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From the Daily Republic
  • Health-care groups pitch plans for new trauma centers
  • Robot adds diagnostic option in treating Solano stroke victims
  • One-stop health center for women opens
  • NorthBay restricts child access to hospitals
  • Seniors honored, informed at Vacaville Tribute
  • Prepping for the flu season, times two
  • Heart procedure comes closer to home
From the Reporter
  • Kaiser, NorthBay battling for trauma center in Solano County
  • NorthBay Healthcare's robot to aid strokes
  • Malvo Marshall offers hope (and praise) to plus-sized women
  • Women's health center to open in January
  • A daughter turns to hospice for help with dying mother
  • Visitor policy to change
  • Murals provided by Perot organization
  • Seniors across Vacaville honored at annual event
  • Procedure a first for Solano
  • Solano warned on flu, H1N1


NorthBay Celebrates Trauma Designation

The sign. It's sealed. We will deliver.

NorthBay Medical Center is now Solano County's only Level 3 trauma center. An unveiling party was held Friday, Sept. 30, to undrape the Trauma Center on the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and B. Gale Boulevard.


NorthBay Becomes County's First Trauma Center

NorthBay Medical Center in Fairfield is Solano County's first trauma center.

After a five-member assessment team on Sept. 9 evaluated the emergency services and trauma support systems, NorthBay Healthcare officials were informed that their program had passed muster.

In a joint letter to trauma program leaders, County Health Officer Dr. Bela T. Matyas and Ted Selby, administrator of the Solano County Emergency Medical Services Agency, wrote, "The survey team felt that NorthBay Medical Center's application and on-site review demonstrate your hospital's commitment to providing excellent trauma care."


NorthBay Dedicates Trauma Room to Girl's Memory

On Monday, Aug. 15, a trauma room at NorthBay Medical Center in Fairfield was dedicated to the memory of a 14-year-old Vacaville girl whose generous donations have saved lives. Here is her story:

It was the last day of their vacation in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and Morgan Gallegos couldn't wait to get on the water. The adventurous 14-year-old was eager to try all things fast: roller coasters, motorcycles (Mom always said no) and even zip lines.

So, with her brown eyes sparkling, she jumped at the chance to spend the last few hours of vacation on the water with her father and brother while her sister and mom went shopping.


Pine Tree Crashes on VacaValley Campus

Half of a 50-foot-tall pine tree on the VacaValley Hospital campus fell just after noon Sunday, July 31, but no one was hurt, according to Zane Hasan of Securitas who was on duty at the time. 

A number of employees reporting for work were in the parking lot when it fell and reported hearing a large crack, followed by a crash.


Pink Heals Tour Rolls Through Solano

The famous Pink Heals Tour made a whistlestop in Solano County during its first visit to California in May, promoting awareness of women's cancer.

NorthBay Healthcare was proud to host three pink fire trucks, which spent a day parked outside the NorthBay Cancer Center in Fairfield and then joined NorthBay Healthcare's Fiesta Days Parade entry, May 28.


Wellspring Garners National Awards

NorthBay Healthcare's community magazine Wellspring has earned an Award of Excellence in the 2011 APEX Awards for Publication Excellence.

The top award was given for the Spring 2010 issue, which featured the physicians of the NorthBay Center for Primary Care.


NorthBay Honored as Family Friendly Workplace

NorthBay Healthcare was one of six local firms to be honored for being a "family friendly" workplace by First 5 Solano.

Nominated by Human Resources Services Manager Diane Urbano, the award was presented during a Solano Economic Development Corp. breakfast June 29 at the Fairfield Hilton Garden Inn.


River Cats, Genentech Aid Cancer Center

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Baseball fans love it when pitchers throw strikes, and patients of NorthBay Cancer Center appreciate those strikes even more, especially when the "Ks" are racked up at a Sacramento River Cats home game.

That's because the River Cats have teamed with Genentech - Vacaville, a member of the Roche family, to create a fund-raising event to benefit NorthBay Cancer Center and its patients.


River Cats, Genentech Aid Cancer Center

The NorthBay Cancer Center recently learned it will be the beneficiary of a fund-raising event organized by Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, and the Sacramento River Cats baseball team.

Genentech Vacaville has agreed to make a donation of $100 for each strike-out the River Cats make during every home game for the entire 2011 season. The event - called Strike Out Cancer - will be officially kicked off on Saturday, June 11, during the game at Raley Field in Sacramento.


Beloved Guild Volunteer Loses Battle With Cancer

Christine Franklin, long-time and beloved NorthBay Guild volunteer, lost her five-year battle with breast cancer on Friday, June 3. She was 60.

Shortly after her cancer diagnosis, Christine, a Vacaville resident, decided she would be an upbeat but outspoken advocate for cancer awareness by sharing her story with newspapers and in local publications.


River Cats, Genentech Aid Cancer Center

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