Welcome to Rideout Health
Theresa Hamilton, CEO, Rideout Health Group
More than a century ago, a community-minded philanthropist decided to donate her family's Marysville mansion and establish the area's first hospital. Named in honor of her late husband and son, Rideout Memorial in its original and subsequent locations has served the Yuba-Sutter region ever since. Phebe Rideout's spirit and sense of mission have stayed with the hospital through good years and lean, as it has grown through decades of development and dramatic change, into the modern healthcare organization we have today.
As we get ready for the next major change — the opening of the expanded Rideout Regional Medical Center in January 2015 — we have been taking a look at the many parts that now comprise our organization. Together, they add up to a total continuum of care right here in our own community, from our award-winning maternity to compassionate hospice services. Research has shown that not everyone is aware that some of our differently-named divisions are all part of our one organization, so we thought this transition point would be a good time to bring all the names into alignment. After a careful process of several months that included a survey of more than 300 community leaders, the Board of Directors approved the shortening of our corporate name to one that brings us back to our roots and reaffirms a century-old commitment: Rideout Health.
With the name change comes a change in our logo: Our two quail have become three (now two adults and one 'cheeper', as the babies are known), all in a sleeker incarnation. They represent the three stages of life of our patients: youth, adult and senior. Our main color remains blue, but a deeper, richer shade of it. All FRHG divisions and services will be renamed under the Rideout Health banner, e.g. Feather River Pain Management becomes Rideout Pain Management, the Rideout Cancer Center becomes the Rideout Cancer Center, and so on. Each major division also will have its own color, complementing the corporate blue. And as we develop new partnerships and joint ventures, the Rideout name will appear in different combinations.
For a sneak peak at our new Rideout Video, which offers a behind-the-scenes look at the shooting of the first TV commercial to feature our new name and logo and at the music studio recording of our very own Rideout anthem, "We See Your Spirit," an inspiring reference to our values, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxf623Aqx7s&feature=plcp
You'll be seeing more and more evidence of these name and branding changes, which will be introduced as old supplies are exhausted. But not everything is changing: what remains the same and steadfast is our commitment to the health and well-being of our community, of our own staff and of the patients we serve.
Click here to view photos from the March 8 groundbreaking celebration.
Click here to view the details of how our regional medical center will look when completed.
Click here to make a donation to the Foundation.