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What's Happening at SJCH - May 2010

Health Alert Featuring highlights on everything this month at San Joaquin Community Hospital.

From May 9-15, San Joaquin Community Hospital (SJCH) is proud to celebrate National Hospital Week 2010. Hospital Week is a celebration of the dedicated staff and decorated history of hospitals across America. SJCH is proud to celebrate Hospital Week during the year of our 100th Anniversary and pay tribute to the staff that cares for our patients on a daily basis. All week, the hospital will have different activities for employees and community alike – and even a special collection of items to send to overseas troops. Media are welcome to any event, below are the highlights and some suggestions for excellent stories.

Free Massages for all employees
Monday, May 10, from 7:30-10:30 a.m. and 5-8 p.m.
Please call 869-6560 for location and further details

Community Health Fair
Tuesday, May 11, from 9-11 a.m.
Location: Main hospital entrance
This special event will include representatives from many SJCH service lines including Bariatric Solutions, Grossman Burn Center, Wellness Center, Nationally Certified Stroke Center and Nationally Accredited Chest Pain Center.

Chocolate Cake Bake-off
Tuesday, May 11, Noon-1 p.m.
Location: Main hospital entrance
The Bake-off will feature a panel of celebrity judges who will grade employees’ cakes on appearance, texture and taste.

Assistance League Teddy Bear Donation
Wednesday, May 12, 11 a.m.
Please call 869-6560 for location and further details
Assistance League of Bakersfield representatives will present SJCH pediatric patients with donated teddy bears for the first time in what will become an ongoing program.

Ice Cream Social and T-shirt Giveaway
Wednesday, May 12, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 6:30-9 p.m.
Location: Main hospital entrance

All-American Picnic and Collection for Troops
Thursday, May 13, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: 27th Street across from the Emergency Department
All week, hospital employees will be encouraged to bring hygiene items and food to send to frontline troops overseas. During Thursday’s All-American Picnic, employees will wear “MASH” style T-shirts and sign hundreds of notecards to be included in the care packages.

Strawberry Feed
Friday, May 14, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: Main hospital entrance
This event will feature the climactic finish of hospital week with a grand prize drawing for a $2,500 travel voucher. All employees will be entered in the drawing; those bringing items for the troops will receive additional tickets in the drawing.

Media Opportunities during Hospital Week
Media are welcome to attend any event. Please call the Marketing department at 869-6560 or page us at 633-8519 during non-business hours. We look forward to speaking with you.

The SJCH Burn Center will join with the Bakersfield Firefighters Burn Foundation and Outback Steakhouse to “Send a Kid to Camp.” The proceeds from this special luncheon will go toward sending survivors from the SJCH Burn Center to a residential summer camp for child burn survivors.
Friday, May 21, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Location: Outback Steakhouse (5051 Stockdale Highway)
Day-of Media Opportunities:
Dr. Richard Grossman, Founder of Grossman Burn Centers
SJCH Burn Center Staff
Burn Center survivors
*Please note, Burn Center staff and burn survivors will also be available for morning show appearances and/or other interviews in the days leading up to the event.*

Since opening in June 2009, the Grossman Burn Center at SJCH has treated more than 200 patients with 40 percent being children. On May 23, the patients will be reunited with staff for a special picnic honoring their courage and bravery.
Sunday, May 23, from Noon-3 p.m.
Location: Yokuts Park
Day-of Media Opportunities:
SJCH Burn Center Staff
Burn Center survivors
For questions on any of the above items or to schedule an interview or photo-op, contact the SJCH Marketing department at 869-6560 or page us at 633-8519.