2011

Blog Posts in 2011

PRIME HEALTHCARE RECOGNIZED FOR IMPLEMENTING PATIENT SAFETY TECHNOLOGY

Leading Hospital Management Company Uses IT to Improve Patient Safety and Quality of Care HIMSS Analytics in February will be honoring Prime Healthcare hospitals for their accomplishments in ...
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PARALYZED VETERANS TREATED TO SPECIAL THANKSGIVING MEAL

Alvarado Hospital hosted its annual “Comebacker’s Neuro Club Thanksgiving Luncheon” to celebrate survivors recovering from a stroke or brain attack, and to recognize their caregivers ...
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NEW CREAM MAY AID WOMEN WITH LOW LIBIDO

Dr. Irwin Goldstein, medical director of the sexual medicine program at Alvarado Hospital, presented an oral and poster presentation of the "Phase III Clinical Trial for Female Sexual Arousal ...
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MOVIE PREMIER OF "STILL ME" DEPICTS LIFE POST-STROKE

The award-winning short film "Still Me” was premiered in San Diego at Alvarado Hospital on Oct. 28, 2011. The film features Roseanne (played by Tina Gloss from "Pushing Daisies”) ...
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2 ALVARADO PHYSICIANS RECOGNIZED AS SAN DIEGO HEALTHCARE CHAMPIONS

Two Alvarado Hospital Medical Center physicians were recently recognized as 2011 San Diego Health Care Champions. Dr. Irwin Goldstein, medical director of the hospital's sexual medicine program, ...
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PARAPLEGIC "STANDS UP" FOR OTHERS WITH DISABILITIES

Anthony Netto Wants Physically Challenged San Diegans to Stand Up and Play! We all wonder how we'd react in the face of adversity. Anthony Netto knows. He became paralyzed from the waist down ...
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THE BRYAN CARAVEO STORY - JOURNEY TO RECOVERY

Forty-eight-year-old Bryan Caraveo figured he’d be doing something healthy for himself and the environment when he decided to ride his bike on National Bike to Work Day on May 20, 2011. Little ...
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THE ART OF MEDICINE THROUGH A PHYSICIAN'S SCULPTURES

When Dr. John Finkenberg isn’t performing spine surgery at Alvarado Hospital Medical Center, he spends his time on another fine art: sculpting. It’s an avocation inspired by his days at ...
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ALVARADO REGIONAL CEO NAMED AMONG TOP HOSPITAL LEADERS TO KNOW

Becker's Hospital Review announced that Luis Leon, regional CEO of Alvardo Hospital Medical Center and Paradise Valley Hospital, was named in its just released "291 Hospital and Health System ...
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ACCLAIMED MOUTH PAINTER TEACHES CLASS TO REHAB PATIENTS

Robert Thome, an internationally acclaimed mouth painter, taught painting as a therapeutic tool to rehabilitation patients on Aug. 26 as part of Alvarado Hospital's Artability progam. Thome, who ...
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ALVARADO HOSPITAL STAFF TEAM UP FOR 2011 HEART WALK

Alvarado Hospital Medical Center staff and volunteers participated in the 2011 San Diego Heart Walk, a 5k non-competitive walk to raise awareness and funds to support the American Heart ...
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16 ALVARADO PHYSICIANS NAMED TOP DOCTORS BY SAN DIEGO MAGAZINE

Alvarado Hospital Medical Center has 16 physicians in 11 specialties named "Top Doctors" in the annual San Diego Magazine "Physicians of Exceptional Excellence" survey done ...
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ALVARADO HOSPITAL PHYSICIANS RECOGNIZED BY U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Six physicians on Alvarado Hospital’s medical staff were identified by U.S. News & World Report as "Top Doctors” in the nation. These physicians are Dr. Gonzalo Ballon-Landa, ...
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HOT FLASH HAVOC SCREENING FEATURES DR. GOLDSTEIN

San Diego was chosen as one of the host cities for the award-winning documentary Hot Flash Havoc, a film of menopausal proportions, which will be held at the David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre in ...
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EXTREME WEATHER = EXTREME ALLERGIES

The extreme swings in San Diego’s weather this winter—ranging from 80 degrees one day to record-breaking rainfall counts the next—may make this one of the worst allergy seasons ...
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CAN SPRINGING FORWARD DURING DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME LEAVE YOU BEHIND?

With time springing forward into daylight saving time, our body clocks are going to face a new set of problems―the inability to fall asleep and get up easily at a new time, say local experts at ...
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FDA APPROVES USE OF LAP-BAND FOR THINNER PATIENTS

On Feb. 16, 2011, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of Lap-Band weight-loss surgery for patients who are significantly less obese than those who were previously eligible. The FDA ...
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PRIME HOSPITALS PASS INFECTION CONTROL SURVEYS WITH FLYING COLORS

Allegations have been proven false that Prime Healthcare patients were acquiring serious blood infections, such as septicemia, and/or that its hospitals were "upcoding” by improperly ...
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ALVARADO HOSPITAL UTILIZES TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE QUALITY OF CARE

Alvarado Hospital in San Diego, California, a facility with more than 450 physicians representing over 40 medical and surgical specialties, leveraged Quantros event reporting technology to improve ...
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SUPER BOWL FOOD - AVOID THE BIG PAIN

Mix one giant football game and screaming fans, with a couple of burgers, an assortment of beverages, chips and dip and what do youhave―a recipe for heartburn. In an effort to ease the pain for ...
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NEW MRI PROVIDES IMPROVED IMAGING FOR PATIENTS AND PHYSICIANS

Alvarado Hospital patients can now benefit from its new, state-of-the-art magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for the evaluation of brain tumors, stroke and musculoskeletal disorders. The new MRI is the ...
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ALVARADO CELEBRATES 40 YEARS OF SERVING OUR COMMUNITY

Alvarado Hospital Medical Center staff, physicians and volunteers celebrated 40 years of taking care of its neighbors. Called Alvarado Community Hospital, the facility officially accepted its first ...
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