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    Regional Medical Center of San Jose Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

    Last updated 2 months ago

    San Jose, CA. January 28, 2014 –Regional Medical Center of San Jose today appointed Sandy Yanko as the new Chief Operating Officer. Yanko, an Industrial and Systems Engineer, brings more than 20 years of experience in operations improvement for healthcare providers to her new role at Regional, where she will assume administrative responsibility for several operating and clinical ancillary support departments and will also serve as the hospital’s Staffing Officer.

    Yanko joins Regional from the Far West Division of parent company, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). Based in Henderson, Nevada she oversaw eight hospitals in Nevada and California as Vice President of Process Improvement/Management Engineering since 2003.

    “Yanko’s professional background and skills in process improvement will greatly benefit our organization and advance quality,” said Mike Johnson, Regional’s CEO. “We’re fortunate to have her as a welcome addition to our team.”

    Yanko graduated from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering. She earned a Master of Science degree in the same field from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia.

     She will begin her position at Regional on March 3rd.  

    Taking Control of Your Diabetes for Good

    Last updated 2 months ago

    Though receiving a diabetes diagnosis is a serious blow, by no means does it have to detract from the quality of your life. By learning everything you can about the disease and adjusting your lifestyle habits, you can live a long, happy life. If you receive diabetes care at Regional Medical Center of San Jose, you will likely receive the following pieces of advice:   

    Learn About the Condition
    The more you can learn about diabetes, the better equipped you will be to manage your condition. For example, you might learn that your case of type 2 diabetes was caused in part by excessive weight and inactivity, then use that information to adjust your lifestyle. Seek as much information as you can from reliable internet resources, medical professionals, and other people with diabetes. 

    Stick to Your Care Routine
    Once you and your doctor create a solid management plan, stick to it as best you can. Take your dietary restrictions very seriously, and try to be active at least five days a week. Make sure your routine includes insulin shots or whatever other treatment measures your doctor prescribes. Since smoking and heavy alcohol consumption can lead to serious diabetes complications, it’s important that you quit these habits as soon as possible. 

    Work Closely with Your Doctor
    Apart from yourself, your doctor is the person who can best help you manage your diabetes. Consider building a close relationship with your medical professionals, and show up for all your checkup appointments. Be sure to ask whatever questions come to mind, and always alert your doctor to potential complications. Working closely with your doctor is important for ensuring good health and adjusting your management routine as your condition changes.   

    The medical professionals at Regional Medical Center of San Jose have years of experience providing care for people with diabetes. If you experience an emergency related to your diabetes, consider using our Text ER service to stay abreast of the latest emergency room wait times. You can also call us any time at (888) 762-8881 for important health information

    Understanding Antibiotic Resistance

    Last updated 2 months ago

    After a bacterial infection, many people assume that antibiotics are all they need to recover. However, many kinds of bacteria are adapting, and antibiotics are no longer as effective as they once were. 

    This video from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention discusses the dangers of antibiotic resistance. One lethal bacteria called CRE has spread to 44 states in only 10 years, To reduce the danger posed by bacteria, medical professionals and patients must work to prevent infection, track adapting bacteria, improve antibiotics, and explore new treatment options.

    The next time you suffer a bacterial infection, call Regional Medical Center of San Jose at (888) 762-8881. We can also provide you and your family with flu shots to keep everyone healthy during this year’s flu season.

    Do You Know the Leading Causes of Stroke?

    Last updated 2 months ago

    On average, someone dies of a stroke every four minutes in the United States. A stroke occurs when the supply of oxygen-rich blood to the brain is interrupted by a clot or hemorrhage. In most cases, stroke can be prevented as long as patients adapt their lifestyles and follow a few simple guidelines. The doctors at Regional Medical Center of San Jose seek to reduce the instances of stoke by spreading awareness of the condition’s most common causes.  

    Heart Disease
    About 85% of all strokes occur because of a blockage in or narrowing of the arteries to the brain. This is called an ischemic stroke. Since heart disease increases the likelihood of blood clots, heart disease and stroke are closely linked. The combination of a sedentary lifestyle and a diet high in saturated fats, sodium, and cholesterol can increase one’s risk of heart disease and stroke.   

    Heavy Alcohol and Tobacco Use
    Heavy drinking and smoking have been implicated in numerous stroke cases. Tobacco reduces the amount of oxygen in the blood and constricts the arteries, increasing the likelihood of a blockage. If you drink and smoke heavily, consider drinking no more than one or two drinks a day and ask your doctor about how you can stop smoking completely.

    High Blood Pressure
    Though hemorrhagic strokes are less common, they are no less serious. These strokes occur when blood vessels in the brain leak or break, causing some areas of the brain to become oversaturated with blood while other parts are deprived. High blood pressure is often implicated in hemorrhagic stroke, as hypertension can put serious pressure on the blood’s brain vessels to the point of breakage. Ways to reduce blood pressure include relieving stress, eating a healthier diet, and beginning a regular exercise regimen.

    The stroke care physicians at Regional Medical Center of San Jose will gladly speak to you about how you can reduce your risk of an ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke. Call our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (888) 762-8881 or visit our website for more information.

    Star Jones's Tips for Getting Healthy

    Last updated 3 months ago

    Heart disease is the number one cause of death among Americans. In this video, TV personality Star Jones discusses her experience with heart disease and open heart surgery.

    When Star began experiencing shortness of breath and lightheadedness, she knew something was wrong. She was completely surprised to learn that she had heart disease and would need to undergo open heart surgery. With the surgery behind her, Star has now decided to lend her voice and her unique platform to educating others of the seriousness of heart disease.    

    To learn more about heart disease, call Regional Medical Center of San Jose at (888) 762-8881 to set up an appointment. Our heart hospital is dedicated to fighting heart disease in all its forms so our San Jose patients can live long, healthy lives. 




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