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NEWS | January 10, 2013

Media Advisory: UC Davis Cancer Care Network affiliate celebrates cancer center expansion at event today

WHAT:

Ribbon-cutting Ceremony and VIP Tours/Reception for the newly-expanded Rideout Cancer Center, a partnership of Rideout Health and UC Davis Health System.

The $20 million expansion adds 16,261 square feet of new construction, making the entire facility more than 42,000 square feet and adding:

  • 11 additional transfusion bays, for a total of 25
  • 6 additional exam rooms for a total of 14
  • 1 new PET CT scanner
  • 1 new ultrasound
  • 1 new linear accelerator
  • Remodeled pharmacy, new reception and waiting lounge, enhanced outdoor spaces

The Rideout Cancer Center, accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer as a Community Cancer Program, provides cancer patients with the most up-to-date and effective cancer care in the Yuba-Sutter community. Opened in 1990 as a partnership with UC Davis, it is the flagship of UC Davis’ growing Cancer Care Network. The Rideout Cancer Center integrates care management, radiation oncology, PET/CT services, medical oncology (chemotherapy), hematology and clinical trials, with a team of highly-trained, board certified physicians; oncology-certified nurses and certified radiation therapists. More information at: www.RideoutCancerCenter.org

WHO:

  • Hon. John Garamendi, U.S. Representative, California, 3rd District
  • Teresa Hamilton, CEO, Rideout Health
  • Ann Madden Rice, CEO, UC Davis Medical Center
  • Dr. Ralph W. de Vere White, Director, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center 
  • Dr. Scott D. Christensen, Medical Director, Rideout Cancer Center and UC Davis Cancer Care Network
  • Elected Officials from Yuba and Sutter Counties, Cities of Marysville and Yuba City

WHY:

The expansion in the Cancer Center facilities, part of the larger Rideout Regional Medical Center campus now under construction at a total cost of $225 million, meets the growing need for cancer care in the Yuba-Sutter area. These two counties have higher than average rates of cancer, e.g. lung, but the need is also driven by the fact that more and more cancer patients are surviving and living with their disease long-term.  As of 2012, nearly 14 million Americans are living with or have survived cancer.

WHEN:

Thursday, January 10, 2013, 5:30 to 6:30 pm

WHERE:

Rideout Cancer Center, 618 5th St., Marysville, CA 95901

  • Valet parking available on-site
  • Space for TV vans available at the south end of the parking lot (enter from 5th & F)