Dignity Health | hello Healthy | Spring 2019

2 DignityHealth.org/central-california | Spring 2019 Exceptional care with dignity and humankindness We hope you enjoy this issue of HelloHealthy . Comments about this publication can be directed to the Marketing and Communications Department: DIGNITY HEALTH – St. Joseph’s Medical Center SJMCinfo@DignityHealth.org or 209.467.6348 HelloHealthy is published by Dignity Health – St. Joseph’s Medical Center to provide general health information. It is not intended to provide personal medical advice, which should be obtained directly from a health care provider. Models may be used in photos and illustrations. 2019 © Coffey Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. Be inspired Follow @humankindness on Twitter for more kindness inspiration from Dignity Health. Connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/ StJosephsStockton for health tips, information about upcoming events, and an extra dose of inspiration. Facebook “f”Logo Nestled in the heart of Stockton is a true community pillar, Dignity Health – St. Joseph’s Medical Center. Proudly serving the community for 120 years, St. Joseph’s is committed to providing exceptional care with dignity and humankindness to all in need. This commitment to excellence is made evident by the numerous awards and recognitions the hospital has received, including being voted Best Hospital by the community in The Record newspaper’s Best of San Joaquin poll, year after year. In addition, St. Joseph’s emergency department was voted Best Emergency Room, and St. Joseph’s Behavioral Health Center, which offers a wealth of inpatient and outpatient mental health services, was voted Best Mental Health Services in San Joaquin County. As a quality leader, St. Joseph’s is fully accredited by The Joint Commission and is consistently named the most preferred Consumer’s Choice hospital by the National Research Corporation. Awards, recognitions, and special accreditations span the breadth of the hospital’s services. Heart & Vascular Institute Among other awards, St. Joseph’s Heart & Vascular Institute was named one of the top hospitals in the state of California for open- heart surgery by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. St. Joseph’s has also been recognized for excellent heart attack and stroke care by the American Heart Association. Additionally, St. Joseph’s is a Certified Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. Cancer Institute St. Joseph’s Cancer Institute is the only cancer center in San Joaquin County accredited by the American College of Surgeon’s Commission on Cancer. Those seeking care for optimum breast health can also turn to St. Joseph’s Breast Center of Excellence, which is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. Emergency Department When a medical emergency strikes, community members know to turn to St. Joseph’s for the lifesaving care they need. In addition to being voted best emergency department, St. Joseph’s ER is designated as a STEMI heart attack and stroke patient receiving center by San Joaquin County Emergency Medical Services. More accolades See more about St. Joseph’s commitment to excellence at StJosephsCares.org/Awards .