Around The World

NorthBay Center for Primary Care Nurse Practitioners Susan Rosten (left) and Kathy LeFevre (right) volunteer throughout the world

From Vacaville to Africa, Central America to Nepal, NorthBay Center for Primary Care Nurse Practitioners Kathy LeFevre, right, and Susan Rosten can say first-hand that people have the same needs across the world. Both have left the comfort of home to provide medical care in some of the most dangerous locations on earth. READ MORE>

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Ready to Perform

Cardiovascular Surgery Team at Home in New State-of-the-Art Suite The curtain was raised late one Tuesday afternoon in front of dozens of local luminaries, physicians and NorthBay Healthcare staff. Unveiled and ready for its first operation, the state-of-the-art cardiovascular operating room gleamed under bright lights and high expectations. The first surgery in the new $4.6…
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Neonatal Resuscitation: Saving Babies Around the World, One Breath at a Time

Every year, hundreds of thousands of infants around the world die in the first moments of life because they are choking to death. What makes this tragedy worse, says Richard Bell, MD, neonatologist and medical director of NorthBay Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, is that these deaths are so easily preventable. Many of these…
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ER Nurse Volunteers in Bolivia

NorthBay VacaValley Hospital Emergency Services Nurse Megan Canova has just returned from Bolivia where she joined an “extreme” medical mission with Project Helping Hands. Her team flew into La Paz and the first few days were spent in jungle conditions. They then climbed 16,000 feet in the Andes Mountains. They visited remote villages, providing medical…
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Racing to Help

When Debra Amos-Terrell and William “Will” Antipuesto picked up the microphone to kick off the first annual Run for Good on April 18, they held the memory of Fairfield City Councilman Matt Garcia in their hearts. They had met the young councilman in a Fairfield Chamber of Commerce “Leadership Today” program where, together with the…
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Cardiac Cath Lab Makes History With First Laser Treatments

The first laser atherectomy ever performed in Solano County took place at NorthBay Medical Center in February. An atherectomy is a procedure that actually removes plaque from the artery walls of patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD), according to interventional cardiologist Milind Dhond, M.D. Atherectomies have been performed in NorthBay Medical Center’s cardiac catheterization lab…
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Sentenced to Serve, Financial Counselor Becomes Safequest’s Volunteer of the Year

A traffic ticket that led to community service helped NorthBay Medical Center Financial Counselor Vicquita Velazquez discover her passion for helping others. In 2004, a Sacramento judge sentenced Vicquita to the community service project of her choice. She chose Safequest Solano in Fairfield, a women’s shelter that aids victims of domestic violence and sexual assault….
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