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Orchard Hospital Unveils New Outpatient Center

Posted by Staff on August 25, 2023

In a significant stride towards enhancing patient care and convenience, Orchard Hospital proudly unveils its latest addition – the state-of-the-art Outpatient Center. The culmination of meticulous planning and dedication, this center promises a transformative experience for individuals seeking streamlined medical services in the Gridley community and beyond. The Gridley Herald was there to document the occasion.

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Topics: Services, News

Understanding the Benefits of Occupational Therapy

Posted by Staff on April 14, 2023

April is Occupational Therapy Month, and it's the perfect time to shine a spotlight on this important aspect of healthcare. Occupational therapy (OT) is a type of therapy that helps people of all ages to perform daily activities, both physical and mental, more effectively and efficiently.

Oftentimes, people may not know what occupational therapy is unless they’ve personally come into contact with it. If you're unfamiliar with occupational therapy, or you're curious about how it can benefit your health, we’ll give you all the information you need.

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Topics: Programs, Services, Healthcare Clinic

The Benefits of Telehealth for Rural Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients

Posted by Staff on March 01, 2023

As we age, our health needs become more complex and require more attention. For people with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia, this can be especially challenging, as their conditions require regular monitoring and treatment. 

Telehealth, or the use of digital technologies to provide healthcare services remotely, is a valuable tool that can help address these challenges, especially for patients living in rural areas. Rural medicine is often difficult because of either lack of resources or the physical distance that can exist between medical help and the patient. 

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Topics: Programs, Services, Senior Citizens

What Does an Occupational Therapist Do?

Posted by Staff on April 28, 2021

Occupational Therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health and prevent - or live better with - injury, illness, or disability.

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Topics: Services, Healthy Lifestyle, Pain Management

FAQs About Sports Physicals for Kids

Posted by Staff on August 08, 2019

Kids are resilient. If you have them, you know this! They bounce back from illness quickly, heal from injuries at a rapid pace, and don’t seem to give a second thought to their body’s limitations because…well, they’re rambunctious! Youth is fun, as it should be for them.

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Topics: Services, Physical Activity, Physicals

Myths About Visiting a Walk-In Clinic

Posted by Staff on March 12, 2018

More and more, people today are getting the healthcare that they need at walk-in clinics. In order to see your regular doctor when you are sick, you need an appointment. This is not the case at a walk-in clinic. People also use walk-in clinics so often because of the convenient hours. Most walk-in clinics have evening and weekend hours which are very convenient if you work or if you happen to get sick when your primary care physician's office is closed. While there are many great things about walk-in clinics, there are a few myths that keep people away. If you have been avoiding using a walk-in clinic because of things that you have heard, you should know that some of thing things that you have heard are not true.

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Topics: Services, Healthcare Clinic

3 Excuses People Make For Not Visiting a Health Care Clinic

Posted by Staff on April 07, 2017

Most people have a preference about their health care. Some prefer a doctor they can see regularly, some prefer a facility they can visit regularly, and some prefer to avoid doctors unless they need to visit the emergency room. We decided to round up the 3 excuses people might make for not visiting a health care clinic, and debunk them.

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Topics: Services, Healthcare Clinic

Should You Go to the Health Care Clinic or the Emergency Room?

Posted by Staff on March 13, 2017

Knowing when to visit a clinic versus when to visit an emergency room is a dilemma nearly everyone has faced at least once in their life. Whether it’s the middle of the night and you feel utterly miserable with illness, or the middle of the day and you aren’t sure you can take another moment in your current condition, we’ve all been there.

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Topics: Services

Understanding Vaccines: What They Are and How They Work

Posted by Staff on January 06, 2017

As most people know, we wear seat belts while driving to protect us from injury in the case of a car accident. Unfortunately, sometimes people are harmed in an accident even when they have taken preventative measures, like using a seat belt. But we can all agree that seat belts are a crucial protection because they drastically reduce the chance of serious injury, even death, from a car accident.

The same principle applies with vaccines and immunizations. Think of a vaccine like a seat belt. While nothing is 100 percent effective and there’s no guarantee against exposure to disease, modern vaccination offers high levels of protection against disease.

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Topics: Services, Cold and Flu, Vaccines

Things to Consider Before Having Surgery

Posted by Staff on December 09, 2016

No one wants to hear the news that they need surgery. For many people, the idea of “going under the knife” evokes fear and anxiety. Even if you know that having a procedure done will help improve your health and quality of life—or even save your life—the thought of surgery can make you feel anxious and out of control.

That’s why understanding what’s involved with surgery and your hospital’s surgical services is so important. It can really ease your mind, knowing what to expect and knowing you have a qualified and extremely skilled staff working hard to protect your health and well-being before, during, and after surgery.

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Topics: Services, Surgery

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