Success & Service: Doctors Medical heart care services earn two awards

local@modbee.comJune 29, 2013 

Doctors Medical Center's emergency, cardiology staff and leadership received the American Heart Association's Mission: Lifeline Gold Quality Achievement Award for heart attack care.

The hospital also was recognized for being the first in the state to achieve Mission: Lifeline Accreditation as a STEMI Receiving Center, measuring care for people experiencing the most severe type of heart attack, ST-elevation myocardial infarction, in which blood flow is completely blocked to a portion of the heart.

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The Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters recently was awarded a $30,000 federal Help America Vote Act grant. The grant program supports county efforts to ensure that people with physical, developmental or other disabilities have access to the election process. Activities include teaching counties techniques for surveying election polling sites and purchasing equipment and supplies to improve accessibility to such sites.

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The Stanislaus Community Foundation, a charitable organization dedicated to enriching the quality of life in the county, added three valley residents to its board of directors. Signing on for three-year terms are: Melanie Chiesa, a lifelong Hughson-area resident and an optometrist practicing in Turlock; Joe Duran, senior vice president of Community Trust Credit Union, a division of Self-Help Federal Credit Union; and Daryn Kumar, who grew up in Stanislaus County and recently returned as chief executive officer of Memorial Medical Center.

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Stanislaus County sheriff's deputy Terry Johnson won four gold medals and deputy Pedro Beltran a silver in the U.S. Police & Fire Championships last month in San Diego. Johnson, a multiyear competitor, won the 800 and 1,500 meters and ran a leg on winning 4x100 meter and the 4x400 meter relays. He's now won 32 gold, 12 silver and nine bronze medals in track and field competitions.

Beltran earned his silver medal in submission grappling.

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Dave Tydeman of the Cooper Co. was named among the top 50 Portfolio Home Owners Association Managers in the United States, as rated by the Council of Community Association Professionals. He's been in the industry for 25 years and with Cooper since 2005.

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Gov. Jerry Brown appointed Gina Valdez, 46, and Ger Van, 49, both of Stockton, and Joseph Valente, 53, of Lodi to the San Joaquin County Fair board. All of the appointments are for unpaid positions, and all three appointees are Republicans.

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