MARYSVILLE, May 14, 2015 — This week has been a momentous one for Rideout. On Tuesday, the long‐anticipated Emergency Department expansion at Rideout Memorial Hospital received its license after passing a final inspection conducted by the California Department of Public Health, and immediately opened its doors.
“Our new expanded ER elevates the quality of our institution and delivers the high standards of excellence that our community deserves,” said Robert Chason, CEO of Rideout Health. “We’ve waited for a long time to celebrate this day. The review process was rigorous, as it should be. I am extremely proud of the contributions each of our employees has made to help get us to where we are today.”
The new, 5,000 square foot facility adds 13 beds to Rideout’s Emergency Department capacity, an expansion that yields immediate benefits for the community, alleviating ER wait times for patients throughout the region.
Then just two days later, on Thursday, Rideout’s Joint Commission accreditation was also officially confirmed. The accreditation is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that 989 Plumas Street, Yuba City, CA 95991 T 530.751.4010 F 530.751.4226 | RideoutHealth.org 2 reflects Rideout’s commitment to meeting established hospital performance standards and best practices.
“This is no doubt a milestone week for us, but it’s really a reflection of Rideout’s ongoing commitment to elevate the level of care we provide. We will continue – every day – to improve our quality and build a sustainable future that ensures Rideout’s role as a trusted pillar in our community’s healthcare needs for generations to come,” said Mr. Chason.
Rideout Health is the independent, non‐profit, community‐based healthcare organization that operates Rideout Memorial Hospital, Fremont Medical Center, the Rideout Cancer Center and other medical facilities around the Yuba‐Sutter region. It also is the area’s largest non‐government employer. In fulfillment of its mission to provide quality healthcare to everyone, regardless of financial circumstance, in recent years the organization provided about $50 million annually in unreimbursed or free medical care to uninsured or under‐insured patients.