EDITOR: Recently my boyfriend had reason for a stay at Marshall Hospital. He was placed in ICU and then moved to the first floor. The nurses and aides were all wonderful and did a great job with him, making him comfortable and taking great care to protect his privacy and dignity. Many thanks to Dr. […]
EDITOR: I just want to say thank you to Marshall Hospital and the El Dorado County firefighters and paramedics for an amazing experience. The paramedics arrived quickly to my residence and made me feel very comfortable from the time of them walking in my room to the time they dropped me off at Marshall ER. […]
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 […]
25 Years ago Dec. 23, 1987 Hospital awards contract Marshall Hospital’s Board of Directors held a special meeting recently to consider bids and select a building contractor for its new outpatient/surgery center, according to Frank Nachtman, hospital administrator. The contract was awarded Nov. 13 to Lathrop Construction, a Benecia-based firm with a track record in […]
EDITOR: My husband passed away recently from a cancer that spread “far and fast.” His illness required him to remain in Marshall Hospital for the last five weeks of his life, and I cannot say enough how well the hospital and its staff provided for his care during that time. The daily visits from the […]
“Getting out of the hospital is a lot like resigning from a book club. You’re not out of it until the computer says you’re out of it.” — Erma Bombeck Marshall Hospital I recently had the “opportunity” to spend a couple of days at Marshall Hospital, where, I must admit, I was treated royally, […]
EDITOR: I just want to express my gratitude to Marshall Hospital. Last month I had to spend 10 days there with double pneumonia and feel I received the best of care. From the E.R. to the food staff, all of my nurses — Charlie, Kennie, Debbi, Terri, Adrianne and Bev, to name some — and […]
Marshall Hospital said while it couldn’t comment on Cierra Baumunk’s case due to patient privacy laws, it could describe the protocols doctors follow regarding the issues she raised. Antibiotics prior to surgery “There are many reasons why doctors prescribe antibiotics prior to surgery. The primary reason is to prevent an infection in the wound after surgery. […]
EDITOR: I recently had to go to Marshall Hospital as I was very ill. I spent five days there and two in ICU. I feel I got absolutely amazing treatment at Marshall Hospital. They correctly identified the problem and very aggressively treated it. Every employee I dealt with was professional, courteous, treated me with dignity […]
EDITOR: We, the family members of Mona McCoy want to express our most sincere thanks and appreciation to the nurses and medical staff of Marshall Hospital for their professional and compassionate treatment of Mona, after her stroke and incapacitation of Nov. 17, a week before Thanksgiving. Following her visit to the emergency room and acute […]
EDITOR: The family of David Greening would like to extend heartfelt thanks to the amazingly compassionate and professional staff at Marshall Hospital at the recent passing of our loved one. The community of Placerville is truly blessed to have such excellent care available to them. There are so many who personally helped us and we […]
DIABETES PRESENTATION: The Diabetes and Nutrition Education program is presenting the annual Review/Advisory Event on June 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Marshall Hospital dining room patio. Refreshments will be served, and there will be raffle prizes. You can view table displays of the program’s accomplishments, growth, and resources and tools of […]
Ed Shortes started practicing medicine in Placerville in 1948. He stopped practicing medicine one day before his death on April 27 — although his own doctor isn’t supposed to know that. Suffering from Alzheimer’s and severe kidney disease, the doctor’s last consultation was by phone with his grandson’s wife regarding her new baby’s odd rash. […]
Garden Valley EDITOR: Due to an accident I found myself at Marshall Medical Center in ER, ICU, and second floor for six days. I would like to thank the staff there for the outstanding care I received. Every person who cared for me was extremely nice, professional and caring. ItÕs no wonder that Marshall is […]
Garden Valley EDITOR: Due to an accident I found myself at Marshall Medical Center in the ER, ICU, and second floor for six days. I would like to thank the staff there for the outstanding care I received. Every person who cared for me was extremely nice, professional and caring. ItÕs no wonder that Marshall […]
Marshall Hospital has had a momentous 50 years. Starting with 59 beds in 1959, it has since built an 84-bed wing, a critical care unit, a surgical center and transitional care center. Five years ago it opened an outpatient surgery center in Cameron Park. Its Cameron Park facilities featured one of the first MRI machines […]
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 […]
With everyone looking to save money, especially on energy, the installation of solar systems continues to gain in popularity, especially in California, which is the No. 1 state for solar energy.
According to the California Solar Energy Industries Association, California installed more megawatts of solar energy in 2013 than it did in the last 30 years combined.
Typically these solar systems …
EDITOR: The wonderful, dedicated staff at Marshall Hospital make me feel thankful that I live in our Placerville community. Recently I had a baby at the new Marshall Birth Center and had some extra needs during my prenatal care that necessitated that I visit the hospital a few times a week. I do not believe […]
With a 5 a.m. wakeup call, one of the best new additions to the county in 2013 occurred on Jan. 15 with the official opening of Marshall Medical Center’s new wing. In the planning stage for 18 years, the facility comes with a comfy customer lobby, private consultation rooms and a new state-of-the-art emergency room, […]
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, […]
EDITOR: My wife Trudy and I want to take this opportunity to express our thanks to the EMS response crew and the staff at Marshall Medical Center for the care extended to Trudy beginning on Wednesday, Oct. 23. Our son, Marc, came home to find Trudy in immediate need of medical attention. His 911 call […]
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 […]
For the first time, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have released data on medical bills submitted during 2011 by 3,300 hospitals located throughout the country. The charges were for the top 100 most frequently billed discharges for inpatient services. The study revealed a large disparity in what is billed from state […]
EDITOR: I write this letter from the perspective of an old, grizzled and retired RN from a large metropolitan hospital. A recent event placed me where I had no desire to be … on the other side of hospital care — the receiving end. Marshall Hospital can be proud of the excellent staff who provided […]
Good decisions are built on good information. Good information is readily available to local governments and to leading community agencies and therefore more readily available to the individual consumer of information. El Dorado County has teamed up with the City of Placerville and Marshall Hospital to share the services of Buxton Customer Analytics. For about […]
EDITOR: I recently spent 11 days in Marshall Hospital and would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who cared for me. I was admitted through the new ER and was quite impressed with it and the staff. From there I went to the ICU. The nurses, aides and doctors were great. The same […]
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 […]
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 […]
Congratulations to Marshall Hospital on the successful opening of its new emergency room and maternity ward in the new wing. The hospital won certification as a Level III trauma center, one of only two in California with that designation. The nurses and doctors are all trauma certified, with surgeons on duty 24/7. The nurses are […]
After many years of planning and fund-raising, the new wing of Marshall Medical Center officially opened at 5 a.m. on Jan. 15.
The impressive three-story building includes a state-of-the-art emergency department on the ground floor along with a large lobby and private consultation rooms. A very spacious and comfortable maternity center occupies the second floor. The third floor is not used at present.
Over 90 employees work in the new emergency department, including two physicians on call 24 hours a day, 50 RNs, nurse practitioners, and a crew of support staff.
The hospital staff are particularly proud that the new emergency room is certified as a Level III trauma center, one of only two in all of California.
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, […]
EDITOR: How lucky we are to have Marshall Hospital and staff in our community. Recently I spent four days at Marshall; from ER to surgery my care was compassionate, professional and informative. Every staff member I had contact with was awesome, not only did they tend to my needs they also made sure my wife […]
The year has sped by — it is influenza season once again. Marshall Medical Center is working to get their patients and staff immunized and to get the word out about the flu, its risks, and what people can do to prevent its spread. Marshall’s priority is the health of our patients, employees and community. […]
Marshall Hospital employees donated 203 boxes of food this year, enough to temporarily clog the hospital’s back entrance. One third of the donations are pictured above. Marshall Medical Patient Advocate Stacie Hubbard sorted and organized the donations for distribution to local family support agencies, including CASA, the Office of Education, the Upper Room, the El Dorado […]
Marshall Medical Center is growing … to care for you, and its new Emergency Room and luxurious Birth Center marks a tremendous accomplishment that will have lasting, positive economic impacts on our community. The Grand Opening of the South Wing is a celebration of excellence, of vision, of service and care, of community. Most importantly, […]
EDITOR: Marshall Hospital is to be congratulated on its new trauma center and emergency room. Just what the community needs! However, it makes no sense to reduce ambulance service at the very time that Marshall Hospital services improve. The half-day ambulance at Station 25 by the Post Office in downtown Placerville is scheduled to be […]
Marshall Medical Center in Placerville has several new technological advancements that are on the rise. With the addition of a new cardiac monitoring system, the Da Vinci Robot, an electronic patient tracking system and more, Placerville residents can receive advanced care without traveling very far. Out of these new technologies, the Da Vinci Robot is […]
Congratulations to Marshall Hospital for opening its new emergency center, trauma center and birthing center in the newly constructed wing. The new south wing includes a robotic arm to aid in precision surgeries such as bladder, prostate, throat and kidney operations. The new birthing center has five more rooms than the original one for a […]
EDITOR: I’m writing this letter as I so enjoyed taking the tour of the open house at Marshall Hospital. I really enjoyed see the new emergency room and the new maternity ward. This was all so very beautiful. It’s nice to know that Marshall Hospital has gone high-tech in our mountain town. CONNIE CAMPBELL Placerville