Ascension Health Alliance and Daughters of Charity Health System Sign Affiliation Agreement

(St. Louis) December 21, 2012 – Ascension Health Alliance, the parent organization of Ascension Health, and Daughters of Charity Health System (DCHS), a regional health system with 22 sites including six hospitals along the California coast, have signed an affiliation agreement. “We are pleased to be moving forward in our relationship with Ascension Health,” said Robert Issai, President and Chief …

New Class for Breastfeeding Working Moms

O’Connor Hospital is launching a new education class for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers who are planning to breastfeed when they return to work. “Get Pumped: Strategies for Nursing Mothers Returning to Work or School,” provides breastfeeding mothers with the skills and confidence they may need during the transition back to work, Kathleen Helsing, MPH, LEC, prenatal and lactation educator and …

O’Connor is Again Recognized as Safest Hospital

O’Connor Hospital received an “A” rating for hospital safety by the Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits, in its latest survey of hospitals throughout the U.S.  The Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Score program grades hospitals on their overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors. The …

O’Connor Hospital Living Well Series Offers a Community Class on Osteoporosis

San Jose, CA (November 14, 2012) – A comprehensive workshop entitled Osteoporosis: Exercise and Fracture Prevention will be presented by O’Connor physician Michael Henehan, DO, on Thursday, November 29, 2012. Community members are invited to attend free of charge. “Thinning of the bones happens to both men and women as we age,” offers Dr. Henehan, who serves as director of the …

O’Connor Hospital Receives CCS Level III Community NICU Approval

O’Connor Hospital has received full approval from California Children’s Services (CCS) as a Level III Community Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The approval by CCS in late October demonstrates that O’Connor Hospital has met all the CCS standards and requirements to take care of very premature infants in its Level III NICU. “This approval by CCS recognizes the excellent care …

Enhancements, Coordination Help Stroke Treatment Beat the Clock

San Jose, CA (July 31, 2012) – An enhanced stroke program scheduled to launch August 1 at San Jose’s O’Connor Hospital (OCH) will give stroke victims a number of brain saving benefits, including the most crucial — enough time to safely and effectively launch treatment. The new intra-arterial revascularization treatment program will approximately double the time available to safely and effectively …

O’Connor Hospital Included in U.S. News & World Report’s 2012 Rankings

Rated among top hospitals in San Jose and high performing in Orthopedics US News & World Report ranked 12 local hospitals in the San Jose area, and O’Connor Hospital was ranked among the top 3 Best Hospitals, with high performance in Orthopedics. This year’s Best Hospitals, the 23rd annual edition, showcases more than 720 of the nation’s roughly 5,000 hospitals. Fewer …