The Guardian Angel Program gives grateful patients and their loved ones the opportunity to support Rideout Health while paying tribute to caregivers who made a difference during the patients’ visit or stay.
Each honored Guardian Angel received a card informing him or her of the thoughtful gift, as well as a custom-crafted lapel pin to wear proudly. The money raised has supported technology and programs at Rideout Health.
Honor Your Guardian Angel
On Doctors Day, 2013, the following physicians were honored with Guardian Angel status. Thank you, Doctors, for all that you do:
|Davinder Dhillon, MD||Major George G. Gemberling|
|Lynn Lang, MD||Cecil & Dorothy Quigg|
|Steven Blair, MD||Diana Wheeler|
|Daryl Munzer, MD||Ray Paustian|
|Daryl Munzer, MD||John Rohrbach|
|Royce Calhoun, MD||Shirley Crumback|
|Royce Calhoun, MD||Dennis & Betty Shank|
|Patrick Griffith, MD||Major George G. Gemberling|
|Karanbir Grewal, MD||Major George G. Gemberling|
|Gurmail Brar, MD||Otto Labudde|
|Jagdeep Bal, MD||Major George G. Gemberling|
|Pamela Oster, MD||Major George G. Gemberling|
|James Calabrese, MD||Major George G. Gemberling|
|William Nakashima, MD||Mary Serb|
To recognize the health care provider who made a difference in your visit or stay, go to Guardian Angel.
The field of medicine has long been referred to as “the healing arts.” In fact, the very word “medicine” is derived from the Latin ars medicina, which means “the art of healing.” The Art of Healing program being created for the new Rideout Regional Medical Center also recognizes that art itself has been shown to have calming and curative powers.
It is a tradition of the Rotary Club of Yuba City that the current president may chose a project during his/her year which will enhance or benefit the Yuba-Sutter community and region. The Rotary Club of Yuba City and 2012/13 President Linda Plummer are extremely proud and happy to announce the President’s Project is to support the Rideout Health Art of Healing program through a donation of lasting musical art – a beautiful grand piano!
According to Linda, “Music and the arts have been celebrated, highlighted and supported all year at our club and I feel that this is an extended testament to our efforts. The piano will provide a lasting legacy for our club – which will comfort visitors and patients for many years to come when they are entering or leaving the hospital building.”
This stunning Henry F. Miller ebony piano will be placed in the brand new lobby of the hospital. It will be one of the first things seen when entering the lobby. The beautifully crafted piano, fashioned from Mahogany, plays like a dream — and the Rotary Club of Yuba City logo will be beautifully displayed on a plaque placed on the piano. The piano can be played traditionally — and/or can be used as a player piano with more than 600 musical piano pieces already programmed.
In early 2015, when the new hospital opens, all will be able to appreciate this beautiful, calming gift to the hospital — it will be loved and appreciated by many for years to come. Thank you, Rotarians!
A few years ago, we began an aggressive campaign to become the very best we could be. And that didn’t just mean expansion. It meant major investments of both time and money to enhance and improve our staff, technology and facilities.
To complement the group of expert physicians, nurses and staff members already here at Rideout Health, we sought out and recruited top specialists and healthcare staff who choose to practice here. And we’ve made major investments in our facilities and technology.
Our current construction will further expand our footprint in historic Marysville and will transform the hospital into the Rideout Regional Medical Center (Jan. 2015), delivering a variety of quality specialty care rarely found in a community of this size. To view details of how your regional medical center will look when completed, visit RideoutHealth.org/expansion
You’ll be seeing more and more evidence of the expansion and our investments in staff and technology as the year progresses, but not everything is changing: what remains the same and steadfast is our commitment to the health and well-being of our community, of our own staff and the patients we serve.
With hundreds of votes collected and counted, we’ve got a tie! Congratulations, David Harrison, MD and Karen Kakishiba, MD, our Physicians of the Year!
Both doctors were announced and recognized on Monday, April 1, as part of Rideout Health’s 2013 Doctors Day Celebration.
David Harrison, M.D. is a Hematology and Oncology physician who has been with the Rideout Cancer Center since it opened in September of 2000. He completed his undergraduate medical training and Residency at John Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. His Hematology/Oncology Fellowship was completed at the University of Washington, in Seattle, Washington (1974-1976). He is Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (1974), Medical Oncology (1977), and Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Hematology in 1980.
Karen Kakishiba, MD, is a Board Certified, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, physician who has been practicing in Yuba City since 1990. She has also offered her expertise and care at Rideout Hospice in Yuba City for many years. Kakishiba completed her medical training in 1983, from the University of California at San Diego and served her residency at the same University. Dr. Kakishiba is on the Healthgrades Honor Roll and is a Healthgrades Recognized Doctor. She speaks English and Korean.
The Rideout Foundation has hosted the “Favorite Physician of the Year Contest” since 2010. Both Dr. Kakishiba and Dr. Harrison received 32 nominations each from physicians and staff.
“These two physicians are outstanding medical providers – well respected by our physicians and our staff,” said Carol Ramirez, VP, Rideout Foundation. “It is a great opportunity to be able to honor them as “Favorite Physicians, 2013”.
Other physicians nominated included (in alphabetical order):
Dr. Agness, Dr. M. Alghannam, Dr. J. Arassell, Dr. M. Bains, Dr. P. Bains, Dr. Bains, Dr. Basra, Dr. Blair, Dr. Blanchard, Dr. G. Brar, Dr. R. Brar, Dr. Y. Brar, Dr. R. Burkey, Dr. C Clement, Dr. Rajpreet Dhesi, Dr. Dhillon, Dr. D. Dorsey, Dr. C. Du, Dr. Fahey, Dr. M. Fairshter, Dr. Fuji, Dr. Genobaga, Dr. Garg, Dr. Grassel, Dr. P. Griffith, Dr. B Harper, Dr. Jodahni, Dr. Kareti, Dr. A. Kim, Dr. Kourdoni, Dr. Hector Lopez, Dr. S. Lott, Dr. K. Mcafee, Dr. L. Mclean, Dr. L. Meinking, Dr. Muller, Dr. W. Nakashima, Dr. H. Nguyen, Dr. Ohmoto, Dr. S. Ravuri. Dr. J. Setters, Dr. H. Singh, Dr. K. Singh, Dr. K. Tokunaga, Dr. Tolley, Dr. Tran, Dr. Vanderburg
Rideout Regional Medical Center has formed a new medical foundation, Rideout Clinic, to provide additional healthcare services to patients within our communities.
Rideout Clinic has partnered with a group of physicians representing both primary and specialty care who practice in offices located throughout the community and offer services to patients admitted to both Rideout Regional Medical Center and Fremont Medical Center. Rideout Clinic operates as one system and works together to provide patients the care they need. We offer teamwork, collaboration and one focus: your health.
Rideout Clinic physicians are selected via a rigorous set of patient care standards and represent clinical excellence at its best. Physicians affiliated with Rideout Clinic share ideas, solutions, knowledge, expertise and best practices. Clinics include:
Rideout Cardiothoracic Clinic
Patrick Griffith, MD
Baron Harper, MD
401 I Street, Marysville
Rideout Cardiology Clinic
Rideout General Cardiology
Michael Chin, MD
414 G Street, Suite 208, Marysville
Rideout Interventional Cardiology
Babak Sanei-Fard, MD
414 G Street, Suite 108, Marysville
Rideout Ear Nose and Throat Clinic
Brandon Bentz, MD
370 Del Norte Ave. #203, Yuba City
Floyd Burton, MD
414 G Street, Suite 106, Marysville
Rideout Occupational Health
Rajpreet Dhesi, MD
1531 Plumas Ct., Yuba City
Rideout Orthopedic Clinic
Lee P. Tocchi, MD
Sukhdeep S. Sagoo, DO
435 Del Norte Ave., Yuba City
Rideout Primary Care at Town Center
Vineet Gupta, MD
Jagdeep Bal, MD
Jasbir Kang, MD
Yash Brar, MD
481 Plumas Street, Suite 104
Rideout Primary Care at Plumas Court
An affiliation with UC Davis Health System
Mushfeka Sharif, MD
1531 Plumas Ct., Yuba City
Rideout Primary Care at Grass Valley
Garrett Eckerling, MD
420 So Auburn St., Grass Valley
Rideout Specialty Care Clinic
George Broder, MD
Andrew Macbeth, MD
11386 Pleasant Valley Rd., Penn Valley
Rideout Thoracic Oncology Clinic
Royce Calhoun, MD
401 I Street, Marysville
Rideout Vascular Clinic
Andrew Macbeth, MD
414 G Street, Suite 221, Marysville
726 4th St., Marysville, CA 95901
Rideout Women’s Health
Christopher Genobaga, MD, FACOG
Douglas Tolley, Jr., MD
1007 Live Oak Blvd., Suite B2, Yuba City
A website is currently in development for the new Rideout Clinic. For more information, please call Steve Hammarstrom, VP Outpatient Clinics, 530 751-4044.