff and patients. Goldberg has taken on leadership roles for various Medical Staff Committees throughout his tenure, including the Credentials Committee, Surgery Committee, Surgery Trauma/QC, and most recently on the Surgical Services Committee in which he was instrumental in the implementation of various improvement projects in the operating room.

Named Physician Champion of Community, Dean Sloan, MD, has participated in the leadership of multiple Medical Staff Committees at St. Joseph’s, providing wise advice and direction for colleagues on the medical staff.

Healings in Motion to present monthly health event Feb. 23

Healings in Motion to present monthly health event Feb. 23

STOCKTON - Healings in Motion will present its monthly educational program, "CV-RAPS" (Recovery, Awareness, Preventing Strokes) on Wednesday, Feb. 23 from 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. at the San Joaquin County Worknet Center, 56 South Lincoln Street.

The guest speaker will be Manny Alfonzo, RN, who oversees nurse management care of the critically ill patients in the Respiratory and Medical-Surgical Intensive Care Units at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Stockton.

Of course you know that the blood carries our vital nutrients throughout our body. It also carries toxins that cause diseases. How is our blood cleansed? How is it distributed? Alfonzo speaks with passion and clarity, sharing how our blood is distributed and pumped from one organ to the next. He makes this serious journey exciting and fun.

Health Plan of San Joaquin awards $17,304 to Mommy & Me Program

Health Plan of San Joaquin awards $17,304 to Mommy & Me Program

STOCKTON - On Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, Jeff Slater, Grants Administrator for Health Plan of San Joaquin (HPSJ), was on hand to present a check to the Board of Trustees for the Mommy & Me Program, one of 14 non-profit community organizations that were awarded grants totaling more than $260,000 from HPSJ’s Community Wellness Funding Program.