Memorial Medical Center

New digital health tool aims to help patients keep better tabs on diabetes

Posted on Jun 5, 2019 in Affiliates, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, California Pacific Medical Center, Innovation, Memorial Medical Center, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Research, Scroll Images

SAN FRANCISCO (Calif.) Type 2 diabetes is not curable, but it is controllable—but as any patient or doctor will tell you, managing diabetes comes with its own set of challenges.

Given the disease’s complexity, patients and doctors need to maximize their time together. To help improve the care of people with cardiometabolic conditions such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol, investigators in Sutter’s Center for Health Systems Research (CHSR) and collaborators at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals developed and piloted an online tool called CM-SHARE (cardiometabolic Sutter Health Advanced Reengineered Encounter) to help primary care providers better manage patients with diabetes and other cardiometabolic conditions during their office visits.

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Providing new treatment options to patients with advanced cancers: Sutter participates in innovative TAPUR™ study

Posted on Feb 11, 2019 in Affiliates, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, California Pacific Medical Center, Eden Medical Center, Innovation, Memorial Hospital, Los Banos, Memorial Medical Center, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, Research, Scroll Images, Sutter Gould Medical Foundation, Sutter Lakeside Hospital, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center, Santa Cruz, Sutter Medical Foundation, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, Transformation

SAN FRANCISCO – Sutter Health is enrolling patients to the Targeted Agent and Profiling Utilization (TAPUR™) study, a national, prospective, non-randomized clinical trial determining the safety and efficacy of approved, targeted anticancer drugs.

 

 

 

 

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Patrizio Begins Role as Memorial Medical Center Chief Executive Officer

Posted on Jul 30, 2018 in Memorial Medical Center

MODESTO, Calif. — Sutter Health leaders have announced Eugene “Gino” Patrizio as the new chief executive officer of Memorial Medical Center (MMC), a 423-bed Modesto hospital that has long been an integral part of the Sutter Health network. Patrizio began his new role July 30.

“Gino is a dynamic leader with a distinguished healthcare career who has long been an advocate for patient care excellence,” said Grant Davies, President and CEO of Sutter Health’s Valley Area Hospitals. “He is a thoughtful leader who understands the value that our integrated health care delivery system brings to patients in the Northern California communities we serve. We are excited to have him at Memorial.”

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Local Girl Scout pays it forward

Posted on Jun 4, 2018 in Memorial Medical Center

 

Girl Scout Julisa Solorio delivers baby blankets

MODESTO, Calif.Julisa Solorio was born 13 years ago…about 14 weeks earlier than planned. Now, 13 years later, she is repaying an act of kindness shown her mother during a very trying time.

For her Girl Scouts Silver Award project, Julisa organized a group to assist her in sewing 50 handmade baby blankets. She and her mom recently delivered the baby blankets to Memorial Medical Center’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), and Memorial’s staff were more than happy to accept them.

Julisa was born at 26 weeks and weighed 2 pounds, 3.8 ounces. “We were on vacation in Squaw Valley when contractions started,” said Angelica Solorio, Julisa’s mom. Read More

Let the music play! Memorial Medical Center celebrates piano donation

Posted on May 31, 2018 in Community Benefit, Memorial Medical Center

 

MODESTO, Calif. – Music helps in the healing process. Music brings comfort, excitement, emotion and energy to patients, family members and caregivers. Now—thanks to a Memorial Hospital Foundation campaign, and donations by employees, volunteers, clinicians and a local music family—all who enter Memorial Medical Center (MMC) will join in the experience.

At an unveiling event in the North Tower lobby, Memorial Hospital Foundation and MMC leaders, along with employees, clinicians and others, celebrated the arrival of the Yamaha grand piano and enjoyed both live performances and the auto-play capability the piano offers.

“Patients, families and employees will hear the sweet sounds of music, contributing even more to the healing environment at Memorial Medical Center,” said Lisa Hume, Director of Philanthropy for Sutter Health’s South Valley. “We are so happy to be able to offer this enhanced experience, and can’t wait to share it with everyone.”

Memorial Medical Center teams have provided music therapy to cancer patients at the bedside at Memorial Medical Center since 2005.

“This creates a beautiful environment for everyone as they come in and out of our lobby,” said Justine Hancock-Marsh, a board certified music therapist who will help determine the types of music best suited for creating a soothing atmosphere in the lobby. “It helps create a more healing environment for our patients.”

Memorial Medical Center recognized for its work with donor program

Posted on Apr 24, 2018 in Memorial Medical Center

Christine Samuel Loudermilk-Donor Network West, donation program liaison; June Wallace-Donor Network West, community outreach liaison; Ginny Jimenez, RN, MMC Donor Council; Linda Horn, MMC CEO; Betty Lopez, MMC CNE; Kim Patton-Donor Network West, regional director

MODESTO, Calif. – At a “Donate Life Day” event on Memorial Medical Center’s campus in Modesto, staff and leaders were presented with a “Platinum Recognition” proclamation from Donor Network West, acknowledging the incredible work MMC’s team does to promote organ, eye and tissue donations in our community.

“We are very much dedicated to creating awareness about organ donation,” said Ginny Jimenez, RN, a member of MMC’s Donor Council. “It is important that we educate the community, our staff and others about the need for donors to register with the appropriate organ donor registries in their area.”

Donor Network West serves as the federally designated Organ Procurement Organization in Northern/Central California and Northern Nevada and works in close partnership with families, doctors, nurses, and coroners in hospitals to connect donors to recipients.

MMC’s “Donor Day” activities included a display of information at tables in the hospital lobby, including teaching tools to help staff and visitors learn about organ donation options. MMC’s CEO and CNE also conducted a flag-raising ceremony to proudly fly the “Donate Life” flag the entire month of April.