O’Connor Hospital Recognized Nationally for Stroke Program

San Jose, CA (June 25, 2015) – O’Connor Hospital was recently recognized again for its Stroke Program, this time earning national recognition as the recipient of a Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Stroke Centers. The Women’s Choice Award® recognizes hospitals for clinical excellence as well as top scores for patient satisfaction. The recognition provides women, in particular, …

Bronchial Thermoplasty: New Treatment Option for Severe Asthma

San Jose, CA (June 4, 2015) – It’s allergy season. For asthma sufferers, pollen in the air can cause an asthma attack, leading to difficulty breathing and wheezing. For some asthmatics, daily medications and inhalers help control the chronic disease, however, for some adults with severe asthma, symptoms persist despite taking medications. For these individuals, bronchial thermoplasty may provide long-lasting …

Living Well Class Focuses on Dietary Supplements

San Jose, CA (May28, 2015) — A comprehensive workshop Nutrition Supplement Savvy will be presented by O’Connor registered dietitians, Connie Krashoc, MS, RD, CDE and Suzie Louie RD on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Community members are invited to attend free of charge. According to the National Institute of Health the majority of adults in the United States take one or …

Daughters of Charity Health System Hospitals Nationally Recognized for Stroke Care

(Los Altos Hills, CA – May 28, 2015) – Daughters of Charity Health System hospitals are leading the way in stroke care. Seton Medical Center in Daly City, CA and O’Connor Hospital in San Jose, CA, each received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood, CA …

O’Connor Hospital Recognized for Outstanding Quality

San Jose, CA – O’Connor Hospital was recognized with an “A” grade in the Spring 2015 Hospital Safety Score by the Leapfrog Group, the highest available rating for patient safety in the nation. The hospital also received an “A” rating in Fall 2014. The nonprofit Leapfrog Group rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries and infections. The grades …

O’Connor Hospital Living Well Series: Please Your Knees

San Jose, CA (May 6, 2015) — A comprehensive workshop entitled “Please Your Knees: Improve Knee Function, Lessen Knee Pain” will be presented by O’Connor physician Michael Henehan, DO, on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. Community members are invited to attend free of charge. “Knees are a common area of injury and discomfort,” states Dr. Henehan, who serves …

Living Well Series Explores Stroke Awareness

San Jose, CA (May 6, 2015) — Neurologist Raul Guisado, M.D. will present “Stroke Awareness: Symptoms, Treatments, Preventative Actions” Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. Community members are invited to attend free of charge. According to Centers for Disease Control, each year nearly 800,000 people in the United States will suffer a stroke. It is the leading cause of …

National Health Care Decisions Day at O’Connor Hospital

San Jose, CA (March 30, 2015) – O’Connor Hospital continues to serve the community in multiple ways. Thursday, April 16 is National Health Care Decisions Day. Members of the community are invited to learn about different types of medical intervention to help determine their end-of-life health care wishes. The mission of National Health Care Decisions Day is to inspire, educate …