A Fitting Fortune

Vacaville resident Ted Neima keeps a small slip of paper in his wallet — a fortune cookie message he got the night before he had a valve in his heart surgically replaced. “Look forward to great fortune and a new lease on life,” it reads and Ted says that sums up his experience at NorthBay Health just…
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Tiniest Patients Captured His Heart

Above: Steven Gwiazdowski, M.D., cradles one of his young charges in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at NorthBay Medical Center. Neonatologist Steven Gwiazdowski, M.D., had his heart set on becoming a pilot, but that was before a physical determined that nearsightedness was an issue. “In those days, it all but disqualified candidates from flight school,”…
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Partnership is Good for the Heart

When it comes to matters of the heart, patients of NorthBay Heart & Vascular Center are served by a team steeped in military know-how, from one of NorthBay Healthcare’s long-time cardiologists and a nurse practitioner, who both served in the Air Force, to two lieutenant colonels currently assigned to David Grant Medical Center at Travis…
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H is for Heart & Vascular

Heart Failure Academy: Your Partner for Life Nurse practitioners Dana Gill, left, and Sherry Ramirez explain the intricacies of heart health, as part of NorthBay’s Heart Failure Academy, to Ernest Maligaya. No one plans to have a heart attack, but if you have one in Solano County, you’re in close proximity to a comprehensive, high-tech,…
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H is for Heart & Vascular

Heart Failure Academy: Your Partner for Life Nurse practitioners Dana Gill, left, and Sherry Ramirez explain the intricacies of heart health, as part of NorthBay’s Heart Failure Academy, to Ernest Maligaya. No one plans to have a heart attack, but if you have one in Solano County, you’re in close proximity to a comprehensive, high-tech,…
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H is for Heart & Vascular

Heart Failure Academy: Your Partner for Life Nurse practitioners Dana Gill, left, and Sherry Ramirez explain the intricacies of heart health, as part of NorthBay’s Heart Failure Academy, to Ernest Maligaya. No one plans to have a heart attack, but if you have one in Solano County, you’re in close proximity to a comprehensive, high-tech,…
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H is for Heart & Vascular

Heart Failure Academy: Your Partner for Life Nurse practitioners Dana Gill, left, and Sherry Ramirez explain the intricacies of heart health, as part of NorthBay’s Heart Failure Academy, to Ernest Maligaya. No one plans to have a heart attack, but if you have one in Solano County, you’re in close proximity to a comprehensive, high-tech,…
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H is for Heart & Vascular

Heart Failure Academy: Your Partner for Life Nurse practitioners Dana Gill, left, and Sherry Ramirez explain the intricacies of heart health, as part of NorthBay’s Heart Failure Academy, to Ernest Maligaya. No one plans to have a heart attack, but if you have one in Solano County, you’re in close proximity to a comprehensive, high-tech,…
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H is for Heart & Vascular

Heart Failure Academy: Your Partner for Life Nurse practitioners Dana Gill, left, and Sherry Ramirez explain the intricacies of heart health, as part of NorthBay’s Heart Failure Academy, to Ernest Maligaya. No one plans to have a heart attack, but if you have one in Solano County, you’re in close proximity to a comprehensive, high-tech,…
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H is for Heart & Vascular

Heart Failure Academy: Your Partner for Life Nurse practitioners Dana Gill, left, and Sherry Ramirez explain the intricacies of heart health, as part of NorthBay’s Heart Failure Academy, to Ernest Maligaya. No one plans to have a heart attack, but if you have one in Solano County, you’re in close proximity to a comprehensive, high-tech,…
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H is for Heart & Vascular

Heart Failure Academy: Your Partner for Life Nurse practitioners Dana Gill, left, and Sherry Ramirez explain the intricacies of heart health, as part of NorthBay’s Heart Failure Academy, to Ernest Maligaya. No one plans to have a heart attack, but if you have one in Solano County, you’re in close proximity to a comprehensive, high-tech,…
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Jolted Back to Life

LifeVest Saves Patient Dr. Laybon Jones listens to Dale Bordelon’s heart. Dale Bordelon has defied death. Twice. On two separate occasions last summer, the Vallejo resident suffered Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). Each life-threatening event came without warning, he says. “It turned me off like a switch.” But Dale is alive today because each time his…
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Jolted Back to Life

LifeVest Saves Patient Dr. Laybon Jones listens to Dale Bordelon’s heart. Dale Bordelon has defied death. Twice. On two separate occasions last summer, the Vallejo resident suffered Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). Each life-threatening event came without warning, he says. “It turned me off like a switch.” But Dale is alive today because each time his…
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Jolted Back to Life

LifeVest Saves Patient Dr. Laybon Jones listens to Dale Bordelon’s heart. Dale Bordelon has defied death. Twice. On two separate occasions last summer, the Vallejo resident suffered Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). Each life-threatening event came without warning, he says. “It turned me off like a switch.” But Dale is alive today because each time his…
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Jolted Back to Life

LifeVest Saves Patient Dr. Laybon Jones listens to Dale Bordelon’s heart. Dale Bordelon has defied death. Twice. On two separate occasions last summer, the Vallejo resident suffered Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). Each life-threatening event came without warning, he says. “It turned me off like a switch.” But Dale is alive today because each time his…
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Jolted Back to Life

LifeVest Saves Patient Dr. Laybon Jones listens to Dale Bordelon’s heart. Dale Bordelon has defied death. Twice. On two separate occasions last summer, the Vallejo resident suffered Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). Each life-threatening event came without warning, he says. “It turned me off like a switch.” But Dale is alive today because each time his…
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Jolted Back to Life

LifeVest Saves Patient Dr. Laybon Jones listens to Dale Bordelon’s heart. Dale Bordelon has defied death. Twice. On two separate occasions last summer, the Vallejo resident suffered Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). Each life-threatening event came without warning, he says. “It turned me off like a switch.” But Dale is alive today because each time his…
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Jolted Back to Life

LifeVest Saves Patient Dr. Laybon Jones listens to Dale Bordelon’s heart. Dale Bordelon has defied death. Twice. On two separate occasions last summer, the Vallejo resident suffered Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). Each life-threatening event came without warning, he says. “It turned me off like a switch.” But Dale is alive today because each time his…
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Jolted Back to Life

LifeVest Saves Patient Dr. Laybon Jones listens to Dale Bordelon’s heart. Dale Bordelon has defied death. Twice. On two separate occasions last summer, the Vallejo resident suffered Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). Each life-threatening event came without warning, he says. “It turned me off like a switch.” But Dale is alive today because each time his…
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A Talent for Complex Cases

Team Helps Heart Failure Patients Stay Out of the Hospital Amy Bragg, R.N., left, and Allison Short, R.N., keep track of high-risk patients, making sure they get the services they need to remain healthy enough to stay out of the hospital. It was 1996 and Amy Bragg’s toddler Timothy was gravely ill, battling a parasite…
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A Talent for Complex Cases

Team Helps Heart Failure Patients Stay Out of the Hospital Amy Bragg, R.N., left, and Allison Short, R.N., keep track of high-risk patients, making sure they get the services they need to remain healthy enough to stay out of the hospital. It was 1996 and Amy Bragg’s toddler Timothy was gravely ill, battling a parasite…
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A Talent for Complex Cases

Team Helps Heart Failure Patients Stay Out of the Hospital Amy Bragg, R.N., left, and Allison Short, R.N., keep track of high-risk patients, making sure they get the services they need to remain healthy enough to stay out of the hospital. It was 1996 and Amy Bragg’s toddler Timothy was gravely ill, battling a parasite…
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A Talent for Complex Cases

Team Helps Heart Failure Patients Stay Out of the Hospital Amy Bragg, R.N., left, and Allison Short, R.N., keep track of high-risk patients, making sure they get the services they need to remain healthy enough to stay out of the hospital. It was 1996 and Amy Bragg’s toddler Timothy was gravely ill, battling a parasite…
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A Talent for Complex Cases

Team Helps Heart Failure Patients Stay Out of the Hospital Amy Bragg, R.N., left, and Allison Short, R.N., keep track of high-risk patients, making sure they get the services they need to remain healthy enough to stay out of the hospital. It was 1996 and Amy Bragg’s toddler Timothy was gravely ill, battling a parasite…
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A Talent for Complex Cases

Team Helps Heart Failure Patients Stay Out of the Hospital Amy Bragg, R.N., left, and Allison Short, R.N., keep track of high-risk patients, making sure they get the services they need to remain healthy enough to stay out of the hospital. It was 1996 and Amy Bragg’s toddler Timothy was gravely ill, battling a parasite…
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A Talent for Complex Cases

Team Helps Heart Failure Patients Stay Out of the Hospital Amy Bragg, R.N., left, and Allison Short, R.N., keep track of high-risk patients, making sure they get the services they need to remain healthy enough to stay out of the hospital. It was 1996 and Amy Bragg’s toddler Timothy was gravely ill, battling a parasite…
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A Talent for Complex Cases

Team Helps Heart Failure Patients Stay Out of the Hospital Amy Bragg, R.N., left, and Allison Short, R.N., keep track of high-risk patients, making sure they get the services they need to remain healthy enough to stay out of the hospital. It was 1996 and Amy Bragg’s toddler Timothy was gravely ill, battling a parasite…
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Not Your Average Joe

Vacaville Restaurateur Has a Team to Thank for His Life… Kathy and Joe Murdaca The way Joe Murdaca figures it, he was clinically dead for about 48 seconds. It was Oct. 10, 2013, and he was driving back from his restaurant, Pietro’s No. 1, in downtown Vacaville. He was just back from a vacation and…
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Not Your Average Joe

Vacaville Restaurateur Has a Team to Thank for His Life… Kathy and Joe Murdaca The way Joe Murdaca figures it, he was clinically dead for about 48 seconds. It was Oct. 10, 2013, and he was driving back from his restaurant, Pietro’s No. 1, in downtown Vacaville. He was just back from a vacation and…
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Not Your Average Joe

Vacaville Restaurateur Has a Team to Thank for His Life… Kathy and Joe Murdaca The way Joe Murdaca figures it, he was clinically dead for about 48 seconds. It was Oct. 10, 2013, and he was driving back from his restaurant, Pietro’s No. 1, in downtown Vacaville. He was just back from a vacation and…
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Not Your Average Joe

Vacaville Restaurateur Has a Team to Thank for His Life… Kathy and Joe Murdaca The way Joe Murdaca figures it, he was clinically dead for about 48 seconds. It was Oct. 10, 2013, and he was driving back from his restaurant, Pietro’s No. 1, in downtown Vacaville. He was just back from a vacation and…
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Not Your Average Joe

Vacaville Restaurateur Has a Team to Thank for His Life… Kathy and Joe Murdaca The way Joe Murdaca figures it, he was clinically dead for about 48 seconds. It was Oct. 10, 2013, and he was driving back from his restaurant, Pietro’s No. 1, in downtown Vacaville. He was just back from a vacation and…
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Not Your Average Joe

Vacaville Restaurateur Has a Team to Thank for His Life… Kathy and Joe Murdaca The way Joe Murdaca figures it, he was clinically dead for about 48 seconds. It was Oct. 10, 2013, and he was driving back from his restaurant, Pietro’s No. 1, in downtown Vacaville. He was just back from a vacation and…
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Not Your Average Joe

Vacaville Restaurateur Has a Team to Thank for His Life… Kathy and Joe Murdaca The way Joe Murdaca figures it, he was clinically dead for about 48 seconds. It was Oct. 10, 2013, and he was driving back from his restaurant, Pietro’s No. 1, in downtown Vacaville. He was just back from a vacation and…
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Not Your Average Joe

Vacaville Restaurateur Has a Team to Thank for His Life… Kathy and Joe Murdaca The way Joe Murdaca figures it, he was clinically dead for about 48 seconds. It was Oct. 10, 2013, and he was driving back from his restaurant, Pietro’s No. 1, in downtown Vacaville. He was just back from a vacation and…
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Not Your Average Joe

Vacaville Restaurateur Has a Team to Thank for His Life… Kathy and Joe Murdaca The way Joe Murdaca figures it, he was clinically dead for about 48 seconds. It was Oct. 10, 2013, and he was driving back from his restaurant, Pietro’s No. 1, in downtown Vacaville. He was just back from a vacation and…
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Not Your Average Joe

Vacaville Restaurateur Has a Team to Thank for His Life… Kathy and Joe Murdaca The way Joe Murdaca figures it, he was clinically dead for about 48 seconds. It was Oct. 10, 2013, and he was driving back from his restaurant, Pietro’s No. 1, in downtown Vacaville. He was just back from a vacation and…
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Not Your Average Joe

Vacaville Restaurateur Has a Team to Thank for His Life… Kathy and Joe Murdaca The way Joe Murdaca figures it, he was clinically dead for about 48 seconds. It was Oct. 10, 2013, and he was driving back from his restaurant, Pietro’s No. 1, in downtown Vacaville. He was just back from a vacation and…
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Not Your Average Joe

Vacaville Restaurateur Has a Team to Thank for His Life… Kathy and Joe Murdaca The way Joe Murdaca figures it, he was clinically dead for about 48 seconds. It was Oct. 10, 2013, and he was driving back from his restaurant, Pietro’s No. 1, in downtown Vacaville. He was just back from a vacation and…
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Not Your Average Joe

Vacaville Restaurateur Has a Team to Thank for His Life… Kathy and Joe Murdaca The way Joe Murdaca figures it, he was clinically dead for about 48 seconds. It was Oct. 10, 2013, and he was driving back from his restaurant, Pietro’s No. 1, in downtown Vacaville. He was just back from a vacation and…
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Not Your Average Joe

Vacaville Restaurateur Has a Team to Thank for His Life… Kathy and Joe Murdaca The way Joe Murdaca figures it, he was clinically dead for about 48 seconds. It was Oct. 10, 2013, and he was driving back from his restaurant, Pietro’s No. 1, in downtown Vacaville. He was just back from a vacation and…
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Not Your Average Joe

Vacaville Restaurateur Has a Team to Thank for His Life… Kathy and Joe Murdaca The way Joe Murdaca figures it, he was clinically dead for about 48 seconds. It was Oct. 10, 2013, and he was driving back from his restaurant, Pietro’s No. 1, in downtown Vacaville. He was just back from a vacation and…
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Not Your Average Joe

Vacaville Restaurateur Has a Team to Thank for His Life… Kathy and Joe Murdaca The way Joe Murdaca figures it, he was clinically dead for about 48 seconds. It was Oct. 10, 2013, and he was driving back from his restaurant, Pietro’s No. 1, in downtown Vacaville. He was just back from a vacation and…
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Not Your Average Joe

Vacaville Restaurateur Has a Team to Thank for His Life… Kathy and Joe Murdaca The way Joe Murdaca figures it, he was clinically dead for about 48 seconds. It was Oct. 10, 2013, and he was driving back from his restaurant, Pietro’s No. 1, in downtown Vacaville. He was just back from a vacation and…
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Not Your Average Joe

Vacaville Restaurateur Has a Team to Thank for His Life… Kathy and Joe Murdaca The way Joe Murdaca figures it, he was clinically dead for about 48 seconds. It was Oct. 10, 2013, and he was driving back from his restaurant, Pietro’s No. 1, in downtown Vacaville. He was just back from a vacation and…
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Not Your Average Joe

Vacaville Restaurateur Has a Team to Thank for His Life… Kathy and Joe Murdaca The way Joe Murdaca figures it, he was clinically dead for about 48 seconds. It was Oct. 10, 2013, and he was driving back from his restaurant, Pietro’s No. 1, in downtown Vacaville. He was just back from a vacation and…
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Not Your Average Joe

Vacaville Restaurateur Has a Team to Thank for His Life… Kathy and Joe Murdaca The way Joe Murdaca figures it, he was clinically dead for about 48 seconds. It was Oct. 10, 2013, and he was driving back from his restaurant, Pietro’s No. 1, in downtown Vacaville. He was just back from a vacation and…
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Not Your Average Joe

Vacaville Restaurateur Has a Team to Thank for His Life… Kathy and Joe Murdaca The way Joe Murdaca figures it, he was clinically dead for about 48 seconds. It was Oct. 10, 2013, and he was driving back from his restaurant, Pietro’s No. 1, in downtown Vacaville. He was just back from a vacation and…
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Not Your Average Joe

Vacaville Restaurateur Has a Team to Thank for His Life… Kathy and Joe Murdaca The way Joe Murdaca figures it, he was clinically dead for about 48 seconds. It was Oct. 10, 2013, and he was driving back from his restaurant, Pietro’s No. 1, in downtown Vacaville. He was just back from a vacation and…
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Not Your Average Joe

Vacaville Restaurateur Has a Team to Thank for His Life… Kathy and Joe Murdaca The way Joe Murdaca figures it, he was clinically dead for about 48 seconds. It was Oct. 10, 2013, and he was driving back from his restaurant, Pietro’s No. 1, in downtown Vacaville. He was just back from a vacation and…
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