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Accomplishments

New for 2015 (ongoing)

  • Monthly Educational Display in Lobby on different types of cancer
  • Virtual Tumor Boards 4 times each week
  • Patient & Family Advisory Council – New Goals to Improve Patient Care
  • Chemotherapy & You Classes for New Chemotherapy Patients (Every Wednesday)
  • Professional Governance Nursing Meetings, including VTB Nursing Meetings with UCD Satellite\Facilities-Monthly
  • Wellness Center, providing yoga and art (Every Friday)
  • Cancer Center Library, Cancer Support Group (Every Thursday)
  • Wellness Center, Look Good Feel Good (Quarterly)
  • A Nurse Navigator to guide patients through their course of treatment
  • Survivorship Program for patients after they have completed their course of treatment
  • Senior Health Fairs
  • Healing Environment Donor Recognition Artwork throughout the Rideout Cancer Center
  • Peer Navigator Program
  • American Cancer Society, Relay for Life (June 2016)
  • Rideout Cancer Center Survivorship Event (May 2016)
  • Pink October Race for Awareness – Survivor Breast Cancer Gift (October 2016)
  • Pathways Red Ribbon Week Kickoff – Lung Cancer (October 2016)
  • The Patient Resource Center
  • Medical License Social Worker
  • Patient Discretionary Fund
  • Public Resource Library
  • Cancer Support Groups
  • Wellness Center, Teen Talk Monthly (Every 4th Monday)
  • Quarterly presentation, “Nutrition for Persons with Cancer”
  • In- house Registered Dietician counseling at risk patients
  • Bi-Weekly Tumor Conferences
  • Patient and Family Advisory Council (Quarterly)
  • Annual Report
  • Updated website
  • Two General Tumor Boards per month at Rideout Cancer Center
  • Monthly Educational Display in the Lobby (Emphasize 12 cancers, one each month)
  • Clinical Practice Meeting Monthly
  • Cancer Committee meets quarterly
  • Professional Governance Medical Assistant Meetings
  • Plumas Lake Run – Provided information on skin cancer, assisted with first aid (April 2016)
  • Bike Around the Buttes Event – Display on Skin Cancer, sunscreen provided with information cards (April 2016)
  • Cancer Survivorship and Lilly Arts on Canvas (June 2015)
  • Valley Muffler Car Show benefitting Rideout Cancer Center Discretionary Fund: Skin Cancer educational display (June 2016)
  • Farmer’s Market Display on Skin Cancer, sunscreen and education brochures handed out to community

2014

  • Update website
  • Two General Tumor Boards per month at Rideout Cancer Center
  • Virtual Tumor Boards Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
  • Monthly Educational Display in the Lobby (12 cancers, one each month)
  • Clinical Practice Meeting Monthly
  • Cancer Committee, (Meets quarterly, however due to our survey this year, we are meeting six times to insure we are prepared, also to begin Cancer Survivor Program and follow through with new standards for the year 2015).
  • Chemotherapy & You Class for New Chemotherapy Patients (Every Wednesday)
  • Professional Governance Nursing Meetings, including VTB Nursing Meeting with UCD Satellite Facilities-Monthly
  • Professional Governance Medical Assistant Meetings.
  • High Press Ganey Scores for Patient Satisfaction
  • Senior Health Fairs
  • Fundraiser for Pt Discretionary Fund through West Coast Muscle – Table with all cancer information
  • “Frankly Speaking About Lung Cancer” including Cancer Committee Staff & The American Lung Association (January 2014)
  • Colorectal Cancer – Radio Awareness Campaign, The Strollin Colon, Colon Cancer Alliance and “Paint Your City Blue”
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test Screening (March 2014)
  • Community Screening Event – FMC Conference Room, Information on Oral Screenings.
  • Plumas Lake Run – Provided information on skin cancer, assisted with first aid (April 2014)
  • Live Oak Health Fair-Provided information on skin cancer (April 2014)
  • KUBA Public Radio Announcement on Oral/Head/Neck Cancers. Oral Cancer Screenings by Dr. B. Counihan, DDS for the community (April 2014)
  • Colusa Indian Tribal Health Fair – All cancers – educational display (April 2014)
  • Bike Around the Buttes Event – Display on Skin Cancer, sunscreen provided with information cards (April 2014)
  • Support for American Cancer Society’s Blossom Ball (May 2013)
  • Fairway to Health Fundraising Event (May 2014)
  • Sunsweet Employee Health Fair (May 2014)
  • Fifth Annual Cancer Survivor Event (May 2014)
  • Cancer Survivorship and Lilly Arts on Canvas (June 2014)
  • Dancing with the Stars Fundraiser to benefit Foundation (June 2014)
  • Valley Muffler Car Show benefitting Rideout Cancer Center Discretionary Fund – Skin Cancer educational display, free sunscreen (June 2014)
  • Farmer’s Market Display on Skin Cancer, sunscreen and education brochures handed out to community.
  • Sutter North Community Health Fair, educational display – all cancers (Sept 2014)
  • Rideout Community Health Fair (September 2014)
  • Pink October Race for Awareness – Survivor Breast Cancer Gift (October 2014)
  • Geweke Foundation for Women Fashion Show (October 2014)
  • Pathways Red Ribbon Week Kickoff – Lung Cancer (October 2014)
  • Colusa Regional Medical Center – Family Health Fair – All Cancers displayed (October 2014)
  • Low Cost Mammograms by Fremont-Rideout Health Group (October 2014)
  • Year-round Lymphedema Referrals to Physical Therapy
  • Patient Resource Center
  • Medical License Social Worker
  • Patient Discretionary Fund
  • Public Resource Library
  • Cancer Support Groups
  • Peer Navigator Program
  • Wellness Center – provides Yoga, Art & Writing classes to cancer patients and caregivers
  • Quarterly presentation, “Nutrition for Persons with Cancer”
  • Annual Report 2012/2013

2013

  • American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (ACoS CoC) designated us as a “Community Cancer Program”, this accreditation requires that we follow high standards of care and provide a more comprehensive approach to cancer treatment. UCD announced their National Cancer Institute (NCI) had earned, “Designated Cancer Center”, which comprises research, clinical trials and the latest technology. Our partnership with the University of California, Davis Cancer Care Network provides our patients with quality care they might expect from a large university medical center with the compassion and personalization of a community based hospital.
  • Monthly Educational Display in Lobby – Topic: Cervical Cancer (January 2013)
  • Virtual Tumor Boards Daily
  • Patient & Family Advisory Council – New Goals to Improve Patient Care
  • Chemotherapy & You Class for New Chemotherapy Patients (Every Wednesday)
  • Professional Governance Nursing Meetings, including VTB Nursing Meetings with UCD Satellite Facilities-Monthly
  • Wellness Center, providing yoga, art and writing expression.
  • High Press Ganey Scores for Patient Satisfaction
  • Senior Health Fairs
  • Healing Environment Donor Recognition Artwork throughout the Rideout Cancer Center through donations made to Rideout Foundation.
  • Colorectal Cancer – Radio Awareness Campaign (February 2013)
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test Screening (March 2013)
  • Monthly Education Display in Lobby – Topic: Colorectal Cancer (March 2013)
  • Second Annual Helping Hands Bowl-a-thon to benefit Patient Discretionary Fund,
  • (March 9, 2013).
  • Monthly Education Display in Lobby – Topic: Oral/Head/Neck Cancers (April 2013)
  • Oral/Head/Neck Cancer Site for screening sign-ups (April 2013)
  • Bike Around the Buttes Event – Display regarding Skin Cancer , sunscreen provided with information cards (April 2013)
  • Support for American Cancer Society’s Blossom Ball (May 2013)
  • Fairway to Health Fundraising Event (May 2013)
  • Sunsweet Employee Health Fair (May 2013)
  • Fourth Annual Cancer Survivor Event (May 2013)
  • Skin Cancer Awareness Campaign – sunscreen and education brochures handed out to patients. (May 2013)
  • Monthly Education Display in Lobby – Topic: Cancer Survivorship (June 2013)
  • Class in Scarf Tying for Women with Hair Loss due to Cancer (June 2013)
  • Valley Muffler Car Show benefitting Rideout Cancer Center (June 2013)
  • American Cancer Society Strides Against Breast Cancer Kickoff (June 2013)
  • Peer Navigator Program
  • Monthly Education Display in Lobby – Topic: Bladder/Thyroid Cancer (July 2013)
  • Home Run for Health & Cancer Survivor Celebration at Yuba-Sutter Gold Sox (July 2013).
  • Monthly Education Display in Lobby – Topic: Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma Cancers (September 2013)
  • Sutter Surgical Hospital-North Valley Sidewalk Community Health Fair (September 2013)
  • CSECC Fair at State of California, Department of Transportation, Presentation of All Cancers (October 2013)
  • Pink October Race for Awareness – Survivor Breast Cancer Gift (October 2013)
  • Pathways Red Ribbon Week Kickoff – Lung Cancer (October 2013)
  • Colusa Regional Medical Center – Family Health Fair – All Cancers displayed (October 2013)
  • Monthly Education Display in Lobby – Topic: Breast Cancer (October 2013)
  • Low Cost Mammograms by Fremont-Rideout Health Group (October 2013)
  • Cancer Research CPS-3 Host for the American Cancer Society Clinical Studies Participation Event Lymphedema Referrals to Physical Therapy, Class Provided at Cancer Center (Oct 2013)
  • – Rideout Cancer Center & Sutter North (November 2013)
  • Monthly Education Display in Lobby – Topic: Lung Cancer (November 2013)
  • Monthly Education Display in Lobby – Topic: Pancreatic Cancer (December 2013)
  • The Patient Resource Center
  • Medical License Social Worker
  • Patient Discretionary Fund
  • Public Resource Library
  • Cancer Support Groups
  • Peer Navigator Program
  • Wellness Center – provides Yoga, Art & Writing classes to cancer patients and caregivers
  • Quarterly presentation, “Nutrition for Persons with Cancer”
  • Virtual Tumor Boards w/UC Davis, daily Monday-Thursday
  • Monthly Tumor Conferences
  • Patient and Family Advisory Council (Quarterly)
  • Annual Report 2011/2012

2012

  • Installed new Varian True Beam Linear Accelerator to include IMRT, IGRT, SBRT, Cone Beam Therapy, Rapid ARC Therapy, and Respiratory Gating Radiation Treatment
  • Established the Patient Resource Center to include a Medical Social Worker, Nurse Navigator for patient education and the Peer Navigator Program “Chemotherapy and You” classes for new patients starting treatment.
  • Home Run for Healthcare at July 2012 Gold Sox Game
  • Fourth Cancer Survivor Celebration, June 1

2011

  • Cancer Center expansion ground breaking ceremony on August 3, 2011
  • Wellness Program launched: Yoga, Art, and Expressive Writing Classes for patients and caregivers
  • Peer Navigator Program
  • Third Annual Cancer Survivor Celebration, June 4

2010

  • Dr. Nguyen honored as Physician of the Year for Fremont-Rideout Health Group
  • Participated in the ACS Blossom Ball – May 2010
  • Second Cancer Survivor Reception, June 6, 2010
  • Established Relay for Life Team, Earth Angels, June 12, 2010, Earned bronze award for donations received.
  • High Press Ganey Scores for Patient Satisfaction.
  • Home Run for Healthcare & Cancer Survivor Celebration at Gold Sox Game, July 31, 2010
  • Developed and implemented the Patient & Family Advisory Council
  • Skin Cancer Awareness Campaign – sunscreen and educational brochures handed out to patients.
  • Planning underway for 10th Anniversary Open House – September 16, 2010
  • Cancer Center Expansion Final Changes & to City of Marysville for approval – Estimated start of construction – January 2011.

2009

  • Virtual Tumor Boards
  • The UC Davis Cancer Care Network
  • First Cancer Survivor Reception, June 7, 2009
  • Coping with Cancer, and Cancer and Fatigue lectures for patients and family
  • High Press Ganey Scores for Patient Satisfaction.
  • Senior Health Fair
  • Healing Environment Donor Recognition slideshow presentation & artwork in front lobby through donations made to FRHG Foundation.
  • Cancer Center Expansion blueprint design and EIR

2008

  • Implemented Cancer Network Newsletter
  • Nutrition for Cancer Patients Lectures
  • Accredited the second time by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.
  • High Press Ganey Scores for Patient Satisfaction
  • Patient Discretionary Fund through the FRHG Foundation established.
  • Implemented Monthly Clinical Practice Meeting with Physicians and Cancer Center Staff to improve cancer services and improve the quality of care to our patients.
  • Expanded Infusion Therapy Services
  • Planning underway for new Cancer Center Expansion.
  • Yuba County Senior Resource Expo

2007

  • Implemented Nurse Navigator Program
  • High Press Ganey Scores for Patient Satisfaction.
  • Community Outreach: Punjabi  Festival
  • Colon Awareness Month began in March- Free Annual Colorectal Screening Program initiated

2006

  • Provided Social Worker services
  • Fremont-Rideout Cancer Symposium

2005

  • Future Faire
  • Accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer as a Community Hospital Cancer Program.
  • Thoracic Tumor Board started
  • Initiated Weekly Support Group for Patients, Family, & Caregivers

2004

  • Radiation Oncology Cancer Conference.
  • Yuba County Healthcare Initiative (HYCI) initiated. HYCI is a collaboration of FRHG, UC Davis & Yuba County Department of Health Services to work on a plan in lowering the cancer death rate statistics in Yuba County.  It was established to implement community outreach programs to educate the community on the cancer death statistics, and to set-up prevention and screening programs.
  • Published first annual report
  • Developed new cancer prevention programs for the community
  • Physician educational meetings started

2003

  • The UC Davis Clinical Trials Program was introduced at our cancer center with 15 trials available to our patients.  This program has grown substantially over the years where there are now over 250 trials available to our patients.
  • Man-to-Man Prostate Support Group
  • Upgraded the Linear Accelerator to include Portal Vision
  • Purchase new computer software for higher quality and accurate radiation treatment.
  • Annual follow-up of patients begins in the Cancer Registry
  • Established the Physician Liaison
  • Yearly Cancer Program Goals Set
  • Patient Quality Care Studies Initiated
  • Community Outreach -Smoking Sensation and Breast Cancer Awareness

2002

  • Developed and Implemented Cancer Committee
  • Cancer Program and Cancer Registry initiated
  • Implemented quality control studies

2001

  • Cancer Center participated in Relay for Life
  • Implemented Medication Assistance Program

2000

  • Cancer Center Grand Opening in September
  • Library for Life open
  • Healing Garden created
  • Telemedicine Conferencing to UC Davis