Health Care Improvement in Stockton, California: Collaboration, Capacity-Building, and Medicaid Expansion

Health care improvement in stockton

"Just published, the Commonwealth Fund has developed an extensive profile that describes how Stockton has forged partnerships and leveraged resources to meet residents’ considerable health and health care needs. The report, Health Care Improvement in Stockton, California: Collaboration, Capacity-Building, and Medicaid Expansion, claims the Stockton region is one of the nation’s most improved on the Commonwealth Fund’s recent Scorecard on Local Health System Performance.”

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2015 Holiday Party

Our friends and families had a wonderful, festive time at the Family Medicine 2015 Holiday Party!  The theme for our party was, as you can probably tell, ugly holiday sweaters!  We had a white elephant gift exchange where, for some reason, a Christmas-themed garden gnome was one of the most coveted gifts.  We recognized our medical assistant of the year, Irma, during this joyous occasion.  From our family to yours, Happy Holidays!!!

Down and Dirty Obstacle Race

On November 1, 2015, a few of us got together to conquer The Down & Dirty Obstacle Race.  We worked as a team to crush the more than 20 challenging obstacles, while trying to keep the mud out of our eyes.  We had lots of fun watching our colleagues get dirty with mud while helping to raise money for a good cause, Operation Gratitude, a Los Angeles based charity that sends care packages to deployed U.S. Military.

Family Medicine Retreat

On October 12, 2015, the family medicine department decided to take some time of from our usually hectic schedules to unwind and to hang out with each other outside of work.  Throughout the day, we shared ideas on how to improve our program, along with discovering who was the best cook in our program (Elyas Parsa makes a great breakfast sandwich), and who had the best arms in football.  This was a great opportunity for the established residents and faculty to hang out with the new interns, who are already done with a quarter of their intern year.