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Chief Operating Officer Darren Beatty, far left, and Chief Executive Officer JoDee Read serve up ice cream sundaes to staff members at Plumas District Hospital. Photo submitted

PDH celebrates National Hospital Week

Plumas District Hospital celebrated its staff with a variety of activities during National  Hospital Week. A sundae bar, barbecue burgers and a movie night were all part of the fun. Members of the board of directors and hospital administrators share their appreciation in the following messages:


Words of appreciation from Guy McNett, Board Secretary

“When thinking of how Plumas District Hospital and its staff have positively impacted this community, this is what comes to mind. PDH is the smallest hospital in California that still delivers its community’s babies and provides a licensed Day Care Center for the little ones. At the other end, our Senior Life Solutions program was #2 out of 108 programs evaluated. In three years, a 36 bed Skilled Nursing Facility should be completed across the street. Every day, every hour, our Advanced Life Support Ambulance serves our Acute Care Hospital Emergency Room. This week, please join us in recognizing our friends and neighbors working at Plumas District Hospital who have helped us in the time of Covid and the Dixie Fire.”

Guy McNett


Words of appreciation from Bill Wickman, Board Chair

I am proud of the relationship that the PDH Staff has built with our community by listening to our health needs.  This shared trust is shown by our communities’ support of the Plumas Health Care Foundation, which in turn provides financial support towards equipment, training and facility upgrades.  The current illustration of this strong working relationship is in the community voicing a real need for a Skilled Nursing Facility and our Board and Staff developing a plan and financial support for this project.

Our staff really stepped up in so many positive ways in dealing with COVID for the last two years plus. There we so many nurses and others who made a smooth operation dealing with the vaccination and the continued testing efforts.  Our Lab staff have gone even a further step in providing timely results to meet the many COVID test needs for travel, medical procedures and many other needs.

Other areas that need special notice are our maintenance and environmental services staff that kept our facility running during fire and storm power outages and ensured a clean environment to reduce risk of infections and COVID exposures.

I also want to recognize the close coordination that COO Darren Beatty has personally provided to keep myself and the Board apprised on all of our projects, both current and planned. He has developed an amazing working relationship with the county and state as well as individual companies to keep PDH moving forward to better serve our community.

Bill Wickman


Words of appreciation from Andy Ryback, Board Member

PDH has done an outstanding job of ensuring our remote community has access to healthcare and other related services.  They’ve done this through things like offering telemedicine and partnering with specialists based elsewhere.  This use of technology and collaboration makes PHD large enough to serve our community’s healthcare needs but still be small enough to offer personal care and support.  Programs like Senior Life Solutions have made very positive impacts in our community.  Also, services like the childcare center have allowed PDH to retain and attract talented staff.

We all owe a huge debt of gratitude for the commitment and sacrifice of the PDH team as they continued to provide the highest level of care during the extreme challenges that the pandemic, fires and power disruptions presented.

Andrew Ryback


Words of appreciation from JoDee Read, CEO

“I could not be more proud to work in an industry where we get to care for people. In some cases, our patients need something minor and in other cases, our healthcare professionals are performing lifesaving interventions.  We are blessed to support our community from the very beginning of life to the end and I continue to be humbled by the professionals at PDH across our campus where no task is to menial or grandiose.”

JoDee Read


The popcorn is ready for PDH staff and their families as they attend a private showing at the Town Hall Theatre. Photo submitted
PDH employee Sierra Blanton, left, serves up food from Region Burger. Photo submitted



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