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Children’s Halloween Parade Goes Ghoulish at Foothill Regional Medical Center Pediatric Subacute Unit

Foothill Regional Medical Center’s pediatric subacute unit celebrated Halloween with their annual Halloween Parade. Several hospital departments participated in the extravaganza by setting up trick-or-treat stations for kids dressed in costumes.

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It's National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Have You Scheduled Your Exam?

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Regular breast exams and mammograms are the best tools for early detection, which increases survival.

Congresswoman Kim’s Senior Resource Fair Includes Foothill Regional Medical Center

Foothill Regional Medical Center joined U.S. Representative Young Kim (CA-40) who hosted a Senior Resource Fair at the Orange Senior Center in August.

Advanced Robotic Bariatric Surgery at Foothill Regional

Bariatric surgeons at Foothill Regional Medical Center use advanced robotic technology for added precision and visibility during weight-loss procedures. The hospital uses the da Vinci Xi surgical system for various specialties.

Foothill Regional and Tustin Unified School District Hold Ceremony for Graduating High School Students

Foothill Regional Medical Center and the Tustin Unified School District (TUSD) held a special graduation recently for its five graduating class seniors in Foothill Regional’s Pediatric subacute unit.

Prospect Medical Offers Highly Competitive Hiring Incentives to Recruit Nursing Staff and Clinical Specialists to Its 7-Hospital Network in Los Angeles and Orange Counties

Prospect Medical is offering highly competitive hiring incentives to recruit registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, certified nursing assistants, clinical laboratory scientists, respiratory therapists, occupational therapists and physical therapists to its comprehensive network of five acute care hospitals and two behavioral health hospitals in Los Angeles and Orange Counties.

Healthgrades Names Foothill Regional Medical Center a 2023 Patient Safety Excellence Award Recipient

Foothill Regional Medical Center has been recognized by Healthgrades as a 2023 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ recipient. This distinction places Foothill Regional Medical Center among the top 10% of all short-term acute care hospitals as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading marketplace connecting patients and providers. 

February is National Heart Month – Keep Your Heart Healthy

The stress of the pandemic and economic challenges has taken a toll on the emotional and physical health of many. Caring for your cardiovascular health is an important way to counter stress. This includes paying attention to your cardiovascular health.

Foothill Regional Medical Center is a Healthgrades Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Hip Fracture and Pneumonia

Foothill Regional Medical Center is five star rated for treatment of hip fracture and treatment of pneumonia, according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading marketplace connecting doctors and patients.

Police Deliver Holiday Gifts to Foothill Regional Medical Center’s Pediatric Subacute Care Unit

Foothill Regional Medical Center’s Pediatric Subacute Care Unit got a visit from the Tustin Police Department in December, carrying on a 21-year-old tradition.

Foothill Regional Medical Center Hits 300 Robotic Surgeries Milestone

Foothill Regional Medical Center announced today it has reached the milestone of 300 robotic-assisted surgeries using da Vinic Xi and Mako SmartRobotics. The milestone was reached sooner than expected because surgeons trained to use the equipment readily took advantage of the state-of-the-art technology for their patients as soon as it became available to them.

Foothill Regional Medical Center Celebrates Veterans

Foothill Regional Medical Center saluted community veterans at the City of Tustin Parks and Recreation Department Veterans Celebration.

California Hospitals Antimicrobial Stewardship Program to be Highlighted at National Summit

The antimicrobial stewardship program Foothill Regional Medical Center will be highlighted at the 2022 Vizient Connections Summit this month. Vizient is a community hospital healthcare improvement company.

Foothill Regional Medical Center Nationally Accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program®

Foothill Regional Medical Center achieved national accreditation for its weight-loss surgery program by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program through July 2025. The hospital first achieved accreditation in 2018 and reaccredited in August by demonstrating our ability to meet the needs of our patients by providing multidisciplinary, high-quality patient care.

6 Tips for a Healthy Orange County Summer

Follow these six tips to help prevent chronic disease and have a healthy summer: move more, wear sunscreen, keep cool, eat healthy, drink wisely and don’t use tobacco. Learn more details from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Daisy Award Winners Announced at Foothill Regional Medical Center

ICU Charge Nurse Maria Navarra (pictured right) and Surgical Services Charge Nurse Dragana “Dee” Bukorovic  received the national Daisy Award for consistently going above and beyond to make an extraordinary difference in the patients’ experience. They are quarters 1 and 2 winners. The Daisy Foundation was created in 1999 by a family who lost their son due to a sudden illness. In their time of grief, they realized that there were some nurses who not only made a difference in their son Patrick’s hospitalization, but also in their own lives. Part of the award consists of daisies, Patrick’s mom’s favorite flower;  cinnamon rolls for the staff, Patrick’s favorite food; and a hand-carved statue representing the nurse-patient relationship.

Foothill Regional’s Mako Robots Receives Movie Star Name

Foothill Regional Medical Center staff participated in the Name the Robot contest to determine what the hospital’s recently acquired Mako SmartRobotics should be called. After weeks of having staff submit names, the top five names were voted on by all employees. The winner was JOHNNY#5.

Current Trends in Orthopedic and Robotic Surgery

Dr. Gina Mosich, an orthopedic surgeon at Foothill Regional Medical Center, discusses current treatment for hip and knee pain, robotic surgery options, and being a woman in a male-dominated field.

Foothill Regional Partners with Local Police Foundation

As part of its commitment to community partnerships, Foothill Regional Medical Center is a supporter of the Tustin, Calif., Police Foundation. As part of the support, three employees participated in the biannual “Breakfast with Chief Greenberg,” which provided a six-month overview the police statistics and its strategic plan for 2021-2025.

Foothill Regional Medical Center Acquires Latest in Robotic Surgery Technology

Technical expertise was enhanced at Foothill Regional Medical Center with the recent acquisition of  the da Vinci® Xi™ surgical system. This expands access in Orange County to will robotic-assisted, minimally invasive, virtually scarless surgery.

Valentine’s Day is Great Time to Focus on Heart Health

Valentine’s Day is a great day to think about your heart health and making this year a life-changing year for you and your heart. If you have children, keep in mind that diet and exercise habits started in childhood can start a lifetime of heart health.  For adults, the CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention is shining a light on hypertension (high blood pressure), a leading risk factor for heart disease and stroke. The division is committed to addressing barriers to health equity in communities disproportionately affected by cardiovascular disease.


American Heart Month Facts, Tips and Inspiration to Improve Your Heart Health

Did you know that people who have close relationships at home, work, or in their community tend to be healthier and live longer? One reason, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), is that we’re more successful at meeting our health goals when we work on them with others. NHLBI launched the #OurHearts movement to inspire us to protect and strengthen our hearts with the support of others. This article has facts, how-to tips, and resources to inspire you to join with others, even if you can’t be physically together, to improve your heart health. 

New Advanced Robotic-Assisted Hip and Knee Replacement Combines Physicians' Expertise with Robotic Precision

Robotic technology is now available for total hip, total knee and partial knee replacements through Mako SmartRobotics™. This innovative technology combines a surgeon’s expertise with robotic precision for better patient outcomes possible. The technology enhances the capabilities and performance of orthopedic surgeons during joint replacement procedures, which can translate to benefits for patients like less pain, shorter hospital stays, and a faster recovery.

Nationally Recognized for Hip Fracture Treatment for Fourth Year

Foothill Regional Medical Center is nationally recognized with 5 stars for Hip Fracture Treatment for the fourth year, according to new research released by Healthgrades, a leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 31 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.*

3 Tips for Achieving New Year’s Resolutions

To be successful in achieving New Year’s resolutions is to determine what motivates you, which differs from person to person. For example, did you complete a marathon because you had a spouse or training partner depending on you?  Or did you launch that business because you wanted to prove others wrong? It’s all about making your resolutions—be they health, financial, educational or relational—a priority, and then taking action that aligns with your daily habits and schedules.


Foothill Regional Medical Center Supports Magic at the Mission

For 13 years, the Orange County (OC) Rescue Mission has been celebrating its Magic at the Mission.  Each year, Foothill Regional Medical Center’s staff supports the holiday event with toys and gifts for the children living at the facility. This year, not only will the children be receiving gifts, but also be able to shop a pop-up holiday store for gifts to give to their parents who are often forgotten at Christmas. The rescue mission serves Orange County with various programs that help to restore hope, self-sufficiency, and transitional and emergency housing for 260 homeless men, women and children. The residents get counseling, job training, medical and dental care, spiritual care, and parental education. 

A Gift of Life Honored by Donor Walk

Foothill Regional Medical Center staff honored the family of an organ donor on the weekend of Nov. 20. During the Donor Walk, the caregivers quietly lined the hallways to remember the young organ donor. The ICU staff, including nurses Melinda and Dillon, worked closely with the organ-donor’s family during this devastating time. This gift of life went to five recipients.  The organ donation was coordinated by OneLegacy, a non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives through organ, eye and tissue donation in the seven-county greater Los Angeles area, including Orange County.

Santa’s Visit to the Pediatric Patients Brings Holiday Joy

The Tustin Police Department’s Santa Claus visited Foothill Regional Medical Center’s 42-bed pediatric subacute unit with bags of Christmas joy for the kids. “It's important to give back to the community and to support these special patients to help make their lives just a bit brighter,” said Deputy Chief Robert Wright, Tustin Police Department.  The police department is celebrating 20 years of giving gifts to the hospital unit. This year, the children and their families put together a Santa wish lists of things they’d love to receive. The gift bags included toys, clothing, blankets, hypo-allergenic lotion and more.  

5 Tips for a Healthier Holiday Season to Avoid Weight Gain and Stress

From Thanksgiving through New Year’s, the holiday season is month-long food marathon. Sure, we visit with family and friends, but what do we do there? EAT! These subtle tricks and tips help avoid the temptation to overindulge this holiday season.

Foothill Regional Supports Dino-mite Fundraiser

More than 6,500 runners, walkers, cyclists, volunteers, and sponsors—including Foothill Regional Medical Center—made the Dino Dash a successful event. The event is a popular annual fundraiser for Tustin Unified School District in Orange County.

10 Unexpected Reasons for Fatigue

Life can be quite hectic. When 24 hours isn’t enough time to complete the day’s tasks it makes sense that fatigue sets it. But if you feel like you’re doing everything right and getting seven to nine hours of sleep each night and still feel tired, there might be something else to blame. The feeling of fatigue could be a symptom of anything from poor diet to a gut infection that you may not be aware of.

Safety Tips During Summer Sun Safety Month

Summer is a great time to get outdoors and enjoy being with friends and family. From swimming to boating to picnics in the park, it’s a time for fun in the sun. But with more time outside and around water, there are some important things to be mindful of to keep you and your family healthy and safe. Take the quiz!

Managing Your Weight with Intermittent Fasting and Time Restricted Eating

Intermittent fasting and time restricted eating are techniques to help people lose weight, improve their overall health, and some say simplify their lifestyles. Intermittent fasting (sometimes referred to as IF) and time restricted eating (sometimes referred to as TRE) are becoming increasingly popular so you are likely to hear about them more and more.

Sweet Treats to Beat the Heat

Summer is here and the temperatures are rising. As the days get hotter, cooking is less appealing than binging on ice cream or a cold berry mojito. But have no fear. Here are some healthier recipes for cold treats and snacks that can satisfy your sweet tooth.

Anthem Blue Cross Contract Renewed

Our hospital is pleased to announce that its contract negotiation with Anthem Blue Cross has been completed. Effective June 1, 2021, our hospital contract will renew on a multiple-year term. Both parties are satisfied with the outcome which resulted in a fair and sustainable contractual language and rate term agreement going forward.

Celebrating our EMS Heroes

Over the last year, the pandemic has given people a small glimpse of the vital role of EMS professionals. The sacrifice and dedication of EMTs, paramedics and other EMS practitioners has rightfully earned them admiration and gratitude in their communities. Calling us heroes sometimes obscures the fact that—behind those masks—are people who, every day, take on many crucial roles: Healthcare professional. Emergency manager. Social worker. Crisis counselor. Consoler. Caregiver. This week, we celebrate our EMS colleagues.

Recognizing our Healthcare Heroes during National Hospital Week

National Hospital Week (May 9-15) provides an opportunity to look back at the past year and appreciate the pivotal importance hospitals play in our communities. It’s also a time to reflect on the invaluable role Foothill Regional Medical Center caregivers and employees fill within our hospital, and the sacrifices you make every day to deliver care to those who need it. This year, National Hospital Week theme is inspiring Hope Through Healing. Today, we celebrate the many ways you do just that by providing quality healthcare with compassion, commitment and resilience.


A collage of nurses with text that says, "Thank you, nurses!"

Celebrating National Nurses Week at Foothill Regional

During National Nurses Week (May 6-12), we salute our nurses for their service to our community 365 days a year. Our nurses are to be applauded for their innumerable contributions to the care of our patients across Orange County. While we have always had deep appreciation for the profession of nursing, during this past year they have truly inspired us.

Our nurses have demonstrated tremendous commitment and resilience. We know it has not been easy. We realize not all of our facilities could participate in last year’s Nurses Week due to the pandemic, so this year provides an opportunity to doubly express our gratitude. We thank them for facing the many challenges and long hours stemming from this public health crisis with extraordinary courage.

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Weekly Facebook Live Show with Dr. Gonzalez Provides Interactive Medical News and Updates

Watch Live on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. on Foothill’s Facebook or Dr. G’s Facebook pages.

Foothill Regional Medical Center has partnered with Dr. Kasein Gonzalez who hosts one of the most popular Spanish-speaking, healthcare-specific Facebook live broadcasts in Southern California. The weekly show features healthcare news and tips.

Don't Put Your Health on Hold

Our hospital has implemented extra safety precautions for more than one year now to ensure you remain safe while seeking vital medical care. Delaying important screenings and treatment for chronic conditions can be dangerous and may lead to worsening conditions. Follow these four tips to get the treatment you need:

Donation Supports Police Foundation’s Efforts to Keep Tustin Safe

Donation Supports Police Foundation’s Efforts to Keep Tustin Safe

Foothill Regional Medical Center donated $1,500 to the Tustin Police Foundation for its efforts to reduce crime and improve the quality of life for area residents. “The donation to the foundation gives us the ability to do the work we do to keep the community safe,” foundation’s Sgt. Robert Nelson. “Partnerships like this can assist us in keeping a bright future for all.”

Why Our Employees Choose to Get Vaccinated

Why Our Employees Choose to Get Vaccinated

With the development of COVID-19 vaccines, healthcare staffs are among the first to receive the vaccines, thereby protecting themselves, patients, communities, and their loved ones. In this video, our caregivers share reasons they chose to get the vaccine, and why they're encouraging colleagues and others to do the same.

American Heart Month: 6 Heart-Smart Eating Tips

American Heart Month: 6 Heart-Smart Eating Tips

February is American Heart Month and knowing which foods to eat more of and which foods to limit is a powerful way to prevent heart disease and improve your overall health. Use the steps below to work toward a more heart-healthy diet. Here are 6 easy ways to eat smart for your heart.

Doctors and Nurses Talk About Their Daily Fight Against Coronavirus

Foothill Regional Medical Center staff recounted how hard it has been to see hundreds of patients arrive at the hospital. Hear their stories on Univision. Dr. Tuan Ta, a specialist in infectious diseases, recalled the importance of getting vaccinated against the virus and stressed that the vaccines developed are highly effective.

3 Ways to Burn More Calories than You’re Eating

3 Ways to Burn More Calories than You’re Eating

Burning more calories than you eat in a day is referred to as a “calorie deficit” and is the basis of many weight-loss equations. The idea is daily calories in minus daily calories out = caloric deficit.

The first thing you need to understand is that one pound of fat is made of about 3,500 of extra calories. To lose one pound of fat, you need to create a caloric deficit of 3,500 calories. For example, if you wanted to lose one pound a week divide 3,500 calories by seven to get 500; that means negative 500 calories a day overall.

Santa’s Care Coordinators Bring Holiday Cheer to Local Seniors

Santa and his elves left the cold of the north pole for sunny Southern California to partner with our hospital’s care coordinators for a drive-through Christmas. The team passed out Christmas bags filled with blankets, socks, slippers, robes and pajamas to more than 50 nursing homes, assisted living and board-and-care facilities, along with scrumptious to-go lunches. The decorated tunnel drive-through event was held at Bellflower Behavioral Health Hospital.

Local Police Spread Cheer to Hospital’s Pediatric Patients

Pediatric subacute patients at Foothill Regional Medical Center received a surprise when the Tustin Police Department made its 19th annual holiday visit, dropping off gifts for patients and staff. Of course, the visit looked a little different this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. For the past 19 years, police department employees have made sure the pediatric subacute patients received presents and holiday cheer. In the past, the police’s community relations unit, along with Santa, would personally drop off gifts to every patient. This year presented some challenges. Tustin police personnel were unable to make their traditional rounds with Santa Claus in person to deliver gifts to the children in their rooms.

Foothill Regional Medical Center Achieves 5-Star Rating in Hip Fracture Treatment for Third Year in a Row

Foothill Regional Medical Center is 5-star rated for Hip Fracture Treatment outcomes  in 2021, according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems.  Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions using Medicare data. This analysis shows that patients treated at hospitals receiving a 5-star rating have a lower risk of dying and a lower risk of experiencing one or more complications during a hospital stay than if they were treated at hospitals receiving a 1-star rating in that procedure or condition.

Prospect Medical Holdings Relies on Founding Principles in Responding to COVID-19

The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic impacted virtually every healthcare organization in the world. Prospect Medical Holdings, which operates 17 hospitals in five states—including Foothill Regional Medical Center—as well as 165 outpatient centers and 28 medical groups, found its hospitals at the center of the crisis.

A growing national healthcare system, Prospect quickly leaned on its core values amid the crisis and took decisive action to help mitigate the impact on its communities, facilities, staff, and patients. To do that, Prospect relied on the same grit, determination, and vision that guided its actions during its origin.

Student-run Nonprofit ‘Hearts to Heroes’ Supports Essential Workers

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to infiltrate countries around the world, high school students in Southern California are banding together to provide essential workers with the essentials, which included donations to the Foothill Regional Medical Center front-line staff.

Pediatric Subacute Care Receives 5-Star Rating from Federal Agency

Foothill Regional Medical Center’s pediatric subacute unit has been awarded five stars — the highest possible rating — by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). It is one of 10 pediatric subacute programs in California, and the only unit in Orange County to receive five stars from CMS.  Every quarter, the federal agency publicly releases quality ratings for more than 15,000 nursing homes certified by its Nursing Home Compare website.

3 Ways to Burn More Calories than You’re Eating

If you’re a victim of the Quarantine-15 weight gain, a combination of eating fewer calories and exercising to burn more calories is the most effective way to lose weight and keep it off. Here are three tips on how to burn more calories than you're eating.

Foothill Regional Steps Up to Increase Blood Supply During Pandemic

To meet the increased demand for blood donations as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, Tustin-based Foothill Regional Medical Center physicians, staff and local residents stepped up to help meet the need. The hospital partnered with the American Red Cross to hold a blood drive on July 15 at the hospital

Foothill Regional Medical Center is 2020 Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment

Foothill Regional Medical Center is 5-star rated for Hip Fracture Treatment outcomes for the second year in a row, according to a national report released by Healthgrades. A 5-star rating indicates that Foothill Regional’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated for performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32  of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.

Recognizing Our Heroes on the Front Line of Pandemic

Prospect Medical clinical leaders across the nation have stories of sacrifice, encouragement and thanks from the front lines of care during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Saluting Nurses During National Nurses Week

Every year, we celebrate National Nurses Week. This year, at this exceptional time, our Prospect Medical nurses’ sacrifices, dedication, and compassion have an even deeper meaning. I thank all our nurses for the tremendous work they do every day to care for our patients, especially during this pandemic.

Thank You, Tustin!

Thank you to the Tustin community for your generous donations of masks, personal protective equipment and other needed supplies.

National Doctors’ Day - Thanking Those on the Frontlines of the Pandemic

March 30 is National Doctors’ Day across our nation. Many of our physicians are on the frontline of the COVID-19 crisis, so today we recognize our talented and committed doctors. Regardless of their specialty, the COVID-19 pandemic brings unique challenges to our doctors requiring sacrifice, dedication and compassion. 

Prospect Medical CEO’s Message to Our Employees and Patients

Prospect Medical leaders at every level of our organization, clinical and non-clinical alike, are working around the clock to be responsive and proactive in the fight to identify and treat those infected by the virus, and protect those who are not from the threat.  Teams are meeting several times a day to assess the evolving situation, particularly its impacts on our employees and providers, patients and their families, hospitals and other facilities, communities, and those we are proud to serve.

CT Accreditation Reflects Quality Diagnostics and Care for Area Residents

Foothill Regional Medical Center has achieved the three-year American College of Radiology (ACR) Accreditation for computed tomography (CT) this month. Quality images are important in the accurate evaluation and diagnosis of patients.

Foothill Regional Medical Center Launches Journey to Become a High Reliability Organization

Patient safety is a top priority at Foothill Regional Medical Center, which is why the hospital leadership is committed to becoming a High Reliability Organization (HRO).

5 Ways to Improve Your Heart Health

To mark American Heart Month, NHLBI, one of the National Institutes of Health, is inviting people across the country to team up and join #OurHearts, a national heart health initiative that encourages people to improve heart health together.

6 Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure with Exercise

Maintaining healthy blood pressure is a critical part of maintaining general health. Blood pressure is the force blood exerts against the walls of your arteries. This force is primarily a function of how hard your heart is pumping and how much resistance to that blood flow your arteries are exerting. Resistance can come from the narrowing of arteries as we age or as a function of poor diet, inflammation, and other factors. 

Heart Disease is Leading Cause of Death for Hispanics/Latinos in U.S.

February is American Heart Month! Did you know that people who have close relationships at home, work, or in their community tend to be healthier and live longer? One reason, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), is that we’re more successful at meeting our health goals when we join forces with others. NHLBI launched the #OurHearts movement to inspire us to protect and strengthen our hearts with the support of others in the Hispanic/Latino communities.

5 Tips to Create a Heart-Healthy Grocery List

Sometimes grocery shopping can be a dangerous task. We tend to go to the grocery store when we are hungry, ready to scoop up all the delicious-looking, ready-made food or sweets from the bakery.

Next time the sensation to grab the first box of cookies you see takes over, think about your heart! Did you know that each year about 800,000 people die from heart disease? It’s up to you to keep your heart healthy, and you can start by making sure your fridge and pantry are stocked with heart-healthy foods.

Go Red for Women is Life-Changing Information

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the United States. Despite increases in awareness over the past decades, only about half (56%) of women recognize that heart disease is the No. 1 killer, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Many believe it’s cancer, yet heart disease kills more women than all forms of cancer combined.

For this reason, The American Heart Association created the Go Red for Women awareness campaign. The campaign is designed to increase women’s heart health awareness and serve as a catalyst for change to improve the lives of women.

Make 4 Lifestyle Changes During American Heart Month

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of both women and men. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease.

The good news is that healthy choices can help manage or prevent heart disease. Many of us set up a New Year’s Resolutions in January related to lifestyle improvements, such as eating healthier, exercising more, and reducing stress. These lifestyle changes not only help you, but creates a framework that your children will take into adulthood. February Heart Month provides another opportunity to keep those positive lifestyle changes.

Tustin Goes Red in February

There is a reason that National Heart Month falls in February—the same month that Valentine’s Day is celebrated. As Valentine’s Day is all about the heart, this is a good match. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both American men and women; almost one in every four deaths in the United States is caused by heart disease. African-American men are especially susceptible.

7 Ways to Eat Smart for Your Heart

Knowing which foods to eat more of and which foods to limit is a powerful way to prevent heart disease and improve your overall health.  Use the steps below to work toward a more heart-healthy diet. Here are 6 easy ways to eat smart for your heart.

New Year’s Gym Resolution: Navigation Tips for Long-Term Success

You just joined a gym as part of your New Year’s Resolution to get into shape, and maybe feel a little intimidated by the whole new environment. Congratulations on taking the first step toward fitness. You may feel confused and conspicuous the first few times you walk in the gym. However, the best place to begin is with the new member orientation.

New Year’s Resolution: 5 Hacks to Meet 10,000 Steps a Day Goal

It’s official!  You’re the proud owner of shiny new fitness tracker as part of your New Year’s Resolution to walk 10,000 steps a day. Sure, you can hit that number when it’s gym day, but it can be a bit more difficult on your off days. This hurdle can be overcome by making a few little changes in your daily routine.

Hospital Staff Partner with Orange County Rescue Mission to Provide Gifts for Residents

In December, Foothill Regional Medical Center delivered more than 300 holiday gifts to the Orange County Rescue Mission in Tustin. With the help of hospital staff and students from St. Hedwig, the gifts were wrapped and delivered to the mission to be distributed to homeless men, women and children.


2020 Weight-Loss Resolution: Is Weight Loss Surgery Right For Me?

Is weight loss your 2020 New Year's Resolution? Like many of us, the answer is likely yes. However, if you have a BMI score of 40 or more (about 100 pounds overweight) and have tried diet, exercise and other lifestyle changes and have not acheived your ideal weight, consider weight-loss surgery. You also may be a candidate for bariatric surgery if you have a BMI of 35-39 with specific significant health problems like Type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea or high blood pressure.

Signs Your Backache is More Than Just Pain

Does your back give you pain? Well, you are not alone. About 31 million Americans experience low back pain at any given time. So, when should you be concerned that your back pain is too severe to cope with on your own? Read on to see if surgery or other interventions are right for you.

Learn More about Back Treatment Options

13 Ways to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease that affects millions of people worldwide. Uncontrolled cases can cause blindness, kidney failure, heart disease and other serious conditions.

Before diabetes is diagnosed, there is a period where blood sugar levels are high but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. This is known as prediabetes.

It's estimated that up to 70% of people with prediabetes go on to develop type 2 diabetes. Fortunately, progressing from prediabetes to diabetes isn't inevitable.

What to Expect During Your Annual Physical

It's time again for your annual checkup. What your doctor does during your yearly exam will vary to some degree based on your age, changes in your health, and other variables. Different doctors may also check different things simply because exam protocols vary. Also, if there is something specific you need to have examined, it could require a specialist to diagnose the problem properly.

From Coma to Recovery: Skye Gray’s Story

The news was devastating; 19-year-old Skye Gray had been T-boned in a car accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and broken neck, pelvis and ankles. If she even survived her injuries, the doctors thought she may be in a coma for the rest of her life.

4 Tips to Better Manage Your Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease where the bodies ability to respond to the hormone insulin is no longer working properly. The bodies inability to properly respond to insulin results in excess sugar being in the blood and urine. This excess sugar can damage vital organs such as the kidneys, eyes, and other parts of the body.

Foothill Regional Named a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery By Blue Cross/Blue Shield

Foothill Regional Medical Center has been named a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated healthcare facilities shown to deliver improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures developed by Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies with input from the medical community.

Orange County Couple Doubles Down on Dramatic Weight Loss

It takes two to make a weight loss dream come true. Just ask Isela Mauri and Martin Espinosa of Anaheim Hills, a married couple who both underwent weight-loss surgery at Foothill Regional Medical Center in Tustin to regain their health. 

8 Ways Pets are Good for Your Health

Whether it’s a cat, dog, horse or iguana, pets can improve your overall health and happiness.

Lost the Weight and Gained My Life: Stephanie Sosa’s Story

Stephanie Sosa has been overweight since childhood. In high school, she was able to lose some weight, but soon put it back on. At 28 years old, she hit an all-time high of 272 pounds, a considerable amount for a 5-foot-3-inch woman.

Tustin Summer Safety Tips

Summer is the time of year everyone seems to look forward to! Family time and vacations are planned and enjoyed. However, summer creates a set of dangers and issues we should all be aware of and prepare for.

Tips to Prevent Spring Allergies

Ah yes, spring is in the air—along with all the sneeze-inducing pollen! Seasonal allergies are extremely common, but no need to suffer this year. Numerous strategies can help reduce or prevent your symptoms before they start.

Is Weight-Loss Surgery Right for Me?

Weight loss surgery can produce significant and sustained weight loss, resulting in improved health.

Health Transformation: How to Know When You’re Ready

Many of us want to lose weight. Many of us want to be healthier. Many of us want to change aspects of our lives or substantial parts of our lives that we don’t feel are serving us well.

How to Burn More Calories than You’re Eating

Burning more calories than you eat in a day is referred to as a “calorie deficit” and is the basis of many weight-loss equations.  The idea is daily calories in minus daily calories out = caloric deficit. There are 3 ways you can create a deficit.

What is Prediabetes?

Prediabetes is a condition where your body has started to show signs of developing diabetes but have not fully developed the disease. The good news with prediabetes is that you are still likely in a place where you can reverse the process.

Foothill Regional Partners with the Hurtt Clinic through Donation to Support Tustin’s Underserved Community

As part of its annual December commitment to give back to the community, Foothill Regional Medical Center donated $2,000 to the Hurtt Family Health Clinic.

How to Stick With Your Health Goals in 2019

Health is a simple concept, but that does not mean that living a healthy life is easy!  At every turn, temptations exist that try to lure you away. Here are 8 practical ways to stick to your health goals in 2019.

Foothill Regional Staff Compiles and Donates 200 Wellness Kits to Homeless

Foothill Regional Medical Center, alongside students of St. Hedwig, wrapped up the holiday season by putting together more than 200 wellness kits for the Hurtt Family Health Clinic's homeless residents.

Santa Gets Tustin Police Escort to Bring Cheer to Pediatric Patients

On Dec. 5, 2018, Santa Claus—escorted by the Tustin Police Department—delivered gifts to Foothill Regional Medical Center pediatric subacute patients. This is an annual tradition and the presents are donated by police and city hall employees.

Hacks to Avoid the Cold or Flu this Winter

Here are six recommendations to build up your immune system so you can go into winter armed and ready to fight off the bugs!

Flu Signs and Symptoms

If you having trouble breathing, experiencing sudden dizziness or confusion, have severe or persistent vomiting, and fever and cough, you may have the flu. Learn the signs and symptoms of the flu and what to do.

National Accreditation Achieved by Foothill Regional Medical Center for Weight-Loss Surgery

South Orange County residents seeking surgical treatment for obesity and its related conditions have a nationally recognized choice for receiving treatment at Foothill Regional Medical Center. Some 15.5 million people in the U.S. suffer from obesity.

Tustin’s 2018 Large Business of the Year Awarded to Foothill Regional Medical Center

Foothill Regional Medical Center—which has undergone a successful transformation since it reopened under new ownership in 2015—received the City of Tustin’s Large Business of the Year 2018 award on June 21 in recognition of its contribution to Tustin

The Joint Commission Awards Foothill Regional Gold Seal of Approval

Foothill Regional Medical Center announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards in June. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of

Pediatric Subacute Unit Offers Chronically Ill Children Combination of Excellent Care – and Love

The vividly painted walls depicting an Italian countryside and the muted sounds of cartoons playing in the background add an air of lightness to what is an otherwise serious undertaking: caring for chronically ill children 24 hours a day.

Comprehensive Bloodless Surgery and Medicine Services Help Avoid Risks Associated with Blood Transfusions

Foothill Regional Medical Center now offers comprehensive bloodless surgery and medicine services for the growing number of patients who are opting not to have a blood transfusion, either for safety concerns or religious reasons.