Minutes Matter When It’s a Heart Attack

Mark Hanneman, right, is grateful his grandson Zac Correia and daughter Dawn Hanneman, R.N., knew what to do when his chest pain began. Mark Hanneman was sheering sheep with his grandson, Zac Correia, when the chest pain started. It was a hot and dusty day in June 2014 and as they wrestled with the sheep…
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Jacks of All Trades Keep Hospitals Humming

To be an engineer at NorthBay Healthcare, you have to be a jack of all trades, capable of performing rigorous maintenance routines on million-dollar machinery and fixing equipment you never knew existed. One day you might find yourself face to face with a swarm of bees. Or a sink hole. Or a sewer line break….
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Recipe for Success

Nutrition Staff Cooks Healthy Meals for Hundreds It’s 5:30 a.m., and the sun is barely up, but Nutrition Services employees are already clocking in. Their day’s hectic but choreographed pace gets under way as soon as a truck, loaded with meats, breads and non-perishables, arrives at the loading dock behind NorthBay Medical Center. Another truck,…
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Partnering with Patients

Shifts Change, But Focus Doesn’t Chest pains awoke James Alvarez, 82, in the middle of the night, but the Rio Vista resident tried to brush them off. His wife, Jeri, knew this was nothing to mess around with, as he had had a heart attack 20 years before. She called 9-1-1, even though he insisted…
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Test of Time

High-Tech = High-Speed, Quality Results Teri Russell can make time fly for her diagnostic imaging patients, thanks to the incredible leaps in technology she has witnessed during her 33-year career operating NorthBay Medical Center’s CT Scanner. Today, a test that took almost an hour in 1982 can take less than 6 seconds in the hospital’s…
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After Hours

Care ’til 8 Provides Peace of Mind Tara and Luis Rodriguez were relieved to take their daughter, Isabelle, to Care ’til 8 at the Center for Primary Care in Fairfield, where she was seen by Nurse Practitioner Christie Martinez. Isabelle Rodriguez, 10, had been feeling lousy for days. Chills. Headache. And a fever that wouldn’t…
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