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VMC set to host diabetes walk

@TheSunGazette visalia – Visalia Medical Clinic has set Saturday, April 23, for the second annual Diabetes Walk in honor of the late Dr. James Mohs, an endocrinologist who worked with diabetic patients in Visalia for many years. The tribute walk begins with registration at 8 a.m. and kick-off at 9 a.m. There is no fee […]

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Kaweah Delta increases the donor base

@TheSunGazette visalia – Kaweah Delta Health Care District is partnering with Donor Network West to increase the number of registered organ and tissue donors in Tulare County. During the month of April, Donor Awareness Month, there will be four events in Tulare County to provide information to people on how to become donors. Additionally, Kaweah […]

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A brush with Africa

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN three rivers – It is a daily routine; waking up in the morning, going to the bathroom, and then brushing your teeth. Children are taught to brush their teeth from a young age, and the routine of dental maintenance tends to stick with people for the rest of their lives. However, […]

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Community takes steps towards preventative health care

By Sheyanne Romero @Sheyanne_SGN lindsay – Prevention is the latest trend in health care – and for good reasons. Not only does prevention save lives, it also saves insurers and hospitals money. The Lindsay Integrated Diabetic Project (LIDP) has the potential to dramatically improve the health of current diabetics as well as prevent future cases. […]

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FHCN HR Director earns Emerging Leader Award

@TheSunGazette visalia – Every employee has a drive to move through the ranks and emerge as a leader of their respective company or department. While not everyone enters the upper echelon of management, some make it. Thank has certainly been the case of one Human Resources Director for Family HealthCare Network. Gracie Robles is being […]

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Hydash goes to Washington D.C.

@TheSunGazette visalia – Family HealthCare Network (FHCN) president and CEO Kerry Hydash will head to Washington, D.C. on March 17 where she will be honored by The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) with the NACHC Grassroots MPV Award. The award recognizes the dedication and energetic efforts by advocates to generate public and political […]

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Kaweah Delta offers education on colon cancer

@TheSunGazette visalia – Thinking about a colonoscopy procedure tends to make people clinch. But when the alternative is aggressive unbridled cancer growth, a simple procedure does not seem so bad. A lot of people’s fears or discomfort over a colonoscopy stem from their preconceived ideas of what it is. However, Kaweah Delta notes that the […]

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Visalia surgeon hosts Q&A

@TheSunGazette visalia – Board-certified plastic surgeon Alex Lechtman, MD, will host a second question-and-answer session on Facebook, due to the very strong response from his first session. Dr. Lechtman will answer questions via Facebook from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 28. Participants who ‘like’ and ask a question will be entered to win […]

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FHCN re-accredited by The Joint Comm.

@TheSunGazette visalia – After undergoing a rigorous on-site survey in December 2015, Family HealthCare Network (FHCN) has received news that it achieved two Gold Seals of Approval by The Joint Commission by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in ambulatory care organizations, and as a Primary Care […]

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Home field is greener for Lindsay MD

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN lindsay – When Joel Ramirez walked onto the turf at Frank Skadan Stadium in Lindsay last fall, he realized how much greener the grass was than when he left it. Not because it was artificial turf, but rather the circumstances with which he left it. Ramirez was one of the most […]

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