Latest California Pacific Medical Center Stories

2014-06-12 16:25:52

Overhead patient lifts improve employee and patient safety and clinical quality SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, not-for-profit Sutter Health announces an $11.5 million commitment to install overhead patient lifts at 19 intensive care units and acute rehabilitation centers across its Northern California network. Three years ago, the network invested an initial $11.5 million to install overhead lifts at 21 affiliate sites. Overhead patient lifts make...

2014-05-23 23:10:07

Melanoma Research Foundation presents Humanitarian Award. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 23, 2014 Mohammed Kashani-Sabet, M.D., a physician with Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation and medical director for the Center for Melanoma Research and Treatment at California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), will be honored with the sixth annual Humanitarian Award from the Washington, D.C.-based Melanoma Research Foundation on May 28. The Humanitarian Award is presented to those in the local community...

2014-04-17 23:13:10

CPMC liver, kidney transplant programs earn recognition from transplant registry Sutter Health affiliate transplant team’s risk-adjusted survival rate is nation’s best. SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Sutter Health affiliate California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) has been identified as the nation’s only hospital with both kidney and liver transplant programs that have higher-than-expected one- and three-year adult patient survivals that are statistically better-than-expected....

2014-01-07 12:28:21

Clinical Services, Research and Education Greatly Enhanced by New Collaborations for CHI, St. Luke's, Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Heart Institute HOUSTON, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Three of the region's leading medical institutions - Baylor College of Medicine, CHI St. Luke's Health and the Texas Heart® Institute - have significantly expanded and enhanced their long-standing educational, clinical and research affiliations in conjunction with Englewood, Colo.-based...

2013-08-14 23:02:06

Living Well Assisted Living at Home has partnered with the California Medical Center to host a support group for patients with Young Onset of Alzheimer's Disease. Tiburon, CA (PRWEB) August 14, 2013 Living Well renewed its agreement with the California Pacific Medical Center and its Community Resource Center to conduct a support group for patients with Young Onset of Alzheimer's Disease. The support group will provide a helping hand for families and individuals dealing with early...

2011-03-02 13:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blue Shield of California and five major healthcare providers today announced two new accountable care initiatives designed to provide integrated, cost-efficient health care to 26,000 employees, dependents, and retirees who are HMO members of the San Francisco Health Service System (HSS). Blue Shield is partnering with Brown & Toland Physicians Group and California Pacific Medical Center (a Sutter Health affiliate) for the...

2010-12-16 11:09:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- New participants to San Francisco's Healthy San Francisco program may now choose Brown & Toland Physicians when selecting their medical home. Healthy San Francisco is a city wide program which provides access to basic medical services for uninsured residents in San Francisco. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101201/SF10841LOGO) Brown & Toland has partnered with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) to provide a medical...

2009-10-01 17:45:00

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Vital Therapies, Inc. (VTI), today announced that the first subject has been enrolled in a pivotal trial of its ELAD human cell-based liver assist system at California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) in San Francisco. Todd Frederick, MD, Director of Liver Support Services, is the principal investigator for the trial at CPMC. It is anticipated that up to 20 leading academic liver centers in the United States and Europe will take part in the SILVER...

2009-02-03 08:00:00

In hospitals around the country, doctors are trying to discover how to fix a dying liver by testing a machine packed with human liver cells. The device would act as an artificial liver, and could take over some of the liver's jobs much like dialysis helps kidneys work and cardiac pumps squeeze a flabby heart. The goal is to help patients stabilize enough for a transplant, or even to avoid one.A damaged liver can regenerate if it has enough recovery time, but if it's too far gone, a transplant...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'