center affiliates open in Merced, Marysville
UC Davis Health System and regional health systems in Merced and
Yuba City/Marysville have held open houses for their new community
facilities are the result of collaborations between the UC Davis
Health System, Mercy Hospital and Health Services and the Fremont-Rideout
Health Group. The goal is to help patients get cancer care from
their local physicians while producing better access to clinical
trials and improved radiation oncology services.
facilities are designed to deliver outpatient cancer treatment in
a serene, beautifully-landscaped environments. Each come equipped
with high-energy, dual-photon linear accelerators and telemedicine
linkages. New radiation oncology treatment planning equipment will
help radiation therapists plan more precisely the exact dose of
radiation required to kill tumor cells while sparring healthy tissue.
Likewise, three-dimensional treatment planning computers helps to
better target cancer margins.
plays a crucial role in both facilities. The technology uses high-speed
digital lines to transmit medical data as well as video and audio
for long-distance consultations. Telemedicine allows physicians
in outlying areas to consult with UC Davis faculty on patient care
issues. It also offers physicians access to UC Davis tumor board
meetings, grand rounds and other educational events.
Fremont-Rideout Health Group had its public open house on Aug. 26
for the new facility at 618 Fifth Street in Marysville. The 18,000-square-foot
building will also house the offices of the Yuba/Sutter/Colusa chapter
of the American Cancer Society. Costs for equipment and construction
were estimated at $8 million.
open house for the new Mercy Cancer Center took place on May 8.
Costs for the 13,500-square-foot facility at 3850 G Street were
expected to top $6 million.
Hospital and Health Services has 101 licensed beds, 200 physicians
and more than 650 employees. The hospital, which has served Merced,
Mari- posa, and Madera counties for more than 75 years, is a member
of Catholic Healthcare West.
Health Group is a private, not-for-profit health care corporation
that operates two acute care hospitals, Fremont Medical Center in
Yuba City and Rideout Memorial Hospital in Marysville, and The Fountains,
a 99-bed skilled nursing facility in north Yuba City. The acute
care hospitals have a combined total of 259 active beds with 180
physicians on the medical staff.
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