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In-Shape aims to raise $100,000 for cancer research


In-Shape is raising funds for cancer research during the month of October.

Stockton-based In-Shape Health Clubs, with more than 70 locations throughout the state, is flexing its money-raising muscle. The all-encompassing fitness provider is striving to raise $100,000 for cancer research.

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CASA honors five Sutter Surgery Centers with ASC excellence awards

CASA honors five Sutter Surgery Centers with ASC excellence awards

The California Ambulatory Surgery Association (CASA) recently honored Sutter Surgery centers with five out of seven CASA Awards for Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Excellence:

  • Sutter Alhambra Surgery Center
  • Sutter Stockton Surgery Center
  • Surgery Center Palo Alto
  • Surgery Center San Carlos
  • Surgery Center Fremont

The CASA Award acknowledges CASA member facilities that exemplify best practices in the surgery center industry and actively promote and advocate for ASC excellence.

“The highly skilled clinicians and staff at our outpatient surgery centers do an outstanding job providing patients expert care in a safe environment,” said Sutter Surgery Division CEO Terry Glubka. “Congratulations to these teams for this well-deserved honor.”

Harvest of Hope event to educate, inspire, show gratitude

Harvest of Hope event to educate, inspire, show gratitude

On September 16, Memorial Medical Center’s Cancer Services Department presents a new event — Harvest of Hope— inspired by a very popular cancer prevention program held over the last few years.

"We are very excited about this event," said Cheryl Casey, Memorial Medical Center Cancer Services community outreach coordinator. "It will educate, it will inspire behavior change in the area of nutrition and optimal health, and it will honor all of those who work so hard to supply the wonderful harvest we have in our own agricultural community."

Sharon Palmer, RD is a well-known and respected expert on the topic of Plant-Based eating and will be the main speaker. Chef Jesse Laymon will be doing the cooking demo and tasting. Ali Stambaugh from Westurf Nursery will lead the home gardening class. 

Lodi hospital recognized with ‘Safe Sleep’ certification

Adventist Health Lodi Memorial isn’t sleeping on the job, but it’s making sure the newborns in its care can … safely.

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Cardiologist Hundal joins Adventist Health Lodi Memorial

Rajan Hundal, MD, has joined Adventist Health Lodi Memorial as a cardiologist.


Rajan Hundal, MD

Hundal is board certified in cardiology and internal medicine, and he will practice at the organization’s Fairmont Specialty Care location at 845 S. Fairmont, Ste. 8, in Lodi.

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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.