Archive for September, 2007

Good News Guys
—Posted Friday, September 28th, 2007 at 10:39 pm— « »

Every Friday morning at 8:00 a.m. I try to be in the studio of the “Good News Guys” here in Fort Bragg for their Friday morning radio show. Mendocino Coast Hospital is a sponsor for the time slot from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. I always enjoy doing the show and we usually have a lot to talk about.

This morning we talked about the new ambulance that MCDH will be purchasing in the near future. We also talked about last night’s Hospital Board meeting and the announcement that the hospital has posted a positive bottom line for fiscal year 2007 according to our independent auditor accounting firm. The positive performance is a tribute to the hard work of a lot of people, including our patient care staff, our support and ancillary staff and, of course, the staff that registers our patients and sends out the bills. However, the most important reason is the support that we receive from our community. Thank you Fort Bragg, Mendocino and our surrounding areas!

Welcome to My New Blog Page
—Posted Tuesday, September 18th, 2007 at 5:12 pm— »

Welcome to the new blog page for Mendocino Coast District Hospital CEO, Raymond Hino. My hope is that this will be a new opportunity to communicate with me directly and with our hospital.

Today is September 18 and in a few short minutes I will be going into our monthly Planning Committee meeting. During the Planning Committee meetings this year, we are breaking down our new 2007 Strategic Plan and going over it section by section with specific progress reports. This month we will be covering the Financial Performance Goal Area. Our goals in this area are (1) Improvements to our MCDH Revenue Cycle; (2) Review and Changes in our MCDH Price Structure; (3) Capital Campaign; (4) Expense Reduction and Revenue Enhancement Initiatives; and (5) MMA Rural Health Clinic Performance. During the meeting our Senior Administrative staff will be providing updates on where we stand with each of these goals.

I am also very excited that we will be announcing today that MCDH has been announced as the recipient of a Rural Development Grant from the United States Dairy Association (USDA). Many people do not know that the USDA is very supportive of rural areas and is a major contributor of grant funds to rural America. We are receiving $40,730 which will go towards the purchase of a new ambulance for our hospital. We now have a total of $90,000 to spend on the new ambulance since our Hospital Foundation raised $50,000 last year for the ambulance.

Once again, thank you for looking at this post and I look forward to hearing from members of our public with specific questions or requests.