By Doug McCoy, CEO
Eastern Plumas Health Care
Editor’s note: Eastern Plumas Health Care has begun publishing a newsletter. Following is a portion of that letter:
For many movie fans the previews of ‘coming attractions’ bring excitement and anticipation of things to look forward to. At Eastern Plumas Health Care we also have our ‘coming attractions’ list that we are excited to share with the community.
OUR NEW LOYALTON CLINIC
Coming late this summer, our Loyalton Clinic will have a new home at 701 Main Street. EPHC purchased the building in 2021 and has received approval to start renovating the former pharmacy starting in April. Our new 2900 square foot clinic will double the number of exam rooms, allow for additional provider services, and expand our care delivery with a modern new look. We will be announcing our ribbon cutting ceremony date and invitation to the Loyalton community to take a tour in the next few months.
NEW THERAPY & WELLNESS CENTER LAUNCH
EPHC is in final design planning to begin construction on a new 8200 square foot Wellness center for the Portola campus. The Therapy & Wellness Center will provide a new home to our rehabilitation team which is already the largest and most qualified staff in Plumas County. This state-of-the-art facility will include a therapy pool, exercise fitness center, wellness classes such as nutrition, yoga, meditation, etc., and a large area for outpatient physical, occupational, and speech therapy services.
NEW MEDICAL RECORD SYSTEM
Beginning in June, EPHC will be building a new medical record system which will launch in November. The Cerner EMR system will improve patient access to testing results, scheduling, and interaction with staff and providers. This system will also integrate all EPHC service lines and create a more efficient and robust offering for everyone.
REFRESHING OUR BUILDINGS
As part of our mission to improve the patient experience, EPHC has committed a large amount of funding to upgrading our campuses. This three-year project will begin in April with the installation of new flooring in our hospital and the Loyalton skilled nursing facility as well as replacement of our Loyalton resident windows. These upgrades will be in addition to the new hospital beds, respiratory and ED equipment, and admitting office renovations that we recently completed.
Stay tuned for more ‘coming attractions’ and updates on these exciting projects!