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CDPH Issues Penalties to 10 Hospitals

CDPH Issues Penalties to 10 Hospitals

CDPH issued 10 penalties today to 10 California hospitals along with fines totaling $700,000... Read More

Nutritious remedies for heart health

Nutritious remedies for heart health

The beginning of the year is always a time for resolutions, and Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento physician Rajiv Misquitta, MD, has one for you that is very timely considering February is American Heart Month.

Adopt a plant-based diet—basically, be vegan.

That’s what Dr. Misquitta did six years ago after he had a heart attack followed by a five-way bypass surgery four months later. He was just 40 and in reasonably good health.

The Internal Medicine doctor was discouraged that medicine could not completely keep his health problems at bay, so he made what many people might consider a drastic move: He eliminated all meat, dairy, and added fat, such as olive oil and nuts, from his diet. That decision was based on research suggesting a healthy lifestyle can reverse heart disease. He hasn’t had any heart problems since starting his new diet.

Kaiser Permanente Roseville lauded by national group for maternity care and patient satisfaction

Kaiser Permanente Roseville lauded by national group for maternity care and patient satisfaction

Kaiser Permanente Roseville Medical Center has been named one of "America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics," and one of "America’s 100 best Hospitals for Patient Experience," according to Women’s Choice Award, part of a national organization that represents the opinions of female consumers.

Pay raise, better retirement part of nurses’ contract

Pay raise, better retirement part of nurses’ contract

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU) announced Saturday they had reached a tentative nurses’ contract with Kaiser Permanente hospitals and clinics that will cover their 18,000 California RNs. The deal will give the RNs increased pay, a stronger voice on patient care and improve workplace protections according to the union.

The agreement, which still needs to be ratified by the RNs, also provides significant raises and adds to their retirement package... Read More

2015 MAMA BOOTCAMP MOJO 500 CHALLENGE - LET'S GET MOVING!

2015 MAMA BOOTCAMP MOJO 500 CHALLENGE - LET'S GET MOVING!

 

 

CDPH and DHCS Launch Free, Customized Health and Safety Text Messaging Service

CDPH and DHCS Launch Free, Customized Health and Safety Text Messaging Service

California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), in partnership with Text4Baby, a free national mobile health service, have launched a customized health and safety ..... Read More

Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Sacramento and Roseville earn prestigious cancer care accreditation

Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Sacramento and Roseville earn prestigious cancer care accreditation

The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons has granted Three-Year Accreditation with commendation to the cancer programs at the Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Sacramento and Roseville.

The medical centers have been designated as Comprehensive Community Cancer Programs by The Commission on Cancer (CoC).

To earn voluntary (CoC) accreditation, a cancer program must meet or exceed 34 CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process, and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care. Three-Year Accreditation with commendation is only awarded to a facility that exceeds standard requirements at the time of its triennial survey.