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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. 

Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center Hosts Annual Dental Clinic for Horses

Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center Hosts Annual Dental Clinic for Horses

PENRYN, Calif.  – The premier equine medical center in Placer County and surrounding communities is preparing to host one of its largest medical events of the year as it expects to be the dentist for more than 1,500 horses this December. Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center is bringing back one of its most popular patient service deals by offering half price dental service to horses.

Last year Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center welcomed 1,488 horses in December, examining and balancing their mouths to increase their comfort level and ability to chew their food.. Just like humans have their teeth filed down, cleaned or get fillings, horses need help keeping their mouths healthy too. A horses teeth keep growing throughout their lives, so by floating/filing down the sharp points and waves they develop over the course of their lives, Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center is able to keep the horses teeth balanced and not sharp, which can be painful for them.

Handwashing: the Best Way to Wash and When to Sanitize

Handwashing: the Best Way to Wash and When to Sanitize

Jody Villecco

Get ready — we’re heading into prime cold and flu season!

Here are some hand-washing tips to help reduce your odds of being one of the 5 to 20% of Americans who come down with flu each year.

The Dreaded Spread

People with flu can “share” it with others up to six feet away. Flu viruses spread mainly through tiny droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or be deposited onto surfaces or objects... Read More

Don’t Wear Decorative Contact Lenses Without Consulting Eye Care Professional, CDPH Warns

Don’t Wear Decorative Contact Lenses Without Consulting Eye Care Professional, CDPH Warns

Oct. 17, 2014 - Dr. Ron Chapman, CDPH director and state health officer, today warned consumers about the risks associated with wearing decorative contact lenses without proper consultation with an eye care professional... Read More