The St. Vincent de Paul Society has helped untold number of needy families and individuals in Manteca and surroundings for decades. Young men studying for the priesthood have been able to continue pursuing their religious vocation, thanks in part to the assistance provided by the Bishop's Seminarian Fund of the Diocese of Stockton. And a number of area youth have been able to play in Little League with the help of generous donations from organizations whose mission is to step up when there's a need.
Five Doctors Hospital nurses and respiratory and radiology therapists were awarded the coveted Tenet Heroes Awards - four as a life saving team and another recognizing a radiology technologist lauded for making everyone feel important.
A report that makes Doctors Hospital of Manteca appear to rank as the 29th most expensive hospital in the nation ignores the fact the healthcare provider after it posts actual costs for services then provides discounts to the uninsured that are comparable to current managed care rates that are in place.