Bariatric Surgery Changed Her Mindset and Then Her Life
January 20, 2021
Overweight for most of her life, Escondido nurse and mother of twins Brigit Davis said she had resigned herself at one point that she was always going to be obese after losing, and then gaining back even more weight, during multiple weight-loss programs. She peaked at 266 pounds.   The turning point came when she realized she wasn’t going to be able to be an active part of her kids’ lives because she couldn’t fit into roller coasters, got winded pushing her kids on a swing and couldn’t chase them around the yard.   She had considered but discounted, multiple times, bariatric surgery even though her primary care physician said she’d be an excellent candidate.   “There is definitely a stigma about bariatric surgery,” Davis said, “that it is the easy way out.”   Finally, after meeting with Palomar Health surgeon Ramin Sorkhi, MD, F.A.C.S., at the Palomar Health Weight Management Center, she decided to ...
World War II Fighter Pilot Recovers at The Villas
January 18, 2021
The Nazis couldn’t take him down more than 70 years ago and neither could a bout with COVID-19.   Escondido resident and former World War II fighter pilot Richard Marshall was discharged from the Villas of Poway last week after ...
Pharmacies at Palomar Medical Center Escondido and Poway Receive Gold Status
January 13, 2021
The California Department of Public Health has awarded the pharmacies at both Palomar Medical Center Poway and Escondido with a “Gold” status, the highest designation given, for Antimicrobial Stewardship in the Healthcare-Associated ...
Palomar Medical Center Poway Emergency Department Earns Geriatric Accreditation
January 13, 2021
Palomar Medical Center Poway is now an Accredited Geriatric Emergency Department, awarded by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). The accreditation recognizes emergency departments that provide excellent care for older ...
Holiday Gift of Another Kind
December 26, 2020
In the spirit of the holidays, we’d like to share a story about a patient who gave the wingtips off his own feet so his physical therapist could walk a mile in another man’s shoes. While this may be mixing idioms, it really ...
Birkhoff Family Inaugurates Annual Homecare Award
December 23, 2020
Jim Hines has been named the first recipient of the Birkhoff Family Home Caregiver of the Year Award for his work to improve the lives of patients.   The award, which carries a prize of $1,000, was created by Bill Birkhoff, a Palomar ...
The California Hospital Association Wants You to Stay Home This Holiday Season
December 21, 2020
The California Hospital Association has partnered with the United Nurses Association of California to urge everyone to stay home this holiday season and wear a mask. This is the best thing you can do for others.