EDITOR: I have heard the good and bad about Marshall through the years. With that said, I would like to thank the ICU unit. Myself and my family spent 23 days all day with them. The whole unit and the RT unit treated us like family. From the nurses, nurses aids, RT techs and doctors, […]
Returning from a mountain racing gig a few years ago, Sam Ceridon stopped for lunch at a dusty New Mexico cafe. There he noticed an elderly gentleman leafing through an album of photographs. As the two men began talking, Ceridon discovered the octogenarian was the town doctor reviewing his lifelong relationships with patients. It was […]
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 […]
EDITOR: Where to receive five-star treatments? Marshall Hospital. First star goes to the ER for comforting speed and thorough diagnosis — patient very ill, next step the hospital. Second star goes to the fine care of the in-house doctors. It’s a little different not seeing your own physician but these doctors are right on the spot and I […]
When Julie Whitman heard that the Marshall Hospital Auxiliary was contributing a whopping $68,000 for the facility’s brand-new state-of-the-art machine, it really touched her heart. Whitman, director of Cardiac Services at Marshall, blushed pink when she admitted she “really didn’t know what the auxiliary did” for the 18 years she’s been there, but she’s happy […]
Baby-Friendly USA recently announced that Marshall Medical Center had received prestigious international recognition as a Baby-Friendly Designated birth facility. Baby-Friendly USA is the U.S. authority for the implementation of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund. The initiative encourages and recognizes hospitals and […]
GEORGETOWN — Four people were taken to the hospital following a July 2 head-on wreck on Marshall Road east of Creek Park Ranch Road. Information shared by the Georgetown Gazette states that the car heading eastbound lost control after hitting a bump in wet conditions — a mild rain was falling at the time —and crossed the double […]
EDITOR: On April 23, the El Dorado Community Foundation will run its annual “Give Where You Live” day. This day of giving is a special 24-hour online and in-person giving day where Marshall staff, patients and local residents are encouraged to donate to their favorite charities. Sponsored and organized by the El Dorado Community Foundation, […]
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Barton Memorial Hospital has been designated a Level III Trauma Center by El Dorado County, made official in the Jan. 28 Board of Supervisors meeting. This makes Barton Hospital the only trauma center in the Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and Carson Valley region. This designation recognizes Barton Hospital as a critical access […]
Looking to add to their credentials, Marshall Medical Center hopes to add the designation of being a Baby-Friendly Hospital next month.
Part of a global Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative sponsored by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund, the designation recognizes hospitals and birthing centers that offer an optimal level of care for infant feeding.
In particular, the initiative focuses on providing new mothers with the information, confidence and skills needed to successfully breastfeed their babies and gives special recognition to hospitals that have done so.
In charge of the program at Marshall is Christine Miguelgorry, who is a …
It was cake and kisses for Gloria Baldwin, 87, as staff at Marshall Medical Center held a retirement party for her on Monday. The well-loved octogenarian is retiring after 37 years in the admissions department with her last work day being Jan. 17. A resident of El Dorado, Baldwin said she came to work for the hospital when she was […]
The beginning Marshall Medical Center’s 55-year history is a story of dedicated local people who periodically faced a cliffhanger and came through. When Marshall Hospital opened its doors in 1959, it was the culmination of three years of organizing and fundraising by El Dorado County residents and business people to provide quality health care locally. […]
November was National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and hospices across the country reached out to raise awareness about the highest quality care for people coping with life-limiting illness. Snowline Hospice and Marshall Medical Center have come together to provide a comprehensive palliative care program for inpatients at Marshall Hospital. The program offers to patients […]
No one wants to imagine the Ebola virus making its way to El Dorado County and, granted, the chances are slim that it will. Still, Marshall Medical Center is taking the threat very seriously and staff has been working diligently on preparedness and special protocols to protect the community, patients and staff in the event the […]
The only thing “beamed up” were the faces of four ladies of the Marshall Hospital Auxiliary as they recently checked out a space-age clear acrylic “body chamber” that looks like something Capt. Kirk would have loved.
No wonder the women were beaming, as funds from the auxiliary played a big part in purchasing two of the hyperbaric chambers, an acquisition that sends …
Marshall Medical Center will once again be hosting a Women’s Health Expo and non-competitive 5K fun run/walk at El Dorado Hills Town Center on Saturday, Aug. 2. This is the third Women’s Health Expo that Marshall has held and each year it has been a success. The event runs from 8-11 a.m. and is open […]
They’re not called Candy Stripers anymore, nor are Marshall Hospital’s volunteers known as Pink Ladies, past titles based on their distinctive outfits. And despite the burgundy uniforms worn today, they laughingly say they prefer not to be dubbed “Winos.” Instead, these volunteers who provide a vital service for Marshall Medical Center are jacks and jills […]
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 …