Lodi Health/Adventist Health affiliation

On December 15, 2014, the Lodi Memorial Hospital Association, Inc. voted to approve an affiliation with Adventist Health. See photos from the historic evening of voting here.

Lodi Health news releases

Lodi Health celebrates Certified Nurses Day by honoring 48 certified nurses on staff March, 19 2015 Lodi Health is celebrating Certified Nurses Day on March 19 by honoring its board-certified nurses. Download a PDF of this release.

Lodi Health achieves Baby-Friendly Hospital designation Oct. 21, 2014 Lodi Memorial Hospital has been awarded the prestigious international designation of “Baby-Friendly® Hospital” by Baby-Friendly® USA. The global initiative, sponsored by the World Health Organization andUNICEF, is designed to improve maternal and child health. After successfully completing a rigorous onsite survey, the hospital was recognized as one that offers an optimum level of care for infant feeding and mother/baby bonding. Download a PDF of this release.

Kevin R. Hilton, MD, joins Lodi Health as sports medicine practitioner and orthopedic surgeon July 1, 2014 Kevin R. Hilton, MD, has joined Lodi Health Physicians. He practices sports medicine and orthopedic surgery at Lodi Health Physicians Vine Specialty Care. Download a PDF of this release.

Lodi Health considers Adventist Health affiliation Aug. 28, 2014 Lodi Health announced today that its Board of Directors has voted unanimously for the health care system to enter into a letter of intent to affiliate with Adventist Health. Download a PDF of this release.

Lodi Health educational opportunities in June June 3, 2014 A listing of class descriptions and event information. Download a PDF of this release.

Lodi Health offers bariatric surgery May 14, 2014 Bariatric surgery, also known as weight loss surgery, is now an option for Lodi Health patients seeking to lose weight and regain their health. Bariatric surgery can help many obesity related health conditions, including type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, sleep apnea and more. The community is welcome to attend a free, informational seminar at Lodi Memorial Hospital, 975 S. Fairmont Ave., in Lodi, on June 9, at 6pm to learn more about bariatric surgery and meet surgeons Benjamin Shadle, MD, and Ruby Gatschet, MD. Those interested can call 209.333.7600 to reserve a spot. Download a PDF of this release.

Lodi Health joins registry group for joint replacement surgeries May 14, 2014 More than 80,000 knee and hip replacements surgeries are performed each year in California. That number is expected to increase as more people remain active as they age. Lodi Health has always been committed to providing the highest quality care to its joint replacement patients and now takes the added step toward improving patient outcomes by joining the California Joint Replacement Registry (CJRR), an independent organization that collects and reports patient and clinical data about the outcomes of joint replacement procedures. Download a PDF of this release.

Lodi Health welcomes Dr. Phi Huynh and Dr. Naeem Rana – April 17, 2014 – Lodi Health has welcomed two new physicians to its medical practices: Phi Huynh, MD, and Naeem Rana, MD. Download a PDF of this release.

Lodi Health and LH employees in the news

Lodi Memorial Hospital Association votes to back Adventist Health affiliation – Dec. 16, 2014 – The results are in: Lodi Health is affiliating with Adventist Health. Members of the Lodi Memorial Hospital Association overwhelmingly voted to approve the affiliation Monday evening at a meeting at First Baptist Church, with a vote of 189 for and 14 opposed. View full article here.

Doctor discusses Ebola risks and fears — Dec. 14, 2014; The Record — Just hearing the word Ebola elicits fear. Since earlier this year when the epidemic in West Africa was first realized, millions of dollars have been spent preparing for a global pandemic. But for at least one physician, that is money not well spent. That’s one of the messages Dr. James Appel shared last Monday at Lodi Memorial Hospital with area health professionals — many of them front-line workers in emergency and critical care medicine undergoing new training regimens to deal with the disease should a patient present in San Joaquin County. View full article here.

Letter: Please vote for affiliation with Adventist Health – Dec. 13, 2014 – We make a difference by what we give. This is the motto of the Lodi Memorial Hospital Foundation. And for nearly 35 years we have supported Lodi Memorial Hospital (Lodi Health) in making a difference in our community. With the Lodi Memorial Hospital Association meeting scheduled for Monday, it is an appropriate time to review our relationship and respect for Lodi Health. View full article here.

Steven Crabtree: Lodi Health — why affiliate, and why Adventist Health? – Nov. 26, 2014 – Lodi Memorial Hospital has a storied past. Its history alone is a testament to the amazing community we live in. From 1945 to 1950, residents with no experience building a hospital managed to raise funds from their neighbors. They prepared the land and poured the concrete foundation to build a hospital for this community. They also took it on the chin when people said, “No one will ever want to go that far out in the country to go to a hospital.” View full article here.

Darrell Drummond inducted into Lodi Community Hall of Fame for community service — Sept. 23, 2014; Insurancenewsnet.com — To Darrell Drummond, the best thing about Lodi is its sense of community. He believes nonprofit organizations help to bring out that sense of community, so he has dedicated his time to helping them thrive. View full article here.

California attorney general must approve proposed Lodi Health partnership — Sept. 24, 2014; Lodi News-Sentinel — Before a proposed partnership between Lodi Health and Adventist Health can happen, the California Attorney General’s Office must review and approve of the agreement. That review will include a public meeting, and the approval will likely call for a continuation of some services, such as emergency care. View full article here.

James and Marian Cross inducted into Lodi Community Hall of Fame — Sept. 16, 2014; Lodi News-Sentinel — Those who worked with Dr. James Cross and Marian Cross in the community saw the two as determined to help those in need. The couple worked in the medical field; he in obstetrics/gynecology and she as a marriage, family and child counselor. For their contributions to health care, Dr. Cross, now deceased, and Marian Cross were inducted into the Lodi Community Hall of Fame. View full article here.

Lodi Health lactation consultant aids staff and new mothers with breastfeeding process — Sept. 8, 2014; Lodi News-Sentinel — The number of newborns at Lodi Memorial Hospital who are being exclusive breastfed has risen dramatically over the past three years. According to rates released by the state, 63 percent were being breastfed exclusively last year, compared to just 45 percent in 2010. The reports use data from the newborn screening reports submitted by each hospital. View full article here.

Support and Resources for Caregiving Families: Lodi Health Adult Day Care Center — September 2014; HerLife Magazine — Being an in-home caregiver for a family member or loved one with dementia or Alzheimer's is an act of love, and it is also a commitment that requires 24/7 care. For many caregivers, this means few breaks, rare days off and possibly even a toll on health and relationships. For 24 years, Lodi Health Adult Day Care Center has been providing safe, loving, healthy and supervised options for Central Valley residents and caregivers.

Vintage Lodi: Drive to build Lodi Memorial Hospital began in 1945 — Sept. 6, 2014; Lodi News-Sentinel — On Aug. 15, 1945, Lodi rejoiced with blasting car horns and ringing church bells when the news spread that the devastation of World War II was finally over. View full article here.

Hutchins Street Square in Lodi is a theater and much more — Sept. 5, 2014; San Francisco Chronicle — ... Hutchins also has a pool set between 84 to 88 degrees for classes for seniors with arthritis. LOEL Senior Center offers activities like movie screenings, walking classes, pinochle, bunco and memoir writing. There is also Lodi Health’s Adult Day Care, a licensed program for older and disabled adults who cannot fully care for themselves. Read full article here.

Lodi Hall of Fame inducts new members — Sept. 5, 2014; Lodi News-Sentinel — Darrell Drummond has been a financial planner since 1989 and is the owner of Drummond and Associates. He has been a member of the Lodi Memorial Hospital Foundation and former president of the United Cerebral Palsy of San Joaquin. He was the driving force behind the Lodi Community Foundation. He was nominated by John Ledbetter and was inducted for his contributions to community service. View full article here.

Health care facilities say affiliation unlikely to cause change in services Aug. 30, 2014; The Record — A day after Lodi Health announced its decision to join forces with Adventist Health in an effort to fortify its fiscal well being, officials on both sides stressed that there is no intention to overhaul care in Lodi. View full article here.

Lodi Health to join Roseville-based Adventist Health Aug. 29, 2014; Sacramento Business Journal — The board for Lodi Memorial Hospital and its affiliated doctors, outpatient clinics and other centers signed a letter of intent to join Roseville-based Adventist Health. The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2015. View full article here.

Health care facilities say affiliation unlikely to cause change in services Aug. 29, 2014; The Record — A day after Lodi Health announced its decision to join forces with Adventist Health in an effort to fortify its fiscal well being, officials on both sides stressed that there is no intention to overhaul care in Lodi. View full article here.

Lodi Memorial signs with affiliate Aug. 28, 2014; The Record — Lodi Health, the parent of Lodi Memorial Hospital, announced Thursday it signed a letter of intent to affiliate with Adventist Health after weeks of searching for a partner to solidify its financial footing. View full article here.

Lodi Health to join Adventist Health — Aug. 28, 2014; Lodi News-Sentinel — Lodi Health directors have signed a letter of intent to affiliate with Adventist Health, based in Roseville. Lodi Health, which operates Lodi Memorial Hospital, had been seeking a larger, better-financed partner for several months. The hospital has been independent since it was founded 61 years ago. View full article here.

Lodi Memorial Hospital part of a regional trauma network — Aug. 27, 2014; Lodi News-Sentinel — Lodi Memorial Hospital would be ready to accept walk-in patients if faced with a natural disaster such as Sunday’s earthquake in Napa. But if overwhelmed with victims, the local hospital would need to transfer the most severely injured to other county hospitals. View full article here.

Walter J. Lampa: Robin Williams and depression — learning from tragedy — Aug. 16, 2014; Lodi News-Sentinel — We recently were saddened and shocked to hear the news that the great comedian and actor Robin Williams, a man who seemed to always be happy and full of energy, had taken his own life by hanging. View full article here.

Lodi Business icon Mettler dies at 96 — Aug. 16, 2014; The Record — Ole Mettler, an icon of Lodi business and community service and a devoted family man, has died at the age of 96. View full article here.

Lodi mourns Ole Mettler — Aug. 15, 2014; Lodi News-Sentinel — Ole Mettler, an icon of Lodi business and community service and a devoted family man, has died at the age of 96. “His loss today is quite significant,” said Kent Steinwert, CEO and president of F&M Bank. “Frankly, I’m devastated.” View full article here.

Letter: Presever Lodi Health's independence — Aug. 15, 2014; Lodi News-Sentinel — In 1952, Lodi Memorial Hospital was supported by local citizens and their generosity to open an independent hospital serving all members of the community. The article in the Lodi News-Sentinel on July 11 stated that Lodi Health, which oversees Lodi Memorial Hospital, was looking for a partnership with a major health care system to assure its financial strength moving forward. View full article here.

‘RoboDad’ Tracy Williams regains his footing: Lodi Health offers unique high-tech system to help improve mobility — Aug. 2, 2014; Lodi News-Sentinel — The rumors are true. There are superheroes living among us, and they’re ready to tell their stories. No, not Superman or Wonder Woman this time. Instead, it’s RoboDad, a retired veteran named Tracy Williams, changing his world through the power of high-tech braces. Williams is living with a spinal cord injury that left the muscles on his left side weakened and prone to spasm or even giving out. The 40-year-old has endured two neck surgeries and a back surgery. Disks C-7 through C-3 in his spine are fused with a titanium plate. Much of his life is spent in a wheelchair or using a cane for support. But thanks to months of using a special therapy system called Bioness at Lodi Memorial Hospital West, the father of six is now spending a lot more time on his own two feet. View full article here.

Neighboring hospital improves access with remote services — July 25, 2014; Calaveras Enterprise — Lodi Memorial Hospital has teamed up with Satellite Healthcare to provide dialysis care for patients with acute kidney injuries and chronic kidney disease. View full article here.

Generous crowd attends SummerFest to support Lodi Memorial Hospital Foundation — July 25, 2014; Calaveras EnterpriseDozens of summer partygoers wandered the lawns at Woodbridge Winery on Saturday afternoon with a glass of wine in hand, enjoying a relaxing performance by In the Mood. It’s a calm midsummer evening, but the event could potentially save lives. View full article here.

Medicare Testing Payment Options That Could End Observation Care Penalties — July 21, 2014; The Washington Post — Medicare officials have allowed patients at dozens of hospitals participating in pilot projects across the country to be exempted from the controversial requirement that limits nursing home coverage to seniors admitted to a hospital for at least three days. View full article here.

upfront 209: Walk for the Health of It — July 2014; San Joaquin Magazine — Lodi Memorial Hospital celebrated its 5k Walk for the Health of It event on May 11, supporting healthy living and exercise. Everyone from kids to grandparents filled Lodi's streets with blue tie-dye tees as they started their morning walk with friends and family, including plenty of four-legged friends.

Top 5 weekend events — July 17, 2014; Lodi News-Sentinel — Celebrate Lodi Memorial Hospital Foundation’s 30th annual SummerFest on Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi, 5950 E. Woodbridge Road. View full article here.

Lodi Memorial Hospital Foundation celebrates 30 years of SummerFest — July 15, 2014; Lodi News-Sentinel —Lodi Memorial Hospital Foundation’s annual SummerFest fundraiser will celebrate its 30th year on Saturday. The annual tradition first began as Mai Fest in May 1984, and included a variety of food, wine and entertainment. The event was moved to July in 1991 and given the name SummerFest. View full article here.

Lodi Health seeks major partner for future financial strength — July 11, 2014; Lodi News-Sentinel —  Lodi Health, which oversees Lodi Memorial Hospital, is actively seeking to partner with a major health care system to assure its financial strength, according to a memo sent Wednesday to members of the hospital association. Leaders of Lodi Health have narrowed the list of potential partners to three, but have not released the names of those groups. View full article here.

30th annual SummerFest raises funds for Lodi Memorial Hospital — July 11, 2014; Lodi News-Sentinel — Three decades of fundraising tradition is returning to Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Winery grounds to benefit the Lodi Memorial Hospital Foundation. View full article here.

Health and safety fair to debut at Lodi Farmer's Market — July 10, 2014; Lodi News-Sentinel — The Kiwanis Club of Greater Lodi Foundation will host a Health and Safety Booth at the Downtown Lodi Farmer's Market July 10 through Sept. 4. View full article here.

Dr. Kevin R. Hilton joins Lodi Health — July 2, 2014; Lodi News-Sentinel — Dr. Kevin R. Hilton has joined Lodi Health. He practices sports medicine and orthopedic surgery at Lodi Health Physicians Vine Specialty Care. View full article here.

Lodi Memorial Hospital teams up with Satellite Healthcare to provide dialysis care for people with acute kidney injuries and chronic kidney disease — June 25, 2014; Satellitehealth.com — Satellite Healthcare, among the nation's leading not-for-profit providers of kidney dialysis and related services, announced today it has begun providing Acute Kidney Care dialysis services to Lodi Memorial Hospital, effective June 1, 2014. This is an innovative program for the hospital, which is part of Lodi Health, a private, not-for-profit health system that strives to improve the quality of life in the communities it serves. View full article here.

Josh McCulloch shares behind-the-scenes cooking at Lodi Memorial Hospital — June 17, 2014; Lodi News-Sentinel — Josh McCulloch began working with food at Dominoes Pizza and Red Lobster. From there, he cooked at places such as Rosewood, Woodbridge Golf and Country Club and the Ryde Hotel before attending culinary school in 2008. Read full article here.

Local professionals offer advice to graduates — May 23, 2014; Lodi News-Sentinel Amanda Denu, clinical nurse educator with Lodi Health: It is OK that you do not know what you want to do after high school. The best advice I could give a high school graduate is to go after your dreams and do what you love to do. Read full article here.

Lodi Health joins group for joint replacement — May 15, 2014; Lodi News-Sentinel More than 80,000 knee and hip replacements surgeries are performed each year in California. That number is expected to increase as more people remain active as they age. Lodi Health has always been committed to providing the highest quality care to its joint replacement patients, and now takes the added step toward improving patient outcomes by joining the California Joint Replacement Registry. Read full article here.

Photos: Lodi Health Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon — May 7, 2014; Lodi News-Sentinel On Saturday, April 26, Lodi Health honored its volunteers at its annual volunteer appreciation luncheon. The luncheon was held in Lodi Health’s Vineyard Café. Read full article here.

Photo: Lodi Memorial Hospital greets 100th baby of April — May 1, 2014; Lodi News-Sentinel Preston Scott Trillo, pictured with his parents Cala and Arthur Trillo, was the 100th baby born at Lodi Memorial Hospital in April. He was born at 10:04 a.m. on April 30, 2014, and weighed in at 9 pounds, 5 ounces. See photo here.

Newsmakers: Lodi Health adds two physicians — April 28, 2014, The Record — Lodi Health has welcomed two new physicians to its medical practices: Dr. Phi Huynh and Dr. Naeem Rana. Read full article here.

Letter: Lodi Memorial Hospital is one of the jewels of Lodi — April 24, 2014; Lodi News-Sentinel — I recently had the experience of spending six days in Lodi Memorial Hospital. I was delighted to find that Lodi Memorial Hospital could rival many upscale hotels and room services anywhere. Read full letter here.

Lodi Health welcomes new doctors — April 18, 2014; Lodi News-Sentinel Lodi Health has welcomed two new physicians to its medical practices: Dr. Phi Huynh and Dr. Naeem Rana. Read full article here.

Photo: Lodi Memorial Hospital bids farewell to chairman Cecil Dillon —April 18, 2014; Lodi News-Sentinel Outgoing Lodi Memorial Hospital Association, Inc. Board Chairman Cecil Dillon is saluted by his many fans at the association’s 60th annual meeting at Wine and Roses on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Dillon is retiring after serving the organization for 24 years. Read full article here.

Red Cross breakfast will honor local heroes — April 2, 2014; The Record — A man breaks a despondent woman's fall from the third deck of a stadium, saving her life. An off-duty police officer single-handedly disarms and detains a gun-wielding patron at a crowded restaurant. Read full article here.

Letter: Grateful for kindness while at Lodi Memorial Hospital — April 1, 2014; Lodi News-Sentinel — I would like to thank everyone at Lodi Memorial Hospital for the loving care I received recently while in your care. Read full letter here.

May 3 proclaimed as ‘Walk for the Health of It Day’— March 21, 2014; Lodi News-Sentinel Lodi Mayor Phil Katzakian presented a proclamation to Lodi Memorial Hospital Foundation Executive Administrative Assistant Jill De Herrera proclaiming May 3 as “Walk for the Health of It Day” at Wednesday’s Lodi City Council meeting. Read full article here.

Letter: Lodi is full of treasures, from shops and restaurants to hospital staff — March 15, 2014; Lodi News-Sentine l— would like to thank all the people who work at the hospital for reminding me that medicine is not just machines and chemical and such, but also many very competent and compassionate people. They do a great job under difficult circumstances. They are a real treasure. Read full letter here.

Assemblyman Richard Pan to hold health care enrollment event — March 14, 2014; Lodi News-Sentinel — Assemblyman Richard Pan is holding a health care enrollment event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Lodi’s Deshmesh Darbar Sikh Temple, 12098, West Lane. Read full article here.

Making, frying, smelling, tasting, crunching, devouring bacon — March 7, 2014; Lodi News-Sentinel The bane of vegetarians and health nuts alike, bacon is that one food that inspires an “mmmmm,” when read on a restaurant menu. We explore how it’s made, how creative chefs are using it in dishes, and the best way to put bacon to work at home. Plus, we talk with a nutritionist for the real facts on the salty treat. Read full article here.

Photos: Observing Ash Wednesday at Lodi Memorial Hospital — March 6, 2014; Lodi News-Sentinel See photo here

Pat Patrick: A look into Lodi’s future — March 5, 2014; Lodi News-Sentinel We all would agree that Lodi is a very special place in which to work and live. But we face huge challenges in the future to keep Lodi livable and loveable. Read full column here.

Day for the Dogs at World of Wonders — Feb. 9, 2014; The Record — For one day, at least, call it the "bow-WOW" museum. Read full article here.

Friends of ‘wee mutts’ host DNA event — Feb. 5, 2014; Lodi News-Sentinel Small dogs have a special place in the hearts of a few former Lodi Memorial Hospital employees who have become close friends through their pet parties. But these aren’t just any dogs. They’re known as “wee mutts.” Read full article here.

Study: 12 of the Most Expensive U.S. Hospitals are Located in Calif. — Jan. 9, 2014; California Healthline — Twelve of the nation's 100 most expensive hospitals are located in California, according to a study by the Institute for Health & Socio-Economic Policy, Payers & Providers reports. Read full article here.

Ernie Silva Jr. is Lodi’s first baby of 2014 — Jan. 3, 2014; Lodi News-Sentinel Ernie Silva Jr., who was born on New Year’s Day at 12:22 p.m., three weeks earlier than expected, is the first baby born in Lodi in 2014, to Pamela Packer and Ernie Silva Sr. Read full article here.

 

News-Sentinel nutrition columns written by Lodi Health dietitians

Staying mindful, using moderation keeps extra holiday pounds away — Dec. 9, 2014 — ’Tis the season many folks overindulge in holiday treats, food and drink and, on average, gain two to five pounds. Why not make this a new holiday season, getting through this busy and festive time without weight gain? Many magazine and newspaper articles will be written with diet tips; those are always worth reading again. On a more general note, we can all benefit from two elements to practice: mindful eating and daily exercise. Read full article here.

Getting the right amount of calcium is important — Sept. 10, 2014 — Most of us know we need to get enough calcium throughout our life span for bone health, but we’ve also read in the past couple of years that too much calcium isn’t good. In 2010, the National Academy of Sciences updated the recommended daily allowance for calcium recommendations for all age groups. Read full article here.

Proper food choices are important during times of stress — July 9, 2014 — Everyone experiences stress. It’s part of life for many, but if it becomes excessive, stress can increase the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, cancer and many gastrointestinal disorders. Stress also affects nutrition. When the body is under stress, digestion and absorption of nutrients are impaired. Read full article here.

Surgery is becoming a better option for weight loss goals — June 11, 2014 — Gastric bypass procedures for weight loss have become a promising option for people who are obese and have not had success with traditional weight-loss methods such as diet and exercise. By Chad Edwards. Read full article here.

Get heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids from eating fish — May 14, 2014 — Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for health. Since our bodies don’t make them, we need to get these fats from foods or supplements. Despite some conflicting studies, most medical experts and health organizations recommend 250 to 500 milligrams of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) per day, first from fatty fish, but if not possible, from supplements. Eating seven to eight ounces of oily fish weekly provides an average of 250 milligrams of EPA and DHA per day. The American Heart Association agrees with this recommendation for healthy people without coronary heart disease. By Teri Spring. Read full article here.

Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome can be eased through dietary changes — April 8, 2014 — April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome month. IBS is a condition that affects many people and takes on various symptoms. IBS is not a disease, but rather a group of symptoms that occur together caused by changes in how the gastrointestinal (GI) tract works. Read full article here.

Healthy diets decrease risk for dementia, Alzheimer’s disease — March 18, 2014 — It should be no surprise that the same dietary recommendations for brain health are the same for heart health and risk reduction for cancer, diabetes and a host of other chronic diseases. Read full article here.

Love your heart by reducing the risks of heart disease — February 18, 2014 — February is the month to celebrate love and our hearts, so it’s a good time to review ways to reduce the risk of heart disease. Read full article here.  

Follow some baby steps for improving health in the new year  — Jan. 7, 2014 — The start of a new year is often a time we think about how we might want to make this year as good as, or better, than the last. A big part of that is our health. Improving our health means improving our quality of our life. We are the only ones who can do that; here are tips to help. Read full article here

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