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FHCN to help residents access coverage

Family HealthCare Network (FHCN) will play a vital role in making sure thousands of Tulare County residents are able to access affordable health coverage. The Visalia-based network of health centers was awarded a $429,699 to enroll uninsured people in the new health coverage options made available by the Affordable Care Act. The announcement came during […]

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Sierra View Hospital lays off 49 employees

Sierra View District Hospital, a 167-bed, full-service acute care hospital, announced today a reduction of 49 positions effective immediately. The hospital, which serves the Southern Sequoia region of California’s Central Valley, faces financial challenges based on the impact of the Federal Affordable Care Act payment reductions and reduced patient volumes. The hospital’s executive team engaged […]

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Don’t Take The Heat

The triple digit temperatures from last weekend are expected to continue through the Fourth of July holiday tomorrow. Tulare County and incorporated cities offer Cooling Centers during the hot daytime hours. The most recent list of Cooling Centers county-wide is available anytime at http://www.tularecounty.ca.gov/county/index.cfm/emergencies/cooling-centers/, or call 2-1-1 of Tulare County. Residents can protect themselves against […]

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FHCN names two new officers

Family HealthCare Network is pleased to announce the addition of two new officers. Brandon T. Foster, Ph.D. is the organization’s new Chief Quality Officer.  Prior to his role as the Chief Quality Officer, he served at the organization for eleven years as a Medical Director and an Integrated Behavioral Health Provider for the organization.  He […]

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Fact or Fiction? Advice for Fending off Mosquitoes

Summer may have just begun, but mosquitoes are already out in full force in many parts of the country. In fact, several cases of West Nile Virus (WNV), which can be carried by infected mosquitoes, have already been reported. With the early start of WNV, compounded by the fact that 2012 was the deadliest year […]

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Do you really know who is providing your medical care?

  Whether you’re being treated for a minor injury or undergoing major surgery, it’s likely you’ll encounter not just one, but a team of health care professionals. While having multiple professionals working to provide you with the highest quality and safest care eases some fear, it also can cause confusion. When undergoing a surgery or […]

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Teens workout Free at Lifestyle

The Lifestyle Center is giving Tulare County teens a chance to work out for free this summer through Teen Fitness Connection. Teens who are eligible can work out through Saturday, Aug. 10, at The Lifestyle Center. To be eligible, teens must: -Be 16-19 years of age -Live in Tulare County -Have a parent/guardian present at […]

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2 in Tulare honored as Heroes in Healthcare

usiness Street Online recognized eight Central Valley Healthcare Providers as Heroes in Healthcare. Two of the awards; Healthcare Professional – Parmod Kumar, MD and Innovation – Wireless on Wheels were celebrated by Tulare Regional Medical Center. Dr. Kumar, Gastroenterologist and Vice Chairman of the Hospital District Board was selected as the Healthcare Professional Hero from […]

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Frozen berry blend linked to Hepatitis A

Costco has pulled an organic blend of frozen berries linked to 25 cases of Hepatitis A. The California Department of Public Health announced on June 3 that Costco pulled the Townsend Farms Organic Anti-oxidant Blend product from its shelves; however, the CDPH is warning consumers that the product is sold at many stores. The Centers […]

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Exeter Lions Club stretches dollars for community fitness

Exercise can add years to your life. Unfortunately, it has the opposite effect on exercise equipment. That’s why the Exeter Lions Club will begin work next week to install four, highly durable exercise stations at Schroth Park in Exeter. The southwest corner of Schroth Park will have a series of bars, rings and a plank […]

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