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New names, new era in Yuba-Sutter health care
Fremont-Rideout Health Group Rideout Health
Rideout Memorial Hospital Rideout Regional Medical Center
Fremont Medical Center Fremont Medical Plaza
Feather River Surgery Center Rideout Surgery Center
A new name, a new logo and new construction projects all point to new times for century-old Rideout medical services in Yuba-Sutter.
Beginning today, Fremont-Rideout Health Group, corporate umbrella name for all Rideout-related services, will be known as Rideout Health.
Many of the agencies within Rideout Health have also picked up new Rideout-themed monikers as part of the group's ongoing expansion.
"The community has a strong affinity for the Rideout name because of its legacy," said Theresa Hamilton, chief executive officer for Rideout Health.
Additionally, Rideout Memorial Hospital in Marysville is Rideout Regional Medical Center. Fremont Medical Center in Yuba City is Fremont Medical Plaza. While most of the changes are cosmetic, Hamilton said other changes are in the works to expand and improve patient services.
Plans will go out to bid in October for an approximately 75,000-square-foot expansion of the Fremont Medical Plaza. Part of that project will include adding 150 parking spaces, Hamilton said.
"The project will accommodate the increases we've seen in our occupational medical services," Hamilton said.
Women's health and maternity services at the site will be moved to a two-story unit at the new hospital building in Marysville in 2015, Hamilton said.
Additionally, an expansion project for the Feather River Surgery Center, now named Rideout Surgery Center, is also on the horizon, officials said.
The group is already accepting bids for the Fremont Medical Plaza expansion. Bids for the surgery center project will go out in the near future, said Carol Ramirez, spokeswoman for the Rideout group. Price tags for those projects were not available.
Rideout's senior living campus on Williams Way between Gray Avenue and West Onstott Road will retain its name.
The group's quail-themed logo was also "freshened up" with a new look and a third quail, Hamilton said.
"We still have the quails, but they're what I call the 21st century quails," Ramirez said.
Future plans include advancing the hospital from a Level 3 to a Level 2 trauma center in 2015, which would allow more trauma victims to receive care locally, Hamilton said.
"We take care of a lot of emergency trauma victims already, but this would allow us to treat even more," Hamilton said. "I don't really see us becoming a transplant center, but just about everything short of that we do envision coming here."
That upgrade depends, at least in part, on the completion of the new tower and helicopter landing pad in Marysville, which is expected to be finished by the end of 2014.