UC Davis Health System and Fremont-Rideout Health Group break ground on cancer center expansion

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From left to right, are John Weiler, chairman, Fremont-Rideout Health Group Board of Directors; Susan Vague, administrator, Fremont-Rideout Cancer Center, Terri Hamilton, CEO, Fremont-Rideout Health Group; Ann Madden Rice, CEO, UC Davis Medical Center; Thomas Nesbitt, UC Davis Associate Vice Chancellor for Strategic Technologies and Alliances; Scott Christensen, Medical Director, Fremont-Rideout Cancer Center and Medical Director, UC Davis Cancer Care Network, professor, hematology/oncology, UC Davis School of Medicine.

Posted Aug. 10, 2011

UC Davis Health System and Fremont-Rideout Health Group leaders broke ground Wednesday on a large expansion of the cancer center in Marysville. The jubilant celebration highlighted the institutional alliance that brings advanced cancer care to the people of Yuba and Sutter counties.

The event, which was covered by local and Sacramento media, drew dozens of well wishers, including numerous local and statewide elected officials, Fremont-Rideout physicians and staff, and cancer patients and their families.

The Fremont-Rideout Cancer Center is part of the UC Davis Cancer Care Network, which links oncologists from cancer centers in smaller communities to cancer specialists at UC Davis Cancer. The alliance allows patients to benefit from the expertise of a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center and continue to receive care close to home.

The expansion, scheduled for completion in fall of 2012, will include more than 16,000 square feet of new space for additional transfusion areas and exam rooms, reception and waiting area.

Terri Hamilton, CEO of Fremont-Rideout Health Group, called the alliance of the two health organizations a "model partnership," and UC Davis Medical Center CEO Ann Madden Rice expressed pride in the cancer center's accomplishments since opening in 2000 and in its leadership's commitment to invest in the facility to meet the needs of the community well into the future.