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  • Doctors pre'scribed' a helping hand in Sierra Vista's E.R.

    January 11, 2011 2:49 PM

    Do you ever feel like a doctor is not giving you his full attention because he is busy writing down what you say? Doctors in the Emergency Room at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo are getting a helping hand to give you more personal care. ... more »
  • Two local hospitals set to go paperless

    November 17, 2010 3:27 PM

    Patients at Twin Cities Hospital in Templeton and Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo might notice something different during their next visit. The hospitals are starting to go paperless. Every hospital on the Central Coast is undergoing the transition to Electronic Health Records, or EHR,... more »
  • Medal of Honor awarded to local hospital for saving lives

    November 11, 2010 2:52 PM

    Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center received a Bronze Organ Donation Medal of Honor earlier this month from the United States Department of Health and Human Services. Sierra Vista said it is one of 307 hospitals honored nationally and the only hospital on the Central Coast. "These (honored) organizations... more »
  • Music video produced by a local hospital is runner up in national contest

    November 2, 2010 3:39 PM

    A music video produced by staff at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo about the importance of hand washing has won second place in the 3M Innovation Award contest. The national contest highlights hospitals that are getting creative in their campaigns to raise awareness of infection... more »
  • Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center wants to add a landing pad for emergency helicopters

    October 15, 2010 2:13 PM

    If all goes as planned, a helistop will be added atop Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center's new five-story parking structure. It would be used to more quickly transport trauma patients and critically ill babies to and from the hospital. "Once installed, this will mark a significant investment in... more »
  • Breast cancer survivor allows KSBY News to videotape her mammogram on new, high-tech machine

    October 6, 2010 3:50 PM

    KSBY Health Reporter Carina Corral kicks off her weekly series today in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Early detection is the best defense against the breast cancer so her first report is at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center where advances in technology are allowing doctors to better detect... more »
  • Study on mammograms further confuses women on the heels of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    October 1, 2010 2:34 PM

    Thousands of balloons were released into Austrian skies and a huge pink ribbon was unveiled in Switzerland today all to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness month. Increased awareness and early detection have proven to saves lives, but what doctors cannot agree on is at what age women should start... more »
  • Migraine sufferers...this lecture's for you.

    September 22, 2010 3:14 PM

    Board Certified Neurologist Dr. Mary Amir will discuss migraine headache management at free lecture hosted by Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center Thursday night. Dr. Amir will talk about medications made specifically for migraine sufferers. The free lecture is Thursday night, September 23, at Kennedy Fitness in San Luis... more »
  • Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center receives accreditation in Nuclear Medicine

    September 22, 2010 3:06 PM

    Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo has received a three-year term accreditation in Nuclear Medicine from the American College of Radiology. It comes on the heels of a newly installed nuclear medicine camera at the hospital that allows doctors to more accurately detect disease that may... more »
  • Central Coast Cancer Challenge: Meet two children your efforts will benefit

    September 7, 2010 4:04 PM

    The Central Coast Cancer Challenge is a little more than a week away, so today we want to introduce you to some special children sure to drum up support for this worthy cause. With his blond hair, blue eyes and rambunctious personality and her braids, freckles and sweet demeanor,... more »
  • A big event Saturday for some small babies in San Luis Obispo

    August 27, 2010 2:55 PM

    Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center is hosting its 22nd Annual Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Reunion. Some of the smallest babies born on at the hospital will gather at Santa Rosa Park in San Luis Obispo from noon to 3 p.m. About 125 children, ranging in age from from... more »
  • Teleneurology ensures around the clock ER care at Sierra Vista Hospital

    August 18, 2010 3:07 PM

    Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center now has a way to guarantee emergency room stroke victims, or patients with any other neurologic emergency, will receive care within 15 minutes, day or night. The hospital has partnered with Specialists On Call that will provide 24/7 teleneurology service. Patients and E.R.... more »
  • One guideline, two policies: Local hospitals differ on labor after C-section

    August 2, 2010 3:08 PM

    New guidelines for pregnant women is putting two local hospitals at odds. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, or ACOG, now encourages women, who have had a prior Cesarean section, to try natural childbirth. It is an effort to reduce C-sections, which are at an all time... more »
  • Local hospital lists ER wait time on its home page

    July 9, 2010 3:22 PM

    Sometimes the most painful part of going to the emergency room is the waiting. A new on line tool on Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center's website aims to help. Listed on the hospital's home page is the estimated wait time in the ER. It is updated every... more »
  • More hospitals offer hotel-like amenities, including here at home

    June 16, 2010 4:12 PM

    Some hospital rooms are starting to look more like hotel rooms.It is a trend taking off across the nation, including right here at home. Take Twin Cities Hospital in Templeton, for example, where moms are delivering babies in style. With amenities like flat screen TVs, DVD players and stereos... more »
  • Sierra Vista receives "gold" stars for its cardiac treatment

    June 11, 2010 3:24 PM

    Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center has received both the "Get With The Guidelines" Heart Failure Gold Performance Achievement Award and Coronary Artery Disease Gold Performance Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. The hospital says it signifies it has reached an aggressive goal of treating heart failure and coronary... more »
  • Viral Video? Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center debuts its hand washing music video

    June 10, 2010 3:49 PM

    Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center recently filmed a music video that features employees washing their hands to the tune of the popular Beatles song "I Want to Hold Your Hand." The song, "I Want to Wash My Hands," is performed by a band featuring Sierra Vista doctors and nurses.... more »
  • Local hospital staff hopes to become YouTube's next big thing

    May 17, 2010 3:17 PM

    Staff at a local hospital are dancing to their own beat, literally. They are in the midst of creating a music video using a song composed by a band of doctors and nurses in hopes of being the next Internet sensation. The tune is to The Beatles song... more »
  • Getting Hired: Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center

    April 30, 2010 3:15 PM

    More than two million Californians out of work is making the job market a competitive field. We continue our 'Getting Hired' series with a look at how to land a job at the largest private employer in the city of San Luis Obispo: Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center. ... more »
  • Local hospital receives award from its parent company

    April 26, 2010 3:26 PM

    Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo has received Tenet Health Care System's 2010 Circle of Excellence Award. It is just one of eight Tenet hospitals nationally and one of two in California to achieve this recognition. Key metrics used to evaluate the hospitals were patient,... more »
  • Healthy Living: Does the sunshine really brighten our days?

    March 19, 2010 3:44 PM

    With spring just around the corner, sunshiny days are among us and along with the sunny weather, comes brighter moods. " It is definitely a source of energy, the sun brightens my day," said Raymond Navarro who works in San Luis Obispo and was out enjoying the sunshine on... more »
  • 'Oh, My Aching Back!' lecture at local hospital

    February 23, 2010 3:04 PM

    If back pain is becoming a real pain in your neck, a seminar at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center may just be your remedy. Those who attend will learn some of the common causes of back and neck pain and treatment options that are available. Back and neck... 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 »
  • Local woman talks about surgery using a robotic surgeon

    February 10, 2010 4:57 PM

    Seeing Karon Cushing sitting up in her hospital bed and joking with visitors, it is hard to imagine just hours before she went under the knife, undergoing a hysterectomy. " I already got up, walked around. Did all those things. I could go home right now, but I don't... more »
  • Sierra Vista doctor performs first robotic surgery in San Luis Obispo County

    February 9, 2010 3:15 PM

    Doctors at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center have performed the first surgery in San Luis Obispo County with the help of a robot. The DaVinci Surgical System, a $2 million robotic tool, was put to work Tuesday morning to assist Dr. Elaine Yin perform an hysterectomy. With the... more »
  • Breast health discussion to be held at Sierra Vista Hospital

    January 25, 2010 3:06 PM

    Women who have questions about breast health can get answers Tuesday night, January 26, at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center. A free, informational discussion is being held in the hospital's auditorium starting at 6:30. Topics include breast cancer, breast reduction and reconstructive surgery and the latest mammogram recommendations. ... more »
  • Robot to lead the way in surgeries at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center

    January 4, 2010 2:27 PM

    A futuristic approach to surgical procedures is about to enter an operating room near you. Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center introduces the community to the da Vinci Surgical System. The nearly $2 million robotic surgical tool needs only 1 cm incisions for most procedures, which results in faster recovery. Traditional... more »
  • Stomach flu making its rounds, especially at the workplace

    December 30, 2009 3:55 PM

    Chances are you have had, or know someone who has recently had, the stomach flu. The bug is making its rounds, especially at the workplace. According to doctors, your desk is one of your worst enemies when it comes to the stomach flu, especially the keyboard and the phone. "There... more »
  • Local hospital helps to prepare Christmas feast for those in need

    December 23, 2009 3:22 PM

    A local hospital teams up with a host of other agencies to help put on a Christmas feast for those in need. The disaster preparedness team from Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center was busy today setting up a large tent that is typically used during times of disaster. However, this... more »
  • Local hospital employees spread cheer at SLO women's shelter

    December 17, 2009 2:35 PM

    Local hospital employees are doing their part to make spirits bright at the San Luis Obispo Women's Shelter. 800 employees from more than 30 different departments at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center donated gift baskets to the women and their children seeking shelter this holiday season. Everything from necessities... more »
  • A local hospital celebrates a special anniversary

    December 6, 2009 8:50 PM

    A local hospital rings in a special anniversary. Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center turned 50 on Sunday. It held a birthday celebration, complete with a cake, former doctors and local leaders, like Congresswoman Lois Capps. In fact, seven of the original 21 founding physicians were at the event.... more »
  • Local hospital celebrates 50th anniversary

    December 4, 2009 2:19 PM

    On Monday, December 7, Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo will celebrate its 50th Anniversary of Service. This weekend the public is invited to attend a birthday celebration. In 1959, the hospital opened with 53 beds at a cost of about $500,000. 50 years later,... more »

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