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Memorial Medical Center, one of four Sutter hospitals honored as Top 50 in CA

Memorial Medical Center, one of four Sutter hospitals honored as Top 50 in CA

Modesto, CA — Four hospital campuses within Sutter Health’s not-for-profit network, including Memorial Medical Center in Modesto, achieved recognition today as among the best hospitals in California for 2017-2018 by U.S. News & World Report. The annual rankings rate top hospitals in the state and in major metropolitan regions, as well as top hospitals according to their performance across 25 adult specialties, procedures and conditions.

Sutter Health hospital campuses ranked among the top 50 in the state include:

Local family makes lead gift for Heart and Vascular Institute at Memorial

Modesto, CA – Memorial Hospital Foundation announced the receipt of a generous $100,000 donation from the Bruno family — long-time residents of Modesto — to help kick off a public campaign to raise funds for a Heart and Vascular Institute in the Central Valley.

The Heart and Vascular Institute will be located at Memorial Medical Center (MMC), part of Northern California’s Sutter Health network of hospitals. The Foundation hopes to raise one million dollars from the community to contribute toward the projected three million dollar cost of the project.

Sutter Gould Medical Foundation remembers and honors Gould physician at dedication event

Sutter Gould Medical Foundation remembers and honors Gould physician at dedication event

Family, friends, donors and coworkers celebrate physician’s commitment and spirit of giving.

Dr. Christopher Hudlin, a general surgeon who joined Gould Medical Group in 2007, passed away in 2016. Last Friday, over 100 Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF) staff, Gould Medical Group physicians, donors and friends joined Dr. Hudlin’s family in honoring him with the dedication of a bench at the Stockton Medical Plaza on Hammer Lane in Stockton.

“Dr. Hudlin was instrumental in the expansion of Gould Medical Group in Stockton,” said Gary Zufelt, Sutter Gould Medical Foundation chief executive officer. “He was very active in medical group and Foundation activities, and was a leader in motivating others to help support worthy causes.”

Recipe of the week: Tiramisu ice cream parfaits

Recipe of the week: Tiramisu ice cream parfaits

How simple is this?  This coffee and chocolate-laced favorite is reimagined for a quick and delightful version with vanilla bean ice cream, angel food cake and freshly brewed coffee.

Ingredients: 

Sacramento to Celebrate Heart Month with Go Red For Women Event at Arden Fair

Sacramento to Celebrate Heart Month with Go Red For Women Event at Arden Fair

Featuring a Macy’s fashion show, healthy cooking demos, CPR trainings, giveaways and more

WHAT:  The American Heart Association in Sacramento will celebrate American Heart Month with its own Go Red fashion show at Arden Fair on Saturday, February 6. The fashion show will feature local adult and children heart disease survivors, cardiologists and volunteers. The event will also feature healthy cooking demos, free health screenings, CPR trainings and giveaways. Women, men and families of all ages are invited to attend the celebration and to help raise awareness of heart disease as the number one killer of women by wearing red.       

WHO:  The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women is asking everyone to help America Go Red!

American Heart Association Seeks Heart-Healthy Woman For Go Red Total Makeover

American Heart Association Seeks Heart-Healthy Woman For Go Red Total Makeover

44 million women in the U.S. are affected by heart disease and stroke and each of them have a story to tell. Join ABC10’s Dina Kupfer at The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women® movement as she emcees the Go Red Total Makeover on Saturday, February 6 at Arden Fair from 10am to 2pm. The event will spotlight one local heart-healthy woman who is in the process of making herself over from the inside out.

Nominees should be a female resident within the community or surrounding area and have taken action to improve her heart health.  The heart-healthy makeover recipient will receive a $500 Macy’s gift card at the Go Red Total Makeover event, and additionally, will participate in local media and in-studio interviews.

San Joaquin County to Launch Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Services for HIV Prevention

San Joaquin County to Launch Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Services for HIV Prevention

Submitted by Krista Dommer, San Joaquin County Public Health Services

Approximately 80 San Joaquin County Residents become newly infected with HIV every year

San Joaquin County Public Health Services (PHS) will begin offering HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in February. 

PrEP is a way for people who do not have HIV, but who have an increased chance of getting it, to prevent HIV infection by taking a pill called Truvada every day. Truvada has been shown to be safe and to help HIV-negative people to stay that way. PrEP is used along with other prevention methods, such as condoms. When taken daily, PrEP can reduce the chance of getting HIV by more than 90 percent. If not taken daily, PrEP will not be as protective against HIV infection.