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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 11A Loyalton resident and mother Rilla Valiente holds her newborn daughter,• Jasmine, after giving birth at Eastern Plumas Health Care. Nurse Larissa Beddoc worked diligently to prepare the hospital for the unusual, but exciting, medical emergency. Photo courtesy Eastern PlumasHealth Care r Carolyn Carter. Staff Writer ccarter@plu "They didn't even have dia- pers," Michael Datema said. "Luckily, I'm a father so I brought some." On the snowy night of Oct. The couple just recently 22 at 9:23 p.m., for the first moved to Loyalton from Plac- time in a long time, the halls erville six months ago. Jas- of Eastern Plumas Health mine was Valiente's second Care echoed with the cries of child, and there are five kids a newborn baby. between the two. Jasmine Lorraine Datema, "I feel really honored that born to parents Rilla Valiente she trusted us with her care," and Michael Datema, will be a Whitfield said. "I think they special name to the nurses were glad for us to offer for and doctors at the hospital, her to stay. I got the sense The 7-pound-3-ounce baby that it was going to be a chal- is one of five: babies inthree lenge or a hardship for them years delivered at the hospi- to travel all the way back and tal, and the only one that was forth to Truckee." not transferred to another After falling off a roof and hospital after delivery, shattering both of his ankles, Mother Rilla Valiente hadDatema has been disabled. planned to have her baby girl Six months ago the family in Truckee, but she did not was homeless on the streets plan for the quick 2-1/2-hour in Placerville. After hear' labor and the snowstorm that ing that it would be easy to would keep her off the windy find an affordable place in roads and stuck at her home this area they moved up in Loyalton. here. When the labor pains came, "I'm glad we're here for a friend of Valiente's who was people, that it doesn't push also an EMT in Denton came them beyond their means to over and told her•that they go somewhere else," Whit- would need to call an afnbu- field said. "This was just one lance. When she arrived at ofthosetimes." EPHC, she was ready to have "They did a really good job her baby, whether the hospi- at the hospital," Datema said. tal had an OB unit or not. "They took really good care of "She was too close to delivery US." for us to safely transfer her," After an exciting night, the said Director of Quality and Op- family is now getting situated erations Teresa Whiffield. "She back in Loyalton, and the hos- delivered within five minutes pital is enjoying the afterglow of the doctor arriving., of a j ob well done. 10% Senior Discounts Available I r'ogressive E laGkou+ Calpine 71292 Highway 70 • 3.5 miles west of Portola Second & Fourth Saturday of each month at I:00pm *Last game is $100 Blackout, progresses $10 each game until won. Second Blackout game is played any time we have 30 or more players. GIFT Free ]am At MusicLand & Music Lessons with Doug SheehF (sliding scale fee $2 to $10) EVERY WEDNESDAY ! Lessons: 3:30 - 5:30pm • Jam Session: 5:30 - 7:00 207 Main Street, Greenville • 530-284-1689 Eastern Plumas Health Care has recently purchased a new ultrasound machine -- the GE Logic S -- which is several hundred pounds lighter and easier to move than the older unit it replaced. For Darlene Aikey, ultra- sound technologist, the differ- ences are much more pro- found. Replacing a 10-year-old machine means "light years in advancement." Image quality on the new machine is much better thanks to "image harmonics," which "puts together a set of ultrasound information and uses it to create a crisper im- age." In !ayperson's terms, it allows Aikey to see more in the image. It also allows for the same clear imaging no matter what body type a per- son has -- heavy, light, young, old, big or small. Now, images are crisper and more defined, so that tiny ab- normalities, such as a cyst or lesion on the liver or kidneys, or on a woman's uterus, can be seen. Aikey then measures the abnormality and the radiolo- gist at Northstar Imaging in Reno gives the diagnosis. The new machine's "sensitivity" makes Aikey more confident in her imaging technique, which, in turn, allows the radi- ologist to be all the more confi- dent in making his diagnosis. Aikey stressed that there is a place for both ultrasound and CAT scans and that some- times after a patient has a CAT scan, an ultrasound will be ordered to further classify an abnormality and vice ver- sa. Still, the quality of the new ultrasound means that Ultrasound technician Darlene Aikey does a simulated ultrasound on Andrea Negrete, radiologic technologist. Negrete graciously posed as the pregnant morn to help demonstrate the quality image that Eastern Plumas Health Care's new ultrasound equipment provides• The image was taken with the new ultrasound equipment on a real pregnant mother recently• Photo courtesy Eastern Plumas Health Care there are times the second sound," she explained, "is op- trasound. You're diagnosing, test is now unnecessary,erator dependent." She but it's an art." According to Aikey, ultra- makes the decision as to Aikeypointed out that qual- sound is the area of radiology whether an image is the right ity imaging is obviously good that is dependent on the tech- quality, and she doesn't stop for the patient, but the fact nologist for a quality image, until she gets the best image that EPHC was willing to put- and she appreciates thatpossible:Aikey takes pride in chase the new, high quality challenge. Though the new her work, and delivers top equipment "guarantees me machine has an "auto opti- quality images, wanting to stay here. It's a big mize" feature that automati- "Although I'm very happy deal for us." cally adjusts for to have it (the new machine), Aikey went on to "say light/darkness, depth and I'm ultimately responsible for thank you to the Auxiliary more, she ultimately makes getting the best pictures. I'm and Foundation (they donated the decision whether she'll in control and fully responsi- the funds for the new ultra- go with that image or over- ble for the images. I love it so sound equipment). Without rideit manually, much, and I chose this field their help, the hospital Aikey said that her back- because I love photography. I couldn't have had this ma- ground in photography serves equate (doing ultrasounds) to chine -- and it was really her well in her career as an photography. You can be needed. They need to know ultrasonographer. "Ultra- artistic-- there's an art to ul- how appreciated they are." hamber of commerce praises Logue gate through the challenges of "California businesses have California's hard-working doing business in the state, been struggling since the families." North State Assemblyman and Chief Republican Whip Dan Logue recently an- nounced that one of the state's leading business advocate or- ganizations, the California Chamber of Commerce, gave him a "100 percent" rating for his 2012 voting record. For more than .!20 years, "the California chamber of Commerce has been an advo- cate and a resource for busi- nesses in California to navi- Cal Chamber's mission has al- start of the Great Recession. ways been to promote Califor- With the help of groups like nia's businesses and make the Cal Chamber, I will continue state a better environment to to work to make California a do business, place where businesses can "As a small business owner flourish, invest and create myself, I appreciate the work more and better jobs to help that CalChamber does to help . -. ,-::- .... - ,= out businesses in need. I am honored to have received a perfect score from them," said Logue. 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