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Grateful Patients

  • JD

    This is my third time with Rideout Health in 16 years and I appreciate how well I have been treated each time.
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  • FM

    Thanks to the staff, my son-in-law is now able to speak, eat, drink and now moving his arms and on his way to recovery.
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  • JG

    The staff, from admitting to surgery and recovery, was very professional and caring.
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  • MH M.

    My special thanks to the RNs who work so hard and with such devotion to their profession.
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  • Dr. Karen V.

    ENHS would also like to thank the California Highway Patrol and Officer Beck for her work on behalf of our school.
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  • Karen T.

    Thank you to the Yuba-Sutter-Colusa community for your continued support of Casa de Esperanza and our mission.
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  • SM

    I was blessed to have these people on my side. Yes, they were doing their jobs, but they do so much more than that.
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  • AW

    I hope more hospitals and care facilities show similar compassion for their patients who miss their pets companionship and love by allowing these pets to come visit them.
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MH M.

On March 30, I was admitted to Rideout Hospital, through the emergency room, with a serious case of pneumonia. I was in the hospital for seven days.

From arrival to departure my care was exemplary. The emergency room and the nursing station on 3 Main provided everything you could hope for in quality care. We sometimes hear negative things about our local facilities, but most often they are there when you need them delivering excellent health care.

My special thanks to the RNs who work so hard and with such devotion to their profession: Ottoline, Terry, Chris, Janelle, Jenny and Rona.

JD

Two and a half years ago, I had minor surgery on my back. Unfortunately, the same area where there was now a scar hurt daily. My family doctor tried unsuccessfully to get a referral from a doctor in the same medical foundation.

Due to good reasons which I will not go in to, I did not want to return to the general surgeon who did the procedure. However, thanks to my daughter, I was able to be referred to Dr. Chad Nadler at Rideout Health, who greeted me with a huge smile and good news: He would fix my problem, and he did.

Five days later, I went to Rideout Health Clinic. Was I in for a surprise. Unlike the other medical facility of two-plus years ago, this time I was prepped by not one but five nurses. There was an anesthesiologist and his assistant and, of course, Dr. Nadler.

The procedure took about 45 minutes. Everyone involved was dedicated to the job on hand, and carried themselves very professionally and full of positive attitudes. The pain I had for two and a half years is gone. Not once since this surgery have I had any discomfort whatsoever. I am getting a better night's sleep.

This is my third time with Rideout Health in 16 years and I appreciate how well I have been treated each time, however this recent time was excellent and I probably went home that day with the most sanitized body in Yuba-Sutter. Great job.

FM

On Aug. 4, 2015, my son-in-law was diagnosed with a rare disease that attacks the nervous system called Guillain-Barre syndrome. Within a 10-hour period, he went from what we would call normal to complete paralysis of his body from head to toe. He spent about six months at Rideout Hospital in the ICU and CVICU units, where his care has been nothing less than exceptional.

The doctors Dillion, Bains and Clark spent time getting to know him and gave all they could to help advance him to the next step in his recovery, which was rehab. When we struggled with the Veteran Affairs office, they stepped in and spoke with the VA, even if it was on their day off. As a result, he is now in a private rehab facility getting the rehab he needs to recover from this disease.

And then there are the nurses as well as speech, occupational, physical therapists and lift coaches. There were so many who did so much for him. Naming one would not be fair to the others, but those who did provide care to him were the most professional, dedicated and compassionate nurses and specialists you could ever ask for.

He was there on his 28th birthday and the staff decorated his room, provided cake and ice cream and allowed therapy dogs to be part of the party.

Sometimes Rideout gets a bad rap, but from our point of view you would have to go a long way to beat the doctors and nurses who we had the privilege to work with. Thanks to the staff, my son-in-law is now able to speak, eat, drink and now moving his arms and on his way to recovery. Thanks again to Rideout and their outstanding staff.

JG

In August, I had the opportunity to visit Rideout Hospital as a patient and want to thank the staff for a pleasant visit. Gino Patrizio and his staff are doing a wonderful job in providing care to the local population.

My stay began with a prompt diagnosis by Dr. Nick Tran, which was promptly confirmed by Sutter Imaging as appendicitis. Arrangements were made to enter the hospital where I was promptly admitted and surgery was performed.

The staff, from admitting to surgery and recovery, was very professional and caring. I would like to thank each of the staff by name; however, I am sure I would forget someone as I had so many individuals who cared for me.

I look forward to the opening of the new hospital and wish Patrizio and his staff great success in the future.

AW

I was touched by the letter that thanked Rideout Hospital for allowing their son to say goodbye to his pet dog. I was touched because my mother had the opportunity to say goodbye to her pet cat, Tig.

After my father died, the house was so empty and she was alone, so my sister-in-law got a furry, fluffy, long-haired cat for her and that cat became her companion and another friend.

So in her final days before she left us, the hospital where she was allowed the family to bring her cat Tig to her room so my mother could say goodbye to her. It meant a lot and was an emotional moment.

I think it is important that hospitals and care facilities recognize that pets aren't just animals but are companions, friends and were always there for those individuals who are now their patients.

My mother's cat Tig was just fine in the hospital room and snuggled up next to my mother in her bed. My mother was happy to see her and to say goodbye, and I think so was Tig.

I hope more hospitals and care facilities show similar compassion for their patients who miss their pets companionship and love by allowing these pets to come visit them. After all, pets can miss their owners, too, and feel abandoned by them.

So, thanks to Rideout and all hospitals and care homes that have a policy allowing for pet visitations that can be a real morale booster for those in their care.

SM

I've read too many letters criticizing Rideout Regional Medical Center for poor care, and while there may be a few people who have had bad experiences, I just spent a week in 2 West and found the nursing staff to be excellent.

These nurses go way beyond providing quality health care. I watched them treat difficult patients with tact and kindness. This community should be thankful to have them.

I'd like to thank some of them publicly. I can't say enough about them. Thank you, Victoria and Alma, for the excellent care and support. Thank you, Danny, for making me laugh in the middle of the night. Thank you, Martella, for brightening my nights with your amazing smile

I was blessed to have these people on my side. Yes, they were doing their jobs, but they do so much more than that.

Dr. Karen V.

Recently, East Nicolaus High School held Every 15 Minutes (E15M), a program designed to challenge students to think about drinking and driving, personal safety, the responsibility of making mature decisions and the impact their decisions have on family, friends and their community.

This event could not have happened at ENHS without a lot of hard work and months of planning by a dedicated group of individuals. Thank you to ENHS faculty members, Ms. Preet Cheema, Mrs. Janine Clements, Mr. Daniel Priddy, and Mrs. Teena Earhart for supporting this program. ENHS students Becky Atchley, Haley Brogard, Hayley Culp and Alisha Smith raised over $3,000 to make this event a reality for our school. Their belief their peers needed to hear this message provided a strong backing for donors to support E15M on our campus.

ENHS would also like to thank the California Highway Patrol and Officer Beck for her work on behalf of our school: CHP Officer Deleon; Janet Siller from Friday Night Live; East Nicolaus and Pleasant Grove fire departments; Sutter, Sacramento and Yuba County sheriff's departments; Yuba City Rotary and Yuba City Kiwanis Service Organizations; Bi-County Ambulance; Sutter County Coroner; Rideout Hospital; Sutter County Jail; Ullrey Memorial Chapel; Trauma Intervention Program specialists; Sutter County EHRMs; Force4Digits; the Appeal-Democrat for its coverage of this event; guest speakers and Lynn Goodwin from Casey's Pledge; Mary Van Dyke, ENHS Boosters and ENHS Leadership Class for their generous donations; the ENHS FNL Class, ENHS staff and faculty; the ENHS Board of Trustees; and ENHS parents and community members who were supportive in making this a meaningful event.

Karen T.

As board chairperson of Casa de Esperanza, I feel a need to give a shout-out to the many community members who have stepped up in response to the recent fire of our facility.

No one really knows how loved they are until a tragedy strikes. That is how the staff and board members of Casa de Esperanza feel. We are simply amazed at the outpouring of support and donations from community partners.

Domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse have long been silent problems until there is an event that ends up on the front page of the newspaper. Women and children are ashamed and hide their problems from friends and family. They aren't standing on the street corner with signs saying "Help me." Casa de Esperanza has given families a way to take refuge and find support while they learn how to cope with their situation and make necessary life changes.

The Appeal's Forum column has encouraged local service clubs and other organizations to "give big" to Casa de Esperanza, and meet the challenge of the Marysville Kiwanis Club for other service clubs to donate to Casa. We appreciate the Appeal keeping Casa in the forefront of the community's minds.

One of the biggest organizations to step up and help Casa has been Rideout Health. Rideout didn't write a big check to Casa, but what they did may be bigger. They donated a temporary home for our clients and staff. They took a vacant building and in one week modified it to accommodate our needs and make us comfortable in a time of need. They said "stay as long as you need to." That is priceless.

Because of the findings during the investigation of the fire at Casa de Esperanza, it was determined previously encapsulated asbestos and lead have been compromised, resulting in contamination of most of the building and furnishings. Although Casa has insurance for the building contents, most of this will be consumed by clean-up with little left for replacement of equipment and furnishings. The clean-up and rebuilding will be a long-term process.

Casa de Esperanza was in need of a new facility before the fire, as we had outgrown the current one. We were in the process of searching for and raising funds for a new home. We will still be focusing on that going forward, perhaps now with more urgency.

Community members have been generous with donations of "stuff" for which we have no room in our current temporary location. Although we appreciate the generosity, what is really needed is money. Several community leaders have stepped up and are organizing fundraisers in the upcoming weeks and months. We invite you to be a part of these events as you continue to support Casa de Esperanza. Refer to our Facebook page: Casa de Esperanza — Yuba City, where we will post notifications of events.

Thank you to the Yuba-Sutter-Colusa community for your continued support of Casa de Esperanza and our mission.

Karen Tabler is chairperson of the Casa de Esperanza Board of Directors.