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Hospital wing debuts Saturday
Sacramento Bee

The $70 million south wing of Marshall Medical Center in Placerville won’t officially open for business for four to six weeks, but this Saturday, you can be among the first to see its new birthing center and emergency room.

After four years of construction and many more years of planning, chief executive James Whipple said, the two units now can offer patients greater privacy and units designed around their needs.

He paints a picture of the current situation in the ER: “Let’s see, it’s 11 o’clock in the morning, and I would bet that … we probably have patients in hallways because w

e only have 12 beds. Daily, we’re having to overflow out into gurneys.”