Redding, CA., May 12, 2015 - On May 14, 1945, Redding had a population
of 7,000 and Redding Memorial Hospital opened their doors with 44 beds,
10 doctors, 12 RN’s and 12 aides. Every room had air conditioning
and state-of-the-art air sterilization lamps in the nursery. Owned by
Dr. Tom Wyatt, he purchased adjoining property and in 1963, a larger expansion
enabled the hospital to be licensed for 132 beds.
In 1986, after a large expansion of the North tower a new 21 bed orthopedic
unit brought the bed capacity to 185. Nine years later, in 1995 the hospital
celebrated its 50th year with a $35 million dollar expansion with the construction of a new
Emergency Department and Outpatient Surgery Center. It also devoted an
area for Obstetrics and another for Critical Care bringing the bed capacity
to 226 beds.
“For more than seven decades, Shasta Regional Medical Center has
been building programs that meet the growing needs of our patients,”
said Cyndy Gordon, Chief Executive Officer at SRMC. “Combined with
a caring staff, innovative technology and highly skilled physicians, our
forward thinking has always been to benefit the health and wellbeing of
the people in our community.”
70 years later, Shasta Regional continues its investment in exceptional
Cardiovascular Services with the construction of our third Cardiac Catheterization
Lab expected to open in August. In addition, we’ve expanded our
Interventional Radiology department, a rapidly growing area of medicine
performing minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures that
are often an alternative to surgery, with a $1.2 million dollars investment
with state-of-the art advanced imaging technology. In fall of 2015, a
20-bed Geropsychiatric unit,
Path to Wellness, will open providing cognitive, emotional and psychological healthcare.
This voluntary unit will address both medical and mental health needs
of adults 55+.
Today, Redding’s population is more than 92,000 and Shasta Regional
Medical Center has grown, with 246 beds, 350 doctors on staff and more
than 900 RN’s, technicians and support staff. Shasta Regional has
a long-standing tradition of being a cutting-edge healthcare provider,
from the moment it opened its doors in 1945, until today and will continue
to do so into the future.
About Shasta Regional Medical Center
Shasta Regional Medical Center, is an acute care community-based hospital
in Redding that has served Shasta County and the surrounding areas for
more than seven decades. Shasta Regional Medical Center is distinguished
by being ranked a 100 Top Hospital in the nation three years in a row
and twice named a 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospital by Truven Health Analytics.
With a cutting-edge cardiovascular program; state-of-the-art cath lab;
certified diabetes care hospital and accredited advanced stoke program
by The Joint Commission, we also offer orthopedics and joint replacement surgery.