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    Get Back on Your Feet with Regional Medical Center's 24/7 Trauma Care

    Last updated 3 months ago

    When planning the day, unanticipated medical emergencies typically do not come to mind. This 30 second spot reminds you that a medical emergency can happen at any time.

    A medical crisis can have ramifications beyond physical injury. It may warrant worries of how long you will not be able to work or what long-term effects your circumstance may produce. Regional Medical Center’s 24/7 trauma care department provides swift and comprehensive treatment so that you can get back to your normal life. Our capable staff can address your healthcare needs with precision and speed, giving you the best means available to recover as soon as possible.

    Should a medical emergency strike, Regional Medical Center of San Jose will be there. For more information on our trauma care services for the San Jose community, call (888) 762-8881.

    What Is the Impact of Diabetes on Your Brain Health?

    Last updated 3 months ago

    Diabetes is a medical concern that affects millions of children and adults in the United States. A growing number of people in this country are getting diagnosed with type 2 diabetes; a form of the disease that often arises as the result of unhealthy lifestyle behaviors. As more is being discovered about diabetes, healthcare professionals are beginning to understand how it can affect the brain. Studies show that individuals with diabetes may experience more brain shrinkage than otherwise healthy individuals. The longer a person has diabetes, the more significant this side effect can be. Researchers are also seeing a link between brain deterioration and an increased risk of dementia. For these reasons, it is crucial that all individuals maintain nutritious eating habits and regular fitness activities to either prevent the onset of diabetes or control existing cases of it.

    Have you been diagnosed with diabetes? With the right lifestyle behaviors and medical supervision, you can enjoy a healthy future. Call Regional Medical Center of San Jose at (888) 762-8881 to speak with a representative about your healthcare concerns.

    See What It's Like at Regional Medical Center of San Jose

    Last updated 3 months ago

    Regional Medical Center of San Jose is more than a hospital—it’s a community of doctors, nurses, and administrators committed to providing outstanding care for San Jose residents.

    This video offers a look at how Regional Medical Center of San Jose has earned its exceptional reputation. Every day, the healthcare professionals at this hospital arrive ready to give their patients the individualized care they need. To ensure the comfort and safety of each patient, Regional Medical Center’s staff relies on specialization, communication, and collaboration. Every physician and nurse has a responsibility, and together, our team members offer unparalleled medical treatment.

    Do you want to learn more about Regional Medical Center of San Jose’s services? Call (888) 762-8881 today to speak with a nurse about how we can address your healthcare needs. 

    Regional Medical Center of San Jose Receives Atrial Fibrillation Certification

    Last updated 5 months ago

    First SF Bay Area hospital and one of just 32 hospitals nationwide

    Press Release

    For Immediate Release

    June 12, 2014


    Bev Mikalonis/ VP Marketing & Comm

    Regional Medical Center of San Jose 

    (408) 729-2809

    Mark Wallinger/Director of Marketing

    Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care

    San Jose, CA -June 12, 2014- Regional Medical Center of San Jose is the first SF Bay Area hospital to receive full Atrial Fibrillation Certification status from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC). The three-year certification is in addition to Regional’s SCPC Chest Pain Certification, Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification and Trauma Center Designation.

    “We are pleased to be recognized as the first Bay Area hospital to receive this important certification,” says Mike T. Johnson, President and CEO of Regional. “We remain committed to offering quality heart programs that provide patients with advanced treatment options for atrial fibrillation.”

    Atrial fibrillation (A-Fib) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia and has become recognized as a health concern that in some cases can lead to stroke and possible death. Nearly 3 million people in the United States have atrial fibrillation and the numbers are rapidly increasing as our population ages.

    “A-Fib is caused by a malfunction in the heart’s electrical system, says Theodore Chow, MD, Co- Medical Director for Regional’s Electrophysiology Program. “Regional offers leading edge treatments and emerging technologies including catheter ablation, a procedure to eliminate this type of irregular rhythm.”

    “We are excited to work collaboratively with the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care to improve the care of the hundreds of Atrial Fibrillation patients that we see each year,” added Sanjay Bindra, MD, Co-Medical Director of Regional’s Electrophysiology Program.  “Our goal is to provide the best possible care to patients in our community with this complex disease process.”

    Regional’s protocol-driven and systematic approach to patient evaluation and management allows physicians to reduce time to treatment and to risk stratify patients to decrease their length of stay in the emergency department and the hospital. Key areas in which a facility with Atrial Fibrillation Certification must demonstrate expertise include the following:

    • Emergency Department Integration with Emergency Medical Services
    • Emergency Assessment of Patients with Atrial Fibrillation
    • Risk Stratification of the Atrial Fibrillation Patient
    • Treatment for Patients Presenting to the Emergency Department in Atrial Fibrillation
    • Atrial Fibrillation Discharge Criteria from the Emergency Department, Observation Services, or Inpatient Stay
    • Atrial Fibrillation Patient Education in the Emergency Department, Observation Services, and Inpatient Unit
    • Personnel, Competencies and Training
    • Process Improvement
    • Organizational Structure and Commitment
    • Atrial Fibrillation Community Outreach

    About Regional Medical Center of San Jose

    Regional Medical Center of San Jose is a Level II Trauma Center staffed by in-house specialists 24/7. The hospital provides a host of technologically-advanced services including Cardiovascular, Neuro, Orthopedic and General Surgery, and Interventional Pulmonology, along with multi-organ Cancer Care, and services for Women and Children.  Regional Medical Center of San Jose holds Joint Commission advanced certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center and a Get with the Guidelines- Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. It is a certified Chest Pain Center, Certified Atrial Fibrillation Program and county-designated STEMI (heart attack) receiving center. Regional is recognized by the Joint Commission as a 2011, 2012, 2013 Top Performing Hospital on Key Quality Measures™, and is home to the San Jose Institute for Robotic Surgery. For more information, visit:

    About the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care

    The Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC) is an international not-for-profit organization that focuses on transforming cardiovascular care by assisting facilities in their effort to create communities of excellence that bring together quality, cost and patient satisfaction. As the only cross-specialty organization, SCPC provides the support needed for individual hospitals and hospital systems to effectively bridge existing gaps in treatment by providing the tools, education and support necessary to successfully navigate the changing face of healthcare.   


    Conditions That May Be Prevented with a Healthier Diet

    Last updated 6 months ago

    The next time you’re at your local hospital for a checkup, you may consider talking to your physician about your dietary habits. Dietary choices play a significant role in preventive healthcare. Although certain risk factors of various medical conditions are uncontrollable—such as your age or gender—many risk factors are indeed manageable with lifestyle choices. For example, following a healthy diet may reduce the possibility that you’ll require stroke care or hospitalization in a heart hospital.

    Heart Disease

    Heart disease is a serious condition that claims countless lives each year. You can protect your heart health by increasing your consumption of produce. Vegetables and fruits are rich in fiber, which may help control your cholesterol levels. Choose whole grains, rather than refined grain products. By limiting your consumption of saturated fats, trans fats, and cholesterol, you can reduce your risk of atherosclerosis, or the buildup of plaque in your arteries. For example, choose low-fat sources of protein, such as poultry, fish, nuts, beans, and low-fat dairy. Heart doctors also recommend limiting your consumption of sodium, which is often found in processed foods such as canned soups, canned vegetables, and condiments.


    Many of the healthy dietary choices that can prevent heart disease can also reduce your risk of stroke. For example, increasing your intake of fruits and veggies can reduce your risk. To prevent stroke, it’s particularly important to control blood pressure by limiting sodium consumption, and to manage cholesterol levels by limiting saturated fat and cholesterol.


    Research is ongoing regarding the link between diet and the development of dementia later in life. However, dementia researchers recommend following a heart-healthy diet that includes omega-3 fatty acids from sources such as cold-water fish and flaxseed. Limiting advanced glycation end products (AGEs)—which are found in high-fat foods cooked at high temperatures—may also help.

    Families in the San Jose community are invited to learn more about improving their wellness with the resources available at Regional Medical Center of San Jose. We offer extensive specialty services, including stroke care, breast care, and heart care. If you have any questions or wish to schedule an appointment, call (888) 762-8881 today.

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