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Marshall certified as primary stroke center

The Joint Commission — the organization that accredits hospitals nationwide — recently certified Marshall Medical Center as a Primary Stroke Center. The certification followed intense internal work at MMC to ensure the hospital’s stroke treatment protocols meet or exceed stringent Joint Commission standards. Following an extensive onsite survey by the accrediting organization, Marshall was awarded […]

Marshall offers free talks with a health educator

Coffee with a Health Educator is a series of free talks offered on health topics of interest to the community. From  10-11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 25, Certified Diabetes Nurse Educator, Jeanne Appell, RN, CDE from Marshall Diabetes and Nutrition Education, will present “How to avoid and reverse diabetes,” at the Marshall Community Health Library, 3581 Palmer Drive, […]

Marshall offers health and wellness classes

Whether you’re expecting or are already the mother of young baby, it’s important to do what’s right for your health and the health of your baby. Marshall’s Community Health Education program has a variety of classes to help. The upcoming classes are listed below. Call 530-626-2990 for more information or to register.   Women and […]

Marshall opens pediatric office with integrative focus in EDH

Marshall Medical Center was pleased to expand pediatric care offerings to El Dorado Hills recently with the addition of Marshall Whole Child Health. Nicole Shorrock MD has been providing pediatric care with an integrative/functional medicine focus at Marshall Pediatrics in Placerville for 10 years. Her new practice in El Dorado Hills more distinctly aligns with […]

Nutrition is paramount when eating for two

Pregnancy is a unique time when women tend to be especially concerned about nutrition. From the early stages of pregnancy, when morning sickness and food aversions can make getting a regular diet challenging, to later pregnancy, when heartburn and constipation can make eating downright uncomfortable, nutrition during pregnancy is often far from the blissful icon […]

New Birth Center at Marshall is a welcome addition

In early 2013, Marshall’s new Birth Center opened to the public. Since then, it’s proven to be a welcome addition for families deciding where to have their babies. “We’ve seen an approximate 9 percent birth rate increase over our old maternity unit in 2013. To date, we’ve welcomed over 500 new lives into the world […]

‘Dimentia Whisperer’ at Marshall

Marshall Community Health Library in Cameron Park is pleased to continue its Healthy Aging Seminars featuring some of Marshall’s expert clinical providers and health experts from the community. This free series is made possible by a grant from Friends of El Dorado County Seniors. The next opportunity will be held Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 5:30 […]

Marshall to expand cancer services

Marshall Medical Center is embarking on the community phase of its capital campaign to expand and consolidate cancer services in Cameron Park. One of the last independent health systems in the state, Marshall fills this critical role by responding to the specific needs of our community. Having long sought to bring needed health services closer […]

Marshall’s new nephrologist advocates for sodium intake awareness

Marshall Medical Center is continuously seeking to add new medical offerings to the community, bringing needed expertise closer to home. Maryam Sharif-Hassanabadi, MD, recently joined Marshall Family & Internal Medicine in Cameron Park as a board certified internist and nephrologist (kidney related care). She sees routine internal medicine patients but also welcomes patients with kidney […]

Studies show hearing decline is a serious health risk

Hearing decline not only impacts a person’s quality of life but if left untreated, it can affect mental and physical wellbeing, too. Depression, anxiety, isolation, frustration, anger, paranoia, poor relationships and decreased earning potential can all result from untreated hearing loss. In addition, a recent study in the Archives of Internal Medicine showed a link […]

Parking impacted as Marshall installs solar panels

Beginning Friday, Nov. 22 and continuing for several weeks, parking will be impacted in Lot 1 — patient and visitor parking — at the hospital campus in Placerville. This lot is located across from the hospital and adjoins 1095 Marshall Way. Marshall will be installing solar panels in the lot, which will reduce energy costs, […]

Marshall steps up to prevent falls

Marshall Medical Center is stepping up efforts to prevent falls and offers some tips for home safety. Did you know that falls among older people (age 65 and older) are the leading cause of injuries in this age group? Falls are also responsible for nearly 30 percent of injury-related deaths among the elderly. As America […]

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UC Davis, Marshall partner to expand HMO access

UC Davis Health System and Marshall Medical Center have signed a contract that gives CalPERS employees in El Dorado County and Folsom the opportunity to select a new health maintenance organization (HMO) plan from Anthem Blue Cross for their health insurance. The HMO plan, which offers fixed co-pays for office visits and no deductibles, previously […]

Marshall Pediatrics puts kids and their families first

Marshall Pediatrics is a medical office that’s brimming with positive energy. From the book corner to the unique, themed exam rooms and an Otter Pop after a vaccine, the group of physicians and their staff aim to deliver excellent care in a nurturing, upbeat environment. The pediatric group for Marshall Medical Center moved into its […]

Marshall’s urology team new, advanced

Throughout its history, Marshall has sought to expand medical services to the residents of the Western Slope. In the last year, another specialty, Urology, has been incorporated into Marshall’s offerings, and is now staffed with two excellent physicians and a team of caring support staff in Cameron Park. Urology is a clinical specialty that diagnoses […]

Marshall experts offer healthy aging talks

Marshall Community Health Library in Cameron Park is pleased to present a series of Healthy Aging Seminars featuring some of Marshall’s expert clinical providers. The series is made possible by a grant from Friends of El Dorado County Seniors. The first opportunity will be held Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. and will focus on […]

Be vigilant about breast health

As you grow older, your chance of developing breast cancer increases. In fact, two-thirds of cases occur in women ages 55 and older. Still, younger women can develop the disease. According to Marshall OB/GYN physician Christine Cambridge, MD, “We’re keeping an eye on this. A recent study found that more women under 40 are being […]

Living heart smart for women

Marshall Cardiology sees women of all ages who are dealing with cardiac disease and cardiac risk factors. The five physicians and supporting nurse practitioners have a special interest in helping women prevent and manage heart disease. Many women are surprised heart disease remains the number one cause of death in American women. According to cardiologist […]

Women’s Health Expo and 5K Fun Run May 18

Marshall Medical Center is hosting a Women’s Health Expo and non-competitive 5K fun run/walk at El Dorado Hills Town Center on Saturday, May 18. The event runs from 8-11 a.m. and is open to the public. The fee is $15 for an exciting morning of fitness and fun. Registration can be done online at […]

Healthy focus at Girls Night Out

Women’s health will be the focus of several representatives at the Girls Night Out event on Main Street in Placerville from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 3. Marshall Medical Center, in conjunction with other health and wellness vendors, will occupy the space at 474 Main St. providing health screenings and information on a […]

AFP presents how donors want to be treated

The El Dorado County Extension of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) will feature “Development from the Donors Perspective” at its next quarterly luncheon on Tuesday, May 14 coordinated by Marshall Foundation for Community Health and hosted by Wedgewood Sequoia Mansion, 643 Bee St. in Placerville. “In spite of our best planning, our donors don’t […]

Marshall Medical Center closing in on key designation

In the hospital world, the term “Baby Friendly” has a specific meaning. It doesn’t just mean the obvious— that hospitals seek to provide a safe, friendly environment to welcome new lives into the world. The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) is a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization and UNICEF. It recognizes hospitals […]

New Birth Center now open at Marshall Hospital

Since 1959, Marshall Medical Center has helped welcome many new lives into the world. The maternity unit was housed all along in the original part of the hospital. It’s small, shared rooms were from a time when birth was an event between a woman and her doctor — not a family event as it is […]

Marshall offers Health and Wellness Classes to expectant and new moms

Whether you’re expecting or are already the mother of a young baby, it’s important to do what’s right for your health and the health of your baby. Marshall’s Community Health Education program has a variety of classes to help. The upcoming classes are listed below. Call 530-626-2990 for more information or to register.   WOMEN […]

Marshall Medical Center chosen to join new gov’t billing plan

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Jan. 31 that Marshall Medical Center will be one of seven hospitals in California that will begin participating in the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative. Through this new initiative, made possible by the Affordable Care Act, CMS will test how bundling payments for episodes of […]

Marshall on cutting edge

Marshall Medical Center is now using the Da Vinci Surgical System, a robot-assisted method of surgery that reduces blood loss, recovery time and pain. It is the next huge step in minimally invasive surgery. Though the FDA-approved technology has been around for about 10 years, until recently it has mainly been available only in large, […]

New Emergency Department and Birth Center opens Tuesday

Marshall is pleased to be opening its new South Wing at its hospital campus in Placerville. The new Emergency Department and Birth Center, located in the South Wing, will be ready to accept patients into the new building in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Jan. 15. In order to minimize disruption, the department moves […]

New invisible hearing device stands up to the demands of an active lifestyle

Not surprisingly, most people seeking hearing solutions from Mark Payne, doctor of audiology of Marshall ENT and Hearing Center in Placerville want a discreet hearing device that people won’t notice. Nearly half of them take that request a bit further — they want an invisible one. “With the incredible advances in technology and design, patients […]

Benefits of cardiac rehab

Marshall Medical Center’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is designed to rehabilitate people who have experienced a heart attack, stable angina, bypass surgery, heart transplant, heart valve surgery, angioplasty and stent placement or any other cardiac intervention. Cardiac rehab is often used as a preventative measure for people with cardiac risk factors such as: high blood pressure, […]

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