In this world of high technology, a mission statement that includes “advanced medicine” may seem like a clever catchphrase for a healthcare organization. But at NorthBay Healthcare, it’s more than just a slogan, it’s a way of life, and of saving lives.
With luck, you’ve never had to visit our diagnostic imaging departments, but thousands do each year. If you did, you’d see some pretty high-tech gadgetry that may look right out of a sci-fi film. There are Sonosites and eye glasses that test your balance, nuclear medicine detectors and more.
Walk through our halls at NorthBay Medical Center or NorthBay VacaValley Hospital and you might even run into one of our two Intouch Health robots, which bring neurologists from Mercy Neurological Institute of Greater Sacramento right to our stroke patient’s bedsides for a consultation with our doctors.
If you chat with staff, you could learn that in addition to bypass surgery, our Heart & Vascular program is saving lives by replacing aortic valves and repairing aortic aneurysms, using the latest technology available. You might even hear staff discuss the latest project in our simulation learning laboratory in Green Valley, which uses high-tech computer operated mannequins to mimic real-life medical situations, from cardiac arrest to child birth.
This list goes on and on, and covers every facility in our system, from our hospitals to our Centers for Primary Care, and specialty centers, including the NorthBay Cancer Center, the NorthBay Center for Wound Care and the Center for Women’s Health.
It’s not enough to just have the latest technology, but to employ a team that puts it to good use. And NorthBay has done just that, when it comes to establishing a systemwide Electronic Health Record, which has put us in the top 1.5 percent of all hospitals in the country.
It’s that kind of aggressive approach to advanced medicine that keeps NorthBay Healthcare focused on providing the best care possible for our patients. That’s why our mission—compassionate care, advanced medicine,
close to home—resonates.