New ICU/CCU Officially Opens
Double the size of the current Intensive Care Unit/Critical Care Unit, the new ICU/CCU opened for business Nov. 14 after receiving its license from the California Department of Public Health.

Constructed in July and located in Marshall Hospital’s South Wing, the new ICU/CCU features 12 private rooms with many windows to allow for natural light. Nighttime dimmable lights in the corridors enhance evening sleep for patients. Its location on the second floor of the South Wing affords more privacy. Family members can be accommodated in a special area in each room.

The nursing station is centrally located to allow visibility into all rooms. Each room is equipped with a state-of-the art monitoring system and mechanical patient lift for patient and staff safety. Each room is also equipped for future telemedicine technology.

Marshall Promotes Empathy for Behavioral Health Issues
First aid goes beyond treating cuts and bruises to the body. With its upcoming Mental Health First Aid series, Marshall Medical Center will present effective strategies to assist those dealing with major mental health issues.

The class is scheduled for Jan. 10-11, 2017 and contains two four-hour sessions: from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. at 3581 Palmer Dr. Ste. 600 in Cameron Park. Participants will be introduced to the various challenges a mentally ill person faces when dealing with family, friends and the community around them. Covered subjects include anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, eating disorders, psychosis, substance abuse, suicidal thoughts and more. Admission is free. To register, call 530-626-2990.