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MODESTO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

VOL. 38 | ISSUE 9 | SEPTEMBER 2017

MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER: Improving health in the community

CONTINUING A STRONG HERITAGE OF HEALTHCARE TRAINING AT MJC

DMC PERFORMS ITS 20,000TH OPEN HEART SURGERY


Thank you to our loyal customers and friends for your continued trust and patronage. When we opened our doors in 1867, our goal was to provide the highest level of service and innovation for our customers. That commitment remains today. We are grateful for the relationships we’ve built and are committed to providing you with the tools, convenience and service to help families and businesses grow, succeed and flourish throughout the many communities we have the pleasure of serving.

Douglass M. Eberhardt CEO and Chairman of the Board

From the entire Bank of Stockton family, here’s to you!

Douglass M. Eberhardt II President

bankofstockton.com

Photo: An Octoberfest toast - circa 1915


SEPTEMBER 2017 | CONTENTS MISSION STATEMENT

The Modesto Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to serving the greater Modesto Area, regional businesses and community prosperity through advocacy, collaboration, access to leaders, economic development, connectivity and business education.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Chairman

Eric Tobias, F&M Bank

Chairman-Elect

Steven Rank, Rank Investigations and Protection, Inc.

Memorial Medical Center

Past Chairman

David Gianelli, Gianelli & Associates

Vice Chairman, External Operations Stephen Madison, STANCO

Vice Chairman, Internal Operations

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Patricia Gillum, Patricia A. Gillum,CPA

DIRECTORS

Elliot Begoun, The Intertwine Group Brad Blakeley, Edward Jones Investments Todd Falduti, Vintage Faire Mall Ryan Fitzpatrick, Valley BMW/Lexus David Gingerich, TD Gingerich Insurance Solutions, Inc. Paul Holshouser, Flowers Baking Co. of Modesto Michael Howell, Blom & Associates Warren Kirk, Doctors Medical Center Naomi Layland, Huff Construction Co, Inc. Craig Lewis, Lewis Capital Advisors Virginia Madueño, Imagen, LLC DeSha McLeod, Community Hospice Inc. Tom Nielsen, Individual Member Peggy O’Donnell, Mid-Valley Promotion Dillon Olvera, Beard Land & Investment Co. Kay Peck, HealthSouth Rehabilitation of Modesto Thomas Reeves, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. Lucy Virgen, Bank of the West Pete Zahos, Sysco Central California, Inc.

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Kaiser Permanente New Senior Vice President

Memorial Medical Center

ADVOCACY New Senior Vice President Named for Kaiser Permanente

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Inpatient Rehabilitation Service Provider

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Chamber Calendar

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Cecil Russell, President/CEO Modesto Chamber of Commerce CRussell@ModChamber.org

Graphic Design: Never Boring

Message from the CEO

COMMUNITY

ADVISORS

Keith Boggs, Stanislaus County Chief Executive Office George Boodrookas, Modesto Junior College David Boring, Never Boring Tim Harms, Leadership Modesto David White, Opportunity Stanislaus Melissa Williams, Modesto Irrigation District

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Healthcare Training at MJC

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People on the Move Ribbon Cuttings/ New Members Anniversaries Things to Consider When Choosing an Inpatient Rehabilitation Service Provider

EDUCATION Announcements Continuing a Strong Heritage of Healthcare Training at MJC

SERVICE

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Business Before/After Hours

Doctors Medical Center Performs its 20,000th Open Heart Surgery Work in Progress: El Rio Memory Care

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DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in

DMC Performs its 20,000th Open Heart Surgery

this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Modesto Chamber of Commerce.

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MESSAGE FROM THE CEO

By Cecil Russell,

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE PRESENTATION BY CITY OF MODESTO ON PHASE 1 OF HIGHWAY 132 PROJECT Government Relations Council Presentation by Jody Hayes, New Stanislaus County CEO

SPIE BOARD

MEETINGS

Chamber President and CEO

STANISLAUS GREEN TEAM PRESENTATION BY TID ON CAP & TRADE

Summer is over, school is in, and I look forward to some cooling trends in the weather as we escape the last few months of record-breaking heat. At this time of year, however, things at the Modesto Chamber are still heating up.

MESSAGE FROM THE CEO / CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

This month we will be hosting our 56th Annual Harvest Luncheon on Sept. 15, and tickets are still on sale. This great event raises money for the Chamber’s Voss-Berryhill MJC Ag Scholarship Program. Kent Kushar, a technology and industry strategy expert, will be our speaker. Our annual Oktoberfest celebration is on Oct. 13, and the Disney Institute corporate training is on Nov. 1. Please look for more information on these events in this issue.

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We hosted our annual State of Business & Education last month, and we had great presentations from several speakers about what is currently going on in the County when it comes to education and workforce readiness. Some of these presentations are on our website for your viewing. Finally, our Board recently commissioned a survey of our membership that focused on the value of membership, the job we are doing, and what is most important to you, our members. Thank you to those who took the time to complete it. As we do a deep dive into the results, we will be addressing our responses to this data in the coming months here in these pages. So stay tuned! | P

3 RIBBON CUTTINGS STANISLAUS STATE PRESIDENT JUNN'S PRIVATE LUNCHEON STANISLAUS STATE PRESIDENT JUNN’S FALL WELCOME ADDRESS

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB RECOGNITION BY MODESTO CITY COUNCIL SYLVAN ADVISORY COUNCIL AND BOYS & GIRLS CLUB MEETING

RETIREMENT CELEBRATION FOR STAN RISEN, retiring CEO of Stanislaus County

DOWNTOWN SECURITY MEETINGS

MEETINGS WITH BRANDMAN UNIVERSITY ON NEW BUSINESS DEGREE PROGRAMS

COMPREHENSIVE FEES TASK FORCE MEETING

MEETINGS WITH MAYOR BRANDVOLD • 3 CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS • 3 BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETINGS • CHAMBER COMMITTEES

AND SPECIAL EVENTS PLANNING MEETINGS

MEETINGS WITH SEVERAL PRESIDENT’S CLUB MEMBERS

RECEPTION

STATE OF BUSINESS & EDUCATION EVENT

MODESTO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE I MODCHAMBER.ORG

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION MEETINGS

DISNEY INSTITUTE PLANNING MEETINGS WITH DISNEY, STAN STATE & PRIME SHINE CARWASH


MODESTO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

WELCOMES DISNEY INSTITUTE TO Turlock, California

Stanislaus State - Event Center

November 1, 2017 • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM • (209)577-5757

Are you ready to enhance your business? Throughout this course, you will gain insight into the strategies that drive the Disney organization in the areas of leadership, culture, quality service, brand loyalty and innovation. With Disney Institute, you can learn to think differently. Are you ready?

•Align your values and vision. •Create a culture by design. •Become the service differentiation. •Develop long-lasting customer relationships. •Foster creative potential.

DISNEY’S APPROACH TO

BUSINESS EXCELLENCE

Register Today! Space is Limited. http://tinyurl.com/modchamber Modesto Chamber of Commerce is proud to be a selected sponsor of Disney’s Approach to Business Excellence and wishes to thank its marketing participants: • Stanislaus State • Prime Shine Carwash • The Modesto Bee

As to Disney artwork/properties: © Disney

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CHAMBER CALENDAR SEPTEMBER DEVELOPMENT 06 ECONOMIC COMMITTEE MEETING*

OCTOBER 04

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING* Modesto Chamber of Commerce** 7:30 a.m.

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NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION Modesto Chamber of Commerce** 3 p.m.

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BUSINESS BEFORE HOURS Community Hospice 4368 Spyres Way 7:30 a.m.

Modesto Chamber of Commerce** 7:30 a.m.

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GOVERNMENT RELATIONS COMMITTEE MEETING* Modesto Chamber of Commerce** 12 p.m.

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CHAMBER ONLINE MARKETING TOOLS CLASS Modesto Chamber of Commerce** 12 p.m.

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BUSINESS BEFORE HOURS San Joaquin Valley College 5380 Pirrone Rd., Salida 7:30 a.m.

MESSAGE FROM THE CEO CHAMBER CALENDAR

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MJC Pavillion MJC West Campus 2201 Blue Gum Ave. 11:30 a.m.

STANISLAUS GREEN TEAM Modesto Chamber of Commerce** 9 a.m.

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BUSINESS AFTER HOURS Never Boring & Warden's 1016 14th St. 5:30 p.m.

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CHAMBER ONLINE MARKETING TOOLS CLASS Modesto Chamber of Commerce** 4 p.m. AMBASSADOR/WELCOME TEAM Modesto Chamber of Commerce** 8 a.m.

**The Modesto Chamber of Commerce is located at 1114 J St., Modesto

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Modesto Nuts Field 5:00 p.m.

HARVEST LUNCHEON

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OKTOBERFEST

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STANISLAUS GREEN TEAM Modesto Chamber of Commerce** 9 a.m.

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BUSINESS AFTER HOURS Certified Collision 304 Motor City Ct. #B, Modesto 5:30 p.m.

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GOVERNMENT RELATIONS COMMITTEE MEETING Modesto Chamber of Commerce** 12 p.m.

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AMBASSADOR / WELCOME TEAM Modesto Chamber of Commerce** 8 a.m.

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GOOD EGG BREAKFAST Doubletree 1150 9th Street, Modesto 7 a.m.


MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER:

Improving health in the community in more ways than one By Daryn Kumar, Memorial Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Having grown up in Modesto, it is a privilege to be the CEO at Sutter Health’s Memorial Medical Center (MMC), where our notfor-profit mission is to improve the health and well-being of those in the communities we serve. Combining the expertise of our clinicians, employees and volunteers with the latest in medical technology and training, we can positively impact our community. We offer services and programs not available elsewhere, and those previously offered only in larger cities. For example:

are the only provider of Cardiac Rehabilitation services for postincident or post-surgery patients, helping people get back on their feet following what can be a very difficult period in their lives. • Along with robotic cancer surgery, outpatient infusion, dedicated inpatient cancer services and cancer complementary therapy programs to support recovery, we have the only hospital-based radiation therapy program in Modesto. • We are nearing completion of a bi-plane room that will bolster our neurointerventional program as we diagnose and treat stroke, brain aneurysms, brain and neck tumors, and other neurological conditions.

• With our Sutter Heart and Vascular Institute, we offer the area’s most comprehensive cardiovascular services. Along with providing

We are proud of our recognition as a Top 50 California hospital by U.S. News & World Report, and we are delighted to be able to

heart surgery and cutting-edge minimally invasive cardiac procedures,

enrich our community beyond our hospital walls. For example:

we performed the area’s first transcatheter aortic valve replacement • We provided more than $5.9 million dollars in community benefit contributions last year. • We support career development programs like the Valley Consortium for Medical Education (training physicians), nursing programs at Modesto Junior College and Cal State Stanislaus, and radiology programs in Merced. • We help ease the homeless situation in our area, working with local councils, whose focus is on finding temporary and permanent solutions. • And we support charitable groups, like the March of Dimes, the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, and the Amgen Tour of California. We are proud to be the title sponsor of the Sutter Health Memorial Medical Center Modesto Marathon, benefitting the Teens Run Modesto program. By helping the community both at our medical center and beyond our walls, our commitment to the overall health and well-being of everyone we serve is stronger than ever. | P

COMMUNITY

(TAVR) procedure, bringing this less-invasive option to patients. We

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NEW SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT NAMED for Kaiser Permanente in Central Valley Area By Edwin Garcia, Media Relations Specialist, Kaiser Permanente.

Corwin Harper, a health-care leader with more than 30 years

President and Area Manager for Kaiser Permanente’s Napa

of experience in healthcare operations and multiple senior

Solano Service Area.

leadership roles, is the new Senior Vice President and Area Manager for Kaiser Permanente’s Central Valley Area.

He comes to the Central Valley during a time of robust growth in an area that serves more than 330,000 members in Stanislaus

Harper, who took the position in June, is responsible for the

and San Joaquin counties. Harper held the position of Senior Vice

medical centers in Modesto and Manteca, as well as health

President and Area Manager from 2005 to 2014, during which

plan services, hospital operations, and services provided to

he led the opening of the Modesto Medical Center and focused

members outside of the hospital setting including continuing

on quality, strong membership growth, and Kaiser Permanente’s

care, pharmacy, and health plan regulatory services. In addition,

support for the community. He previously held a number of

he has leadership responsibility for Kaiser Permanente’s

leadership roles at Kaiser Permanente Fresno Medical Center,

partnership with St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Stockton.

including Senior Vice President and Area Manager, and Medical Group Administrator.

Harper previously served as Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for Kaiser Permanente Northern

Harper, who started June 19, succeeds Deborah Friberg, who

California the past year. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice

led the effort to partner with St. Joseph’s Medical Center, the plan hospital for members in Stockton, which is jointly owned by Kaiser Permanente and Dignity Health. “I’m excited to serve in the Central Valley Area where our hospitals, health plan and medical group are renowned for delivering highquality patient care,” Harper said. “I look forward to serving our growing membership, working with our dedicated employees and physicians, and getting involved in the community.” Harper is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, has a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Baylor University and received his undergraduate degree from The Citadel, in Charleston, South Carolina. | P

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BUSINESS BEFORE HOURS

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY COLLEGE 5380 Pirrone Rd., Salida

NEVER BORING & WARDENS 1016 14th St.

September 14th | 7:30 a.m.

September 21st | 5:30 p.m.

San Joaquin Valley College (SJVC) is an accredited private junior college located at 5380 Pirrone Rd. in Salida. The college offers seven accelerated, career-focused programs in medical, business and technical fields, with curriculum designed to equip students with the skills most desired by employers in today’s job market.

Never Boring and Warden’s are teaming up again to bring the Modesto area another great mixer—this time with the theme Chalk it Up. Don’t miss the event on Sept. 21 for their exciting Business After Hours featuring Nathan Ignacio.

SJVC provides 7-9 month Certifications and 14-month Associate of Science Degrees. SJVC is regionally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Community and Junior Colleges, and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC WASC). SJVC was founded by Robert and Shirley Perry, who opened the college on April 14, 1977 in Visalia, California, with three students in the Medical Assisting program. Since that day, SJVC has grown to 15 campuses throughout California, plus an online division, and offers 22 programs in Health, Business, and Technical fields.

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Warden’s Office Products has one big secret to their success: Always do what you say you are going to do. Warden’s promises to be “Your Partner in Business,” providing solutions with integrity, value, and personal service. They provide office supplies, new office furniture, used office furniture, and relocation services. Over the years, they’ve been able to “reinvent” themselves, especially with the proliferation of so called “Big Box” stores. They opened in 1965, are currently 40 employees strong, and joined the chamber in 1965. Never Boring is the only full-service agency in the Valley that supplies Marketing, Advertising, Social & Digital Media, Brand Development, Ad Campaigns, Publications, Web & Interactive, Film & Multimedia, Commercial & Custom Signs, and Vehicle Wraps all in the same house. Never Boring can benefit customers in a myriad of ways such as growing market share, encouraging client engagement, and helping a customer’s brand stand out in the marketplace. They aim to make creativity at the center of everything they do and to make the community a better place to live and work while pursuing the continued growth of their team members, vendors, and clients. Since the beginning, they’ve partnered with clients to develop long-term relationships and help them reach their aspirations for success. | P

BECOME A MEMBER visit us at modchamber.org or call our membership Director, John Villines 209.577.5757

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PEOPLE ON THE MOVE Brunn & Flynn is pleased to announce the newest addition to the Firm, Attorney Violaine C. Brunet. Ms. Brunet is a Canadian native. She received her Master of Law (LL.M.) degree from Berkeley Law at U.C. Berkeley, and her Bachelor of Law (LL.B.) from Laval University Law School in Quebec City, Violaine C. Brunet Canada. She has a bachelor of science in biology from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. Prior to working for Brunn & Flynn, Ms. Brunet worked as an attorney for a San Francisco law firm and a law clerk for a New York law firm and at the Superior Court of Quebec in Quebec City, Canada. She is admitted to practice before all California courts and the U.S. District Court Northern District of California. Ms. Brunet’s areas of practice include Business

Kaufmann moved to Modesto from Chicago in 2016 and most recently worked as Marketing Director at Modesto Symphony. He has a Master’s Degree in Journalism from Columbia College Chicago and has held development positions with Chicago

Litigation and Intellectual Property. | P

Children’s Museum and the Les Turner ALS Foundation. | P

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Josh Kaufman

Stanislaus Community Foundation (SCF) is pleased to announce the hire of Josh Kaufmann as Director of Development and Donor Engagement. Kaufmann will build SCF’s charitable assets by working directly with prospective and current donors, as well as professional advisors and referral sources. Additionally, he’ll develop tools and strategies to help further SCF’s brand, mission and vision.

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THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING AN INPATIENT REHABILITATION SERVICE PROVIDER By Kay E. Peck, PhD, CEO, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Modesto Making the choice for yourself or a loved one after experiencing

When searching for your inpatient rehabilitation provider, here

a debilitating illness or injury such as a stroke, brain injury, spinal

are a few questions to ask:

cord injury or amputation is a tough decision; but it is critical to the patient’s overall outcome and return to their daily life. A comprehensive therapy program, like those featured at the HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Modesto, can include physical, occupational and speech-language therapies. Customized patient treatment plans are designed to help patients regain lost function of walking, talking, swallowing, and grasping large and small items. Inpatient rehabilitation also prepares patients to return to performing daily activities such as bathing, cooking and cleaning. Patients receive 24/7 care by registered nurses and frequent visits by physicians who are specialized in the area of physical medicine and rehabilitation.

• Does it have all the necessary team members on-site: physician, speech therapist, physical therapist, occupational therapist, dietitian, counselor or psychologist, specialized rehabilitation nurses, respiratory therapists, case managers, and access to the necessary medical consultants who, if needed, will come see your loved one? • Will a rehabilitation doctor see the patient, and how often will

the patient be seen? • What percentage of the center’s patients are discharged back

to their homes? • Can you tour the therapy areas to see what type of technology

is used to deal with various physical problems that a patient with a similar condition like the one being treated faces? • Will you be assigned a case manager who will help deal with

your needs, including equipment and discharge plans? Remember you have a choice and that choice can make a major difference in the overall quality of life the patient will experience after leaving the hospital, so be sure to thoroughly review your

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ANNOUNCEMENTS CareMore Health System has moved to a new location! Ricardo Regional Medical Officer for CareMore

Young,

MD

Oct. 21, United Cerebral Palsy of Stanislaus celebrates World CP Day by hosting a 5k and

and

Health System is

pleased to announce their move to a new location at 1801 H Street, Modesto.

1/2 mile walk/run, 9 a.m. at East La Loma Park (2001 Edgebrook Dr.) in Modesto. The goal of Safari Dash is to recognize those living with Cerebral Palsy and other disabilities. UCP of

“CareMore and our partner Nifty After Fifty have had three separate locations in Modesto for eight years; we are happy to have everyone under one roof. With our recent remodel of our Turlock CareMore Care Center and addition of the Turlock Nifty After Fifty, we are committed to continue serving our community.” The new location opens Aug. 2. | P

Stanislaus is excited to introduce an event promoting health and movement. Bring the kids for games and other activities. There is sponsorship still available ranging from $100 to $2,500. Please visit www.ucpstan.org or find us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ucpsafaridash/) for more information. | P

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“I chose Oak Valley Community Bank because I needed an advocate and not just a bank. They provide exceptional personal service. We matter – and that makes all the difference in the world. Their fantastic team is smart, thoughtful, and willing to go the extra mile to meet our needs while offering solutions for our growing business.”

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ANNOUNCEMENTS Sierra Vista Child & Family Services - Hearts For Children Gala

Bank of Stockton, established on Aug. 12, 1867, celebrated its milestone

150th

anniversary

culminating in cake and candles Plans are underway for Sierra

at all of its 19 branches, on Friday,

Vista’s 17th Annual Hearts for Children Gala on Saturday,

August 11th. Customers and

September 30th at Larsa Banquet Hall. This highly anticipated

friends were invited to join in the celebration. Bank of Stockton

event will inspire you to reach for “A Whole New World” as

is the oldest bank in California still operating under its original

the theme of ALADDIN comes alive! This magical adventure

charter. Opened two years after the end of the Civil War, Bank

is waiting for you as our friends, business and community

of Stockton has 19 branches in 16 cities spanning 9 contiguous

partners come together to support us in our efforts to create

counties and is $2.9 Billion in Assets strong. | P

a brighter future for the 20,000 children and families that we serve within our community each year. For more information regarding the Gala, please contact Marilyn Jacobs at 209.523.4573 or mjacobs@sierravistacares.

Brandman

org or go online to www.sierravistacares.org today. With our

nonprofit

determination and your compassion we can give hope to

student success with a campus

children and families. | P

right here in Modesto. It offers over

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University and

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a

dedicated

to

degree,

credential,

and certificate programs applicable to nearly every industry including business and education. With fully online, self-paced, On Aug. 1, Focus on Prevention opened a Homeless Outreach

and hybrid courses available at over 25 campuses throughout

and Engagement Center at 825 12th Street in Modesto. The

California and Washington, Brandman offers flexible learning

Center is a partnership effort between the courts, non-profits,

options. Plus, the university is proud to partner with the

local government, and other community partners that connects

Modesto Chamber of Commerce to provide scholarships for

our citizens experiencing homelessness to services. Outreach

employees and chamber member organizations.

and engagement efforts allow communities to bring services directly to people in need who otherwise might not seek out

Its MBA program prepares students to lead and manage

services, connecting them to housing and other support.

successful organizations while allowing them to customize

Staff will seek people out in the community in a strategic and

their learning outcomes with advanced emphasis options. Join

coordinated effort with other outreach teams co-located in

the upcoming cohort with classes starting in January. Those

the Outreach and Engagement Center. For more, visit www.

who want to transform education by employing innovative

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practices, and utilizing emerging technologies, can learn more about Brandman’s prestigious Ed.D. in organizational leadership. For more information on the MBA cohort, Ed.D.,

You are invited to join Casa de Modesto Retirement Center at

EDUCATION

an Open House on Thursday, September 21, 2017, 5:30 p.m. to

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8:30 p.m. to celebrate the opening of its NEW Dementia Care Center and Medicare Physical Therapy Unit. Casa de Modesto is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. | P

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or other programs, including scholarships, contact Elizabeth Facanha at 209-552-5730. | P


CONTINUING A STRONG HERITAGE OF HEALTHCARE TRAINING AT MJC

By Dr. Bonnie Hunt, Director of the MJC Respiratory Care Program, Lisa Riggs, M.S.N., Director of the MJC Associate Degree Nursing Program Modesto Junior College is proud of its role in training local employees

roles in leadership, education, case management and advanced

in the healthcare industry. The college’s allied health programs

clinical practice.

prepare students to become nurses, home health aides, nurse assistants, medical assistants, and respiratory care professionals.

Graduates from the respiratory care A.S. and B.S. degree programs are prepared to serve a community impacted by the deleterious

MJC’s Associate Degree Nursing Program has been in existence

effects of poor air quality as well as an aging baby boomer population

since 1965. To date, MJC has graduated 4,342 nurses that primarily

suffering from respiratory-related illnesses. Students within the

serve families in our surrounding communities. In 2003, MJC began

bachelor’s degree program will build upon foundational knowledge

a satellite cohort for student nurses in Tuolumne County which

and skills acquired in the associate’s degree program. They will do so

virtually eliminated the nursing shortage in that region. The program

with a very affordable tuition.

is housed on the MJC West Campus in a state of the art facility known as Glacier Hall which includes an impressive human patient

We wish to thank the local healthcare employers who assist with all

simulation laboratory.

aspects of this vital training in our community including operational support, scholarships, and clinical sites for

The state board pass rate for MJC nursing graduates exceeds

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state and national averages. Employment rates for MJC nursing graduates (within one year of passing the state board) falls in the 90th percentiles and feedback from employers is consistently excellent. In addition, the MJC nursing program has an articulation plan with California State University, Stanislaus for graduates to continue for their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). The MJC nursing program continues to offer a nursing education that is comparable to or exceeds any top program in the state of California

The Respiratory Care Program at MJC offers an Associate of Science and a Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care. A cohort of twenty-four students began their studies in both the associate’s and bachelor’s degree programs in late August. Modesto Junior College is one of fifteen California community colleges approved to offer a bachelor’s degree program. The accelerated-hybrid B.S. degree program will prepare respiratory care practitioners for

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DOCTORS MEDICAL CENTER PERFORMS ITS 20,000TH OPEN HEART SURGERY

Reaching a major milestone, surgeons at Doctors Medical Center

“Doctors Medical Center is proud of the high-quality heart

have performed the institution’s 20,000th open heart surgery

care we provide to our patients and 20,000 open hearts is

since 1976, when the hospital first began offering the procedure.

a momentous benchmark indeed,” said Warren Kirk, CEO of Doctors Medical Center. “We thank the amazing physicians,

“This is momentous because only a small number of hospitals

staff and countless team members who work to achieve the

in the country have performed this many open heart surgeries,

best possible outcomes for our patients. At such a milestone,

it’s a small club” said James MacMillan, MD, a cardiothoracic

we are awed by the sheer magnitude of lives touched –

surgeon who has practiced at Doctors Medical Center since

not just the 20,000 patients who received this life-saving

1978. “This is a top-notch program – from the nurses who

surgery at our hospital, but also their spouses, children,

are top-of-the-line professionals to the dedicated anesthesia

parents, siblings, coworkers, friends and many more. We are

team to the remarkable group of surgeons that have been here

humbled and grateful for the impact we are able to make on

throughout. The support and resources we receive from the

this community and we are committed to keep doing so for

hospital help make it an outstanding program.”

our next 20,000 patients.”

Doctors Medical Center is known for its award-wining cardiac

One of those patients whose lives were impacted is Sharon

care. Two of the early members of the open heart team—Dr.

Perry. Perry, who also works as Director of Women and

Macmillan, who joined the hospital in 1978, and Joseph Neal,

Children’s Services at Doctors Medical Center, had her open

MD, who arrived in 1981—are still practicing. Open-heart

heart surgery in December 2014.

surgery is defined as any type of surgery in which the chest is cut open and surgery is performed on the muscles, valves, or

“When I woke up from my procedure that day, I had several

arteries of the heart.

people surrounding me with concerned looks,” she recalled. “The physician said to me, ‘You have at least three blocked arteries that cannot be stented. You need to have surgery and

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we want to do it tomorrow.’ I said OK quickly because I knew the reputation of both Doctors Medical Center and the cardiac program. I had my surgery on December 20 and left the hospital on December 25. It was the best Christmas present anyone had ever given me!” She added, “Whenever I walk down the hall at Doctors and see my surgeon, Dr. Minghui Lui, we both smile because I remember how he saved my life and how he came to visit me every day with that same smile while I was in the hospital. I felt so cared for by

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LET THEIR FAMILY TAKE CARE OF YOURS By: Noel Daniel This fall will bring some amazing news for those looking into senior community care. El Rio Memory Care, a Koelsch Community, is making its debut at last. In fact, they’ll be having a public Grand Opening on Nov. 8 from 4 to 7 p.m. And there’s no doubt it will be a masterful addition to the area’s senior communities. “We custom design and build our communities with a distinctly residential character,” said Mary Keaton, Executive Director. “The grounds feature peaceful gardens, activity areas, a beauty and barber shop, a shady courtyard, and a walking path—all in a secured environment. Every aspect of our community has been planned to help your loved one feel comfortable and at home.” Along with excellence in care, El Rio Memory Care Community will offer full meals, vibrant mental and physical activities seven days a week, scheduled social outings on a wheelchair-accessible bus, and regular family engagement opportunities. With over half a century of experience caring for seniors, you can be certain the Koelsch family will take great care of yours. They have both Short Stay Respite and Hourly Care Programs that will allow your loved one a temporary stay during which they receive all services available. These include nutritious meals and snacks, 24 hour on-site licensed nursing and a full activities program. Short Stay Respite and Hourly Care Programs are offered seven days a week for your convenience.

“El Rio understands the importance of 24 Hour On-Site Licensed Nurses,” said Keaton. “While some communities use nursing assistants or trained-on-the-job med-techs, we have Licensed Nurses onsite 24 hours a day. Our Licensed Nurses are more qualified to distribute medications and monitor reactions, manage respiratory issues and monitor oxygen, recognize changes in conditions, make key decisions in emergency situations, monitor diabetic care: injections, glucose levels, skin care, nutrition, and podiatrist visits.” If your loved one is just in the beginning stages of Alzheimer's, Dementia, Memory Care, or needs more one-on-one care, El Rio Memory Care Community will be the perfect alternative to a skilled nursing environment. Trained professional staff and licensed nurses will be onsite 24 hours per day, 7 days a week to meet the specific needs of each person and remain committed to bringing dignity, respect and the highest standards of service to all of our 'family members'. Whether for a short respite stay or for a lifetime, our family will take care of your family. El Rio wants to ease the challenges that families who are caring for loved ones with memory loss will face. They offer in-house support groups for family-caregivers as well as facilitate strategic relationships in the community to inspire their family of residents. For more information, visit www.koelschseniorcommunities.com/seniorliving/ca/modesto/el-rio. | P

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PRESIDENT’S CLUB CIRCLE OF INFLUENCE PLATINUM LEVEL

SILVER LEVEL

Flowers Baking Co. of Modesto, LLC

Seven Up Bottling Corporation

E. & J. Gallo Winery

Acme Construction Company, Inc.

F & M Bank

Solecon Industrial Contractors

Kaiser Permanente

American Chevrolet

Galletto Ristorante

Solid Networks, Inc.

Walmart

American Medical Response

Gianelli & Associates

Stanislaus Distributing

Walmart Neighborhood Market

Aramark Uniform Services

Gilton Solid Waste Management, Inc.

Stanislaus Food Products Company

Atherton & Associates, LLP

DIAMOND LEVEL

Golden Valley Health Centers

Grimbleby Coleman CPAs, Inc.

Bank of the West

Bank of Stockton

Beard Land and Investment Co.

Brightwood College

Capax-Giddings, Corby, Hynes, Inc.

Brunn & Flynn

Doctors Behavioral

California State University, Stanislaus

Care One Home Health

Health Center- DMC

Certified Public Accountants

Grover Landscape Services, Inc. I.J. Larsen Pumps, Inc. Infiniti of Modesto International Paper Company

Stanislaus Surgical Hospital Storer Coachways SunOpta Aseptic, Inc. Sutter Gould Medical Foundation Telcion Communications Group TSM Insurance Turlock Irrigation District

Iron Mountain, Inc.

Union Bank

JS West & Company

US Bank

Lewis Capital Advisors

Valley Children’s Healthcare

Central Valley Automotive

Maxx Value Foods

Valley First Credit Union

Pacific Southwest Container

Central Valley Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge

Mercer Foods

Valley Lexus-BMW

Physician Referral Service-DMC

Central Valley Nissan

Mocse Credit Union

Vintage Faire Mall

Central Valley Volkswagen Hyundai

The Modesto Bee

W.H. Breshears, Inc.

GOLD LEVEL

Central Valley Medical Group

Modesto Toyota

Warden’s Office Products Center

5.11, Inc.

Central Valley Specialty Hospital

Oak Valley Community Bank

Crystal Creamery

Chuckchansi Gold Resort & Casino

O’Brien’s Market

DoubleTree Hotel

Clark Pest Control

Pacific Gas & Electric Company

Fiscallini Cheese Company

Cloudy in California

Panelized Structures Inc.

HealthSouth Rehabilitation

Collins Electrical

Comcast

Pepsi Bottling Group

Doctors Medical Center-DMC

Frito-Lay Company, Inc.

Central Sanitary Supply Co.

MedAmerica Billing Services, Inc.

Central Valley Ag Grinding

Modesto & Empire Traction Co.

of Modesto

and Hospice, Inc.

Memorial Medical Center

Covanta Stanislaus, Inc.

Modesto Irrigation District

Damrell, Nelson, Schrimp, Pallios,

Modesto Nuts Professional Baseball

RACOR, Division of Parker

Del Monte Foods

Delta Sierra Beverage

Hannifin Corporation

Pacher & Silva

PMZ Real Estate Prime Shine Car Wash Prompt Staffing

D.B.A Courtesy Staffing

Raymond James & Associates, Inc. Rizo-Lopez Foods, Inc.

Seneca Foods, LLC

The Eberhardt School of Business

Sysco Food Services of

English Oaks Nursing &

Rogers Jewelry Company

San Joaquin Valley College

Central California

Taco Bell

Rehabilitation Hospital

Final Cut Media

Save Mart Supermarkets

First Choice Physician Partners

Smile Shine Family Dental

Food Maxx

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Yosemite Meat Company, Inc.


You’re at the Heart of What We Do. This June, Doctors Medical Center performed its 20,000th open heart surgery—and we couldn’t have done it without putting our hearts into it every step of the way.

Are you at risk for heart disease? To take a heart health assessment, visit: dmc-modesto.com/ for-patients/health-risk-assessments

AWARD-WINNING HEART CARE • American Heart Association / American Stroke Association’s Get with the Guidelines Heart Failure Gold Plus Award Recipient • AHA Mission: Lifeline(R) Receiving Center Gold Level Recognition Award Winner for Heart Attack Care • Recipient of the American College of Cardiology Foundation’s NCDR(R) ACTION Registry(R) - GWTG(TM) Platinum Performance Achievement Award for Heart Attack Care - one of only 197 hospitals in the US to receive this award • Accredited as a Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers - First hospital in region to receive designation • Joint Commission’s Top Performer on Key Quality Measures(R) distinction for heart attack and heart failure recipient • Accredited as a Mission: Lifeline(R) Heart Attack (STEMI) Receiving Center by the American Heart Association - First hospital in California to receive this accreditation

1441 Florida Avenue Modesto, California 95350 (209) 578-1211

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