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Adventist Health Ukiah Valley Invites Public to Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Emergency Department

Adventist Health Ukiah Valley (AHUV) invites our community to join us for the grand opening event September 6 to celebrate completion of the new, state-of-the-art Emergency Department (ED), Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and rooftop helipad. 

“After thousands of hours of planning by many individuals, four years of construction, and a challenging regulatory approval process, we’re finally ready to share this state of the art critical care facility with you and your family. It feels great to know that with this hospital expansion, we’ll be able to take care of our community for decades to come in a world class Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit, with the quality of care and privacy our patients and staff deserve,” says David Weis, AHUV Operations Executive.
The new 14,700-square foot ED is four times as big as the existing space. It has 19 private treatment rooms, including rooms for special types of care such as assessment and triage, psychiatric care, gynecological care, negative pressure rooms for highly infectious patients, and two trauma rooms equipped like mini-operating rooms. Patient flow has been carefully designed so patients brought in by ambulance or helicopter are received through a separate entrance from the public walk-in and drop-off entrance.    

For patients who require hospitalization in the ICU, eight critical care rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art technology, natural lighting, and accommodations for loved ones at the bedside. Each ICU room is also equipped with its own temperature control systems to provide for individual control of temperature for the comfort of our patients.

As with any project of this size, it takes a team of experts to transform plans into reality. Lionakis designed the building with Herrero Builders as our general contractor for this project. Local contractors like Valley Paving, Peterson and Son’s Welding, Wipf Construction, and HL Weaver all played significant roles in the project. “We used local contractors whenever possible,” Weis explained. 

AHUV President Gwen Matthews commented, “Our new ER and ICU are everything I hoped they would be. I asked our architect to design features that kept the new space from being just a box; I wanted features that would lift our spirits. What I love most about the new space is that it honors the great service that our clinical teams provide as well as those who come here for care with our very best. Today, I see our ER staff make the best of a space that makes it hard to maneuver, even as they save lives with compassionate hearts. I look forward to seeing them thrive in the new space.” 

The September 6 celebration begins at 4:30-6:30 p.m. and includes a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5:15 p.m. The event will include music, hors d'oeuvres and “sneak peek” tours of the new facility with doors closing at 6:30 p.m. Festivities will be held in the new Emergency Department and ICU at 275 Hospital Drive in Ukiah, just behind the existing hospital. For more information, call (707) 456-3213.


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Adventist Health is a faith-based, nonprofit integrated health system serving more than 75 communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. Our workforce of 32,900 includes more than 23,600 employees; nearly 5,000 medical staff physicians; and 4,350 volunteers. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist heritage and values, Adventist Health provides compassionate care in 22 hospitals, more than 260 clinics (hospital-based, rural health and physician clinics), 15 home care agencies, seven hospice agencies and four joint-venture retirement centers. In addition, the Adventist Health Plan serves patients in Kings County. Visit for more information.