Seven thousand, seven hundred and seventy cubic yards of concrete.
Three hundred thirty one tons of rebar. One thousand eight hundred and ten tons of steel.
One hundred eighteen feet and eight inches high: Rideout Rising
Our Rideout Rising video is a fascinating record of the biggest construction project Rideout has ever undertaken, it is the perfect visual metaphor for the enormous progress we have made throughout the organization during the same period. We are transforming Rideout Health, and we are transforming healthcare itself in our community. It requires the skilled and committed efforts of our 1800 employees, 270 plus physicians, consultants and many contractors, local governments, community partners and supporters.
Every time I travel east across the 10th Street Bridge, I look to the changing skyline and I'm reminded of why it is all so worthwhile. And now, seeing the new Rideout Regional Medical Center taking shape in mere minutes … well, it's quite thrilling!
Change is painstaking, sometimes frustrating, often exhausting but an always exhilarating process. And a lot has changed since we last reported to you.
The ribbon has been cut on the expanded Rideout Cancer Center, now nearly double in size and equipped with additional multimillion dollar machines for the detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
The major phase of the expansion of the Rideout Emergency Department has been completed and will begin serving patients as soon as the State completes its final inspections. This much-anticipated — and much-needed ± $6.2 million expansion of the Emergency Department adds 5,000 square feet to the ED, providing better workflow for staff and more privacy for patients, including special rooms for victims of sexual assault and those with psychiatric issues. When the new building is completed, the ED will have a total of 20,000 square feet, a total of 42 patient beds, and a rooftop helipad for flying critical patients to and from the facility, which is a great asset to us as a Level III Trauma Center and designated STEMI-receiving hospital. Patients with severe heart attacks are already being brought to Rideout by road from as far away as Nevada County to receive life saving treatment within the "gold hour" after their attack.
And, of course the new hospital continues to rise, to open in Spring 2015.
Elsewhere, we have been updating, reconfiguring and building out several of our locations to accommodate our growing network of primary and specialty care services, most of which are now operated under the recently established Rideout Clinic. The newest clinics under the umbrella include Orthopedics, Ear Nose Throat, Gastroenterology, Cardiothoracic, Vascular, Thoracic Oncology, Interventional Cardiology, Women's Health, various Primary Care Clinics in Yuba, Sutter and Nevada County – and a second working relationship with UC Davis for the Primary Care Clinic at Plumas Street.
All these new clinics need staffing, and we continue our vigorous programs to attract the best medical minds and clinical talent to Rideout Health, and then keep them here.
The new Rideout Medical Associates, with whom we contract for medical staffing of the Rideout Clinic, already has 28 doctors on its roster and we are attracting physicians and surgeons from outside the area as well as welcoming local doctors with established practices.
We have a new four-year contract with the California Nurses Association. And in August we graduated the first class of nurses in our Progression in Practice residency program and recently welcomed the second group of new RNs.
These things are all part of our commitment to continuous improvement and compassionate care for everyone in our community, despite the constraints of being a truly independent, truly non-profit organization serving a region with both economic and health challenges.
Theresa Hamilton, CEO
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.
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Click here for the 2013 Commmunity Health Needs Assessment