Mendocino Coast District Hospital To Receive TeleHealth Network Grant Worth $41,144

FORT BRAGG, Calif. — September 7, 2011 — Mendocino Coast District Hospital (MCDH) was recently notified that it will receive $41,144 to be used for development of a new Video Conferencing center. The award, made by the UC Davis Health System and the California Telehealth Network (CTN), is part of a grant package exceeding $5 million approved for 15 Model eHealth Communities in California.

“We will receive $41,144 worth of information technology equipment,” says MCDH CEO Raymond Hino. “This will enable us to create a Video Conferencing Center with a 47” Flat Screen Monitor and Polycom 8000 Video conference unit for meetings and educational events in our Redwoods Room.” He added that the hospital will also receive a mobile cart, which will be used to enhance the hospital’s telemedicine program.

MCDH received the funding in conjunction with its Joint Powers Authority (JPA) partners in Sonoma and Humboldt Counties. Other JPA hospitals receiving equipment are Sonoma Valley Hospital, Palm Drive Hospital, Healdsburg District Hospital and Southern Humboldt Community Hospital in Garberville.

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.