Archive for June, 2011

Our Pets
—Posted Monday, June 27th, 2011 at 10:27 pm— « »


My Dog Quincy

At the front entrance to our hospital we have a bulletin board that displays various themes and announcements throughout the year.  It has been used to show photos of the high school students that have been selected for college scholarships, and photos of the Annual Employees Awards Ceremony, including the annual announcement of the MCDH Employee of the Year.  In the nearly 5 years that I have been employed by our hospital, I have never seen a display as popular as the one that has been up for the past 2 months.  National Pet Week was May 1-7.  (more…)

At Long Last – The Hospital DI Center is Open for Business!
—Posted Monday, June 20th, 2011 at 6:00 pm— « »


The long awaited opening of the new Diagnostic Imaging Center at Mendocino Coast District Hospital is official today.  After completing all of the necessary licensing steps, which included certification by the State of California and approval of the new equipment by a Radiation Physicist, the new DI Center building is now ready to take care of patients.  We will be doing a phased in implementation of the new building by scheduling the new services to start on separate dates.  Starting today we are using the new building for 3D and 4D ultrasounds and x-rays.  CT Scanning is also planned to come online in the new building this week.  On Monday, June 27 we will begin using the new MRI.  June 29 will be the start date for Bone Densitometry.  Flouroscopy will begin on Tuesday, July 5.  The last service to come online in the new building will be Digital Mammography, which is expected to begin in mid-July.