Emanuel has been the heart of health care in Turlock. And while much has changed and is changing in health care, Emanuel’s commitment to quality care close to home has never wavered.
Nothing demonstrates this better than our Cardiovascular Services Department. At Emanuel, we recognized the need to have emergency heart care available locally and built a program from the ground up to rival any cardiac program in the Valley. In Emanuel’s Cardiac Cath & Interventional Lab, area cardiologists and interventional radiologists can perform everything from lifesaving emergency angioplasties to complex non-surgical treatments and diagnostic procedures. Our cardiac operating suite is equipped with the very latest technology, and our surgical team performs a variety of open heart procedures. In June 2013, in recognition of the quality of our staff, technology and procedures, Emanuel received full accreditation as a Chest Pain Center from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. And in late 2013, two new state-of-the-art cardiac operating suites are scheduled to open. With these new operating suites, Emanuel will be able to perform even more procedures here in Turlock and treat two emergency heart attack patients at once.
The same philosophy also built the Emanuel Cancer Center, which brought comprehensive cancer care to our community in 2007. People from the greater Turlock area and Merced County no longer have to travel to distant cities to receive medical and radiation oncology treatments. Through Emanuel’s radiation oncology partnership with Stanford Medicine, Emanuel Cancer Center patients have access to these cutting-edge technologies and treatments right here at home. Emanuel Cancer Center is fully accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer in recognition of its quality of treatment and care. This accreditation is awarded to only about 20 percent of cancer programs in the country.
Looking ahead, Emanuel will continue to serve the changing needs of our community even as low patient counts, decreasing reimbursements and increasing rates of uncompensated care present challenges to hospitals across the country. The Affordable Care Act is also bringing changes to health care nationwide. An estimated 43,390 people in Stanislaus County will be among nearly three million uninsured or poorly insured Californians eligible for tax credits to help them buy insurance as a result of health care reform. This infusion of newly covered patients will have a major impact on the delivery of health care in our county. Despite these challenges, we believe health care will continue to advance, evolve and improve. And Emanuel Medical Center, as it has for more than 95 years, will continue to advance, evolve and improve as well, serving families, friends and neighbors in Turlock and the surrounding communities for generations to come.
Emanuel Medical Center, a 209-bed acute-care hospital, provides a full range of health and hospitalization services, including emergency and critical care, birthing, neonatal intensive care and pediatrics, imaging and laboratory services, medical and radiological oncology, cardiology, women’s health services, surgical and rehabilitation services, medical student education, community health education and spiritual support. Here are highlights of just a few of Emanuel’s services:
Cardiovascular Services Emanuel’s Cardiovascular Services offers patients an array of lifesaving cardiovascular treatments not previously available in Turlock, including open heart surgery and emergency interventional cardiac catheterization procedures.
Emanuel’s cardiac surgery suite is equipped with the latest technology to ensure patient safety and help patients return home and recover quickly.
In our Cardiac Cath & Interventional Lab, state-of-the-art digital cardiac and vascular imaging technology allows interventional cardiologists, interventional radiologists and vascular surgeons to perform a number of procedures, including:
• Interventional and diagnostic cardiac catheterization
• Permanent pacemaker and implantable defibrillator implantation
• Interventional radiology procedures
• Peripheral vascular angiography and interventions
These services have brought a number of specialty physicians to Turlock, including cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, cardiothoracic and vascular surgeons and a cardiac electrophysiologist, practicing in the Tower Health and Wellness Center:
Emanuel Specialty Care – Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
1801 Colorado Ave., Suite 250. Phone: (209) 250-5310.
Emanuel Specialty Care – Cardiovascular Medicine
1801 Colorado Ave., Suite 250. Phone: (209) 250-5300.
Emanuel Cancer Center
Emanuel Cancer Center’s multi-faceted cancer diagnostic and treatment services were founded on the idea that people in Turlock and nearby communities shouldn’t have to travel far from home to find top-quality cancer care. At Emanuel Cancer Center, an expert team of care providers serves patients on their journey through cancer. The Cancer Center houses the Stanford Emanuel Radiation Oncology Center, a clinical joint venture with Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Stanford University School of Medicine; the Ruby E. Bergman Women’s Diagnostic Center; Emanuel Specialty Care – Medical Oncology and Emanuel Specialty Care – Surgery.
The Cancer Center is also home to a growing array of cancer resources, including genetic counseling, oncology, nutritional counseling, support groups, classes and social services for patients and their families and complementary therapies like free massages for cancer patients. 880 E. Tuolumne Road. Phone: (209) 664-2434.
Stanford Emanuel Radiation Oncology
Center The technological heart of the Stanford Emanuel Radiation Oncology Center is a $3 million Varian Trilogy linear accelerator, technology that focuses therapeutic radiation exactly where it’s needed. Coupled with a top-of-the-line imaging scanner, the Stanford Emanuel Radiation Oncology Center boasts impressive technology. These tools allow Stanford radiation oncologists to precisely target tumor sites, time radiation delivery to a patient’s breathing, perform image-guided radiation therapy, image-guided radio surgery and other advanced procedures like partial breast irradiation and stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy. 880 E. Tuolumne Road, Suite 101. Phone: (209) 664-5030.
Emanuel Specialty Care – Medical Oncology
Emanuel’s board-certified medical oncologists provide oncology and hematology services including medical management; infusion therapy including chemotherapy, other IV treatments and hydration; phlebotomy services with onsite CBC testing; and an onsite sterile compounding pharmacy. 880 E. Tuolumne Road, Suite 103. Phone: (209) 250-5320.
Emanuel Specialty Care – Surgery
Surgery is often the first line of treatment for certain malignancies. There are several outstanding surgical practices in Turlock, including this practice, conveniently located inside Emanuel Cancer Center. 880 E. Tuolumne Road, Suite 201. Phone: (209) 664-5170.
Ruby E. Bergman Women’s Diagnostic Center
Emanuel’s Ruby E. Bergman Women’s Diagnostic Center brings the latest advances in detection and treatment of breast cancer to women in Turlock and the surrounding communities. Under the direction of a breast diagnostic expert, the beautiful 6,000-square-foot clinic provides patients with the latest in digital mammography and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy. 880 E. Tuolumne Road, Suite 202. Phone: (209) 664-5168.
Emanuel Family Practice
Emanuel Family Practice provides primary health care services to families in Turlock, Patterson and nearby communities. Emanuel Family Practice offices operate as a typical doctor’s office, with the added benefit that its patients have easy access to Emanuel’s laboratory, imaging and specialty services like cardiology, oncology and surgery.
Emanuel’s family practice physicians are committed to providing patients with a “medical home” that coordinates all of their care and treatment. The focus is to make sure patients get all appropriate screenings, education and referrals, with a goal to provide better quality and health outcomes in a coordinated health care setting.
Emanuel Family Practice offices are located at:
2240 W. Monte Vista Ave., near Golden State Boulevard in Turlock. Phone: (209) 664-5150.
1010 W. Las Palmas Ave., Suite E, in the True Value Shopping Center in Patterson. Phone: (209) 895-7100.
Women’s and Children’s Health Services
Emanuel Medical Center is leading the way in women’s and children’s health in our community. From our services like those at the Mary Stuart Rogers Birthing Center and Ruby E. Bergman Women’s Diagnostic Center, to our partnership with Children’s Hospital Central California, to our family doctors at the Emanuel Family Practice offices, Emanuel is committed to helping families live healthier lives.
Mary Stuart Rogers Birthing Center
At Emanuel’s Mary Stuart Rogers Birthing Center, you will find everything you need throughout the miracle of giving birth. The birthing center has eight specially designed labor-delivery-recovery rooms. The décor and atmosphere in each of the rooms is warm, inviting and home-like, but they are also all equipped with the latest medical equipment and instruments discretely hidden behind cabinet doors. The birthing center features high-tech birthing beds and comfortable patient-room furniture, including an extra bed so a support person can stay with the expectant mom during and after the baby’s birth. If you are expecting a baby and would like to pre-register at Emanuel Medical Center, please bring your insurance information to our admitting office Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. 825 Delbon Ave., Turlock Phone: (209) 667-4200.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
The Mary Stuart Rogers Birthing Center also includes a Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that allows low birth-weight babies or babies born with certain medical complications to be cared for at Emanuel Medical Center. Our onsite pediatric hospitalists attend complicated births and care for infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Tours and Prenatal Classes
Emanuel offers a full range of health education programs for expectant families, including stork tours and a complete series of prenatal classes. To arrange a tour of the birthing center or learn more about our prenatal classes, phone (209) 664-2580.