Marshall Medical Center Facts and History

Marshall’s History

In the late 1950's a group of local citizens saw a great need for improved healthcare services in El Dorado County.  The citizens formed a committee to petition the state of California for a nonprofit charter under which a hospital could be built and operated.  As a result of this, plans were drawn, funds were solicited, Michigan California lumber company donated land for a hospital site, and Marshall Hospital opened its doors in 1959.  A group of dedicated employees worked hard to make the original 30-bed hospital a success.  Marshall Medical Center derives its name from the pioneer James Marshall, whose 1848 gold discovery at nearby Sutter’s Mill sparked the California Gold Rush. Marshall commemorated its 50th anniversary in 2009. Check out the full 50th anniversary timeline for highlights from our first 50 years.

Marshall Medical Center Fact Sheet

Marshall Medical Center is an independent, nonprofit community healthcare provider located in the heart of the Sierra Foothills between Sacramento and South Lake Tahoe.  Marshall Medical Center includes Marshall Hospital, a fully accredited acute care facility with 125 beds located in Placerville; several outpatient facilities in Cameron Park, Placerville, El Dorado Hills and Georgetown; a group of primary and specialty care care physicians known as the Marshall Physician Clinic Services, including internal and family medicine, OB/GYN, cardiology and rheumatology; and many community health and education programs.  Marshall has over 200 affiliated physicians and a team of over 1,500 employees providing quality healthcare services to more than 180,000 residents of El Dorado County.

Marshall has a local board of directors who volunteer their time to represent the needs and interests of a growing community.  Marshall also has a dedicated group of over 125 Auxiliary members that volunteer their time, along with more then 150 community volunteers.

Marshall annually provides outstanding healthcare services for 763 newborns, 219,499 outpatient visits and 22,401 emergency department visits. At the Marshall Hospital Campus in Placerville, health services provided include:

  • Emergency Department
  • Cardiac Services
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Intensive Care/Critical Care Unit
  • OB/GYN
  • Birthing Center (Maternity & Breastfeeding Support)
  • 125 Inpatient Beds
  • Palliative Care
  • Diagnostic Imaging Services (X-ray, ultrasound, CT, PET, MRI)
  • Respiratory Care
  • Surgery (outpatient/inpatient)
  • Outpatient Physical Rehabilitation
  • Outpatient Occupational Therapy
  • Outpatient Speech Therapy
  • Sleep Lab
  • Marshall Education Services
  • Transitional Care Center (14-bed separately licensed, independent skilled nursing facility)


Offsite from the main hospital campus, Marshall has a strong commitment to providing the necessary health services and facilities to support the surrounding community including:

  • Cancer Services - Cameron Park
  • Marshall Outpatient Surgery - Cameron Park
  • Community Health Library
  • Community Volunteer Program
  • Diagnostic Imaging Services     
  • Georgetown Divide Wellness Center (Rural Health Clinic)
  • Marshall Rheumatology
  • Diabetes Education, Nutrition Services, Women & Children's Services
  • Laboratory
  • Marshall Cardiology (Cameron Park, El Dorado Hills, Placerville)
  • Marshall Ear, Nose & Throat
  • Marshall Foundation for Community Health
  • Marshall Hearing Center (Cameron Park and Placerville)
  • Marshall Hematology / Oncology (Cameron Park)
  • Marshall Home Care
  • Marshall Family & Internal Medicine  (Cameron Park, El Dorado Hills, Placerville)
  • Marshall General Surgery (Placerville)    
  • Marshall OB/GYN (Cameron Park, Cameron Park)
  • Marshall Orthopedics & Sports Medicine (Placerville, coming soon to El Dorado Hills)       
  • Marshall Pediatrics (Placerville)
  • Marshall Pulmonology (Placerville)
  • Marshall Urology (Jackson and Cameron Park)
  • Marshall Sierra Primary Medicine (Placerville)
  • Marshall Whole Child Health - Traditional & Holistic Medicine (El Dorado Hills)          

Marshall Medical Center staff, affiliated physicians and volunteers are proud to serve the people in our community by providing quality healthcare services in a friendly and healing environment.  Thank you for the opportunity to care for you and your family.

CEO & Administrator: James Whipple, (530) 626-2658

Chief Operating Officer: Shannon Truesdell, (530) 626-2658

Chief Financial Officer: Laurie Eldridge, (530) 626-2786

Chief Nursing Officer: Kathy Krejci, (530) 626-2658

Media Relations: Mark DeVaughn, (530) 626-2816