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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.”

Modesto area music

Modesto area music
The Modesto Area Music Awards celebrates performers from around the greater Modesto Area. Over the last 18 Years, we have seen some Winners go on to National and International Fame; Flying Blind, Grandaddy, Moonshine Bandits, DEV, UVR, and Megan Slankard have all found success beyond the 209. 
 
 
This year the MAMAs celebrate 18 years and I am sure that Murphy and Ricci had no idea that they would still be hosting the Show all these years later. It is a testament to how much talent we have in the area.We can only hope that many of this year's class are recognized beyond just receiving the stainless steel Carhop trophy. The talent is there as well as the drive for many of the nominees. The Event is Free but is invite only.

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. 

Facebook’s Sandberg to highlight Sept. 12 Advancing Women’s Leadership Forum

Facebook’s Sandberg to highlight Sept. 12 Advancing Women’s Leadership Forum

BofA California president and ‘classic music’s No. 1 maverick’ also to speak at forum hosted by University of the Pacific

Facebook chief operating officer and best-selling author Sheryl Sandberg will be the featured speaker when University of the Pacific hosts the next Advancing Women’s Leadership forum Sept. 12 at the Alex G. Spanos Center on the Stockton campus.

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.

University of the Pacific’s summer academies drive student success

University of the Pacific’s summer academies drive student success

Students from Pacific’s first Reach for the Stars Academy return as incoming freshman

McGeorge welcomes new dean – Michael Hunter Schwartz

McGeorge welcomes new dean – Michael Hunter Schwartz

University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law welcomed Michael Hunter Schwartz, a national leader in legal education reform, as its new dean. He started on July 1, 2017.

Schwartz previously served as the dean of the William H. Bowen School of Law at University of Arkansas at Little Rock. During his tenure there, the law school overhauled its curriculum, greatly expanded its support for student success and bar pass, and created a cutting-edge student mentoring program that received the American Bar Association's prestigious Gambrell Professsionalism Award. Schwartz has climbed the National Jurist's list of the 25 Most Influential People in Legal Education for the past three years, this year being ranked ninth. He has written extensively on teaching law, including What the Best Law Teachers Do, published by Harvard University Press. Schwartz is the 10th dean of McGeorge School of Law.

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.”

Celtic and Renaissance Festival

Celtic and Renaissance Festival

And now for something completely different.  Travel back in time and experience Modesto’s Celtic and Renaissance Festival happening in Graceada Park July 8th. It will be a day filled with family fun the likes Modesto is rarely treated to.