Feather River opens new ER

New $40 million, 17,000-square-foot Emergency Department treats first patient

Feather River Hospital officially has opened its new $40 million, 17,000-square-foot emergency department for patient treatment.

The hospital hosted an open house on Jan. 26, during which the public was allowed a first glimpse at the state-of-the-art facility, but the new emergency department didn’t open until 5 a.m. Tuesday, March 6. The first patient in the new ER was treated at 5:05 a.m., according to a hospital press release.

“It is really exciting to see this become a reality, said Kevin Erich, the hospital’s president and CEO. “And with our emphasis on re-thinking the ER experience, we are very pleased to be able to care for our patients in this new environment.”