May

Blog Posts in 2020

  • MARSHALL MEDICAL CENTER EARNS BABY FRIENDLY RE-DESIGNATION

    Marshall Medical Center has been bestowedwith a prestigious international recognition as a Baby-Friendly Designated birth facility after a rigorous review process conducted by Baby-Friendly USA. Baby-Friendly USA, Inc. 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 ...

  • Marshall Ranks #2 in US

    Marshall Medical Center recently received national recognition for patient outcomes, value of care and civic leadership, ranking second of 3,282 hospitals. The Lown Institute looked at how hospitals contribute to their communities with metrics like charity care and pay equity. Using these metrics, many of the more well-known, elite hospitals actually fell short of their typical rankings and those ...

  • MARSHALL MEDICAL CENTER RELEASES COMMUNITY BENEFIT REPORT

    Marshall Medical Center has released its Community Benefit Report for Fiscal Year 2019 and Plan for Fiscal Year 2020 - 2022, explaining how Marshall has addressed and plans to address the significant health needs of the county. This document will help guide the hospital’s community health improvement program and community benefit activities, as well as its collaborative efforts with ...

  • Children's Inflammatory Illness Associated with COVID-19

    Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) is a condition where different body parts and organs become inflamed, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes or gastrointestinal organs. The cause is still unknown, but studies show that many children with MIS-C have also had the COVID-19 virus or had been around someone with COVID-19. Most children who’ve been diagnosed ...

  • COVID-19 Antibody Tests Available

    Are you curious to know if you may have had COVID-19? The SARS-CoV-2 antibody blood test is now available to the public only with a doctor’s order. The tests, provided by Abbott Labs, is recognized as one of the top most accurate antibody tests available. The test is covered by most insurance. The test will not reveal an active COVID-19 infection. Having the IgG antibody means that you have ...

  • MMC ISSUES FOUR SCHOLARSHIPS TO LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES

    Marshall Medical Center has issued four $1,000 scholarships to local high school seniors to assist them in pursuing a career in healthcare. Marshall’s Healthcare Careers Scholarship is a one-time award to help students with tuition, fees, books, or other school-related expenses. A medical career aspiration is required and applicants are scored based on academic achievement, community service ...

  • Nurses Week - Feature on Infection Control

    From pertussis, Ebola, H1N1 and now COVID-19… hospital teams have been managing infectious disease for years. “All of our past experience applies to our current situation,” says Nina Deatherage, RN, Infection Control. “All of our staff has been trained on proper precautions. We deal with viruses every day. We know what to do,” she confidently adds. When it comes to ...

  • Nurses Week - Q&A with a Marshall Nurse

    Rachel Peigh MBA, BSN, RN was interviewed for Nurses Week. Here’s what she had to say: Q: Why did you become a nurse? A: I was the 5-year-old on hikes who had the first aid kit and instinctively jumped into action with every injury so I wanted to be able to do that for a job when I grew up. As I got older, I grew more in love with the idea that you could marry scientific knowledge with the ...

  • MARSHALL MEDICAL CENTER OFFERS VIRTUAL PATIENT VISITS

    Marshall Medical Center is now offering virtual visits with doctors through both telephone and video chat, making it easier for people to access care during the pandemic. A video visit allows patients to meet with their primary or specialty care provider through a secure, privacy-compliant video chat, from the convenience and security of their own home. Video visits require a device with a camera, ...

  • New MMC Board Members

    It’s a bittersweet time of year for Marshall Medical Center as the organization welcomed new board members and said goodbye to retiring ones. This year, John R. Knight and Supervisor Brian Veerkamp joined the ranks while Wendy Thomas and John Driscoll retired from the board. John Knight’s involvement in El Dorado County spans more than 25 years. He has served as president of the ...

  • MARSHALL MEDICAL CENTER CONTINUES TO PROVIDE PATIENT CARE SERVICES

    Especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is very important people stay well by managing their chronic conditions and also address any new medical concerns or symptoms. Marshall Medical Center physicians are available to see patients, taking many measures to assure patients can come to the hospital and clinics with low risk of exposure to COVID-19. The following conditions are considered ...

  • AHA Publishes Case Study on Marshall's COVID Prep

    Members in Action Case Study: Four Stages of Planning and Implementation During Covid-19: One Rural Hospital’s Preparations, Marshall Medical Center, Placerville, CA Marshall Medical Center has been and continues to prepare for a potential patient surge related to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, it continues its actions and education to help patients and communities “bend the ...

  • MARSHALL HOSPITAL ER OPEN FOR ALL NEEDS

    Marshall Hospital’s Emergency Department continues to serve all patients, 24 hours a day, seven days a week for any medical issues. “People can have confidence that it’s safe to come into the ED,” says Michael Mirhadi, MD, medical director. “We have taken many precautions to minimize exposure to COVID-19,” he says. A drive-thru system for symptom checks is in ...

  • Stay Well During the Coronavirus Pandemic

    With novel coronavirus spreading throughout the country, it’s more important than ever to practice wellness for you and your family. “Wellness right now isn’t just about making sure you don’t contract the coronavirus,” says Anuradha Shanmugham, MD, MPH of Marshall Internal Medicine and Chief Wellness Officer for Marshall Medical Center. “It’s about ...

  • Don't Forget About Your Mental Health During COVID-19 Crisis

    We are experiencing an unprecedented time in our country. The novel coronavirus is spreading rapidly, causing Americans to experience a higher than normal level of anxiety. Jeremy Ernst, DO of Marshall Psychiatry says, “I assure you that feeling anxiety right now is a natural response to the unknown. It’s normal to feel unsettled and spend time worrying about what we may face next week ...

  • A Message From Your Regional Helathcare Providers

    With the continuing spread of COVID-19 within the U.S., the healthcare providers of the greater Lake Tahoe/El Dorado Region are working closely with each other and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as California and Nevada health authorities, to care for affected individuals. We are also jointly taking steps to limit person-to-person spread within our communities. Click ...

  • El Dorado County Declares Public Health Emergency

    El Dorado County has declared a public health emergency in response to novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). Read the county's press release here and read the declaration here.

  • For Your Health - Spring 2020

    Click here to read about: How to spot a stroke fast Is this normal? Strange and unusual symptoms Change your routine to get more ZZZZs The power of generosity Sleep training your baby ABCs of safe sleep for babies Want to train for a 5k?

  • Romper.com - Are Movie Theaters Too Loud For Pregnant Women? You're Listening For 2

    Marshall OB/GYN's Dr. Cherry weighs in on sound sensitivity during pregnancy. Click here to read the story

  • Manage your health on the go with the new Marshall MyChart app.

    Manage your health on the go with the new Marshall MyChart app. Marshall MyChart is a free, secure and customized mobile app and web portal that allows you to manage your health, review portions of your medical record and communicate with your doctor's office online at any time. If you're already using the Marshall MyChart web portal, the new mobile app includes the same features in an ...

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