Western Slope Health Center
3280 Washington St. • Placerville • Tel: 530-622-6842 • Fax: 530-622-6814
Doug Hawkins has been part of our community for generations and is giving back to the community he cares about. "I feel it is my duty to give back to the people of El Dorado County and help ensure quality healthcare". Doug graduated from Ponderosa High-School and began his career as a nurse at age 21. "Working with the Elderly is a calling and passion for me", Doug commented, "My goal is to help keep Skilled Nursing up here in the foothills and for families to not take their loved ones down the hill for their care".
Doug takes pride in serving as the Hospital Administrator for Western Slope Health Center here in Placerville. Our hospital was awarded the Centers for MediCare 5 STAR rating and we occupy up to 99 people. We average close to 40 admissions and discharges a month with a home return rate of 92%. Western Slope Health Center is a Post-Acute Hospital caring for those requiring short term rehabilitative services. We employ talented registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapist, registered dietician, nurse practitioners and our house physician.
“My hobbies, well to know me is to know I enjoy my wife and children on our small ranch in Shingle Springs. Spring-time is wonderful: the chickens are laying, the goats are having their kids and the fields are green. This is my favorite time of year.” Being an advocate for youth programs, Doug has been active with coaching soccer and little league, and mentoring 4-H kids with livestock raising for the El Dorado County Fair.
Stop by and meet Doug and his staff at Western Slope Health Center.