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  • Rival teams join forces to beat cancer

    November 29, 2010 3:43 PM

    Arroyo Grande and Nipomo High School basketball teams will toss "Hoops for Hope" during their first annual event to raise money for the Hearst Cancer Resource Center at French Hospital in San Luis Obispo. Family members, coaches and players of the basketball teams have been affected by cancer. ... more »
  • New DVT technology comes to the Central Coast

    November 29, 2010 3:35 PM

    French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo has a new way to treat deep vein thrombosis. DVT is a sometimes fatal condition in which a massive clot develops in the legs of people who do not move for long periods of time, such as air travelers and hospital... more »
  • Local hospitals help folks deal with holiday grief

    November 9, 2010 3:20 PM

    The decorations are starting to be hung with care, a sign that the holidays are here. It is a time when people will get together with family and friends, but for those who have recently lost a loved one it can be an emotional time. For those people,... more »
  • New system to treat heart attack victims saves the life of a Templeton firefighter

    November 8, 2010 4:17 PM

    A new system in place on the Central Coast is saving the lives of heart attack patients. It is called the STEMI system, short for one of the most critical types of heart attacks. In August, both San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties designated French Hospital Medical... more »
  • The American Heart Association wants companies to Start! Eating Healthy

    November 2, 2010 3:33 PM

    The American Heart Association is joining forces with workplaces across the nation Wednesday, November 3 when employers are encouraged to: - Serve only healthy foods in the cafeteria - Turn off the vending machines for the day or fill them with healthy alternatives - Pass out green apples to... more »
  • French Hospital Medical Center helps local man's efforts for troops overseas

    October 15, 2010 2:15 PM

    French Hospital Medical Center supports a local man's mission to send supplies to troops overseas. Korean War Veteran Si Tenenberg has been helping soldiers through his organization "Helping Soldiers in the Desert with Care Packages" since 2006. His latest shipment went to combat troops in Afghanistan, to which... more »
  • What you need to know about prostate cancer will be discussed at a local forum

    September 24, 2010 2:01 PM

    A free forum at French Hospital Medical Center will take on the country's most commonly diagnosed cancer: prostate cancer. Experts will discuss advances in screening, the role of exercise and the ABC's of nutrition as they relate to prostate cancer. It being held Monday from 6 p.m.-8 p.m.... more »
  • French Hospital tracks down diseases using GPS-like device

    September 22, 2010 3:03 PM

    French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo has a new piece of equipment with GPS-like capabilities called the IG4. The new navigation system is used by interventional radiologists as a needle based tracking system. It navigates within organs such as the lungs, liver and kidneys using a... more »
  • Guideline in place for treating San Luis Obispo County's most critical types of heart attack

    August 27, 2010 3:01 PM

    9-1-1 patients who call with symptoms of a STEMI, or ST-segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction, will be taken straight to French Hospital Medical Center. Symptoms typically include pressure or squeezing pain under the breastbone; discomfort in the arms, back or jaw; shortness of breath; breaking out in a cold sweat;... more »
  • Grant will help local hospitals fight obesity in low-income residents and seniors

    August 18, 2010 3:25 PM

    A $4,000 grant will help combat obesity in the community. French Hospital Medical Center and Arroyo Grande Community Hospital will soon offer a four-week nutrition series. The lectures are designed to target low income residents including Latinos and seniors, but are open to anyone interested in living healthier.... more »
  • Local hospitals to hand out thousands of dollars in grants, apply here

    July 27, 2010 3:10 PM

    Local Catholic Healthcare West hospitals are offering non-profit organizations grant money. The annual grant program is aimed at local non-profits with an interest in building healthier communities. French Hospital Medical Center is offering $40,758; Arroyo Grande Community Hospital is offering $25,000; and Marian Medical Center is offering $94,034.... more »
  • French Hospital earns "Gold Seal of Approval"

    July 7, 2010 3:09 PM

    French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo has earned the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval. The Joint Commission calls itself is a health care standards-setting organization. It sends specially trained investigators to hospitals, nursing homes and other health care organizations to assess whether they are meeting... more »
  • Beat the odds: learn how to live heart healthy at French Hospital Medical Center

    July 2, 2010 1:34 PM

    French Hospital Medical Center is offering a free 5-lecture series on how to live a heart healthy lifestyle. The classes take place the second Tuesday of every month, starting July 13, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the hospital's auditorium. Topics include diet, risk factors, exercise, medications,... more »
  • Local nurse passes rigorous breast cancer care exam

    June 24, 2010 2:52 PM

    A local breast cancer nurse is among a handful worldwide to receive a prestigious breast care certification. A registered nurse at French Hospital Medical Center and Arroyo Grande Community Hospital has passed the challenging Certified Breast Care Nurse examination. Michelle Ellis is an oncology nurse navigator in the... more »
  • Doctors to discuss new approach to hip surgery at French Hospital

    May 27, 2010 3:46 PM

    In case you missed French Hospital's lecture on its new technologically advanced approach to hip surgery, another one is being held next week. The hospital now has a specially designed table that allows surgeons to perform Anterior Hip Replacement, in which the surgeon reaches and replaces the hip joint from... more »
  • Local hospital receives national honor for cardiac care

    May 6, 2010 2:32 PM

    French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo has been designated as a Blue Distinction Center for cardiac care by Blue Shield of California. Criteria that must be met to receive this honor are: -- a minimum of 125 cardiac surgeries a year -- a highly experienced cardiac... more »
  • Local hospital acquires new hip replacement technology

    May 4, 2010 3:10 PM

    French Hospital Medical Center announces a new, less invasive approach to hip surgery, called Anterior Hip Replacement. A specially-designed surgical table allows the surgeon to reach and replace the hip joint from the front of the hip, as opposed to the side or back of the hip. For... more »
  • Local women honored with Day Tea events next week

    April 29, 2010 2:27 PM

    From cancer to osteoporosis and menopause, an event for women is being held next week that is hosted by Marian Medical Center, Arroyo Grande Community Hospital and French Hospital Medical Center. The Women's Day Tea events are free and will feature a host of speakers. The first seminar... more »
  • French Hospital announces plans for major expansion project

    April 6, 2010 2:47 PM

    French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo announced plans for a major expansion project. The upgrades for the 40-year-old facility include a 12-bed cardiac day stay suite, a new intensive care unit, new patient care units with 21 additional beds, a remodel of the emergency department to include... more »
  • Local hospitals to take part in Start! Walking Day

    April 6, 2010 12:47 PM

    Wednesday, April 6, is National Start! Walking Day. It is sponsored by the American Heart Association. The goal is to encourage employers to promote walking routes for employees to utilize during work breaks. Marian Medical Center in Santa Maria will hold a rally at 10 a.m. with a... more »
  • Two more local hospitals closer to going paperless

    March 11, 2010 3:04 PM

    Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center and Twin Cities Community Hospital are one step closer to going paperless. On Monday, they started the second phase of a three year plan to implement Electronic Health Records, or EHR. French Hospital Medical Center, Arroyo Grande Community Hospital and Marian Medical Center... more »
  • Local CHW hospitals first to implement electronic health records

    March 2, 2010 3:58 PM

    KSBY News has learned that three local hospitals will be the first in Catholic Healthcare West's 41 hospital system to use electronic health records. The paper world of medical files is about to enter cyber space at French Hospital Medical Center, Arroyo Grande Community Hospital and Marian Medical Center.... more »
  • Cancer Survivorship celebration this weekend at local hospital

    February 25, 2010 2:44 PM

    Cancer survivors will be honored this weekend at French Hospital Medical Center. On Saturday, February 27, the Central Coast Oncology Nursing Society and the Hearst Cancer Resource Center will host the 2nd Annual Survivorship Celebration from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the hospital's auditorium. A panel of six survivors... more »
  • Central Coast hospitals graded in new report

    February 19, 2010 3:57 PM

    A new report card out suggests that one local hospital out ranks the rest when it comes to patient care and satisfaction. All four major hospitals in the area, French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, Marian Medical Center in Santa Maria, Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo... more »
  • French Hospital employees raise $39k for hospital

    February 15, 2010 3:09 PM

    Employees at French Hospital Medical Center have raised $39,000 for the 2010 Employee Caring Circle. The funds will go toward remodeling the cafeteria, making it more user-friendly with healthier food choices and credit and debit payment options. Last year, money raised went toward the creation of the hospital's... more »
  • Open house for new French Hospital Medical Center Breastfeeding Clinic

    February 11, 2010 7:08 AM

    An open house will be held this evening in celebration of the new French Hospital Medical Center Breastfeeding Clinic. Back in August, Community Health Centers of the Central Coast announced it was closing the program because of budget cuts. French Hospital teamed up with others in the community to... more »
  • Local hospital awards $37k in community grants

    January 14, 2010 3:17 PM

    French Hospital Medical Center will award $37,000 in grants to programs that it says "improve health and living conditions in San Luis Obispo County." The grants are awarded through a Community Grants Program created by FHMC's parent company Catholic Healthcare West (CHW). This year, they are being awarded to... more »

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