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June 2018 Issue

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Let the music play! Memorial celebrates piano donation

Let the music play! Memorial celebrates piano donation

MODESTO, Calif. – May 31, 2018 – (Click to Watch VIDEO) Music helps in the healing process. Music brings comfort, excitement, emotion and energy to patients, family members and caregivers. Now—thanks to a Memorial Hospital Foundation campaign, and donations by employees, volunteers, clinicians and a local music family—all who enter Memorial Medical Center (MMC) will join in the experience.

Artist lofts project to begin construction in Stockton

The MediCo Dental building in Downtown Stockton is the site for the new Medici Artist Lofts.

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F&M merger approved by shareholders

Farmers and Merchants Bancorp, the holding company for F&M Bank headquartered in Lodi, announced the approval by shareholders for the bank to merge with Bank of Rio Vista.

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Advisory Council participants sought by MMC

MODESTO—Memorial Medical Center is seeking volunteer advisors to be a part of its Patient Family Advirosy Council (PFAC). Those who take on the role will work with hospital leadership, care teams and clinical teams to help improve future patient experiences.

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Legends of the Cruise

Legends of the Cruise

Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route

Walk of Fame 2018 Inductees Celebration

June 6, 2018, 6:30  pm - 10th St Plaza Modesto

The spirit of “American Graffiti” endures today on 10th & 11th Streets in Downtown Modesto on the Historic Cruise Route, where the people of the true cruising route inspired George Lucas’ film.  People across America and all over the world are invited to have a rockin’ good time as the “Walk of Fame” Class of ’18  is unveiled on the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route on Wednesday, June 6, on 10th Street between J and K Streets in conjunction with the Mid Valley Chevy Club’s Park ‘n Shine that hosts approximately 300 classic cars and hot rods.

Bilingual job fair to be held in Modesto

Job seekers have yet another opportunity to find employment in the Central Valley.

On Tuesday, June. 26, the Central Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is holding a Bilingual Job Fair at Modesto Centre Plaza from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

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Memorial Medical Center seeks participants for patient family advisory council

Memorial Medical Center seeks participants for patient family advisory council

Memorial Medical Center (MMC) is committed to providing a consistent, high quality patient experience and is looking for additional community members to gain insight and feedback about the experiences patients and their families have had at the Sutter Health hospital in Modesto.

“We are working to make the voice of the patient and family evident in everything we do,” said Roberta Mori, director of patient and family engagement at Sutter Health. “At Sutter Health, we value our patients’ voices and understand they can help us to improve and promote patient-centered care.”

The process for becoming an advisor consists of an initial phone screening, followed by an in-person interview. This is a volunteer position and is not compensated.

Those interested in learning more about the Patient Family Advisory Council or signing up to be a volunteer can visit our website,www.sutterhealth.org/pfac, to complete an online application.

Interested community members may also contact us via email at patientfamilyeng@sutterhealth.org

Local family honored for helping create “Pathway” to good health in Modesto

Local family honored for helping create “Pathway” to good health in Modesto

MODESTO, Calif. – May 24, 2018 –The Porges family, owners of the successful chain of Prime Shine Car Wash locations in the Central Valley, was recently honored during a reception acknowledging their $100,000 donation to Memorial Hospital Foundation for the Sutter Health Heart & Vascular Institute at Memorial Medical Center.

The hall that leads to the Heart and Vascular Institute on the 3rd floor of MMC’s North Tower is now known as the “Porges Family Pathway to Your Good Health.”

“Prime Shine has been a part of the Central Valley for over twenty-seven years, and we couldn’t be more proud that we have the ability to donate to this institute,” said Evan Porges, Prime Shine Car Wash president. “It will provide our community vital heart care, not just today, but for generations to come.”

The institute allows MMC to place a renewed emphasis, not only on providing new treatments for heart disease, but also new ways to prevent this devastating illness — the number one killer in America. Heart disease can strike anyone at any time, without regard for age, ethnicity or gender. Half of men and two-thirds of women who die suddenly of coronary artery disease have had no symptoms and no known risk factors.

Getting In-Shape: New CEO puts emphasis on helping people achieve goals

Francesca Schuler is the new CEO of In-Shape Health Clubs, which has 65 locations throughout California.

STOCKTON—With a diverse upbringing and instilled work ethic, one could say Francesca Schuler has been preparing for her role as CEO for most of her life.

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