Biz Buzz: Roseville Point hosts party for new renovations

By: Scott Thomas Anderson
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Recovery from traumatic injury and illness is never easy, but a positive environment can make a big difference, which is why a big crowd gathered at Roseville Point to celebrate new improvements to the care facility.

Roseville Point is 24-hour-a-day skilled nursing and recovery center on Sunrise Avenue. It specializes in physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, wound care and stroke recovery. It’s currently licensed for 90 residents. According to executive director Dante Louis, the facility’s interior just underwent a major overall. Most rooms have been converted to a hotel atmosphere rather than the bleak hospital feel.

Roseville Point has also added a full styling salon for patients, as well as relaxing area known as “The Clock Room,” where families can watch television and look at clocks with times from different parts of the world.

The Sept. 20 open house celebration allowed members of the public to mingle with patients amidst live music, food tables, karaoke, and flowing chocolate fountain.

“This event is meant to get the whole community involved,” Louis said. “People can talk with representatives from home health care, Hospice and board-and-care facilities. It’s also a chance for us to let people know that we’re collaborating with emergency services all of the time to determine the best ways to get patients to the hospital.”

Gary Gates, clinical manager at Sutter Roseville Medical Center, recently attended special training in emergency response to disasters. Gates was one of 48 Sutter Health employees to receive the training, which focused on Healthcare Leadership for Mass Casualty Incidents. The classes were held at the Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, Ala. Among the topics Gates learned about was responding to, and recovering from, real-world incidents involving natural disasters, terrorism and hazardous material accidents.

This month, Coast2Coast Rx observed the two-year anniversary of the free prescription discount program in Placer County, where residents have reportedly saved more than $693,604 since the program’s inception in August 2010. The discount card, which was approved by the Placer County Board of Supervisors, allowed users throughout Placer County to save $35,290 in the month of August alone. With prices reduced up to 75 percent, the card offers discounts on over 60,000 brand name and generic prescription drugs. To obtain a card, Placer County residents can download and print free cards at

The Sacramento Kings joined various business personalities in Roseville Sept. 20 to kick-off the opening of Elevendy, a national creative agency. Elevendy is currently representing the Kings organization, as well as clients such as Ubisof. Attendees to the event took photographs with the Sacramento Kings Royal Court Dancers and enjoyed rides on the world’s fastest street-legal go-carts. Elevendy Inc. is at 7311 Galilee Road. Suite 105, Roseville.