What initially seemed like normal flu symptoms for Gabby Manoz quickly turned into something much more serious.
Hospitals in Action
When Ashley Agnitch’s daughter was born with a genetic abnormality, she had only a few precious hours to spend with her. After that experience, Ashley knew that the gift of Cuddle Cots would allow hospitals to help comfort other families in the same situation.
To ease the burden of expensive housing on its workers and ensure access to care for its patients, Mad River Community Hospital owns three homes and leases a handful of apartments for its staff.
Madera Community Hospital stepped in to build a medical clinic in the Central Valley town of Mendota, bringing health care to a small rural community that previously had none.
One hospital’s solution to a workforce overwhelmed by two years of pandemic: a wellness coordinator who reminds staff they are valued and cared for.
When a critically ill or injured patient needs a hospital stay, family is usually close behind. Sometimes they must travel long distances to be near their loved one, but endless hours on the road, expensive hotel stays, and the stress of not always being nearby can get in the way.
For California’s rural hospitals, community is everything. At Plumas District Hospital the care provided is central to making the surrounding towns safe and livable. But workforce challenges are putting the hospital’s important role at risk.
In Mendocino County, Adventist Health operates three hospitals serving a sprawling rural area. During a COVID-19 spike in late summer of 2021, hospital leaders had to think outside the box to best care for their communities. They started with a new way of looking at their collective resources.
Hospitals went above and beyond to care for those in need during the global COVID-19 pandemic — but not every role gets the credit it deserves. At John Muir Health, a comprehensive approach to test processing and materials in the laboratory helped to speed diagnosis and save lives.
Hospitals went above and beyond to care for those in need during the global COVID-19 pandemic — even reaching outside their four walls. At Tenet Health Central Coast, an innovative new TeleER program meant patients were tended to without setting foot in the hospital.