World Class Care Close to Home

NorthBay and Mayo Clinic Are a Powerful Connection for Local Patients Dr. Keith Cannon addresses the crowd gathered to hear the announcement in May. The challenge? Connect the best medical minds—those at NorthBay Healthcare and those at world-renowned Mayo Clinic—to provide the best possible treatment for patients who face the most complex medical conditions. Mission…
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The Power of Preventive Tests

Beverly Campbell appreciates the care and support she received from Dr. Ehsan Ghods (left) and Dr. Jason Marengo. She’s holding the heart pillow and thank you note she received from the cancer center staff. Beverly Campbell had no sign or a single symptom to indicate a cancer was developing within her left breast. “I had…
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A Soothing Presence In Life’s Final Moments

If a group of employees has their way, no one will ever die alone in NorthBay Healthcare hospitals. Currently 22 employees, whose jobs range from nursing to finance, are volunteers in the No One Dies Alone (NODA)program. They are dedicated to sitting with terminal patients who are alone or who have no one close by…
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Special Delivery

CHP Comes Through When Life Hangs in the Balance Carol Ritzinger was in a bind. As the pharmacist in charge of the night shift at NorthBay Medical Center, she needed to get some medication to NorthBay VacaValley Hospital as soon as possible. It was truly a matter of life or death. An 81-year-old patient had…
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Teamwork Helps Alzheimer’s Patient Stay Connected

Claudia’s daughters Colette Nuno (left) and Monique Dossa (far right) and granddaughter Maria Nuno love to join her for special events at the Adult Day Center. When George Cardinet of Winters realized his wife, Claudia, was slipping into the shadows of Alzheimer’s disease, he vowed to do whatever he could to keep his partner of…
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True Champion Lends His Paw for Healing

Ki Welch watches her dog Connor as he interacts with Richard Wilkerson at VacaValley Hospital. Anyone who has loved and been loved by a dog has found his champion. That’s why patients confined to a hospital bed, away from family and pets, have nothing but smiles after a visit from a Paws for Healing therapy…
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