Don’t Leave These Off Your Holiday Lists

Dec 16, 2021

Dear fellow community members and colleagues,

As 2021 comes to a close, I want to share how proud and honored I am every day to be a part of the communities of San Luis Obispo County. I am so thankful for the dedication, commitment and hard work of everyone on our staffs at Tenet Health Central Coast. Through their collective efforts, our hospitals, Primary & Specialty Care offices, Imaging Centers and Urgent Care centers can provide you with a wide spectrum of care that includes some of the most advanced technologies and specialties in the region.

Among these are our unprecedented neurosurgical affiliation with UC San Francisco, the only NicView system in California to connect parents to their NICU babies, Savi-Scout technology for precise tumor removal, the only hospital-based Wound Care Clinic to heal chronic wounds, the only Tele-ER option in the county, and more.    

As important as these innovations and nationally-recognized programs are, it is equally important that you take care of your basic health needs. That’s why I encourage you to include simple health activities as a part of your holidays.

Make a Holiday Health List – and I passionately encourage you to include your vaccine or booster, your flu shot, practice safe masking and social distancing. The holidays are an ideal time to schedule health screenings or tests, so please add these to your list. Being proactive about your health includes choosing to get enough sleep, choosing to eat (and drink) in moderation, and to be active. Regular exercise is not only good for your health, but helps handle stress, improve your mood and gives you more energy – all gifts to yourself during the busy season.

We know there will be many challenges beyond the holidays, and I am glad to let you know that Tenet Health Central Coast has new, significant programs and projects that we will be rolling out to help our communities. I am enthusiastic about sharing more on those later.

However, the most important thing to share now is our heartfelt best wishes for a joyful holiday season and a happy, healthy new year ahead.


Mark Lisa
Chief Executive Officer
Tenet Health Central Coast