A Giant Dose of Hope

Charles Sonu, M.D., helps Willie McCovey get back on his feet.

When the San Francisco Giants and their delirious fans finally tasted World Series glory for the first time in 52 years, Willie McCovey wasn’t about to miss out on all the fun.

Against the odds, the Giants’ legend was on the field at AT&T Park for a first-pitch ceremony to christen the series. And after his former team vanquished the Texas Rangers in five breathtaking games, he joined a raucous victory parade in the streets of San Francisco.

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A Giant Dose of Hope

When the San Francisco Giants and their delirious fans finally tasted World Series glory for the first time in 52 years, Willie McCovey wasn’t about to miss out on all the fun.

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Four Knees and a Friendship

Marlene Alonzo of Dixon and Yates Kendrick of Rio Vista got more than new knees from the NorthBay Joint Replacement Program last year. As they supported and cheered for each other after surgery, they and their families became fast friends.

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Oh, the Stories NICU Parents Can Tell...

Last summer, to help celebrate the 25th anniversary of NorthBay Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), parents were asked to share their birth stories.

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Better Salute This GI Jane

As if launching the NorthBay Center for Women’s Health in 2010 wasn’t enough, Service Line Director Jane Prather started 2011 with a new task: She’s now leading the Medical Task Force East—in Afghanistan.

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For the Love of Maggy

If Shahane Everett has her way, a 5-year-old girl in Kenya is going to have surgery very soon.

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Chemo Kid’s Dream Comes True

On Dec. 4, Giovanni “Gino” Goodman found himself huddled with his father and best friend amid the bedlam of Reser Stadium in Corvallis, Ore., watching his beloved University of Oregon Ducks crush their rival Oregon State Beavers, 37–20.

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