As 2017 draws to a close, we want to take this opportunity to thank all those whose support makes our gifts to Mendocino Coast District Hospital (MCDH) possible. Whether you are a donor, sponsor, event participant, volunteer or a member of the hospital staff, each of you plays an important role in our success. Thank you for caring for the health of our community.
Your support has enabled the Foundation to provide the following funding to MCDH in 2017, totaling over $584,000:
- Nurse Call System ($250,000)
- Telemetry Patient Monitoring System ($250,000)
- 6 new VersaCare patient beds ($59,045)
- Elwin Cox Memorial Cancer Care Fund support to cancer patients ($15,424)
- The Chaplaincy Program ($7,190)
- Various small items ($2,600)
We also benefited from the inaugural Noyo Headlands Run fundraiser which was organized by a dedicated group of volunteers. It only promises to grow in size and support.
Winesong was immensely successful this year and continues to be a major contributor to our financial support of the hospital. The auction grossed $384,000 and the Fund-A-Need resulted in over $190,000 in donations for the Patient Room Improvement Project. 100% of Fund-A-Need donations go directly to the hospital for the project that has been selected.
As a result, in early 2018, we will be donating Fund-A-Need proceeds to MCDH to purchase 18 additional new beds including 3 for ICU and 3 for OB, with the remainder for med-surgery rooms.
Plans are also in the works to purchase a new ambulance which is critical for emergency response in our large, remote service area.
All in all, 2017 was a good year and 2018 promises to be just as fruitful. Thank you, again, for your contributions and for understanding the critical community importance of MCDH
Noyo Headlands Race
The first annual Noyo Headlands Race was held on September 23.
The crisp autumn morning quickly warmed as racers followed a 5K and 10K course along the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
The group of 67 runners was a mix of local and out of town visitors. A man from British Colombia, in town with his wife who is participating in the Mendocino Art Center’s Open Paint Out, used this opportunity to sign up for the race. Afterwards, he wanted to be signed up for next year’s event.
Noyo Headlands 5k/10k Race, September 23, 2017
Matthew Bennett and Michelle Kluskiewicz were the overall male and female winners in the 10K category. Sixteen-year old Misael Triplett won the overall spot in the 5K male division and Teresa Meche took the overall female 5K.
Everyone had a great time. Plans are in the works to expand the race by adding a half marathon next year.
Proceeds from this event benefitted the Mendocino Coast Hospital Foundation.
The steering committee thanks everyone who participated and all of the hard working volunteers. Special thanks to the race’s sponsors: Arguelles Photography, Big River Realty, Ken Baumgartner DDS, Computaccount, Harvest Market, Kalina and Kalina Law Office, Jone Lemos Esq., Matson Building Materials, Jon Melcher CPA, Mendocino Sports Club, North Coast Segway, Pacific Physical Therapy, and Thompson’s Porta Septic Service.
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Gloria Fredrickson Nurse's Fund
This fund is available to MCDH nurses of long standing, for materials that improve working conditions on the floor.
Patient Room Improvement Project
A fund that improves the environment for friends family and patients, which is critical to the healing process.
At each Winesong live auction is a special Fund-A-Need appeal for a specific need of the Mendocino Coast District Hospital
The Chaplaincy Fund is used by the Chaplain in tending to the needs of patients and their families.
The Mendocino Coast Hospital Foundation
The Mendocino Coast Hospital Foundation is a non-profit organization located in Fort Bragg, California. We are a stand-alone 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to provide healthcare support by funding essential equipment, capital projects and core services for the Mendocino Coast Healthcare District, which includes the Mendocino Coast District Hospital.
The Foundation is the vehicle through which the community invests its money in the Mendocino Coast Healthcare District and has the responsibility to take care of the community’s investments to support the existence of a Hospital and healthcare services that meet the community’s needs. The Foundation accomplishes this by raising money to fund specific projects for the Healthcare District.
The Mendocino Coast District Hospital
The Mendocino Coast District Hospital (MCDH) is a 25-bed acute care hospital, providing emergency, inpatient and outpatient services. It was dedicated on June 26, 1971 following a grass-roots effort to pass a hospital district initiative on the January, 1967 ballot. Since then, MCDH has taken its place as an important resource for our community.
The hospital offers residents the peace of mind that comes from knowing emergency help is readily available. Medical care can be provided locally, keeping families together as much as possible. Equally, the hospital could not exist without the community support that built it and continues to sustain it.
MCDH plays a vital role in the overall health and well-being of the community, and is a key element in the healthcare system serving their needs.
For more information about Mendocino Coast District Hospital, visit their website here