Health Care

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Dr. John P. Loftus is the new president of the Napa County Medical Society. He is a general and vascular surgeon practicing in Napa with the Surgery Group of Napa Valley at 3443 Villa Lane, Napa. He received his medical degree from the Mayo Medical School and completed general and vascular surgery residencies at the Mayo Medical Center.

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Dr. Douglas R. Wilson is the president-elect. He is a family medicine physician at Community Health Clinic Ole at 1141 Pear Tree Lane, Napa. He received his medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 1998 and completed a family medicine residency at Ventura County Medical Center.

Dr. Stephen J. M. Banks is a new  member of St. Helena Hospital’s Martin-O’Neil Cancer Center's Radiation Oncology team.Dr. Banks specializes in the treatment of prostate cancer through either external beam radiation therapy or radioactive seed implantation.Dr. Banks also cares for patients with cancers of the breast, gynecologic system, lung, head and neck, and gastrointestinal system. Dr. Banks received his MD from Stanford University in 1993, served his internship in Internal Medicine with Kaiser Permanente in Santa Clara, and then returned to Stanford for his residency training in Radiation Oncology. Board certified in Radiation Oncology, Dr. Banks sought out additional training through the California Endocurie Therapy Center, Long Beach Memorial Hospital and the Seattle Prostate Institute.

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Hospice By The Bay hired Will Jones as its director of information technology. Mr. Jones will oversee a department that handles the IT needs of 260 employees in three sites -- Larkspur, Sonoma and San Francisco. Previously, Mr. Jones served for four years as IT consultant at Daughters of Charity Health System in Redwood City. Before joining Daughters of Charity, he was IT Director of Networks & Computing at Worldpac, a Newark, Calif.-based auto parts wholesaler. Mr. Jones is a San Francisco native. He earned a B.S. in political science at San Francisco State University.


Santa Rosa Junior College mathematics instructor John Martin is the recipient of the George Polya Award presented by the Mathematical Association of America.  Mr. Martin received the award at the MAA meeting this summer in Kentucky, recognizing his articles of expository excellence that were published in The College Mathematics Journal.  Terry Shell, the All Faculty Association (AFA) president and mathematics department instructor and colleague of Mr. Martin, said winning the Polya Award for a mathematician is “analogous to winning the Cy Young award for a major league baseball pitcher.”