Friday, March 14, 2014

5,234 Miles to Celebrate Heart Health Month

Sonora Regional Medical Center employees participated in a Walk-A-Mile contest during the month of February to celebrate American Heart Health Month and walked a total of 5,234.2 miles – enough miles to walk from Sonora to the middle of South America!

Employees formed teams for a total of 174 employees on 44 teams. The average team walked 118 miles during the month of February and the winning team walked 260 miles. The winners are Michelle Gray, Nanette Anderson, Randy Manford and Cindy Haines who all work at the Medical Center’s Job Care clinic.

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Through this friendly competition among employees, practitioners and volunteers, the Medical Center has encouraged healthy lifestyles and would like to remind the community to eat well, quit smoking and exercise regularly to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and death from heart disease and stroke. 
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About Sonora Regional Medical Center

Sonora Regional Medical Center is a not-for-profit 152-bed health care facility including 72 acute beds, 12 swing beds, 68 skilled nursing beds and a large network of clinics, owned and operated by Adventist Health/Roseville, California. In addition to emergency and acute care services, other Sonora Regional Medical Center services include advanced cardiac care, cancer center, diagnostic imaging, home health, hospice, intensive care, obstetrics, rural health, surgical services, wellness center, wound care and hyperbaric oxygen, and over 20 primary care, urgent care and specialty clinics. The Medical Center provided care for a total of 4,500 admissions, 528 deliveries, 22,994 emergency department visits, 288,542 outpatient visits and 37,225 home care visits in 2012.  Staffed by over 165 physicians, 1,260 employees, and 175 volunteers, Sonora Regional Medical Center is the largest private employer in Tuolumne County. To find a physician in the area, contact the Physician Referral Line at (209) 536-3344.

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About Adventist Health
Sonora Regional Medical Center is part of Adventist Health, a faith-based, not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system serving communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. Our workforce of 28,900 includes more than 21,200 employees; 4,500 medical staff physicians; and 3,200 volunteers. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist health values, Adventist Health provides compassionate care in 19 hospitals, more than 180 clinics (hospital-based, rural health and physician clinics), 14 home care agencies, seven hospice agencies and four joint-venture retirement centers. We invite you to visit for more information.