East Bay Irish Priest Details Heartbreak As He Comforts Friends of Victims In Berkeley Balcony CollapseFather Aidan McAleenan spent the initial hours after the tragedy comforting victims and their friends at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek.
Board Votes To Close Doctors Medical Center In San Pablo Next MonthThe governing board for Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo has voted to start closing down the facility on April 21st.
'Superbug' Infects Patients From 2nd Los Angeles HospitalA second hospital in Los Angeles says several patients have been infected with a “superbug” tied to a medical scope similar to a recent outbreak at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
San Rafael Man Heading To Liberia In Volunteer Effort To Help Ebola PatientsA San Rafael man is headed into one of the most dangerous and deadly places in the world on a humanitarian mission to help Ebola patients in Liberia.
New Federal Guidelines For Those At Highest Risk Of Contracting Ebola Conflict With State-Issued RulesU.S. health officials are recommending that people who are at highest risk for coming down with Ebola avoid commercial travel or attending large public gatherings, even if they have no symptoms.
Ebola Patients Create 440-Gallons Of Medical Waste Per DayEbola patients treated in the United States create a staggering amount of medical waste, and some states aren’t sure how to deal with it.
Exotic Therapy Animals Greet Recovering Patients At John Muir Medical Center In Walnut CreekExotic animals greeted patients to celebrate National Rehabilitation Awareness Week at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek Wednesday.
Oakland-Based Kaiser Agrees To Pay $4M Fine Over Access To Mental Health ServicesHealth care giant Kaiser Permanente has agreed to pay a $4 million fine over allegations it denied some patients timely access to mental health services.
Cash-Strapped Doctors Medical Center Ends Its Emergency Ambulance ServiceAfter 60 years, emergency ambulance service came to an abrupt stop at Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo Thursday morning as the financially embattled hospital struggles to staff its emergency room.
San Francisco Board Of Supervisors Approve Laura’s LawThe measure proposed by Supervisor Mark Farrell was approved by a 9-2 vote and will allow court-ordered treatment for the severely mentally ill.
Berkeley To Force Marijuana Dispensaries To Provide Free Weed For Low-Income PatientsThe city of Berkeley now requires medical marijuana dispensaries to give away 2 percent of the amount of cannabis they sell each year free to low-income patients.
Thousands Of Electronic Health Records Stolen From Santa Rosa Medical OfficeOfficials in Sonoma County say a thumb drive containing health records of nearly 34,000 patients was stolen from a Santa Rosa medical office last week.