Christine Franklin Award presented at Luncheon 

    Wendy Wasserman of Vacaville received NorthBay Healthcare Foundation’s 2014 Christine Franklin Award during the annual Breast Cancer Luncheon on Oct. 16. The award, presented by James Long, M.D., medical oncologist at NorthBay Cancer Center, honors a woman in our community who makes a difference in the lives of other women. Read more about Wendy and the award in the Commitment 2 Care blog on Monday, Oct. 20. 

    Two New Regulars Join Blogging for Your Health

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    Diabetes Educator Collette DaCruz, R.N., has launched “Living with Diabetes 101,” in which she will share helpful tips on how to navigate lifestyle changes after a diabetes diagnosis. Collette has worked at the NorthBay Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology since 2006.

    Ashley Barrios, NorthBay’s Trauma Program Injury Prevention and Outreach coordinator for Emergency Services, writes “Spare Yourself the Trauma.” Her blog will provide information about Solano County statistics, how to practice safe habits and avoid the “trauma drama.”

    Join the Talent Network for the Latest on NorthBay Jobs 


    Want to know about new job listings at NorthBay Healthcare in a timely manner? Join the Talent Network, a new feature on that will allow interested parties to receive up-to-date information about job opportunities, according to Donna Dabeck, R.N., manager of nursing recruitment and retention. 0 read more  

    Slideshow from Ride to Defeat Diabetes

    Watch the above video from the event that took place Sunday, October 5th. This year's event brought in more than 300 people to raise funds for the The NorthBay Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology, and at the same time raise awareness in the community about the severity of the diabetes crisis in Solano County. 

    Are You Coping With the Loss of a Pet?

    peets2NorthBay Offers One-time Workshop 

    Amid life’s roller coaster of a divorce, a move and a new career goal, Vacaville resident Holly Bell found comfort and stability in her beloved black lab, Mitzi. But when the sweet, smart pup who soothed her so many times died of a heart attack two years ago, Holly was lost. “It just tore my heart out,” she recalled. So she turned to art therapy. Although she had no formal training, she picked up a pencil and started sketching Mitzi, discovering that drawing helped ease the pain. 

    Young Cancer Patient Shares his Story Via Video

    Orlando Torres’ journey began shortly after his diagnosis of testicular cancer. The 19-year-old cinematography student decided to document key moments along the way. The short video (above)  includes an introduction to his journey, and a segment when he had friends and family join him to cut his hair, because he didn’t want cancer to take it from him. Orlando’s story is one of several featured in the Fall issue of Wellspring magazine, which shipped out to homes in September. The magazine, which is also available online at, includes numerous stories of hope and features survivors of stroke, heart attacks, cancer and more. To read Orlando’s story, click here    

    Pulmonary Rehabilitation Earns Certification

    NorthBay Healthcare’s pulmonary rehabilitation program has been certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. 0 read more