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A Shiny New Critical Lifeline — MCDH Rolls Out Its Latest Advanced Life Support Ambulance
—Posted Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 at 9:25 am—
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Mendocino Coast Hospital Foundation Executive Director with $96,000 donation for new ambulanceThanks to a $41,000 donation by Mendocino Coast Hospital Foundation (MCHF) and a $45,000 donation by Mendocino Coast Ambulance Support (MCAS) group, our hospital ambulance service has a new, advanced life support ambulance.

We wouldn’t have this wonderful new ambulance without the generosity of our donors. We’re extremely grateful, and proud to serve our community with this new state-of-the-art emergency vehicle.

According to Morgan Daniel, our paramedic coordinator, the vehicle, a Leader Mercedes diesel Sprinter Van, has a well-lit, clean modern interior design with lots of cabinet space.

“Our equipment is laid out nicely, and easy to get to,” Daniel notes. “And the new four-point safety belts (lap and shoulder) are an important new safety feature for crew members working in the back of the van. What really makes this a great ambulance for us is its smoother, quieter ride, and its more functional design. We can stand up in the back, which is a huge plus. In the older ambulances we’re hunched over. Overall it provides us with a much better work environment.”

Support Our 911 Raffle

“Approximately eighty percent of the Hospital Foundation’s Ambulance Funds are generated through the Foundation’s annual 911 Raffle,” says Jeri Erickson, MCH Foundation Executive Director, who notes the 2012 raffle drawing will take place June 22. “Because of our remote location in Mendocino County, it is extremely important that we continue to develop the most efficient and effective ambulance service possible.”

The 911 Raffle assists our community in assuring that a modern mechanically sound ambulance is always available. By participating in the 911 Raffle you help to provide complete ambulance coverage and vital emergency services for you and your neighbors.

New Sprinter Advanced Life Support AmbulanceGet Raffle Tickets Now

For details and online ticket purchase, visit, or call 707-961-4671.

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