For some people, getting used to a doctor is a big deal. Getting to know and coming to trust a physician is important, and Adventist Health-Ridout Medical Center is hosting a special event to facilitate just that.
Rideout’s event is: World Class Care: A Community Health Forum. It will be Thursday at 5 p.m. at the conference center at 989 Plumas St. in Yuba City. It will give community members a chance to meet some of the newest members of the medical staff. There is a bunch.
“Every year, most hospitals work to recruit new physicians because of growth in services and decisions on how to move forward,” said Monica Arrowsmith, business development and mission integration executive at Rideout said.
People also retire or move on from the medical center or some are hired because of advancements in care that are being offered.
“We are aggressively recruiting new physicians,” Arrowsmith said.
During a recent community health needs assessment, one of the priorities that was identified was the access to health care services, she said.
“This is part of our response to get additional services in this community,” she said.
Arrowsmith said they are inviting the community participate and to ask questions.
She said some of the physicians started up to 18 months ago and some will be starting in the next couple of months.
The event will be set up similar to exhibits at a conference, she said. There will be different booths or tables and each physician specialist will set up their space with some resources and a food specific to their specialty.
For example, there will be some healthy foods available at the cardiology booth or table, Arrowsmith said.
Attendees will also be able to sign up to receive more information or to make an appointment to see a physician on a professional basis, she said. After the event, staff at Rideout will follow up for people’s requests for more information or to help set up appointments with doctors.
“The president, Rick Rawson, will also be giving some comments on the vision for the future,” Arrowsmith said.