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If you plan on ringing in the Fourth of July with fireworks, make sure you don’t cut your celebrations short with a trip to the emergency room or urgent care. On average, 280 people have a fireworks-related medical emergency each day, during the month around Independence Day. To help you stay safe this season, Dr. Terry Lapid, with Dignity Health Medical Group – Dominican’s urgent care center, has a few recommendations.

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Summer is finally here! The air is warm, the pool is open, the outside beckons, but so do the UV rays.

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Dignity Health Medical Foundation has announced that Joe Kim, has been named Executive Director of Dignity Health Medical Network (DHMN). Joe was previously Executive Director for the organization’s Dignity Health Medical Group – Inland Empire and Dignity Health Medical Group – Northridge Family Medicine clinics. DHMN is Dignity Health Medical Foundation’s state-wide managed care health plan contracting entity, which provides administrative and practice management support and resources to independent practice associations (IPA), allowing providers to better serve patients. 

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Major depression is on the rise among Americans of all ages, but the age group being affected the most may surprise you: teens and young adults.

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Alfred Johnson, MD, of Dignity Health Medical Group - Merced, was recently named one of the top doctors in 209 Magazine. Dr. Johnson was nominated by his health care professional peers as a doctor who embodies the image of excellence in his specialty. Congratulations go out to Dr. Johnson and his hard working staff. Thank you for continuing to provide patient-centered care with a focus on humankindness!

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It's been announced that San Francisco Orthopaedic Surgeons is joining Dignity Health Medical Foundation and will change their name to Dignity Health Medical Group – Saint Francis/St. Mary’s. The prestigious group of orthopedic surgeons has worked collaboratively with Dignity Health St. Mary’s Medical Center for years to provide unparalleled orthopedic care and expertise to the Bay Area.

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Dr. Shideh Chinichian, a family medicine physician with Mercy Medical Group, discussed foods that can help with inflammation in this #DOCTALKS video. 

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Mercy Medical Group, a service of Dignity Health Medical Foundation was recognized for its achievements in diabetes care by AMGA. AMGA honored seven organizations with 2018 Together 2 Goal® Awards, recognizing the top performers in AMGA Foundation’s Together 2 Goal® campaign, a national initiative uniting 150 medical groups and health systems in an effort to improve care for 1 million people with Type 2 diabetes by 2019. Mercy Medical Group received “Most Improved Large Group.”

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Mercy Medical Group and Woodland Clinic Medical Group have both received the highest level of achievement for outstanding primary care from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).The groups were awarded Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH) recognition

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Asthma affects about 25 million Americans and accounts for 1.8 million emergency room visits every year. Among school-age children, asthma is the number one reason for missed school days.

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