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Stay current on what is happening at French Hospital Medical Center.

 

For Media And Press Inquiries, Contact:

Kailey Cox
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805.739.3594
Kailey.Cox@DignityHealth.org

Press Releases

January 23, 2017
Dignity Health Shares the Power of the Smile, Encourages People to Smile More During This Week's Great Kindness Challenge 
National Survey from Health System Finds Nine-in-Ten Believe Smiling Impacts One's Health.

January 1, 2017
French Hospital Medical Center Welcomes First San Luis Obispo County Baby of 2017 
Newborn girl arrives as a New Year's surprise to local couple.

December 13, 2016
Navigational Mobile App Launches at Dignity Health Central Coast Hospitals 
The Patient & Visitor Mobile App for iPhone and Android makes it easier to navigate through the hospital.

December 5, 2016
French Hospital Medical Center Recognized for Performance and Exceeding Expectations by Press Ganey 
The formal public reporting ratings are based on patient experience results.

November 28, 2016
Dignity Health's Pacific Central Coast Health Center Launches Augmedix, Powered by Google Glass 
Physicians will use advanced technology to improve patient care, patient experience, and health record management.

November 2, 2016
Dignity Health Central Coast to Offer Ongoing Palliative Care Informational Sessions 
Events will include opportunity for questions and answers from medical expert.

October 31, 2016
French Hospital Medical Center Again Receives Exceptional Safety Scores from Leapfrog Group 
Hospital achieves "A" rating from a leading ratings organization for the ninth consecutive reporting period.

October 27, 2016
Dignity Health Central Coast Offers Lung Cancer Screenings 
Lung Cancer Awareness Month serves as gentle reminder to detect lung cancer at its earliest stage, often before symptoms develop.

October 20, 2016
French Hospital Medical Center to Offer Free Diabetic Education Classes 
Free community support group will discuss diabetes education and awareness.

October 10, 2016
French Hospital Medical Center Receives $10,000 Grant from Bank of America  
Funds will support medically-fragile homeless patients in San Luis Obispo County.

September 28, 2016
Dignity Health Central Coast Hospitals Recognize October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month  
Although October is a month of awareness, breast health is important to consider all year long.

September 7, 2016
Dignity Health Central Coast Expands Partnership with Applied Silver 
Arroyo Grande Community Hospital, French Hospital Medical Center, and Marian Regional Medical Center to incorporate SilvaClean® technology into their award-winning patient bedside experience

September 6, 2016
French Hospital Medical Center Foundation Honors Dr. Gilbert Stork at Annual Gala 
Donations exceeded record amount in support of the Copeland Health Education Pavilion and the Breast Cancer Prevention Fund.

August 29, 2016
French Hospital Medical Center Announces Opening of New On-Campus Perinatal Center 
Trained and equipped to provide routine and high-risk pregnancy care.

August 23, 2016
French Hospital Medical Center Recognized among Nation's best for Outstanding Care 
French was recognized as high performing for Congestive Heart Failure.

August 19, 2016
Dignity Health Hospice Seeking Volunteers 
Varied types of volunteer opportunities available for all ages.

July 25, 2016
French Hospital Medical Center Volunteer Guild Chooses Award Recipients
Scholarship money helps promising nursing students realize their dreams.

July 14, 2016
French Hospital Medical Center Foundation Receives Donation from Local Organization Cancer Connections 
Donation will support the Hearst Cancer Resource Center at French Hospital.

July 7, 2016
French Hospital Medical Center honored with American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline Achievement Award 
Award recognizes hospitals for meeting strict quality measures for treatment of heart attack patients.

July 5, 2016
French Hospital Medical Center Seeking Gift Shop Volunteers 
Various shifts are available at the French Hospital gift shop.

June 30, 2016
Christmas in July Supports Local Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence 
Give to your community by supporting organizations that provide services to those in need of assistance.

June 27, 2016
French Hospital Medical Center Foundation's Golf and Tennis Tournament Raises $68,000 
Surpasses previously set record for amount raised for this event.

June 14, 2016
Cal Poly Campus Receives Eight Life-Saving Devices for Student-Athletes 
Donors recognized at Monday evening fundraising event.

May 18, 2016
Cal Poly and Dignity Health Central Coast are Proud to Announce Their Partnership on the Baggett Stadium Enhancement Project.  
The project includes a new two-story baseball clubhouse and permanent seating which will raise the capacity of Baggett Stadium to between 3,250 and 3,500.

May 3, 2016
Dignity Health Central Coast Hospitals Again Receive Exceptional Safety Scores from Leapfrog Group 
All three Dignity Health Central Coast hospitals achieve "A" rating from a leading ratings organization for the third consecutive reporting period.

April 28, 2016
French Hospital Medical Center Earns Blue Distinction Center+ Designation for Knee and Hip Replacement Surgeries
This distinction is the latest of five accolades French Hospital has received for orthopedic care.

April 25, 2016
French Hospital Medical Center Foundation's "Share the Hope" event raises $440,000
Surpasses previously set record for most funds raised at a FHMC Foundation event.

April 20, 2016
French Hospital Medical Center Receives Esteemed Patient Safety Excellence Award from Healthgrades
Distinction places French Hospital among top 10% in the nation for performance excellence.

April 18, 2016
New Community Board Members Announced at French Hospital Medical Center 
Three New Members Bring Considerable Experience and Leadership to Community Board at FHMC.

April 11, 2016
Faith And Health Care Leaders Are Invited to Partners In Caring Workshop 
Event will focus on learning to listen well and facilitate key health conversations before and during a crisis.

April 5, 2016
French Hospital Medical Center Designated a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care Excellence 
Blue Distinction Centers are nationally recognized for delivering safe and effective cardiac care.

April 1, 2016
PG&E Grant To Support Advanced CPR Training Classroom At French Hospital Medical Center 
Copeland Health Education Pavilion classroom will be named Pacific Gas and Electric CPR Training Classroom.

March 10, 2016
Dignity Health Hospitals Offer the Most Technologically Advanced 3D Mammography  
Latest installation of final two 3D imaging systems provides a clearer, more accurate view for breast exam.

March 1, 2016
French Hospital Medical Center is Again One of Nation’s Top 100 Hospitals 
French, honored for this prestigious award three years in a row, is among 100 hospitals in the U.S. with this highest achievement.

February 29, 2016
Dignity Health Central Coast Hospitals Recognize March as Colon Cancer Awareness Month 
Colorectal cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer and is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States.

February 26, 2016
French Hospital Medical Center Foundation Earns Top Honors at Annual Dignity Health Philanthropy Meeting 

February 23, 2016
Hearst Cancer Resource Center to Offer Educational Forum on Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer 
Join us for an informal conversation with a Board Certified Urologist to learn about the various forms of treatment

February 19, 2016
French Hospital Medical Center to Offer Free Diabetic Education Classes 
Free community three-part series will discuss diabetes education and awareness.

February 17, 2016
Dignity Health Central Coast Receives 44 Awards from Healthgrades 
Prestigious Awards Cap off Another Outstanding Year for Central Coast Hospitals.

February 11, 2016
French Hospital’s Fred Vernacchia, M.D., Honored As Physician Of The Year By The Central Coast Medical Association
Dr. Vernacchia is being recognized for his leadership and dedication to improving the quality of health care for the Central Coast community.

February 3, 2016
French Hospital Medical Center and Marian Regional Medical Center Receive the 2016 Women's Choice Award® as America's Best Hospitals for Obstetrics 
Hospitals are among Nation's top 15% of hospitals in which to deliver a baby.

January 28, 2016
Dignity Health’s Central Coast Service Area Provides $234,235 in Grant Funding to Community Non-Profit Organizations 
The grants will help provide critical health and human services to San Luis Obispo County and Santa Barbara County residents.

January 20, 2016
French Hospital Medical Center Announces Opening of New 14-Bed Patient Care Wing 
Modernized unit offers specialized equipment and features that accommodate the distinct needs of a variety of patients.

January 7, 2016
French Hospital Medical Center Foundation Receives $11,200 Donation from Local Swim Club 
Annual swim meet has raised funds since 2008 for the Hearst Cancer Resource Center at French Hospital Medical Center.

December 15, 2015
Dignity Health Central Coast Hospitals Receive Exceptional Safety Scores from Leapfrog Group 
All three Dignity Health Central Coast hospitals achieve “A” rating from a leading ratings organization.

December 10, 2015
French Hospital Medical Center Foundation Receives $150,000 Donation from Steed Family 

December 1, 2015
French Hospital Medical Center Foundation Gala Raises Funds in Support of New Copeland Health Education Pavilion 

November 24, 2015
Dignity Health Central Coast Hospice to Hold Annual Light up a Life Ceremony 
Community remembrance event honors lost loved ones during the holiday season.

November 12, 2015
French Hospital Medical Center and San Luis Diagnostic Center Acquire the General Electric 3D Breast Tomosynthesis 
The most innovative mammography technology available provides a clearer, more accurate view for breast exams.

November 5, 2015
French Hospital Medical Center Foundation Receives Generous Grant toward New Healing Garden 
Grant of $46,000 from the Harold J. Miossi Charitable Trust that will support five therapeutic art installations in the new healing garden at French Hospital Medical Center.

October 29, 2015
Dignity Health Central Coast Offers Lung Cancer Screenings 
Lung Cancer Awareness Month serves as gentle reminder to detect lung cancer at its earliest stage, often before symptoms develop.

October 27, 2015
French Hospital Medical Center at Forefront of Health Care with Completion of Copeland Health Education Pavilion 
First-of-its-kind pavilion will provide community with the most advanced health care research facilities and educational resources.

October 22, 2015
Weight Loss Surgery Institute of the Central Coast Receives Two Prestigious Awards Just Days Apart 
Awards include the Women’s Choice Award for America’s Best Hospitals for Bariatric Surgery, and the LEAD (Leadership, Education, Advancement, and Dedication) award for Excellence in Clinical Care.

October 14, 2015
French Hospital Medical Center Acquires the General Electric CT 128 Slice GE Optima 660 
State-of-the-art technology provides advanced imaging capabilities used to study all parts of the body.

October 5, 2015
French Hospital Medical Center to Provide Free Mammogram Screenings to Central Coast Women 
Clinic provides qualifying participants the opportunity for early detection.

September 29, 2015
Dignity Health Central Coast Hospitals Recognize October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month 
Although October is a month of awareness, breast health is important to consider all year long.

September 15, 2015
French Hospital Medical Center Foundation Receives $50,000 Donation for Intensive Care Unit 
In recognition of this gift, the ICU nursing area will be named the Joan Gellert-Sargen Nurses Station.

July 23, 2015
Board Officers Announced at French Hospital Medical Center 
Members of Community and Foundation Boards offer considerable experience and leadership.

July 21, 2015
Two Dignity Health Central Coast Hospitals Recognized among Nation’s best for Outstanding Care 
French Hospital Medical Center and Marian Regional Medical Center acknowledged for superior hip replacement practices.

July 13, 2015
French Hospital Medical Center Receives $10,000 Grant from Bank of America  
Funds will support a community wellness program to expand existing education and exercise classes for residents of San Luis Obispo County

July 7, 2015
French Hospital Medical Center Recognized by a Second Organization as a Top 100 Hospital in the Nation 
French is among only six hospitals in the state on the 2015 list

June 24, 2015
More Than $57,000 Raised During French Hospital Medical Center’s Annual Golf And Tennis Tournament 
This year’s event broke previous French Cup records for amount raised and number of participants.

June 19, 2015
Dignity Health Central Coast Individuals Recognized as Regional Health Care Leaders in Oncology 
An administrator, an oncologist, and a surgeon, are commended for their work in the progression of cancer diagnosis, treatment, and care

June 15, 2015
All Three Dignity Health Central Coast Hospitals Achieve Advanced Stroke Certification 
Designation Establishes The Three Hospitals As Primary Stroke Centers

May 21, 2015
French Hospital Medical Center Foundation’s “Share the Hope” Event Raises $384,000 
Surpasses previously set record for most funds raised at an event to support the Hearst Cancer Resource Center at French Hospital.

May 4, 2015
San Luis Diagnostic Center Joins French Hospital Medical Center 
State-of-the-art outpatient imaging center provides another access point of care for French Hospital patients.

April 29, 2015
French Hospital Receives a $250,000 Grant to Expand Patient Navigation Services at Hearst Cancer Resource Center 
Grant made by The Hearst Foundation will extend vital services to reach more cancer patients.

April 24, 2015
French Celebrates Success of Again Being Named a Top 100 Hospital in the Nation with a Community Barbeque 
Local residents are invited to join in the festivities and attend the unveiling of the newly reconstructed French Hospital Medical Center front entrance.

April 15, 2015
French Hospital Medical Center Foundation Reaches Fundraising Goal For Its Capital Campaign 
Community has raised $6.4 million for the French – Well into the Future campaign.

April 9, 2015
Dignity Health Central Coast Hospitals Earn Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Awards 
Healthgrades is the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

March 11, 2015
Realistic Newborn Simulation Manikin Will Provide Vital Training at French Hospital Medical Center 
Manikin SimNewB® was purchased through donation and joins both SimMan Essential and a Full Body Pregnancy Simulator to complete the family unit 

March 5, 2015
Dignity Health Hospice Seeking Volunteers
Varied types of volunteer opportunities available for all ages

March 2, 2015

French Hospital Medical Center is One of Nation’s Top Hospitals 
The 2015 results have identified 100 hospitals that have proven to provide high value to their communities.

February 17, 2015

Navigational Mobile App Launches at French Hospital Medical Center
The Patient & Visitor Mobile App for iPhone and Android makes it easier to navigate through the hospital.

February 3, 2015

French Hospital Medical Center Foundation Receives Donation From Local Swim Club
Annual swim meet raises funds for the Hearst Cancer Resource Center at French Hospital.

January 27, 2015
French Hospital Medical Center Seeking Gift Shop Volunteers
Various shifts are available at the French Hospital gift shop.

January 23, 2015
French Hospital Medical Center Welcomes New Board Members
New members joining French Hospital Medical Center Community Board, Foundation Board.

January 16, 2015
Dignity Health Central Coast Provides $210,582 in Grant Funding to Non-Profits
The grants will help provide critical health and human services to San Luis Obispo and North Santa Barbara County residents.

 

  
   
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