Dignity Health Memorial Hospital’s New Lab Will Allow For ‘Complex, High-Risk Procedures’
"This is overwhelming, but in a good way,” said Michele Shain, senior director of cardiac and neuro services for the hospital.
The Bakersfield Californian:
New Lab Allows Surgical And Non-Surgical Procedures To Be Done In Same Room
Dignity Health Memorial Hospital has a new lab that will allow for multiple procedures to be completed around the same time. The new lab, unique to the hospital, is a mixture of a cath lab and operating room that allows for surgical and non-surgical procedures to be done at the same time or one right after the other. Patients will no longer have to be moved from one room to another. The lab is located at the Sarvanand Heart & Brain Center at the hospital and was paid for as part of a $3.5 million donation provided by the Lajpat and Kailash Munger family to establish the center. (8/29)
In other news from across the state —
Nuclear Regulatory Commission To Conduct Inspection After 'Near-Miss' At San Onofre
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will conduct a special inspection at the site of the San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant, after a near-accident earlier this month while moving highly radioactive spent fuel. A team of inspectors from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission will arrive Sept. 10 and spend about a week at the power plant. (St John, 8/29)
Homeless Woman Killed When Caltrans Clears Camp In Modesto, CA.
A woman sleeping in a homeless encampment in Modesto was killed when she was hit by heavy machinery used by Caltrans to clean up the property, according to Modesto police. The woman had been sleeping in a cardboard box on the grassy area along Highway 99 south of Kansas Avenue, according to a man who was there that morning. (Tracy, 8/29)