Marysville, California … On January 12, 2015, Rideout Health (RH)
welcomed to its nurse residency program 32 recently degreed Registered
Nurses. The year-long curriculum combines classroom work with hands-on
patient care with each new hire under the guidance of a nurse preceptor
and a nurse mentor, both of whom are experienced RNs. This group of enthusiastic
and energetic RN’s are completing general and clinical orientation,
participated in tours of the facilities and met with their individually
Our newest RN’s were hand-picked by a team of senior leaders from
an original field of over 300 candidates at a job fair held in November.
Rideout is dedicated to serving the greater Yuba-Sutter community and
supporting our mission of providing exceptional healthcare to our community.
Of the 33, ten received their nursing degrees from Yuba Community College,
fourteen were already residents of Yuba or Sutter counties, and ten are
graduates of local high schools.
This training program was created using nationally established "best
practice" standards by nurse educator, Tanya Engler, being led by
Rideout Health’s recently appointed Chief Nursing Officer, Melissa
Burns. “Due to the critical shortage of nurses across the country,
and our fundamental belief in supporting the future of our nursing profession,
we are privileged to offer this program of education, mentoring, and ongoing
support for our newer nurses.” Rideout Health remains committed
to recruiting and retaining our talent with an eye to constantly improve
the quality of care we deliver to our patients.”
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.