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425 days and counting

It has been a little over a year and two months since Colusa County had a hospital, and the days are still counting.

While progress appears to be made at the shuttered facility, new exterior paint, new signage, and a cleaner parking lot; yet, not much has been said when the facility will actually open.

The last time this newspaper heard from the hospital was during the Chamber of Commerce dinner held back in May.

In the May 10 edition of this publication, staff reporter Susan Meeker reported that Matt Solas, compliance director for Central Valley Specialty Hospital, owners of Colusa Medical Center, announced that the hospital could be open for business as early as July 1. However, Solas stated that July 1 was a conservative opening date and that American Specialty expects the hospital to be open no later than July 15. Solas also stated that a public open house

will be planned prior to the hospital’s official opening date.

According to Solas the date to which the hospital opens is dependent on the State Department of Public Health.

What will we get?

The biggest question from the public is what type of services will be provided at the facility. Solas offered some insight into that matter during the Chamber Dinner held back in may.

“We believe the secrets to making sure the hospital remains successful and open to the community will be in the types of beds offered and the types of services offered,” Solas said.

Solas said the hospital including the old C Wing, has been remodeled and repurposed to admit up to 70 patients in a configuration that includes 36 skilled nursing beds; 22 acute care beds in private rooms, four intensive care beds, and two rehabilitation beds for patients with catastrophic injury, such as head or spinal cord, who need a more intensive level of rehab. The new hospital has also contracted with physicians for the reopening of the emergency room, and plans are in the works to provide a number of outpatient services, including laboratory and radiology, mammography, and same-day surgery, Solas said.

The hospital will also have a full-service kitchen, which will be open to the public, and a range of other services and specialties, including home health, could be offered in the future, based on the needs of the community, Solas said.

It was also reported that Gia Smith, CEO of the Central Valley Specialty Hospital in Modesto, will serve as Colusa’s interim chief executive officer.

As the staff of this publication are residents of this county, and proudly call each of our communities home; the Pioneer Review remains diligent on informing the public in regards to this matter. As the story develops, or as information is provided to us and properly vetted, we will write a report.

Lloyd Green Jr, Editor
Lloyd Green Jr, Editorhttps://williamspioneer.com
Lloyd Green Jr. is the Owner and Publisher of the Williams Pioneer Review. He is dedicated in publishing the news and informing the community of Colusa County. Lloyd has been with the publication since 2008, and purchased the business in 2010. Under his ownership the newspaper has grown significantly in subscriptions, publishes weekly, and obtained the title of Newspaper of General Circulation by the Superior Court of Colusa County in Sept. 2017. Lloyd is also the director of advertising, classified manager, legal notice clerk, and circulation manager. To contact Lloyd, email him at lloyd@colusacountynews.net or call (530) 458-4141 ext. 100.

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