Healthcare

Kaiser health plan ranks among highest

Kaiser Permanente Northern California was again ranked as having the second top Medicare health plan out of more than 408 health plans in in the country, according to a study released by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

Joslin honored by compliance organization

The Health Ethics Trust announced it will name Community Medical Centers President and CEO Tim Joslin a fellow of the trust during a ceremony in Virginia on Oct. 20. 

Beleaguered Tulare hospital planning second tower

City of Tulare officials have been meeting with Tulare Regional Medical Center officials on plans for a second tower project.Despite a multi-year delay and a $40-$50 million shortfall to complete its first medical tower project, Tulare Regional Medical Center (TRMC) is planning to build a second 111,000 square-foot tower with 105 more patient rooms.

Health care event geared toward biz owners

The Fresno Metro Black Chamber of Commerce (FMBCC) will host a free informational session on Covered California tomorrow from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Downtown Business Hub. 

Marjaree Mason Center and Kaiser Permanente Fresno empower clients

The Marjaree Mason Center (MMC) has announced that it will launch a Living Well Program for clients and staff this month. The program is supported by a $47,000 grant from Kaiser Permanente Northern California Community Benefits Program. 

Porsche, Audi Fresno donate to Children's Hospital

Porsche of Fresno and Audi Fresno presented a $4,780 check to Children's Hospital Central California this morning. The dealerships chose the hospital as the recipient of their fundraising efforts from June and July. 

Clovis pharmacy school begins instruction

Classes began today at the Central Valley's first college of pharmacy. The program is offered by Clovis' California Health Sciences University and has 76 students in its first cohort. 

Firm with Fresno lab to sell stock publicly

NeoGenomics, Inc., a genetics testing company with a lab in Fresno, announced it will begin offering stock publicly on Aug. 20.

Fresno resident gets grant for disease awareness

Perry MamigonianA Fresno resident was awarded a $4,000 from the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) for a project to raise awareness about the rare lung disease that affects some 15 million people worldwide.

Rare mosquito-borne disease reaches Fresno County

Fresno County is seeing an unprecedented rise in mosquito-borne illness.Health officials have confirmed Fresno County's first case of chikungunya virus — a mosquito-transmitted infection that first appeared in the Americas late last year.