Archive for December, 2012

Hospital to Launch Active Lifestyles “Families Outdoors” Lecture Series
—Posted Monday, December 31st, 2012 at 1:04 pm— « »

A free outdoor lecture series for local families taught by MCDH ICU nurse and avid adventurer Deb Hendricks, R.N. will be launched on january 26.

“Our mission,” said Hendricks is “to encourage Mendocino County Families to participate in outdoor recreational activities and to adopt an active lifestyle. “Fit kids are healthier and do better in school,” she notes. Four season-themed classes will help get your family outdoors.

When: Saturdays: July 13, & October 12
Time: 1:00-3:00 pm
Where: MCDH Redwoods Room.
Children who come with their parents and are too young for the two-hour class will be in an adjoining room for age appropriate outdoor learning activities. (more…)

New DI Center Manager Appointed
—Posted Monday, December 10th, 2012 at 9:01 am— « »

Noe Hinojosa

Noe Hinojosa, 61, a health care manager with more than 40 years experience, has been appointed permanent manager of the Mendocino Coast District Hospital Diagnostic Imaging Center.
Hinojosa, who recently worked at the 45-bed rural access Biggs-Gridley Hospital, has extensive experience in the development of cutting-edge imaging technology. He worked for two years at Stanford Medical Center in research and development where he also was co-author of two research papers.
He was hired by Toshiba, a global manufacturer of diagnostic imaging equipment, to create and implement protocols for high tech CAT Scanners used for cardiac and neurological research in the Canadian Health Care System.
“I will be bringing all my experience in the U.S., Canada, Japan and China (where he worked as a healthcare consultant) to create the best possible patient-centric environment at Mendocino Coast Hospital,” said Hinojosa.
Hinojosa (pronounced e-no hosa) said he already has begun the process of getting acquainted with staff and soon expects to meet with physicians and their office staffs to learn about their needs and the needs of their patients.
“There is nothing more important than our patients,” he said. “We want to do everything we can to help their physicians deliver high quality medicine, while providing them with a safe and comfortable environment.”