Archive for October, 2011

5th Annual Health Festival
—Posted Monday, October 17th, 2011 at 6:31 pm— « »

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Donna Schuler, Wayne Allen, Roni McDermott

Last Saturday Mendocino Coast District Hospital hosted the Fifth Annual Mendocino Coast Hospital Health and Wellness Festival.  And according the virtually eveyone involved, this one was the best one yet!  The Festival Organizing Committee has been Chaired every year by Chief Clinical Officer, Roni McDermott.  This is what Roni had to say afterward.  “This year we provided over 730 screening exams for blood pressure, oxygen saturation, blood glucose, hearing, lipid panel, balance, bone density and % body fat composition.  This is a big increase over previous years.  In 2009 we did 206 tests and in 2010 we did approximately 600.  We also had over 35 exhibitors, making this the largest festival in 5 years!”  Roni added “We could not have put on such a great show without our volunteers that made it all possible.  Every one of our volunteers showed up ready to work and to do whatever it was going to take for a successful event.”

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Turkey Day at MCDH
—Posted Thursday, October 6th, 2011 at 7:08 pm— « »

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3 Turkeys in the MCDH kitchen

On September 28, I continued my practice of conducting CEO Rounds in each department of our hospital.  This month I spent the day working in our Dietary department.  I began my day helping Bernardo to set up patient breakfast trays and taking the carts out to our nursing floor.  Next I had the honor of helping Daniel prepare the day’s lunch meal  It was “Turkey” Day.  That could have been refering to the day’s menu or the new kitchen helper for the day!  I wonder how many people know that Daniel, a local boy (born in our hospital) who made good, was trained at the Cordon Bleu School in San Francisco.  And how many of us knew that Daniel is skilled in making ice scupltors too?   Now that we know, don’t be surprised if you see an ice sculpture some time at MCDH.  My contribution for lunch was turkey stuffing.    If word of this gets out it is going to make it more difficult for me to play dumb on Thanksgiving.  After making the stuffing and the mashed potatoes, I was able to observe Kristy making up the menus for the next days meals.  I was impressed by her expertise in skillfully preparing meal choices for the next day. 

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