Timing is Everything

Dr. J. Peter Zopfi, medical director of trauma, and our team are ready to respond at a moment’s notice.

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It’s All About Teamwork & Timing

Saving lives is a complicated proposition It’s not just about state-of-the-art facilities and medical expertise, although those are essential. It’s also about teamwork and timing. In this issue of Wellspring, we bring you a number of stories that showcase both. Take the case of Rashad Craft, who happened to be in the wrong place at…
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Wrong Place, Wrong Time … Right Response

Rashad Craft On a warm August morning, Rashad Craft was leaving his mother’s Suisun City home to pick up his two sons. As he headed down the driveway, he spotted a suspicious, slow-moving car coming down the street. When the two occupants of the vehicle saw him and got out, the 37-year-old cable technician didn’t…
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Surgical Team Moves in Tandem at the Speed of Life

Something wasn’t right. Morry Wasserman, 91, knew it the minute he woke up Aug. 22, 2012, and noticed his wife Betty had slipped out of bed to use the bathroom. She called through the door that she was fine, but moments later she stumbled into their bedroom, a sight he’ll never forget. “She looked 15…
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Under Pressure Overcoming Obstacles–Again

Martin Santos is no stranger to the medical malady. At 19, a strep-throat infection led to a disease that caused his kidneys to begin shutting down. At 36, he needed a new kidney, a gift of life that came from his wife, Esther. At 55, despite unrelenting adherence to a strict diet and plenty of…
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Stroke is an Immediate Emergency

Every minute matters when it comes to treating a stroke. Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death and the leading cause of adult disability in the United States. It is an immediate emergency. Stroke is also known as a “brain attack.” It usually happens without warning, when an artery in the brain becomes blocked…
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Labor & Delivery Team Delivers

Sarah Ruffins was swept up in a dramatic dance to delivery when she went into labor with twin boys, almost three months too soon. Moments later, the Labor & Delivery team at NorthBay Medical Center jumped into action. They are trained to handle all situations, from birthing fire drills to the laboriously long and drawn…
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