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6 years ago · by · 0 comments

How Healthy is Santa Cruz County?

It’s not just diet and exercise—where people live matters to their health.

And in California, Santa Cruz County earns a decent rating for community health, according to the 2013 County Health Rankings released this week.

Santa Cruz comes in No. 13 in the state for health outcomes, measured by mortality and morbidity. The county ranks 10th for health factors, a broad category that includes health behaviors (like smoking), healthcare, the physical environment, and social and economic factors.

“These ratings are a snapshot of the health of the community,” said Dr. Lisa Hernandez, Santa Cruz County Health Officer.

Fifty-seven of California’s 58 counties were ranked. Rural Alpine County was too small to measure in many of the categories, officials said.

Santa Cruz County’s marks puts the county ahead of neighboring Monterey County but lagging behind Santa Clara County.

County Health Rankings 2013
County Health Outcomes Health Factors
Monterey 21 29
San Benito 10 23
Santa Clara 3 4
Santa Cruz 13 10

Santa Cruz has earned better ratings in prior years. Officials attributed the decline in rankings to other counties’ improving health, not worsening conditions in Santa Cruz County.

Some highlights from the report:

  • The county saw improvement in the number of adult residents who have graduated from high school, which up to 86 percent at last count. The low in the past four years was 77 percent.
  • Santa Cruz County ranked 16th in the state for access to recreational facilities.
  • The county’s motor vehicle crash death rate is the 9th lowest in California.

But 19 percent of children in the county live in poverty, and the ratio of physicians to patients climbed, from one doctor per 923 patients in 2012 to one per 1,047 this year.

Check out Santa Cruz County’s rankings in various categories over the past four years below. A lower rating is better.

Santa Cruz County Health Rankings
2010 2011 2012 2013
Health Outcomes (total) 8 7 10 13
Morality 6 7 10 10
Morbidity 7 7 13 20
Health Factors (total) 8 20 10 10
Health Behaviors 2 1 3 4
Clinical Care 19 24 13 12
Social & Economic Factors 13 17 23 21
Physical Environment 37 5 10 9

The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program began in 2010 as a project of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin.

To avoid unpleasant surprises, it is important to work with a professional in this area.  Additional questions?  Ask us, we’re here to help!  For additional information about our insurance products, no-cost advice or for your free, no-obligation insurance quote, please contact the professionals at  Scurich Insurance Services today at 800-320-3666 and we will be more than happy to assist you.

This story was taken form www.watsonville.patch.com and was written by Jennifer Squires. Scurich Insurance did not create this content–we just wanted to share it with you!

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Your Job Can Save You Money on Auto Insurance!

Engineers, firefighters, lawyers, teachers, and police officers all have one thing in common: they qualify for Auto insurance discounts with some insurers who have found that people in certain fields tend to be less risky drivers than those in other occupations.

A number of insurance companies offer discounts to those in a variety of professions everything from architects, CPAs, and college professors through librarians, military personnel, and pilots, to physicians, registered nurses, and scientists.

Here’s why: although practicing architecture or flying a plane doesn’t necessarily make a driver more responsible, insurance underwriters don’t have to prove cause and effect when setting rates. They need only show a relationship between these rating factors and risk.

A variety of factors can come into play in determining discounts. One Auto insurance company offers up to a 5 % discount to first responders, such as firefighters, police officers, emergency medical technicians and paramedics. Because these people tend to work in the communities where they live, they probably don’t commute long distances. First responders might speed down the road in emergencies, but not in their own vehicles, and they tend not to work from 9 to 5 “which means that they’re at lower risk for accidents.”

Discounts vary by occupation, insurance company, and state. Some companies offer discounts for a long list of occupations and professions, while others provide them to only a few, or none at all. Some jobs receive larger discounts than others.

Rules for discounts also vary by field. To qualify for one company’s discount, health care providers must have a license to practice, as well as a degree. However, policyholders who have earned at least a bachelor in engineering, math, or science qualify for an 18% discount, even if they work in other fields.

Your occupation or profession might well entitle you to a substantial discount on your Auto insurance even if you’re retired.

Do you want more information? Contact Scurich Insurance Services located in Watsonville, California.

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Watsonville ER Wait is Longer than Dominican

If you go to the emergency room at Dominican Hospital, how long will it take before you are evaluated?

The federal government says 10 minutes on average.

That’s better than the wait of 15 minutes at Watsonville Community Hospital, according to a new database causing some hospital officials nationwide to cringe. It takes the ERs of Watsonville Community and Dominican an average of 142 and 153 minutes, respectively, from the time that a patient arrives in the ER to the time they are sent home. In that category, both local hospitals bested the average across California (173 minutes) and across the United States (140 minutes).

Key measures of ER efficiency have been posted from hospitals taking part across the country, according to a report by former San Diego Union-Tribune writer Cheryl Clark, now senior quality editor for HealthLeaders Media.

“With precious little fanfare, Uncle Sam last month rolled out a big, fat database with seven measures comparing a service that many people—healthcare providers and patients alike—consider the most critical any hospital can provide,” Clark wrote last week.

Data collected in 2011 and early 2012 also tracked how long it took for an ER patient to be seen by a healthcare professional and how long the wait was to get a bed if they needed admission. Other data showed how long patients spent in the ER before being sent home and whether they received a brain scan if they might have suffered a stroke.

Clark interviewed Dr. Jesse Pines, an emergency room doctor and researcher who directs the center for healthcare quality at George Washington University.

“The theory is that when hospitals report this information, it makes them focus on it, and improve throughout their [Emergency Department],” Pines was quoted as saying.

“But it’s very hard to do. Certain performance measures are easier to fix—simple process measures like giving patients an aspirin—than improving ED throughput, which involves development of interdisciplinary teams.”

Pines told Clark the public attention pushes hospital administrators to focus on the emergency rooms as well as other metrics.

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To avoid unpleasant surprises, it is important to work with a professional in this area.  Additional questions?  Ask us, we’re here to help!  For additional information about our insurance products, no-cost advice or for your free, no-obligation insurance quote, please contact the professionals at  Scurich Insurance Services today at 800-320-3666 and we will be more than happy to assist you.

This story was taken form www.watsonville.patch.com and was written by Jennifer Squires. Scurich Insurance did not create this content–we just wanted to share it with you!

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Your Next Starbucks Is On Us!

As most of you know, Scurich Insurance Services, has a fantastic program that is known as the Happy Customer Program. We use this program to see how our insurance agency ranks in your own personal standards.

All we request is that you fill out our simple customer satisfaction servery. once you complete this step we will send you a $5.00 gift card to Starbucks. That’s right your next cup of coffee or frappe is on Scurich Insurance Services. What else can make your day any better besides a fresh cup of coffee?

For more information about any of our Products and Services contact Scurich Insurance Services located in Watsonville, California.

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Social Media as a Hiring Tool – Employer Beware!

The spread of social media has revolutionized not only the way we connect with friends and family, but also how we conduct business. However, this asset can quickly turn into a liability if misused – for example, in recruiting your company’s most valuable asset – its employees.

Many employers begin the hiring process by using social-media outlets to screen applicants. LinkedIn and Facebook can provide a wealth of information about applicants’ education, their friends, and their personal behavior. Some companies reject candidates based on the content of their social-media pages. This might include anything from inappropriate photos or comments, discriminatory or slanderous statements, and references to alcohol and substance abuse, to sharing confidential information about their previous employers(s), displaying poor communication skills, or exaggerating their qualifications.

Although all of these indicators raise red flags, you could be risking a costly and annoying discrimination lawsuit if you access social-media sites which contain protected class information that’s not privileged in the normal hiring process.

To minimize this risk, it makes sense to:

  1. When hiring, use outside third parties such as background-verification companies and/or recruiters who document content from social-media sites in selecting candidates.
  1. Develop and enforce a comprehensive social-media usage policy.
  1. Purchase an Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) policy
To avoid unpleasant surprises, it is important to work with a professional in this area.  Additional questions?  Ask us, we’re here to help!  For additional information about our insurance products, no-cost advice or for your free, no-obligation insurance quote, please contact the professionals at  Scurich Insurance Services today at 800-320-3666 and we will be more than happy to assist you.

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