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Theresa Hamilton, CEO, Rideout Health Group
We just celebrated another milestone in the development of the Rideout Regional Medical Center. The much anticipated -- and much-needed -- $ 6.2 million expansion of the Emergency Department which adds 5,000 square feet to the ED. But this is only Phase I.
When our new six-story building is completed in early 2015, the ED will get another 3,000 square feet, bringing the total to 20,000; another 5 patient beds for a total of 42, and a rooftop helipad for flying critical patients to and from the facility.
The advanced equipment, new technologies and patient amenities that come with this expansion, are only part of the story. The main part is the people. Those who work there and those who are treated there. The new facility offers greater privacy and comfort for patients, and the staff more, and more flexible, space to accommodate different patient needs. But even the biggest and best ED will rise and fall on the skills and dedication of its staff. Which is why our new facility shines so brightly.
I salute the physicians, nurses and other invaluable members of our Emergency Department. We, indeed this entire community, owe them a great debt of gratitude.
They are there every hour of every day to care for our patients in their hour of greatest need, when lives often hang in the balance and death is cheated by mere minutes.
The ED, you might say, is a microcosm of what we do all around the Rideout Health system: We save lives.
All that we plan for, build for, staff for, train for ... comes down to just that. We're here to save lives. That's what the entire $225 million construction project is all about. To help people get better, to lead healthier lives.
I want to thank the Board of Directors of Rideout Health for their support and commitment to our organization and to our community as we continue to transform a very ambitious vision into a reality. And I'd like to recognize the hard work of the staff, Board and volunteers of the Rideout Foundation that is instrumental in raising funds for this and many other projects.
Rideout Health's leadership, physicians, clinical and administrative staff -- nearly 1,800 strong -- are proud to work together to make Yuba-Sutter a healthier community. I thank them all, and I thank you all for your continued support of our mission.
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.