New residents begin!
July 2018 brought the first group of residents in two planned ACGME accredited residency programs (Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine). These programs and the entire development of GME at St Joseph’s – Stockton is in keeping with our deeply held mission to serve the heath care needs of the St. Joseph’s community and the greater Stockton area. The development of highly regarded residency training, medical student programs, scholarly work and research further fulfills the goal to provide outstanding health care and education in the city of Stockton and wider delta region. St. Joseph’s is in the midst of many improvements on multiple fronts— including but not limited to, a new fully integrated, enterprise wide electronic medical record system, expansion of clinical services, physical plant improvements, a new partnership with Kaiser Permanente, a rigorous academic affiliation with Touro University, California, and of course this most exciting new GME program.
Read more from the St. Joseph’s – Stockton Director of Academic Affairs and Designated Institutional Official…
Valley Children’s Pediatric Trauma Center receives national verification
Valley Children’s Hospital has achieved verification as a Level II Pediatric Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS), highlighting its outstanding quality of care for injured patients throughout Central California. It is the only pediatric trauma center in the region.
“This verification is important to our Trauma Center, as the ACS recognizes Valley Children's – from our surgeons and nurses to our therapists and trauma coordinators – for providing exceptional pediatric trauma care as quickly as possible, from start to finish, for children involved in car crashes, falls, accidents, acts of violence and other trauma,” says Valley Children’s Healthcare President and CEO Todd Suntrapak.
Earlier this year, representatives with the ACS’s Verification Review Committee (VRC) visited Valley Children’s Hospital… (Read more)
St. Joseph’s Emergency Department expansion opens
Phase One of our Emergency Room expansion is complete! The 8,000 sq. ft. expansion includes 24 new treatment spaces and a six person nurse/physician workstation. To provide a comfortable place for patients and families, the waiting room has been renovated to include a new front desk, and new finishes that promote a calm, welcoming feeling.
Every change and thoughtful addition was designed to maximize our efficiency, improve workflows, reduce wait times, and offer more privacy for patients and loved ones during difficult times. This new Emergency Department wing will enhance our SuperTrack process - reducing wait times to be seen by a provider and then discharged, ultimately freeing up resources and space to care for and admit patients faster and more efficiently.
Stockton has a great new destination for quality care
Starting May 1, 2016, St. Joseph’s Medical Center is the Stockton plan hospital for Kaiser Permanente members.
Dignity Health and Kaiser Permanente are joining forces to meet the health care needs of the Stockton community. Starting May 1, 2016, St. Joseph’s Medical Center is the Stockton plan hospital for Kaiser Permanente members who will have access to St. Joseph’s Medical Center emergency services, and other hospital services recommended by their doctor, including labor and delivery.
“Both St. Joseph’s Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente have a long and proud record of service to the Stockton-San Joaquin area, and we believe this is a great opportunity to work together to provide high-quality affordable care,” said Kaiser Permanente Senior Vice President and Area Manager Deborah Friberg.