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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.

'Knowledge is Power' child care training Feb. 19

'Knowledge is Power' child care training Feb. 19

STOCKTON - Parents, child care providers, and children’s advocates from five counties will gather in at the Family Resource and Referral Center, 509 West Weber Avenue, on Saturday, Feb. 19 to participate in the Knowledge Is Power training.

Knowledge is Power will be facilitated by Parent Voices Statewide and focus on empowering participants to advocate in response to proposed budget cuts. The training will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Hospice of San Joaquin to hold volunteer training program meeting

Hospice of San Joaquin to hold volunteer training program meeting

STOCKTON - Hospice of San Joaquin will open its doors to the community for an informational meeting regarding its free volunteer training program, on Thursday, Feb. 24 from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

The volunteer training program offers participants an opportunity to learn about the history of hospice care, including philosophy, the team concept in end-of-life care and understanding grief as a result of a lost of a loved one.

"Hospice of San Joaquin is hosting a community information meeting on volunteering in response to our community interest in hospice care," shared volunteer coordinator Becky Freeman.

The hospice administration building is located at 3888 Pacific Avenue. For more information or to register for the event, call Freeman at (209) 957-3888.

St. Joseph's Medical Center welcomes new doctor

St. Joseph's Medical Center welcomes new doctor

STOCKTON - St. Joseph’s Medical Center is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Sahdev Saharn, MD, FACR, CCD, to the hospital medical staff. Saharn comes to the Stockton area with specific training in the treatment of arthritis and various autoimmune diseases.

Most recently, Saharan completed a fellowship and gained further work experience at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and VA Medical Center in Jackson, MS. He obtained his medical degree at Pandit B.D.Sharma PGIMS in Rohtak, India and completed his Residency at Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, NE. He has also participated in research specific to his specialty at Stanford University.

“Healing is an art and compassion is the most important tool to help a physician complete this art,” said Saharan. “Patient centered care is my motto and I am ready to run my practice with a great deal of hard work and knowledge.

Free dental health clinic offered to low-income children

Free dental health clinic offered to low-income children

STOCKTON - A free "Give Kids a Smile" dental clinic for disadvantaged children will be held on Saturday, Feb. 5 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m at University of the Pacific's Chan Family Health Sciences Learning Center, located at 757 Brookside Road (north of the Calaveras River).

The event, hosted by the San Joaquin Dental Society and UOP, will offer dental screenings, cleanings, fluoride treatments, x-rays and emergency treatments for children up to age 17. All services will be free and children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The event is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

"According to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly one in four childen, aged 2 to 11 have untreated cavities in their baby teeth," said Dr. Edward Graham, a Stockton dentist. "This is no surprise to most area dentists.