Latest Joe Goldeen Stories

2008-08-01 12:01:08

By Joe Goldeen, The Record, Stockton, Calif. Aug. 1--STOCKTON -- What Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Legislature have done -- and haven't done -- to resolve the state's $15.2 billion budget deficit is stressing out Stockton's Joyce Adams-Penny. And that stress could send her straight to the hospital. What the governor and lawmakers have done is impose a 10 percent cut on most Medi-Cal reimbursements to doctors, hospitals, clinics and pharmacies. What they haven't done is pass a...

2008-07-31 12:01:05

By Joe Goldeen, The Record, Stockton, Calif. Jul. 31--MANTECA -- San Joaquin County's shortage of assisted-living facilities for seniors will get some relief in September when the 114-unit Prestige Senior Living at Manteca is scheduled to open. It will include 24 memory-care units suitable for Alzheimer's patients, another component of health care that is in short supply in the region. The new senior residential center, at 1130 Empire Ave. in a northeast Manteca neighborhood, is taking...

2008-07-01 12:01:08

By Joe Goldeen, The Record, Stockton, Calif. Jul. 1--STOCKTON -- Construction of St. Joseph's Medical Center's 78-bed Patient Pavilion at California Street and Harding Way is moving along as scheduled, with completion set for spring 2010. A 200-foot crane moved in Monday night to place large air handlers for the four-level, 152,000-square-foot hospital addition that will cost approximately $115 million, one of the most expensive privately funded construction projects ever undertaken in...

2008-06-24 12:03:09

By Joe Goldeen, The Record, Stockton, Calif. Jun. 24--A dense layer of smoke hovering Monday over San Joaquin County choked lungs, burned eyes and had residents asking where the awful haze was coming from and when it was going to clear. The answer to the first question: rural Napa and Solano counties. The answer to the second: whenever Northern California firefighters extinguish the flames or the westerly wind shifts. Valley health officials were predicting an "unhealthy" or "red"...

2008-06-24 02:30:28

By Joe Goldeen, The Record, Stockton, Calif. Jun. 23--FRENCH CAMP -- Since 2006, Health Plan of San Joaquin and the pharmacy school at University of the Pacific have collaborated on an effort to train recent graduates in the work of managed care pharmacy practice. The 2-year-old residency program has just been recognized nationally with a three-year accreditation by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. It is the only program of its kind in California offered by a Local...

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