Long Time Volunteer Horace Mann Resigns from MCDH Committees

News Media Contact: Bruce Lewis, 707-813-1197

Community Volunteer For Past 60 Years, Mann First Volunteered As Local Scout Master in 1952

FORT BRAGG, Calif. — May 22, 2012 — Horace Mann knows the meaning of community service.  For over 60 years he’s been lending his time and talents to numerous area organizations, and now it’s time to cut back a little. Earlier this month he announced that he is giving up his volunteer positions at the hospital.

At the May 12 meeting of the hospital’s Citizens Advisory Committee, Mann received a framed certificate “In Recognition of Dedicated Service to the MCDH Citizens Advisory Committee from 2007 to 2012.”  Presenting the certificate, committee Chairman Rob Scott thanked Mann, saying he will be “…sorely missed for his wisdom and advice, which has greatly benefited the hospital.”

Mann told the committee that his first volunteer position in 1952 was as a Scout Master.  In addition to Scouting and Mendocino Coast District Hospital, Mann’s other volunteer activities have included the Sierra Club, and service as a member of the California Senior Legislature.

About Mendocino Coast District Hospital: Mendocino Coast District Hospital is a 25-bed acute care facility licensed by the State of California Department of Health Services and accredited by The Joint Commission.  MCDH provides emergency, inpatient and outpatient services, and healthcare education to prevent, manage and treat chronic and acute conditions. The hospital is located on the California coast, approximately 160 miles north of San Francisco.