SPOTLIGHTS on WELLNESS

Neil Nathan, MD

‘Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Conditions” Neil Nathan, MD, shares insights and new information on a variety of chronic conditions on Thursday, Aug 14 at 6:00pm. Free. Learn more.

 

July is National Hepatitis Awareness Month. Learn more.
World Hepatitis Awareness Day is Monday, July 28, 2014

MCDH Healthy Outlook Resource Guide to Men's Health

Healthy Outlook: Men’s Healthcare Services - Our Resource Guide to Men’s Health available now. Learn More.
 

 

Health & Wellness Calendar: Upcoming lectures and classes, July–October 2014Health and wellness means regular exercise.workout-july-october
Healthy Recipes from Wellness Open House

MCDH Seeking New Board Members

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Meetings Notices for the MCDH Board of Directors and Finance and Planning Committees

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Patient Resource Center

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Noteworthy

Dr. Michael Murphy, Nephrologist, North Coast Family Health Center

Kidney specialist Michael Murphy, MD, FACP, FASN

 

Now Accepting Patients – 707-961-4631

Dr. Michael Murphy is now providing diagnostic and interventional nephrology  at North Coast Family Health Center. Dr. Murphy has experience running dialysis clinics. He is Associate Clinical Professor in Nephrology at the University of Nevada-Reno and Adjunct Clinical Professor of Nephrology at the Touro University School of Medicine. Dr. Murphy is Board Certified in Nephrology & Hypertension, with additional certification in Interventional Nephrology.

Moving to the Mendocino Coast from Carson City, Nevada, Dr. Murphy is pleased to again be near an ocean, having grown up in Hawaii and later completing his medical degree on the Caribbean island of Dominica. North Coast Family Health Center and Mendocino Coast District Hospital extend a warm welcome to Dr. Murphy.
 

 

 

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MCDH Offers Coast Residents Latest Nuclear Medicine Camera Technology

Friday, July 11th, 2014 at 12:59 pm

New Nuclear Medicine Gamma Camera at Mendocino Coast District Hospital

Mendocino Coast District Hospital’s new, state-of-the-art Nuclear Medicine Gamma Camera, the GE Discovery NM630. Left to right: Nuclear Medicine tech Nancy Mader, CNMT, RT(R); CFO/Interim CEO Wayne Allen, Board President Patricia Jauregui-Darland; Dr. Russell Perry; Randall Boberg, Interim Diagnostic Imaging Center Director.

Fort Bragg, California – July 1, 2014 – State-of-the-art technology is now in use at Mendocino Coast District Hospital (MCDH) in the form of a new Nuclear Medicine Gamma Camera, purchased with funds raised by the Mendocino Coast Hospital Foundation.

The Nuclear Medicine Gamma Camera Project included purchase of the camera, new flooring, and architect fees. The Hospital Foundation provided the $346,000 via its annual Winesong! event and through community donations.

Interim Diagnostic Imaging Center Manager Randall Boberg says, “This diagnostic equipment gives Mendocino Coast residents access to technology that is five years newer than what is being used in some Santa Rosa- and San Francisco-area hospitals. Patients no longer have to travel ‘over the hill’ for nuclear medicine studies. They can have the best care here at Mendocino Coast District Hospital.”

The new Gamma camera, now in use at MCDH’s Diagnostic Imaging Center, is a GE Discovery NM630, a single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) system designed to offer more precise information and better outcomes for patients through earlier detection of disease.

The NM630 offers auto-body contouring for enhanced image clarity and resolution. Patients are closer to the detectors and scanning happens simultaneously on both front and back of the body, which also means a lower dose of radiation. Patients benefit by more comfortable positioning on the table, ease of access for all abilities and sizes (up to 500 pounds), and shorter scan time, maximizing patient comfort.

Studies include whole-body scans and bone scans; nuclear cardiac stress tests; liver, renal, spleen, and thyroid scans; brain scans; and lung scans. Patients may discuss the possibility of having a procedure by talking with their doctor. For more information, phone the Diagnostic Imaging Center at (707) 961-4940.

 

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